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Backlist Readathon Wrap Up

Last week was the Backlist Readathon  and I managed to read four books and complete all the prompts. I also feel so accomplished that I managed to read my most intimidating read. I technically finished it yesterday but I have been reading that book since last summer and it feels like a big weight has been lifted off me. I am planning on doing full reviews for all the books I read so I will just give you my rating, what prompt it fits and a couple of thoughts on each book.


Prompt: Read a book that has been recommend to you (my son)

Rating: 4/5

Thoughts: A large majority of this book isn’t very original but I did really like the characters and the ending was fantastic. I was also impressed with the world building and how complex it was.


Prompt: Book you were most excited for

Rating: 4.5/5

Thoughts: I love how this book was written. There are so many different threads of story and I was captivated watching it all come together. I even ventured out to the bookstore to see if they had the next book in this series but of course they didn’t. So I bought My Dark Vanessa instead ha! But I will be ordering it from an online indie bookstore soon.


Prompt: Shortest backlist title & Diverse book

Rating: 4/5

Thoughts: This was an interesting essay that really highlights the devastation that tourism and colonization have on a small country. I do however wish that it had been more historically accurate and it makes me uncomfortable that it is marketed as non fiction.


Prompt: A book that intimidates you & A book with blue on the cover

Rating: 4/5

Thoughts: I flew through the first two parts of this book but wow it took me a loooonng time to get through part three. I started reading this in August 2019 and I just finished it yesterday. Part three takes place five thousand years after the events of the first two parts of the book.  And this a hard science book so I really struggled with all the world building that went on for a large portion of this part. It was definitely interesting and made me think and learn about things I don’t have a lot of experience in. I just wish that there had been more action mixed in and it wasn’t saved all for the end although I don’t know how the author could have done it any differently.


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