This has been the best bookish week of the entire year!!!! It was the Reading Rush Readathon (formerly known as the BookTube-a-thon) and it was FAR MORE successful than I could have imagined!! I knew that my reading motivation was back, but I didn’t know it would come back THIS strong!! I managed to read FIVE BOOKS (1 of which is being finished today) for a total of 1,702 pages!! I had a busy work week so I wasn’t expecting to read this much! I’m not going to lie – two of these were audiobooks that I listened to while I worked, but still, it’s pages read!!! I also got offered an ARC that nearly killed me when it showed up in my email. Let’s get into the wrap up:
BOOKS I FINISHED THIS WEEK:
Yes, folks, I am still in SHOCK that all of this happened in a week! I don’t even remember the last time I finished 5 books in one week!!! MORNING STAR by Pierce Brown is a book I’ve held off for too long and DAMN it was honestly the best finale i’ve EVER read! This book was so brilliant I can’t handle it!!!!! PAN’S LABYRINTH by Guillermo del Toro took me by surprise by how beautiful and dark it was. SWIPE RIGHT FOR MURDER by Derek Milman was super fast paced and full of outlandish scenarios. A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE by Josh Malerman was a novella reread that I read to complete a readathon challenge. And finally, THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli is a book that I’ve needed to read for the longest time and now I’m wondering why I left it for so long! This book was so damn good and so bad ass – dragons! There were dragons!!! And the writing…. mind blowing!
Literally all of these books were 4-5 stars….. I don’t know how I chose that many in a row let alone in the same week. My mind is still spinning! I’m going to need to take a day to collect my thoughts…… and clean my damn house! I haven’t done anything during this readathon….. and it shows! LOL! I completed all of the readathon challenges too! That’s also the first time that’s ever happened! I couldn’t be happier with how this week played out!!! Full reviews of these will be coming over the next week or so.
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING:
That’s right! It’s time for a Nevernight series reread!!!!!!!!! I bought a fresh supply of page flags and sticky lined post it notes and I’m going to town! He’s made some hint about things in Darkdawn that were laid out in the previous two books so I want to do a reread and see if I can piece some things together. Honestly, I was so invested in these books the first time around, I read them so quickly and didn’t retain as much as I wanted to. So, the series reread will help me with that. And why am I doing a series reread so early??? READ BELOW!!!!!
OTHER BOOKISH NEWS:
TOP 5 TUESDAY:
The alphabet titles series is coming to a close – and I’m SO sad about it! This week was the second last post in the series featuring the letters P-Q-R-S-T. The last post in the series is this week with the letters U-V-W-X-Y-Z. Yes, there’s an extra letter in there, but let’s face it, these letters are the hardest to find!! The topics for August will be posted in the afternoon tomorrow…… get ready! Hope you like them!
I’M GETTING A UNICORN!!!!! A UNICORN ARC I MEAN!!!!!
This week, the most amazing and impossible thing happened…….. I was offered an ARC for a book that is my most anticipated book EVER!!!! I actually put in a request for it a while ago, but I requested too late, and I was heartbroken. It hurt so much knowing that there were ARC’s out there, and I was too late to the party. When the publisher offered this book to me I was so excited I was dizzy, shaky, and couldn’t eat. I had to sit down I was so excited!!!! What book am I so excited for?
I’M GETTING AN ARC OF DARKDAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m still in denial that this is happening. Problem is, I need to do a reread of Nevernight and Godsgrave first! I guess this girl will be speed reading……. I know this book is going to kill me. And I’m not ready. But I’m so ready at the same time!
LESS THAN 150 TO 3,000??
I can’t believe I just typed that! It’s true – I am less than 150 followers until I reach 3,000 followers on this blog……….. excuse me while I pass out! When I first started this blog, my goal was 100 followers. That number was so unattainable to me. I couldn’t imagine having 100 people read my ramblings about books. And now, here I am, almost at 3,000…… it doesn’t seem real! I’m going to need to do an epic giveaway to show my thanks. Any ideas??
That was my insane and unbelievable bookish week!! I’m a little blown away by how well this week went, and I know that when Darkdawn shows up at my house, I’ll be able to swim in a puddle of my own tears of excitement. I hope you had a great week too!!!
Until next time, happy reading!