Wow. What a whirlwind of a weekend. I had so much fun!

For those of you who aren’t familiar, I participated in a read-a-thon this weekend called 24 in 48. It runs for 48 hours and hundreds of readers all over the world try to read as many hours, up to 24, in just those two days. It’s crazy, insane, totally unadvisable, and it’s really really fun.

This Summer’s 24 in 48 started at midnight on Saturday morning and ended at midnight last night. Whew! I’m beat, honestly. And that means its time for some stats!

Hours read: 20 hours spent reading

Number of books read: Six

Number of pages read: 2,194 pages

Number of breaks taken because the cat needed attention: 8

Number of times I lost my bookmark: Every time I took it out of the book.

Number of times I reset my timer accidentally: Too many.

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I had such a fun time AND I got to put a dent in the stack of books that’s been sitting on my desk to be read this month. What did I read, you ask?

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

I was a quarter of the way into this book when I started, and I had so much fun rereading it! It’s been years and this book is just as good as it once was.

Sabrina: Season of the Witch by Sarah Rees Brennan

This was fun! I read this in anticipation of a Blog Tour I’m participating in for this title and I enjoyed myself! It’s short, sweet, and a fun homage to the Netflix show, which I’m a fan of. Look for the review and tour on my blog soon!

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Agh, I’ve already gushed about this book enough in my mini-reviews, and I may even write up a full review for it. I loved this. SO much. Taylor Jenkins Reid has proven herself an outstanding storyteller.

Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

This was fun and not at all what I usually read, so even more fun for that fact. This is a Middle Grade novel provided to me through Netgalley and I knew nothing about it going in. Turns out it’s eerie, fun, and a sweet, sweet story.

The Voice of My Mind by T.A. Fish

Eh, I didn’t love this book of poetry. Mostly for personal preference, it just didn’t vibe with me. But it was definitely a nice break in between novels this weekend!

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

I won this ARC from BookishFirst and I was SO EXCITED when I did! I needed to get this read so I could review it and I’m glad that I got the chance this weekend! Even though this is a YA fantasy, its outside the topics I usually gravitate toward (recently, anyway) so I was worried. No reason to be! This was such a lush, rich, fun read.

What did you read this weekend?? Any more #24in48 survivors?? Let me know in the comments!

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Let’s do this!

Bo already knows what kind of weekend its gonna be…
24-in-48 TBR

I don’t know about you, but there are some pretty exciting reading challenges happening this last week of July!

24 in 48 is the first, and it runs for only 48 hours starting at midnight EST on July 20th. There are challenges and prizes and a whole community including hundreds of other readers! This crazy contest invites people all over the world to try and read as many hours as they can in 48 hours, hoping to reach their goal of spending HALF of those reading. WOW. This will be my first time participating and, though my weekend isn’t completely free of other responsibilities, I’m hoping to make a good dent in this stack!

The second read-a-thon that I’m participating in this month is Reading Rush 2019! Formerly “Booktubeathon,” this event runs the last week of July from the 22nd to the 28th. This week is somewhat geared toward the gigantic bookish community on YouTube, but it’s just as fun and accessible to us non-tubers (is that a word??) as well. I’m planning on taking on the challenges here on my blog with you guys!

This years challenges are:

  1. Read a book with purple on the cover.
  2. Read a book in the same spot the entire time.
  3. Read a book you meant to read last year.
  4. Read an author’s first book.
  5. Read a book with a non-human main character.
  6. Read a book that has more than five words in the title.
  7. Read and watch a book to movie/tv adaptation.

I’ll be tracking my progress through Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads (linked right here, and at the bottom of this page!), but I’ll be sure to check in here with you too.

And that’s it, friends! I’m so excited to join in on TWO fun reading challenges for the first time, its gonna be one hell of a week. ❤

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