24 in 48 Readathon Wrap-Up

It is Monday morning and the 24 in 48 readathon is all wrapped up. This was my first time participating and I’m definitely planning to do it again. The next one is July 23-24, 2016 so mark your calendars to join in!

And now, my 24 in 48 wrap up. Over the 48 hours I logged a total of 16 hours and 18 minutes of reading time. Obviously I did not get to 24 hours but I feel pretty good about 16 hours on my first go around. I think since it started for me at 11:00 p.m. Friday, after I had worked and was just tired in general, I had a rough start and didn’t really get going until Saturday morning. But like I said, I still feel really good about getting 16 hours of words into my eyeballs.

In those 16 hours and 18 minutes, I read a total of 8 books. They were…

  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi // 4/5 stars
  • A Brief History of Portable Literature by Enrique Vila-Matas // 3/5 stars
  • Bingo Under the Crucifix by Laurie Foos // 2/5 stars
  • Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton // 3/5 stars
  • Joyland by Stephen King // 3/5 stars
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame // 3/5 stars
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman // 3/5 stars
  • Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller // 1/5 stars

My favorite book by far was Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. I’d been hearing about it for a while now and it did not disappoint. As you can tell from my star ratings, Blue Like Jazz was my least favorite. It was just all around bleh. I have reviews of all eight books over on Goodreads so check them out if you want to know my thoughts.

Overall, it was a very successful readathon! I’m putting the next one on my calendar now so I’ll be prepared when it comes. Meanwhile, the next readathon  I’ll be participating in is Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on April 23. I did Dewey’s back in October and I’m already looking forward to the spring readathon.

Now I’m going back to reality where I have a thesis to write, so I’ll say goodbye for now. Until next time, happy reading!



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