Well, better late than never! It seems that everytime I join a readathon I enter in a blogging slump right after it XD In this recap, I’m going to talk about how I spent the days and I will insert some reactions to what I was reading, so there might be some light spoilers. Be aware!
The Make Me Read it Readathon was hosted by Ely at Tea And Titles and Val at The Innocent Smiley; it lasted one week, from July 9th to July 16th. For further info, check their websites or my intro post!
The books I wanted to read were:
- Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
I managed to finish four of them, while the fifth one is still on my “currently reading” shelf. I slowed down half-way through the readathon and even though I’m really liking The Night Circus I’m not reading it steadily.
Right at midnight, I started Scarlet. During the day I had not much time since I had a birthday party in the evening and I had to prepare everything for it. However, when I came back home I read in bed until I finished the book. I was shipping Scarlet and Wolf so badly. And I was glad we got to read about Cinder too, I was worried they would be stand-alone alike, so each one with different plots and characters linked by some common circumstances. So, I was glad the author decided to carry forward both storylines.
The next day, I started Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I was a bit anxious because Scarlet was great and I didn’t want to have a disappointment with this one. Luckily after a few page I was completely hooked with it. I spent almost all day reading, but I also baked some cookies for my sister.
I started Paper Towns. I was really scared about this book because I feared something really depressing might happen. It was the first book I read by John Green and I liked it enough. I was worried about the possible plot twists and… I didn’t feel reeeeally satisfied in the end, but I’m glad it didn’t end worse.
I had to go out for some business. I had my kindle with me and I wanted to read while on the train but… surprise! I couldn’t open Allegiant for some mysterious reasons and since I had not internet I couldn’t do anything about it. I read a pair of pages of The Night Circus, but then I stopped because I was still upset. I really did want to follow the right order. I returned home at night, so in the end I didn’t read at all.
Finally I could start Allegiant. I think this is the book I liked the least. I had a big spoiler on the ending a while ago and I already knew what was going to happen. Moreover, I just didn’t like what was going on. In Insurgent, Tris was an idiot and then, in Allegiant, Tris becomes clever and Four a complete idiot. Looking from a series perspective, I don’t find it particularly well done either. Like… five riots in less than a year? Seriously? And three of them in a single book (the Allegiant one, the Nita one and the Tris one)?. I feel it’s too much. I really liked Divergent back in the day, but the next installments weren’t that great.
I finished Allegiant and started The Night Circus. I started reading slowly because reading some amazing books all at once made me feel overwhelmed. I started doing other things other than reading, like surfing the internet or watching anime. I haven’t finished The Night Circus yet. By now I’m really liking what I’m reading, even though everything is still a mystery. I plan on finishing it as soon as possible!
Well, this was how my readathon went. I think I prefer shorter readathons, like 24 or 48 hours long, but it was a good experience nonetheless. Did you join this readathon? How was it? Please let me know in the comments!