Monday, July 27, 2015

High Summer Read-a-Thon Recap

It's been a while since I gave a reading update and since I participated in the High Summer Read-a-Thon last week, I figured this would be a good time to do so. The read-a-thon lasted the full week, Monday through Sunday. I mostly read on Monday and Sunday and that was about it, nothing in between. I think we had activities or plans every night last week! It didn't leave much time to read.

On a good note, I accomplished my goal, which was to complete the two books I had been reading this month. I read 113 pages to finish The Color of Our Sky by Amita Trasi. I also read 175 pages to finish Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. A total of 288 pages in a week isn't anything too exciting for me but at least I completed two books!

I now have six books that I've read in 2015 and have not reviewed yet. I need to have a write-a-thon instead of a read-a-thon!! I'm determined to write reviews for a few of those books this week. Actually, I'm hoping to possibly have a review up each day this week. That means it will more likely be every other day!

Tonight, my book club is meeting to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I missed last month's discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, so tonight's host said we may discuss that a little as well. I hope so! I need to write reviews of both of those books and I always find it easier after discussing them with someone.

What have you been reading lately?


  1. I'm going to be starting Ordinary Grace soon! I received it through my postal book group and I hadn't heard anything about it. I'd love to hear how your discussion of The Girl on the Train goes. I was thinking of suggesting it for my book club next year, but I don't know how discussable it would be (I have yet to read it....)

  2. Hi Julie! I read 2 books (Ugly Love and How I Used 50 Shades of Grey to Save My Marriage) and started a 3rd (A Virtuous Woman) for the read-a-thon. It wasn't much compared to others, but I'm feeling good about it! I need a write-a-thon, too.

  3. I'm glad you were able to accomplish your goals. I know all about busy. It has become difficult for me to even participate in my own read-a-thons. Smh. Thanks for joining me again!

    I'm working on the giveaway winners. Stay tuned!


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