BookTubeAThon Diary: Day Seven (30/07/17)

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General thoughts: Alas, BookTubeAThon 2017 has finally drawn to a close. I’ve had such a good week interacting with other readers, getting through more books in one week than I have in a long time and just generally celebrating reading!

One thing that I am particularly pleased with is the range of genres I read within the week. A combination of science-fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction and YA meant that I felt that I definitely expanded my reading horizons, instead of reverting back to my usual choices (although fantasy will forever have my heart).

Today I managed to finish The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson, taking my page count to well over one thousand for the week! I don’t even know how many words that would be… Anyway, I read TSIE for the challenge of reading a hyped book and for me, it just didn’t quite live up to that hype. I found the speed at which Lennie and Joe ‘fall in love’ to be incredibly unrealistic, and many aspects within the book just seemed far too rushed or cliché YA. I did enjoy Nelson’s writing style, however, which is something I appreciated already from reading and enjoying I’ll Give You The Sun a while back.


Pages read today: 190

Total pages read: 1121

Challenges completed today: 1 (Read a hyped book)

Total challenges completed: 4

Total books read: 4


I hope that if you’ve been taking part in the BookTubeAThon this week that you had just as much fun with it as I did! I didn’t complete all of the challenges or read seven books, but I am thrilled with the progress I made, and in my view so long as you have read something then the readathon has been a success. Let me know in the comments how you did, or if you didn’t take part whether you plan on doing so next year!

– Bex

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2 thoughts on “BookTubeAThon Diary: Day Seven (30/07/17)

  1. Yay!! I knew you could reach 1,000!! I lost count after I came back from camping, but I managed to finish 3 books in a week – I don’t remember the last time that happened! So I consider it a success! Loved your diary posts by the way! Hope you have an amazing August!

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    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed reading them (and I really appreciated your support throughout!) Three books in a week is awesome, I definitely think if you’ve read more than you usually do then that counts as winning. Hope you have a fab August too!

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