2019 · Readathons · TBR

The Final Bibliathon Wrap-Up

It’s over and done with… the last round… no more….

This readathon was a 10 day-long readathon from the 11th to the 19th July. There were reading challenges, booktube challenges etc. I only focused on the reading challenges. I did my full planed TBR here. Again it was a well organised and fully international readathon and I fear there will never again be another one quite like it… but I went out with a bang!

Reading Challenges

  1. Read the group book
  2. Read a host’s 5 star book
  3. Read a book based on the cover
  4. Read an adult book
  5. Free choice book
  6. Read a new to you author
  7. Read a graphic novel
  8. Read an book you were originally exited for but never picked up
  9. Read a predicted 5 star read

This round group book is Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

The list of the host’s 5 star read is as follows:

  • A Gentleman Guide to Vice and Virtue
  • Every Heart a Doorway
  • Scythe
  • Darkest Minds
  • Girl on the Verge
  • The Truth About Keeping Secrets
  • Daisy Jones and the Six
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Twilight
  • Code Name Verity

Books Read

Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Challenges it fulfils: Hosts 5 star, and originally exited for

Pages: 528p

I finish this on the last day of the readathon as I had little to do at work. I wasn’t sure if I would finish it in time but I’m so pleased I did! I loved this! It really captivated my mind. It was dark and intense and really good! I’m totally up for watching the movie now 😁

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Grey

Challenges it fulfils: Based on the cover

Pages: 368p

I wasn’t fully drawn into this. For some reason I hadn’t expected the romance side of this book to be so prominent, but in the end that is what I liked most about this book. I understand the cover now though 😊

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

Challenges it fulfils: Adult book

Pages: 288p

I enjoyed this sweet book following a cat and his owner on a road trip around Japan. His owner trying to find someone else to take his cat but his cat doesn’t want to leave his owner and believes his owner needs him. I listen to this on audiobook and the cat narrative was very well done.

Heartstopper by Alice Osman

Challenges it fulfils: Graphic novel and new to you author

Pages: 288p

It took me about an hour to read this super cute queer comic about a boy in secondary school (high school) who falls for a straight boy. But then it turns out that the straight boy might not be straight after all? You don’t really get a conclusion in this book so I will be picking up volume 2 asap!

Storm of Locust by Rebecca Roanhorse

Challenges it fulfils: 5⭐️ prediction

Pages: 313p

I loved Trail of Lightning last year! I read that for the Predicted 5 star read for least year bibliothon so I picked up the sequel for this round of the readathon. It didn’t disappoint! I loved it! I love Maggie as the main character. I love her badassery, her skills, her issues and everything else about her. Love it all! So looking forward to the next installment 🥰

I love this readathon. Its a shame its finished and not coming back. I had fun though in this last round 😊

I managed all but the group book and free choice book, but maybe Storm of Locust is a free choice cause I knew I was reading this before I saw the reading challenges.

Anyone else participating in this readathon? How did you do?

5 thoughts on “The Final Bibliathon Wrap-Up

    1. Thanks! I would not take it over. Way too much work 😂 It’s ending because the hosts are getting old. Its been going for 8 years and after 8 years your priorities changes. Maybe someone else will pick it up again but I don’t think so. I need to find something else.

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