The Reading Rush has officially come and gone, and I had the best time! I’ve participated in the Booktubeathon (what it used to be called) several times before, but I have to say that this year has been my favorite yet. The website fostered a real sense of community and I was asked to host twitter sprints this year, which was a complete surprise and something that I never ever thought I would be asked to do. I was a bit nervous at first, but my two-hour session went so incredibly well and I still can’t believe how lovely people were. If you participated in my breakfast-themed sprints, thank you so much!
Here’s a little wrap up of what I read and the challenges I completed during the Reading Rush. You can also find this info on my Reading Rush profile here.
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- Till September Petronella by Jean Rhys
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
- The Lifted Veil by George Eliot
- Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
- The Big Short by Michael Lewis
- Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Billy Budd by Herman Melville
In total, I read 1882 pages. (!!!) Before the Reading Rush started I decided on a TBR (see my post here) with five books that fit the reading challenges. Somehow I actually stuck to my TBR this time? And read every single book on it? I’m honestly very proud of myself because this very rarely happens!
My favorite book of the Reading Rush was definitely Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton. A friend recommended this to me earlier this summer and I’m so glad I finally got around to reading it–it was just what I needed!
- Read a book with purple on the cover
- Read a book in the same spot the whole time
- Read a book you meant to read last year
- Read a book with a non-human main character
- Read an author’s first book
- Read over 1000 pages
- Posted a Reading Rush bookstagram
- Participated in a Twitter sprint
- Read a 5 star book
- Read 7 books
- Read a book with over 5 words in the title
There were fourteen badges you could earn, so I think I did pretty well! I didn’t expect to read seven books or a thousand pages in a week, so I’m really pleased with my progress. I also participated in all of the photo challenges on bookstagram, which was a blast! You can see my bookstagram here to check them out–and here’s my favorite one from the week:
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64/100: Day 7 of the #readingrush !! (the last day!! 😢) 📚Today’s photo challenge is to recreate a book cover #rrdoublecover 📕 I chose to recreate the cover of Stephen King’s ON WRITING because I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately, both in terms of reading and writing ✏️ Any goals/plans for the last day of the reading rush?? #100daysofsummer @thereadingrush @owlcrate • • • • • • #books #book #bookish #booklover #bibliophile #reading #amreading #reader #read #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookblog #blogger #blog #nutfreenerd #bookpics #instabooks #readathon #onwriting
All in all, I had such a wonderful week participating in the Reading Rush! I look forward to this readathon every summer because it’s such a great way to knock a bunch of books off your TBR, chat with other bookworms, and feel more involved in the bookish community. Thank you to everyone who made this week amazing!!
Did you participate in the Reading Rush? How was your experience? Favorite book you read? Favorite moment that stood out to you over the course of the week? Let me know in the comments section below!