My first ever reading challenge has come to an end!
I’m very happy to have participated in this challenge. Even though I didn’t reach my goal, I read a lot of good books and put a dent in my TBR!
My goal for this Read-a-Thon was to read 8 books, each following the rules of one of the challenges and earning me a gym badge and combat power points for the Pokemon I chose.
In the end, I completed 5 out of the 8 challenges…which I’m pretty happy about since my list was entirely over-ambitious.
Book Choice: The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
Status: Completed August 30th
Thoughts: I don’t currently have a full review posted on this book. I’m not sure if I’ll post one but it wouldn’t count anyway. Just know that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I gave it a 4/5 Stars and I can’t wait to continue with this series!
Book Choice: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Status: Completed August 15th
Thoughts: This book hit me so hard. It was the perfect mix of incredible happiness and the deepest, darkest sadness. I cried so much. So much. I gave this book a 5/5 Stars and I would read anything Adam Silvera created. I have a full review of it posted!
Book Choice: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Status: Completed August 16th
Thoughts: This was hyped before it was even contemplated by J.K. Rowling. I didn’t find it fantastic, not anything compared to the 7 book series. It’s something completely separate for me. My advice: go into it with an open mind. I gave this playwright a 3.5/5 Stars. My full review is posted!
Evolution: Shinx to Luxio
Book Choice: The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Status: Completed September 3rd
Thoughts: I fell in love with this book from the beginning. It took me no time at all to become enthralled in the beauty and darkness that is The Wrath & the Dawn. I loved the characters, the plot, and the writing. It was an all around amazing book and I gave it 5/5 Stars. I hope to get a full review up soon just because I need to express my thoughts on this book!
Book Choice: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Status: Completed August 28
Pages: 627 (might as well have been 850)
Thoughts: THIS BOOK. This book is the one that killed all of my chances at completing this Read-a-Thon…and it was beyond worth it. I adored this book. I loved the plot and the characters. Gabaldon is a fantastic writer. This romance was more than epic and I will never get over Jamie and Claire, nor do I want to. I will be reading the entire series and I don’t care that it’ll take me forever. I gave it a 4/5 Stars and can’t wait to read the next one!
Evolution: Luxio to Luxray
Book Choice: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Status: Not completed by the end of the Read-a-Thon
Thoughts: I didn’t finish this book in time for it to count for the Read-a-Thon. Although I could get points for the pages I did read, I’m not going to bother because I’m lazy. I enjoyed this book. I had some issues with it, but overall the good far outweighed the bad and I can’t wait for Our Dark Duet! I gave this book a 4/5 Stars (after changing my mind multiple times between 3.5 and 4).
Book Choice: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Status: Not started/finished before September 4th
Thoughts: I just started this book and am about 100 pages in. Enjoying it so far!
Book Choice: The 5th Wave
Status: Still chilling on my TBR shelf…
Thoughts: None because I probably won’t pick this book up until October if I’m lucky.
Final Pokemon Update:
Blog: A Bookish Invasion
Evolutionary Stage: 3
Combat Power: +462
**CP Breakdown: +10 Startup+202 Pages+40 Reviews+100 Badges+10 Tweets+50 Evolution+50 Evolution