BookoplAthon Wrap up

For those that follow my blog will know I took part in Becca’s BookoplAthon this past weekend. It was great fun! I managed to pick some short yet awesome reads which allowed me to fly through the prompts. In total I read 8 books over 8 prompts (doubled up on 1 prompt and an extra read) and got 40% of the way through a separate book for the 8th prompt before we hit midnight on the 12th. There wasn’t a bad book in the bunch and I even managed to get a couple of eARCs finished so I can write my reviews for them.

WRAP-UP STATS

BOOKS: 8

PAGES: 1260

(Page count includes Audiobook page numbers)

RATINGS:

5 STARS: 2

4 STARS: 4

3 STARS: 2

WHAT I READ –

Roll 1 – 2019 BOARD : PARANORMAL

A Whisper in the Dark
Jessi Elliott and K.J. Sutton

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This isn’t my usual sort of read but I really enjoyed it. I started it at midnight as soon as the readathon started and happily finished it before bed. While I didn’t finish the second instalment as part of the readathon I am going to finish this four part novella series!

Roll 1 -2020 BOARD: CHANCE CARD!

This is How You Lose the Time War
Amal El-Mohtah and Max Gladstone

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I put a list of re-reads I wanted to get to as a Twitter poll and Twitter voted for my favourite out of the four reads. This is just so superbly written, a beautiful little sci-fi, that just has the magical lyrical purple prose that I just adore.

ROLL 2 2019 BOARD: CULTURALLY DIVERSE

The Jumbies
Tracey Baptiste

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is one of Two group books for the Middle grade Marvels book club and I really enjoyed it. I have never read any Caribbean folklore before and this was just so atmospheric and creepy, but also filled with joy, family and friendship. It was a treat to read.

ROLL 3 – 2019 BOARD: MYSTERY/THRILLER

Voldie Vanve Vol 1
Hope Larson and Brittney Williams

Rating: 3 out of 5.

So cute with a really interesting style this was a fun little caper of a graphic novel. It has a real 1950’s esq vibe with a little bit of tounge and cheek fun the the writing. I think I will continue with the series whe I am looking for a fun quick read.

ROLL 3 – 2020 Board: FREE PARKING/GIFTED

The Tea Dragon Tapestry
Katie O’Neill

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This entire series is just gorgeous from the art work to the message. It is sweet and wholesome, really inclusive and uplifiting. I was so lucky to be gifted an eARC of this amazing little read. I am sure to re-read when I when can get my hands on a physical copy.

ROLL 4 – 2019 BOARD: YA FANTASY

The Necessary Arthur
Garth Nix

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I read this even though it didnt really count for this prompt as a) it isnt YA and b) when I started reading it found it to be more Sci-fi than fantasy but who cares I read it anyway. Damn this little story packed in so much. I really wish there was more as I want to know how everything in this universe resolved and how they came to be also. Really enjoyed it.

Wild Magic
Tamora Pierce

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was the real surprise of the readathon for me. I was scrambling on scribd for a short YA Fantasy I could read in the time. Honestly, who would have guessed that would have been the hardest prmpt for me! I had heard Dead Good book reviews mention Tamora Pierces writing and really loving it (so I am counting this for the 2020 Board roll 2: Recommended read also). I really really liked it. This has a magical talking badger!!!! enough said.

ROLL 4 – 2020 BOARD: CONTEMPORARY/ROMANCE

My Riot
Rick Spears, Emmett Helen

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Another eARC graphic novel which I counted for the contempory prompt, even though it was set in the 90s (for me that’s contemporary). The art for this was great and it was such an interesting story. I finished this at exactly 11:52 pm on Sunday so I think it was a good way to finish off the readathon.


I really did love this readathon! It was great to just sit down and unashamedly read all weekend! I enjoyed the jumping into all those little reads I have found some great series too that I can’t wait to read more from! It was just lovely to have a weekend of books!

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

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