July Rewind

In July I read 7 books. They were:

Scott Pilgrim #1 by Bryan Lee O’Malley
The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore

The only new books I read were The Etymologicon and Lola and the Boy Next Door and I really liked them. I’m planning to review The Etymologicon soon.


Booktubeathon Wrap up

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.

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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.