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Booktube-a-thon 2017 Update

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Challenges completed: 2

Books completed: 3, total pages: 874

Enjoyment level: 100%

The week started off with a whimper. I planned on reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and finishing the first challenge soon but alas, a hundred pages in and I wasn’t feeling it. I put it aside (gasp) and picked up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. Absolutely fell in love with it and finished it in two days. For this book, I completed the ‘read a hyped book’ challenge. Next, I decided to pick up A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams because it is the shortest book in the world. The story was really… interesting. Remind me why it’s so famous again? Maybe the literary nuances were lost on me. This play was for the challenge ‘pick a book with a person on the cover.’ Marlon Brando is a person. And the other woman who he’s kneeling in front of (Side note: I really have to watch the movie adaptation soon).

My third and final book for the week didn’t fulfil any challenges. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough is batshit insane. I was hoping to finish it in a day, damn you nighttime and treacherous sleep. Psssh! Anyway, I finished it during the next morning. Highly recommended. I really enjoyed this week, and I wouldn’t ever have finished 3 novels in a week if it wasn’t for booktube-a-thon. My TBR is growing everyday but sadly there aren’t enough hours in a day. I read at a snail’s pace, fam. You understand my pain!

Booktube-a-thon 2017 TBR

Disclaimer: I am not a YouTuber. Also, I am not going to finish seven books in seven days.

But this should be loads of fun, right? Yes!

The Booktubeathon is hosted by Ariel Bissett (who is an awesome human being) and will take place between 24th – 30th July of this year. Here are my picks for each challenge:

  1. Pick a book with a person on the cover: For this I choose The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I was planning on reading this next, anyway.
  2. Read a hyped book: Can I choose The Shadow of the Wind again? Haha, if not that, it is The Night Circus by  Erin Morgenstern.
  3. Finish a book in a day: I’m pretty sure I can get through Clara’s Daughter by Meike Ziervogel in a day because it’s a very short thriller.
  4. Read about a character that is very different from you: Birdie by Tracey Lindberg is about a Cree woman. It should be a harrowing and interesting read.
  5. Finish a book outdoors: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. A play counts, yes?
  6. Read a book you bought because of the cover: I would be repeating a book here –The Night Circus by  Erin Morgenstern. It’s such a gorgeous cover!
  7. Read seven books: WELL. If I had to pick two more books, they’d be – Orlando by Virginia Woolf and Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough.

Let the games begin!