Hey Guys! I participated in the Biannual Bibliothon from the 12th of January to the 18th of January. I only completed the reading challenges as these were the only challenges I was interested in. I only completed 3 out of the 7 challenges. I had planned books to read for each challenge however I knew that I would not complete them all so my goal was to complete 5-6 challenges.
The first challenge was to read the group book which was Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean. I was not planning on completing this challenge since when i decided to do the Biannual Bibliothon the book was out of stock at my local book store and online. So I did not complete this challenge.
The second challenge was to read one of the hosts’ 5-star reads which I chose to read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gailman. I had to buy this book online and it was delivered halfway through the bibliothon. I was planning to read this book as soon as it was delivered by when it came I just was not in the mood to read it, so, therefore, I did not complete this challenge either.
The next challenge was to read a book that got you into reading. I chose to read the first Hunger Games book by Suzanne Collins which was the first young adult novel that I read which lead me to binge read the series. I did not complete this challenge either since I ran out of time.
The fourth challenge was to read an adult genre novel which I completed. I chose to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which is one of the only adult books on my shelves. I had already read about 50 pages of this book last year but never picked it up again. This novel was less than 200 pages yet I felt that it was really long. I had previously watched bits and pieces of The Great Gatsby film but I wasn’t really paying attention. This may be part of the reason I think that nothing really happened until the last quarter of the book.
The next challenge was to combine your favourite genre with your least favourite format or the other way around. I chose to read my least favourite genre which is poetry, in my favourite format which is reading a physical book. I read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. I read this collection of poetry in a day. I surprisingly enjoyed the book. I didn’t really know what to expect. It is very open and raw and talks about confronting subject matter such as abuse and sexual nature. I plan to reread this book when I am older so that I may take more away from it.
The sixth challenge was to read a book with a cover you don’t like. I found this challenge very hard since part of the reason I buy books is because of the cover. I chose Romeo and Juliet since I have the No Fear Shakespeare edition and I prefer other covers to this one. This was a reread but it was the first time I read it for fun since the first time I read it was for school. I still found it really enjoyable.
The last challenge was to read a book by an author you’ve never read before. I chose to read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Leigh Bardugo’s novels are really hyped up and I purchased the Six of Crows duology at the start of January. I started this story but did not finish it in time for the Bibliothon.
This was my attempt of the Biannual Bibliothon. This was the first time I participated in the Biannual Bibliothon and I am okay with how I went. Don’t forget to follow my blog to stay up to date with my content.
Keep reading, Tara