When I wrote that post last Monday I was so hopeful that I was going to read everything and complete most of the challenges. But then I got an email from my teacher telling me that I had about 14 hours to complete 9 different pieces of work. So I spent the first two days of the Booktubeathon stressed out and not sleeping to get the work done.
These were the books I was planning to read. I managed to finish reading Unwind, got about 4 chapters into A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold and gave up on the Virgin Suicides. I gave up on it because the writing style was difficult & slow and I just wasn’t very interested.
Instead of rereading Wide Sargasso Sea I read Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin. On Saturday I bought Lola and the Boy Next Door and I read it in one sitting.
Altogether I read 3 books during the Booktubeathon. This whole thing has made me realise that if I put pressure on myself to read I end up not wanting to read. Reading is something that I do because I enjoy it, not because I have to.
Hi, sorry for the month long hiatus. I’ve spent that time desperately trying to complete work so that I’ll pass my course with good enough grades to go to university. Anyway moving on, today is the start of the week long BookTubeAThon.
The BookTubeAThon was created by two booktubers Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay and the goal is to read as many books as you can between the 15th – 21st July. There are also 7 different challenges.
- Read 300 pages a day
- Read a book with over 500 pages
- Reread a book
- Finish a series or trilogy
- Read a book that’s been on your selves for ages
- Listen to an audio book
- Read a classic
I’ve decided I’m going to read four books: Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides and A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold by George R.R Martin. Unwind will be a reread, Wide Sargasso Sea is a classic and A storm of swords is over 500 pages long.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here but I also make YouTube videos about books. You can see my latest video below.
The 20th century book tag is a tag where you choose a book for each decade of the 20th century.
The books I chose are:
A little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1905)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911)
The Diviners by Libba Bray
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (1936)
1984 by George Orwell (1949)
Lord of the flies by William Golding (1954)
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys (1966)
Carrie by Stephen King (1974)
The handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)
Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman (1995)