Last week I wrote about joining the readathon event #DoTheThingAThon. I’m participating in two other readathons during the month of June, so my goals for #DoTheThingAThon were to read/clear some space in my kindle unlimited folder, as well as reading a few ARCs. This was my first time participating in a readathon, I don’t often do them because I like to have a bit more flexibility in my reading. Plus, I’m definitely a procrastinator by nature, so as much as I love reading, if it becomes something that I *have* to do during a certain time period I end up getting distracted by a whole bunch of other things that suddenly need doing.
Onto the books and stats…
I ended up reading three books and one graphic novel, which combined makes 1017 pages.
Allie And Bea
This was cute, and I think exactly what I needed to read in the moment. Due to events, Bea has to give up her home, and moves into her van with her cat and a plan to hit the road. Runaway teen Allie has no plan either until she comes across an old lady in a van. While both reluctant travel companions at first, they each find that they have something to learn from each other.
I thought this was cute and it made me smile a lot.
This was okay. Avery has lived her life being raised by her single mother. After an accident, Avery goes to live with a father she has never met, and gains a stepmother and brother during a time when her whole world has been turned upside down. Everywhere, Always follows Avery as she grieves and learns to move on,
The Accidental Beauty Queen
Charlotte is a librarian, her identical sister Ginny is a beauty queen. When Ginny gets sick right before a pageant, Charlotte is forced to impersonate her sister and take her place. Charlotte is a complete fish out of water in this world of glitz and glamour, but she soon figures out that there is more to it all than she first thought.
This is a funny, fresh, light-hearted romantic comedy, and I found it to be quite amusing.
The Girl Who Owned A City
With only a day left for the DoTheThingAThon, I wanted something quick and easy to read, and I found myself in the mood for a graphic novel. This one was not great but it wasn’t terrible either. The premise was kind of fun, everyone over the age of 12 has been killed by a virus and so the kids have been left to fend for themselves. But I was constantly torn between liking and hating the main protagonist – Lisa. Sometimes she was okay, but others I just really hated her. So very mixed feelings about this one.
Have you read any of these? Let me know your thoughts!