Wrap-Up

{Wrap-Up} • May 2020

Well, my first month of doing multiple readathons is over! In May, I participated in four different readathons, for which I read a total of 15 books. I managed to double up a lot and one of the readathons allowed me to double up in the readathon itself. Now, as for the wrap-up part, I will not be adding reviews for the books because I doubled up so much I don’t want to add a review for one book four times. So I will just say which books I read for which readathon and challenges in those readathons, and I’ll share my Goodreads review. I hope this won’t be too confusing and messy!

Desertathon (4 – 17 May)

This readathon was created by Esmay from Paradise of Pages. It focused on reading books that have a desert setting. There were five challenges, but you were allowed to double up on challenges.

Read a book with a warm word in the title: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – Review
Read a book with a flower on the cover: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – Review
Read a book with monsters: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – Review
Read a book with a red cover: Dragon Ball, vol. 4 by Akira Toriyama – Review
Read a desert vibe book: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – Review

Believathon II (10 – 24 May)

Believathon was created by How to Train Your Gavin and focuses on reading middle grade books. This round we had a map we could follow, travelling from the Poacher’s Pocket Inn to the Book Keeper’s Stronghold. There were five required prompts, but you could travel to more places. (I just noticed the last two books are out of order, oopsie).

The Poacher’s Pocket Inn – Read the first book in a series: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Review
Baba Yaga’s House – Read a book with a family relationship: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Review
100 Acre Wood – Read a book with yellow on the cover: Hitler’s Canary by Sandi Toksvig – Review
Orion Found – Read a book related to space: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – Review
The Book Keeper’s Stronghold – Read the next book in a series: The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan – Review

Medievalathon (1 – 31 May)

Medievalathon is a readathon created by Holly Hearts Books. Basically what we had to do was read books to acquire clothes, weapons and an animal companion. The more books you read, the higher you climbed in the ranks. I ended up with all four female outfits, four weapons and two animal companions.

Wardrobe

Read a Book that has Yellowed overtime: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Review
A Pristine Book: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – Review
A Shiny Book: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – Review
Favourite Colour on the Spine: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – Review

Weapons

Something Pointy on the Cover: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Review
Start/Finish a Duology: The Drowning by Rachel Ward – Review
A Romance: The Birds and the Bees and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh – Review
Book you have HIGH expectations for: Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston – Review

Companions

Book High on your Shelf: Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Review
Book starting with ‘C’: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – Review

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

This two-month long readathon was created by KateADale. It’s based around one of the Legend of Zelda videogames and I joined team Link this time! This readathon was a bit more of a challenge, as you’re supposed to do the dungeons in order, and as someone who reads multiple books at the same time, I found it a bit difficult. But I think I managed alright!

Weapons

Master Sword – A book that has a sword on the cover: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Review
Hylian Shield – A book with a beautiful cover or a brightly coloured cover: City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – Review
Boomerang – Reread a favourite: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – Review
Arrows: Book with an archer or a Robin Hood retelling: Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – Review
Slingshot – Read the book that has been on your TBR the longest: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury – Review

Dungeons

Deku Tree – A book with an insect on the cover or an arachnid or spiders web on the cover: The Birds and the Bees and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh – Review
Dodongos Cavern – A book that contains dragons or dinosaurs:
Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling – Review
Jabu Jabu’s Belly – A book with a fish or underwater scene on the cover or a book that contains a princess: 
The Drowning by Rachel Ward – Review

Extra Prompts

Golden Gauntlets – Read a book that has yellow or gold on the cover (must be hardcover): Queen’s Shadow by E.K. Johnston – Review
Hover Boots – Read a book with a flying animal in it:
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan – Review
Zora Tunic – A book that has a sea creature or a sea god in it: 
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – Review

Books read outside of readathons

I also read some books outside of these readathons, because I cannot be stopped.

Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater – Review
Life as we Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – Review
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer – Review
YOLO Juliet by Brett Wright – Review
Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco – Review

And that concludes May, twenty books and four readathons! That does not mean I’m off the hook because it looks like in June I’ll be doing five. I know, I know. So far I have managed to fit fourteen books into four readathons and one has just been announced so I don’t know the prompts yet, but they’ll be fairly easy I believe.

Are you doing any readathons in June?