My Summer Biannual Bibliothon went well all in all. However, a few changed had to be made to the TBR that I started out with.
I was quite busy this week as I had my 6 year anniversary with my boyfriend and we spent the weekend in Bath in the UK. Then I travelled back to my parent’s house for my sisters birthday. I have young siblings and a nephew which requires a lot of attention. This meant that my reading progress was slightly stunted. However, I still managed to complete 3 1/2 books.
The different challenges I completed were
- Read your most recent purchase – A very Special Year, Thomas Montasser
- Read the Group Book – The Wicked Deep, Shea Ernshaw
- Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year – Every Light in the House Burnin’, Andrea Levy
- Read a book in an own voice different from you. – Every Light in the House Burnin’, Andrea Levy / History is all You Left Me, Adam Silvera
- Choose from someone else’s TBR – History is all You Left Me, Adam Silvera
Ones I did not complete were
- Read 1 chapter of 3 books and pick the one you like the most to read
- Read a predicted 5 star read
Books Completed: 3 1/2 ( I did also listen to 50 pages of A Gentlemans Guide to Vice and Virtue, Mackenzi Lee)
Pages Read: 132 , 260, 198, 310, 50 = 950 pages overall
A Very Special Year – 4 stars
A very special year was a very faced paced book about finding yourself in a bookshop and it being okay to change direction. It also has different representation within the book from different cultures and different age ranges. It is a sweet little book.
Every Light In the House Burnin – 4 stars
This is a great reflection on growing up and what it was like for a child to experience the 60’s as a child from Jamaican parents. It was so interesting to see the similarities and differences between my life and the characters. It was great to see the reflection from the old life to new and the growing up between them. I would reccomend highly
The Wicked Deep – 4 stars
Typical Ya, however, the paranormal elements are good. I did not like the romance between the main characters though as it just seemed a little off. Especially the end. Although it was a good read and the plot was very interesting learning about the myth and folklore surrounding the town.
History is all you left me – continuing
Adam Silvera is such a wonderful writer and I am going to continue on the journey of his writing. This is certainly a predicted five star read for me.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Continuing
I am loving listening to the Audiobook of this novel as it is so well done. I will have great fun completing this.
I will have more in-depth reviews either already up on my blog or they will be coming soon if you want more of my thoughts surrounding these texts.