It was announced that from December 26th until January 2nd, you were to read seven of your shortest books and to complete seven challenges. Bre, my Youtube partner, and I decided that we were going to try and participate. Bre had never participated in a read-a-thon, and though I had before, this was my first time participating with another person and with a twitter. Bre killed the read-a-thon and I did alright. I also found out that I'm not very good with twitter........but I'm learning. Haha! Enough about that...Let's get into the challenges and the books I read!
The first challenge was to read a book with less than 200 pages. For this challenge I decided to read the 9th volume of Yu Yu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi.
Challenge the second was to read a book with LGBTQIA+ rep in it. I didn't really have a short book that fit this challenge, but Bre mentioned that No. 6 by Atsuko Asano and Hinoki Kino fit, so naturally I picked it! She had lent me the 3rd volume, so I needed to get to it anyway.
The third challenge was to read the shortest book on your TBR (To Be Read) pile. I had taken Yu Yu Hakusho volume 10 out from the library (along with the 9th one), so it was something I needed to get to. Plus this is my favorite manga/anime series, so I wasn't mad about having to read it.
Challenge 4 was to read a book with your favorite color on the cover. I have no pink books and I wasn't interested in any of my yellow books, so I went for The Prisoner of Azkaban...by JK Rowling, which is my favorite of the Harry Potter series and has a beautiful purple and green cover.
Challenge the 5th was to read a book that was gifted to you. I very rarely get books as gifts, but for Christmas my sister gifted me The Wonderling by Mira Bartok. She said she saw it and thought of me. I was super touched and was super excited to pick it up.
Challenge the 6th was to read one of the host's favorite short books. I don't know what they all chose...and to be honest, I'm too lazy too look it up...but I was watching HardbackHoarder's video and saw that one of the host's favorite books was George by Alex Gino, and since it was a book I had been meaning to read for a long time, I chose that and borrowed it from my library!
And last but not least, challenge 7 was to read seven books. I was about half way through Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson (I was on page 356 at the time of the read-a-thon). My goal was to have it read by the end of the year, so this was a good push to get it finished.
So, how did I go?
I only finished 4 books...2 manga and 2 novels...eh....
But honestly, for the week I was having...it wasn't too bad.
I read all of Prisoner of Azkaban, George, and Yu Yu Hakusho volumes 9 and 10. I also made it through 111 pages of the Wonderling and worked on a bit more of Warbreaker. I didn't finish it, but I'm just glad I made progress. I had absolutely no interest in picking up No. 6, though I did end up reading it after the read-a-thon was over. I'm not going to go into my thoughts on the books I read, as I mentioned them all in my December wrap up on our Youtube channel (which I will link).
So that's that! I know it has been a while since the cram-a-thon ended, but I felt like it was incomplete without an official wrap up! A lot of stuff happened that week and I wish I could have gotten more read, but I'm glad I was able to accomplish what I did!
I have a few "New Years" stuff planned for this blog, so stay tuned for that!
See you next time!
Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk5eRrShYL-HK0Gzg2qp4zQ
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6483377-supermomochan-peachyfishybooks
Cram-a-thon host channels:
Julia Sapphire: https://www.youtube.com/user/JewlSapphire
The Awkward Bookworm: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCferU-BCL2dlFjWdD0rS75Q