Booktube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-Up

It’s official: the Booktube-A-Thon has come to a close! It’s time to tally up page counts, reading challenges, and books read in this wrap-up of the week. At the beginning of the read-a-thon I posted my Booktube-A-Thon TBR with my goals for this reading adventure. Let’s see how I did!!

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George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl

This book checks off so many challenges! Not only does it have a person on the cover, but I also read it in one sitting outside. Roald Dahl has done it again with yet another book I wish I had read when I was younger. (Although I probably would have been scarred by the abrupt and surprisingly harsh ending!)

Echo by Nadette Rae Rodgers

Fun fact: I also finished this book outside in one day AND it has a person on the cover… SO MANY CHALLENGES COMPLETED. I suppose this could also count as a book about someone different from me because I certainly can’t control my dreams like the protagonist of this suspenseful, engaging novel. I already can’t wait to read the third installment in this trilogy. Stay tuned for a full review soon!

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

When one of my close friends learned that I never read this book when I was younger she immediately said that I had to read it NOW. Needless to say, this children’s classic was pretty hyped. I ADORED this book– I definitely wish I had read it when I was younger! Winnie is such a great protagonist and my heart simultaneously leapt and broke when I read the very last page. (Also: JESSIE <3)

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

I FINALLY finished this tome! It was definitely worth all 635 pages. This is assigned reading for my upcoming term on Victorian literature and so far it’s one of my favorite novels on the reading list. I’m not sure if it actually completes any challenges– maybe the one about characters being different from me– but I’m still so happy that I finished it!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

This was my second time reading Wuthering Heights and I enjoyed it so much more than when I read it years ago. I’m glad this was on my assigned reading list for Oxford because I probably wouldn’t have reread it otherwise. Luckily, I can count this towards the challenge of reading a book I bought because of the cover– I ADORE Penguin English Library editions!! ❤

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Though I’m only half way through this tome, I’m still calling it a success! I managed to read over three hundred pages this week, which isn’t too shabby. I’m enjoying this novel so much more than I initially thought I would. Not only is it easier to read than I first expected, but I’m connecting with the characters much more than I did while reading Dostoevsky’s The Idiot. I can’t wait to see where the second half of this novel goes!

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1 || Read a book with a person on the cover.
2 || Read a hyped book.
3 || Finish a book in one day.
4 || Read about a character that is very different from you.
5 || Finish a book completely outdoors.
6 || Read a book you bought because of the cover.
7 || Read seven books.

I’m honestly SHOCKED that I managed to complete so many challenges! I definitely didn’t expect to read seven books, but I also didn’t think I would complete more than three or four of the rest. I’m so pleased with these results!

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All in all, I feel as though I had an incredibly successful BookTubeAThon this year. I love this event because it’s easy to participate no matter how busy you are during that particular week. It pushed me to read some books that I’ve been meaning to get around to for a while, and it’s always fun seeing the community come together for a glorious week of reading. A huge thanks to Ariel Bissett for organizing yet another lovely BookTubeAThon!! ❤

 Did you participate in the Booktube-A-Thon? How did you do? What do you think of the books that I read? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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35 thoughts on “Booktube-A-Thon 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. I did participate in the Book tube a thon. I managed to do all the challenges except reading a book totally outside, because it kept raining. Still, I listened to most of A Million Junes while outside, and it was definitely the best book I read for the Book Tube A Thon. whenever you talk about the classics you read, I really want to read more. In fact, you convinced me to get sartoris from the library haha.

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    1. Ahhh congrats!! That’s so many books! I don’t think I’ve ever actually managed to read seven books in the week. Can’t wait to see your wrap up!

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      1. Yeah, I was a bit surprised too because throughout the entire week I felt like I wasn’t reading at all and was just wasting time.

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  2. I loved The Woman in White as well! Also excited to see that you’re reading War and Peace – I’m currently working on that one too. ☺️

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  3. Wuthering Heights is one of my all time favorite books. I think it’s definitely one that you get more out of if you read it more than once. That was my experience anyway. I also loved the Woman in White! Congrats on your progress with War and Peace!

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    1. Thanks!! I completely agree about Wuthering Heights… reading it the second time was a totally different experience from the first time around. Everything was so much more clear!

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  4. Wow, you had an excellent Booktubeathon. Congratulations! I’m also glad to hear that you finally read Tuck Everlasting and that you enjoyed that. I loved that book when I read it as a kid.

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  5. You did absolutely amazingly! Wow – well, done! I managed to read 7 books (2 were graphic novels, though) which I’m very pleased with. Congrats on completing the challenges!

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  6. Congratulations on finishing all these tomes! They look really interesting/challenging. George’s marvellous Medicine is hilarious and very dark. Have you read the magic finger? I associate those two books in my mind.

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  7. I just…don’t understand how people love Wuthering Heights. I genuinely do not understand. Please do a post on it? Maybe I missed something. One of my best reading friends irl adores it, and usually we have the same opinions on things, but I just…nope.

    (btw I’m super glad you liked Tuck Everlasting. One of my childhood favorites)

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    1. Definitely, I’ll be posting a review of Wuthering Heights in the near future! I don’t love it as much as I love Jane Eyre or Great Expectations. The story itself is pretty unpleasant, but I can’t help but appreciate and admire Emily Bronte’s brilliant writing style and gift for storytelling.

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  8. I didn’t realize this was going on until about 3 days in, but I definitely want to do it next year. Such a fun challenge. You read some great titles for it! I absolutely adore Wuthering Heights.

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    1. The Booktube-A-Thon is so much fun– definitely join in next year! 🙂 And I’m so glad that I enjoyed Wuthering Heights immensely this time around… I didn’t have fond memories of it from years ago haha 🙂

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