Hello Hello (again)! How are you?
If you’ve already been to my blog today, you might be wondering why you are here again, well…. I ran out of days, okay? Aha! I totally forgot about this post and when looking at my calendar I realised that I didn’t have any free days left, but since I’m already talking about some really cool stuff today on my blog, I thought I’d just add this one on too. 🙈
I have to say that the idea Noly and I had about having reading sessions every night to get through the Hype-A-Thon books was a brilliant one. It seems that we’ve been choosing some really long and complex stories lately and it took us nearly 3 weeks to finish 1 book (we both binged the whole ACOTAR series in a matter of days so that’s saying something about the readability of the book).
April Wrap Up
In March we both started Circe by Madeline Miller, but that was it, so for April, we decided on #AprilCatchUp to try to get through all those books we’d missed in previous months. Here is my March Wrap Up and April Announcement and TBR post in case you were curious!
I feel like we honestly did such an incredible job this month! We managed to read a total of 5 books from the original 8 (or 10 depending on how you count the Modern Faeries Tales), and I think that’s actually really good!
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi (4 stars)
This month we were able to finish the last 4 books in The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi. It was such a great series, we loved it so much and had so much fun reading it together! It was also such a fast read and we sped through these 4. I haven’t found the time (or a day) to post my review of these books on my blog, but until I get around to it, here is the review of the first book in the series, The Field Guide. I gave each of these books a 4-star rating.
Circe by Madeline Miller (4 stars)
We managed to finish this book and it seriously took us the better part of 3 weeks, some nights we struggled with all the information and all the characters, but we both really enjoyed it and loved the ending. I haven’t gotten around to review this one yet, but I have given it 4 stars!
We also managed to read about 100 pages of The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden but decided to put it down because it was really long? detailed and complicated and we were just struggling and not really enjoying it, but we will try to pick it up again soon. And we might (fingers crossed) be able to finish Tithe by Holly Black before the end of the month, I think we are both about halfway through, so maybe we just might do it, in any case, you’ll have to wait to read my April Wrap Up to see!
May Announcement and TBR
After 2 months (or was it 3?) of running ourselves ragged and choosing some really long and complicated books, we decided to go easy on ourselves in May and only read one book, especially because we will also be starting Middle Grade Marvels, a new book club hosted by Noly, Holly and myself. The official announcement is here if you missed it this morning.
When we were thinking about what book to read in May, we initially thought about something magical, but we weren’t sure so we asked you guys on our Twitter account what books you wanted to read and what theme you wanted to pick and after quite a few polls, we decided on the theme #Magical May. The book of the month for May and the 9th round of the Hype-A-Thon Readathon is ……
A Darker Shade of Magic (#1) by V.E. Schwab
We are so excited to read this book and can’t wait to dive in and discuss it with you guys. There were so many books to pick from this month and I don’t think that Noly and I could have wished for a better book in May. I’ve personally wanted to read ADSOM for many years and I’m so happy I’m finally getting a chance to read it!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post! Come over to the Twitter account for the Readathon and join us in discussing ADSOM or any other book you feel like reading this month and don’t forget to use the #MagicalMay and #hypeathonreadathon hashtags on social media! See you soon, stay safe,