I was going to wait until Monday to post this, but I decided that I would just post this later in the day on Sunday, because there will be a point that I am done reading. I’m pretty proud of the reading that I got done, not only did I get my Contemporaryathon books read but I also had some of them count towards Read-A-Thin. I do have to admit I cheated a bit this week because I listened to most of these on Audiobook but I’ve been having a lot of issues staying awake lately, yay anemia, so audiobooks have been my savior when it comes to reading. So let’s get to my wrap-up!
I really should have thought about this more before picking the easiest book to read first. This book was just under 300 pages. But alas, I started out easy with this book, this completed 2 challenges for me. Read a book older than 5 years and to Read a book not set in Summer. I think I’ve had this book on my TBR for as long as I’ve had a TBR. I never owned it until this summer but it’s been one that I’ve always wanted to read and I’ve seen around and just thought it sounded so cute. I related so much to both Dash and Lily and I thought this book was absolutely adorable so I am glad that I was finally able to pick it up. I would suggest this for a nice cozy read over winter break because it takes place around the week of Christmas!
So the second book that I picked up this week was Like Water by Rebecca Podos and this completed the challenge of reading the group book, which also got me my Buddy Read challenge for Read-A-Thin! Super exciting for me to be knocking out so many challenges. This book was definitely interesting. I have to admit that I had some really high hopes going in to it because I had heard really good things about it, but honestly it kind of fell flat for me. I really liked the beginning and getting to learn about Vanni the main character but then we got to the middle of the book and stuff just stopped happening and it got super slow super fast. I do have to say I liked the ending, but it wasn’t enough to save the whole book unfortunately.
The third book that I picked up for this readathon was Autoboyography by Christina Lauren and oh my goodness my heart. This book completed the challenge of reading a book on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum because it features a Bisexual main character. I’m so glad that I picked this book up in the middle of this readathon because after reading Like Water I needed something to pep up my reading and to keep me going and this was certainly the book to do so. I also really loved this story. I’d never read anything with Mormon representation and then to put the characters in the situations that they were put in was interesting to see. The ending made me so happy and I suggest reading this to other contemporary lovers!
The Fourth book that I picked up this week for this readathon was Invaded by Melissa Landers and this is the second book in the Alienated Trilogy. This completed the challenge of reading a Taboo or Dark theme, and I picked it for that because it features a relationship between a Human girl and an Alien which in this world is frowned upon. I read the first book in this series just a couple months ago and I thought it was super interesting so when I picked this book up I was super excited to read it. This whole novel I was left pretty much on my toes not knowing what was going to happen next or even who was the cause of what was happening. I am super excited to get my hands on the third book and finish this series now.
The fifth book that I picked up this week for the readathon was Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren. This book completed the challenge of reading an adult contemporary, and why yes it is the second book I read this week by Christina Lauren. Yet again they’ve written something that I couldn’t stop reading. I have to say if you’re a fan of The Hating Game then I would suggest this book. It’s of course not the same but it definitely has very similar vibes and I could see people that like the first novel liking this novel. It has back and forth chapters from both point of views with a little mixed media and it makes it really fun to read and of course kind of naughty, but that’s what makes this books so good!
The final book that I read this week for Contemporaryathon was To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. This completed the challenge of reading my most recently purchased contemporary, at the time I had just purchased the entire trilogy and even though I started this book back in November of last year, I never did get around to fully reading this book. I have to say that I was super super happy with this pick. I really cannot wait to pick up the next one, and I can see how this being a trilogy now instead of a duology probably makes it a little tricky. I wasn’t sure where this was going to go in the beginning, but I have team Peter all the way and I have to add the next one to my TBR for next month!
So you read that right guys, I read all 6 of my planned books for Contemporaryathon this week! Like I said Audiobooks were my savior but I am so proud of myself and so happy that I was able to not only read all my challenges but I was able to knock down my owned TBR so much with this week long readathon. I even got some extra reading done this week too that you will see at the end of the month when I post my monthly wrap up. See you guys for tomorrow’s post!