{Wrap-Up} • June 2020

Another month, another bunch of readathons I completed! This month I did switch a couple of books out because I wasn’t really in the mood for some of the books. But I did still manage to finish all the prompts, so yay for me! And of course, July will be another month full of readathons, because I cannot control myself. But let’s go into the June readathons first! I’ll be mentioning the shortest first and lead up into the month-long readathons.

In order to keep the post as short as I can, I will link each book to my review (if I’ve written one) or just the book’s page on Goodreads.

Hogsmeade Readathon (22-28 June)

This short readathon was created by G from Book Roast and was a little week-long readathon in between the OWLs and the NEWTs. There was only one mandatory prompt (the map one), but I ended up reading seven books in total!

Start a book with a cup of tea: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson (2*)
Read a horror or thriller: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (3*)
Read a book with a map: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (4*)
Read a humorous read: Check Please, vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu (3.5*)
Read a book with baked goods on the cover: Check Please, vol. 2 by Ngozi Uzaku (3.5*)
Read a book with less than 10.000 ratings on Goodreads: Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant (3*)
Read a book by an author of colour: The Deep by Rivers Solomon (3*)

Feelgoodathon (1-14 June)

The FeelGoodathon was created by Jes, Brianna and Tish. This was the one readathon where doubling up was allowed, so I used it quite a bit for this readathon!

Finish or continue a series & Read a short book: The Battle of the Labyrinth (GN) by Rick Riordan & Robert Vendetti (4*)
Read a book younger you would have loved: The Last Olympian (GN) by Rick Riordan & Robert Vendetti (4*)
Read a book you have high hopes for & Read a hosts favourite book: The Land of Yesterday by K.A. Reynolds (2.5*)
Favourite trope & reread an old favourite: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (5*)
Read a cover-buy book & Read a new-to-you author: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (4.5*)

There were also some self-care prompts that went along with this readathon, but I unfortunately only managed to do one – read while cuddling something soft (my Totoro plushie).

Ocarina of Time Readathon pt. 2 (1 May – 30 June)

June was the second and last month for the Ocarina of Time readathon, created by KateADale, where I made my way through the rest of the dungeons!

Featuring an epic battle scene: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5*)
Featuring more than one timezone or twins: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (5*)
Non-fiction or hand on the cover: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (4.5*)
Red dustjacket or under dustjacket: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (4*)
Book that contains a book: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (3.5*)
Trees on cover or ghost story: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (4.5*)
Book with an orange cover: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (5*)
Contains death or the undead: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (3.5*)
Book that was on a previous LOZ Readathon tbr: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert (2.5*)
Cold climate or snow on cover: The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson (2*)
Blue cover or water on cover: The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin (4*)

Make Your Mythtaker Readathon (1-30 June)

The Make-Your-Mythtaker readathon was created by Ashleigh and Charlotte from the Myth-take book club. I followed the sorcerer’s path to become a witch!

Read a book featuring an animal: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5*)
Read a book with a foiled cover: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (4.5*)
Read a book featuring a magical battle: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (3.5*)
Read a book with occult themes: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (4.5*)

Olympic Games Readathon (1-30 June)

And lastly, I did the Olympic Games Readathon created by Ishi, Ally, Nicole and Sasha. I was claimed by Hades and chose one prompt to honour Hermes as well.

Featuring a magical creature: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan (5*)
About a place you want to visit (Hermes prompt): Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (5*)
Read the group book*: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia (4.5*)
Featuring a character you would not get along with: Resistance Reborn by Rebecca Roanhorse (4*)
Random book off your TBR: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson (3.5*)
Book with a dark cover: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (4.5*)
Reread a book: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (5*)
Featuring the Undead: The Unbound by Victoria Schwab (3.5*)

* The original group book was Lovely War by Julie Berry but due to the circumstances and some stuff happening in this book, the hosts decided to pick a new group book. It ended up being the Lightning Thief, which I had already reread this year, so I decided to use this book instead as it was another one of the options we could vote on.

And that concludes my wrap-up for June! I read one short story by Marissa Meyer aside from all of these books, but other than that I didn’t read any non-readathon books! Good job me! Next month I’ll be doing my own readathon – the Grishaverse Readathon, the Four Nations Readathon, the Pixarathon and the Totally Spies Readathon. I will also low-key be participating in Becca’s Bookoplathon.

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