Springtime Read-a-thons Wrap-Up

Okay, so as you may or may not know I participated in several read-a-thons over the past several weeks. From #RYBSAT to bout of books 13 to crushyourTBR to #TBRTakedown, I’ve participated in all of them. Does that mean I was successful in achieving what I had hoped to read during those times? No, no I was not.

BUT that doesn’t mean that I didn’t have fun or enjoy myself – I did! I just have this sense of guilt when I don’t read for days on end during even the most relaxed of read-a-thons.

With all that said, let me jump into what I read during the various read-a-thons and how they went and all that.

My first ever read-a-thon was bout of books 13, which was round 13 of this fun read-a-thon. It ran from May 11-17 and was full of fun challenges hosted on other blogs that were optional to participate in for prizes.

For this read-a-thon, I was hoping to read four books for the read-a-thon. Here’s what I did read:

I did not finish:

Now, crushyourTBR also coincided with bout of books as it ran from May 15-17. My goal was to just finish Ember, but I didn’t.

Moving on, #RYBSAT was immediately after these read-a-thons, running from May 18-25. This particular read-a-thon consisted of picking a spot on your shelf and reading as many books as possible from that spot on.

I finished “An Ember in the Ashes” before starting anything, but I did start reading “Unravel Me” by Tahereh Mafi. I didn’t finish it until last week.

But I did finish reading “The Assassin’s Blade” by Sarah J Maas, even though it was on my TBR for bout of books. So yay for that!

And lastly, #TBRTakedown ran from June 1-7, and I only ended up finishing “Unravel Me.”

Suffice it to say: I suck at read-a-thons. To put it shortly:

  • Amount of books I was hoping to read through all of these read-a-thons: 13
  • How many I actually read: 5

Okay, so that’s not horrible, really, but if I had read all of the books I was planning to, my TBR would be 13 books lighter. So close and so far away.

Does this mean I’m going to give up participating in read-a-thons? Nope. I’m still going to participate in them even if I fail. They’re fun, engaging, you meet new people and make new friends, and you get to read. It’s awesome.

Have you participated in any of the above read-a-thons? Or have you participated in any this year that weren’t mentioned? How did you do? Would you be interested in participating? Let me know!

#RYBSAT Read-A-Thon

Another read-a-thon!? Yup. I find these to be fun, even if life keeps deciding to not be so much. So I’ll be participating in #RYBSAT (Read Your BookShelf-AThon), a week long read-a-thon (May 18th-25th) where you pick a spot on your shelf and try to read as many books as possible on your shelf. If there is a series, you must read at least one book in said series before moving on to the next, or read the whole series.

This one sounds challenging, but I’m still excited for it! So since I have a lot of places to choose from, these are the books I picked:

IMG_1853I’m starting from the left of the shelf, so the books I hope to read during the week are:

I think that’s honestly all I’ll be able to get through in the week, if that. So those are my goals for the read-a-thon, for sure.

So many read-a-thons, so little time! I’m having fun joining in on these and I think they’re really helping me to broaden my reading choices and read books on my shelves I’ve had for months and months now. So I’m glad I came upon them for sure.

As always, don’t feel pressured to read everything you set out to read. Life happens, stories can become boring, and just the timing of it all might conflict with something else. Just remember to have fun if you decide to participate!

Do you plan on participating in #RYBSAT? What’s your TBR look like for this read-a-thon? Let me know!