As you all know, I am currently participating in The Reading Rush Readathon ( hosted by Ariel and Raeleen). They now have an official book tag and I had to jump right in.
Warm Up: A Book That Stretches Your Mind
“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch. This science fiction book…it was out of this world. Alternate realities, endless possibilities, and more. It really forced me to think outside the box. It was an interesting read for sure.
Start Line: What’s a Book You Started But Never Finished
“Glass Sword” by Victoria Aveyard. I thought Red Queen was ok. I think I gave it three stars. It was one of those books that I didn’t hate but I didn’t love either. I tried to continue the sequel, Glass Sword, but I just really was not interested and ended up DNF-ing it and not continuing with the series.
Sprint:A Book You Finished Quickly.
“Clap When You Land” By Elizabeth Acevedo. I finished this book in about one sitting. I tried to take my time reading, I really did. Elizabeth Acevedo has such a way with words and they just flow. I lost count of time and before I knew it, the book was over * sad face*.
Marathon: What’s Your Favorite Long Book?
“Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi. The worldbuilding! The diversity! The magic! Ah, I just loved this book. It’s about 550 pages. Not the longest book I’ve ever read but definitely one of my favorite long books.
Hurdles: What’s A Book That Had Ups and Downs?
The entire “Seasons of Fidelity” series by Takerra Allen definitely took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. I can’t really name one emotion that I did not have while reading. It was so good and definitely one of my favorite series ever.
Finish Line: A Book You Were Proud to Finish
Again, “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch. Science fiction is a genre that I really want to read more of. Picking up this book introduced me to the genre head on. There were moments that I felt I was in over my head a little bit, but I finished it and it ended up being one of my favorite reads.
Gold Medal: Best Book You’ve Read During A Readathon
The Reading Rush 2020 has been the first readathon that I have participated in so of course I’ll be choosing a book I’ve read recently. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. I’m in the midst of writing up a review for it now but I enjoyed it very much. I can’t believe it took me this long to read it! Will it make my top 2020 reads list at the end of the year? Only time will tell. *wink*
Participation Ribbon: A Book You Wish Got More Attention
There are so many and now I’m having a brain freeze, lol. I would have to say “Gone” by Michael Grant. I’ve read the first six books of this series. These books were fun, they were disturbing. They gave me a Stephen King/ Under the Dome type of feel and I just could not get enough.