From Thursday to Sunday, I participated in the Stay Home Reading Rush. I had a lot of fun, and I was able to complete all four of the challenges. I already can’t wait for the summer edition!
I chose a Reading Rush TBR last week, but I have to admit I only read one book from it, and ended up reading entirely different books otherwise.
Read a Book With a House on the Cover
I chose The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune for this challenge, and I did end up listening to over half of the audiobook, but I wasn’t able to finish it in time for the readathon. This is a reread for me and I am loving the audiobook!
Instead, I ended up reading The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow for this challenge. I actually started this book at random and then realized it also had houses (or well, a skyline) on the cover, so I decided to count it for this challenge. I thought this was a really good YA sci-fi!
Read a Book in the Same Room the Whole Time
I was going to read a graphic novel for this challenge because those are usually quick reads, but I was in the mood for a romance novel so I decided to read A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert instead. This was a really fun novel with great autism rep, and I’m very excited to read the rest of the books in this series.
Read a Book Set Somewhere You Wish You Could Go
The only book from my TBR that I did end up reading, is Unconventional by Maggie Harcourt. This is mainly set at conventions, which is why I chose this book for this specific challenge. I did enjoy reading this, but I didn’t think it fully lived up to its potential.
Read a Book That Will Make You Smile
For this challenge, I initially chose Love Is For Losers by Wibke Brueggeman. Instead, I ended up reading Sugar Summer by Hannah Moskowitz. I found out about this book only a day before the Reading Rush started but knew I had to read it immediately, because it was something I’d been wanting for a long time: a Dirty Dancing retelling! With lesbians!! This book was such a treat to read, and I would highly recommend it to any fans of the movie!
On top of the four books I read for the challenges, I finished a fifth book as well: Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore. They’re one of my favourite authors and I absolutely adore their writing style, but I have to admit this wasn’t one of my favourite books by them. While it was definitely a good read, and I would recommend it, it just didn’t really work for me.
I’m really pleased I ended up reading 5 books, and I’m excited to immediately continue with my own readathon, #NetgalleyLibrary, which you can read about here!
How many books did you end up reading during the Reading Rush? Did you complete the challenges?
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