Booktube A Thon 2015 Wrap-Up

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I’ve seen so much dedication from everyone taking part, determined to read as much as they could and achieve those seven goals set! It’s been an amazing thing to be a part of on YouTube and Twitter and i’ve spoken to so many people about books it’s been a little overwhelming! However, I sadly haven’t been as dedicated due to a very busy schedule (meeting with fellow team member Sophie to gossip.) Hope was not lost and here is my BookTubeAThon wrap up for 2015!

I read a total of 2 out of 4 books in my BookTubeAThon TBR, it was much less than I hoped as I wanted to get around to reading at least 3. BUT summer is for a social life (the weather is rarely nice in the UK so we were treated this week) and I rather enjoyed mine this last week.

The first book I got my hands on was Another Day by David Levithan. I enjoyed the book but not as much as I had hoped. It has been my most anticipated release of 2015 and I started reading it as soon as I possibly could.

The story is based around Rhiannon, the love interest of A in Every Day by David Levithan. I was expecting a lot more from the book, maybe a follow up from the heart breaking ending of the first, a time skip to when they were older and they magically found each other again and fell madly in love. However none of that was what I got. Another Day is quite literally the same story but told from the point of view of Rhiannon (something I wouldn’t usually be bothered about but she just frustrated me after about 200 pages.)

The book as a whole wasn’t something I disliked, I’m still madly in love with David Levithan’s writing and his story of A still amazes me. I just kind of wish that we had Another Day before Every Day.

Rating Header3.5 three point five Stars

The second book that i read during the week was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Whereas I enjoyed the book I don’t quite understand the massive hype around it. Within itself it is beautifully written with interesting characters, but I just didn’t quite understand why people like it so much?

There were times when I did fell quite attached to the novel and I couldn’t stop reading, as there were times when I was quite bored with unnecessary content! I’d chosen this out as a summer read after Regan from PeruseProject has recommended it so many times in her videos. I can see it being a read to enjoy in any season for any mood. Its light writing with also a deep undertone makes it interesting and captive. Aristotle and Dante definitely is deserving of the awards that it has won and I wish I had time to sit down and delve in to the world more as I think I would have enjoyed the book a little more.

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There were 7 challenges for this BookTubeAThon as usual (listed below) and i managed to complete some of them but not all…

  • Read a book with blue on the cover. Achieved (Aristotle and Dante)
  • Read a book written by an author with the same first letter in their last name as yours. Achieved (Another Day)
  • Read someone else’s favourite book. Achieved (Aristotle and Dante)
  • Read the last book you acquired. Achieved (Another Day)
  • Finish a book without letting go of it. Did not achieve
  • Read a book you really want to read. Achieved (Aristotle and Dante)
  • Read 7 books in the week. Did not achieve

Overall i am more than pleased with the amount of challenges i managed to achieve with just the two books that i read within the week. However i did want to attempt the “Finish a book without letting go of it challenge” and that is something i will definitely be trying in the near future!

So that’s my wrap up! I hope you all enjoyed this years BookTubeAThon and you enjoyed what you challenged yourself to read! Full reviews will be up very shortly of the two books i read and also of the rest of my BookTubeAThon TBR!

Sarah x

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