Challenges completed: 4 (out of 4, with 2 bonus challenges)
Books completed: 2, total pages: 573
Enjoyment level: 100% (of course)
Interestingly, the weeklong Autumn Readathon began on a Sunday. Most of my Sunday was actually spent reading books for the Dewey’s 24 hr challenge. On Monday, I started The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James on my kindle. It was a bit slow so I continued reading it until Thursday! It completed the challenges 1 (read a spooky or gothic book) and 4 (read a historical novel). Review here.
Cheekily, I thought I’d count this same novel for challenge number 3 (read novel set in a cold location) but it was set in England during the summer. So, there was no snow. Next, I read American Fire by Monica Hesse and devoured it within two days. I need m o r e true crime nonfiction in my life. I have ‘In Cold Blood’ by Truman Copote on my shelf and I’m super excited now. Anyway, American 🔥 fulfilled two more challenges: 2 (read a non-fiction book that is ‘autumnal’) and 3 (book set in cold location) because Tasley, Virginia gets really cold during winter when the story is set. Review to be posted here soon.
I’m really happy with how I spent my week. I’m still undecided about participating in Nonfiction November (hosted by Olive and Gemma). I have no idea if i’ll commit to it a whole month! It’s a noble reading challenge though. I’ve gone on a tangent now, forgive me!
Happy Reading, bookworms! ☕❤︎