This mini readathon is really a fun one until I get to read my last book. I was on track with reading one book per day, given that the book that I am reading is quite short and not more than 200 pages. But the last book on my TBR is my biggest downfall and even though I managed to finished 3 books, I am still disappointed with myself.
I have managed to complete 3 challenges by reading 3 books. So let’s get into this wrap-up and talk about the books that I have read.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Challenge Completed: Read a book with a house in the cover.
Thoughts: This book is not really bad. To be honest, the story was quite engaging. However, the plot felt flat. The beginning of the story does not, in anyway, coincide with what happens afterwards. The main agenda of those people gathering in one house has not really been executed well. They are just a bunch of people living in this house that was said to be haunted and they just explore the house. There are hauntings here and there but there are a lot of things that are left unexplained. It also has an open ending that I am still undecided if it was good, bad or tolerable.
What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
Challenge Completed: Read a book that will make you smile.
Thoughts: I really like the concept of the whole story but I have issues with the main character. I can relate to her in some level but I am just annoyed sometimes by her decisions. And that big reveal in the end was very predictable. It was frustrating to read her lies and how she managed some things. But I like her in the family aspect of this story, but the love story aspect? Uhm… No. But it was a fun read though! And even though the book is quite long, I fly through it in a day.
Best Friends For Never by Lisi Harrison
Challenge Completed: Read a book in the same room.
Thoughts: This is a continuation of my The Clique Series reread and I have a good time. I forgot a lot of what happened in this book and it feels like I am reading this again for the first time. The girls are maturing somehow and I love seeing how Massie and Kuh-laire’s friendship develop. But still, for a seventh grader (I think they are still in 7th grade) I think these girls are already living like the those girls in Gossip Girl. I could really count on one of these books to get me through anything.
Did Not Finish📖
London Belongs to Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
For the challenge: Read a book set somewhere you wish you could go.
Thoughts: I was very excited to pick this book up, especially when the main character mentioned the Sherlock Holmes museum. I was more excited as well when she is talking about plays and the theater. But I only managed to read 7% of the book and I am already DNFing it. Here is why: if you have read Save the Date by Morgan Matson and did not like it, don’t even bother picking this book up. This is another book that is taking Murphy’s Law seriously. The girl’s baggage has been lost. It rained and she has no umbrella or jacket. The flat was not what she expected it to be. And the ruined jacket/hoodie (whatever that is) is the last straw for me. I pick this book up to have a good time. But I am so not having it. When I reach the point of actually thinking “don’t tell me the jacket/hoodie will be ruined while she happily walk in a damp street” and it just happened, I am so done. Because that means that I could predict the whole book and I will just hate it. So I just stop reading it and just pretend that I did not attempt to read it.
So that is all for my Stay Home Reading Rush wrap-up. I hope you guys also have a good time with this readathon. Reviews for the books that I have read will come soon.
I hope all of you are safe and healthy.
Until next time!