Hey y’all! So I missed yesterday’s post but that’s okay. Life happens. Anyway, I’m here today to go over everything that I read for The One Readathon to Rule Them All. This was a two week readathon that stated at the the end of April and ended yesterday. I had so much fun interacting with the host over this readathon and talking to other participants. I was able to finish 3 books and complete 6 challenges. I also read half of one book and a quarter of another.
What I Completed
Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett – This completed the challenge of completing a book that was less than 300 pages. I did a full review for this book so I won’t rehash everything. I enjoyed it and will be continuing in the Discworld.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – This completed the challenges of: a fantasy written by a POC, a fantasy with a POC main character, and fantasy book set in a non-European location. I will be doing a full “Will I Continue?” post on this one but overall I did enjoy this story.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – This completed the challenges of a fantasy book that’s a standalone and a fantasy book with LGBTQIA+ representation. This was a surprise favorite. I haven’t ever read a Greek mythology retelling ever and I really loved this book. I listened to the audiobook pretty much in one day. I will do a full review of this book this week.
What I started
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – This was for a book over 1000 pages. I only finished about a quarter of it, which is basically the size of a normal novel, and I am still working my way through it. I thought that I would totally be lost but I was pleased that not only did I know what was going on but also I have favorite characters! I’m pretty pleased without myself, considering this is one of the first adult epic fantasies that I have ever read.
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu – I am about halfway through this one. I am loving the storytelling in this book. The pacing is great, and once I understood the style that Liu was writing in, the amount of characters became less annoying to me. I will probably finish this one at some point this week.
Overall, I totally loved this readathon and will definitely participate in future runs of this readathon. The host were fantastic and the other participants were great. This was definitely my favorite readathon I have participated in so far.
What is your favorite fantasy book? What is your favorite readathon? Let’s chat in the comments.
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