First round of readathons have finished and they were pretty successful. I finished 6 books (DNFed 2) and I found some new favourites.
I was able to complete all of the challenges for Spookathon. Here are the books I read before deweys started:
Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: 47/100 ***
This was the first book I finished and I read it for the Spooky setting challenge. I liked it and I’m glad I finally read it, Neil Gaiman books just don’t do much for me. I wonder if I should read more of his adult fiction.
Bird Box by Josh Malerman: 70/100 ****
This book finally broke the 3 star curse that seems to have befallen on me lately. I really loved this book. I read it for the childhood fear book (kind of accidentally). My childhood fear was the dark and the concept of this is that there’s this unknown monster outside that, when you see it, it makes you crazy and draws you to kill yourself and those around you. If you want to go outside you have to be blind-folded.
I will do a full review of this soon, but I really recommend this if your looking for a creepy read.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K.Rowling & Jim Kay
I really struggled finding a book with orange on the cover because my planned book (lord of the flies) was a fail. The ‘body’ of this book is orange so that counts, right? This is probably the most creepy of all the HP books. For me. I don’t like snakes or spiders.
I was actually able to read more for Deweys than Spookathon. Seeing as they overlapped the books I read also met the spookathon challenges.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: 80/100 ****
I was so not expecting to like this, but it was wonderful. Honestly so shocked. This completed the spooky word challenge.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman 35/100 **
Maybe I would have appreciated this more as a child but it just didn’t do anything for me. I still haven’t watched the movie and I definitely want to do that.
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land 76/100 ****
Yes guys, I read three 4 star books in one week. Exciting times. This was so eerie and unsettling but in a really subtle way and without saying too much, it’s really shocking. This is another I want to do a full review for. This completed the challenge ‘read a thriller.’
Books I DNFed and don’t want to talk about: It by Stephen King and Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I just didn’t care about either and reading them felt like a waste of time.
So I think these two readathons were a success. I really enjoyed the books I read and would highly recommend Bird Box, Frankenstein and Good Me, Bad Me for this halloween.
Now, time for the #AutumnReadathon which I’m doing very casually but am excited for some of the books coming up.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. The Taylor Swift ‘…Ready For It?’ trailer came out while I was writing this so if there are mistakes it’s because I’m currently freaking out.