Monday, August 14, 2017

Make Me Read It Readathon // How Did I Do??

Hi everyone and welcome back (or to!!) my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be talking about how I did in the Make Me Read It Readathon. The readathon was from the 6th to the 13th of August, and I had tons of fun!

If you want to know more about the readathon, the rules, etc. then check out my original post here! The readathon is hosted by Ely @ Tea and Tiles and Val @ The Innocent Smiley! This was my second year participating, and I was pretty successful!

First, let's talk about the results of the poll! Here are the order of the books from most voted to least voted: 

1) The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
2) The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid
3) PS I Like You by Kasie West
4) The Reader by Traci Chee
5) Compusion by Martina Boone
6) Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent
7) A Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
8) Infinity by Jus Accardo

The first day of the readathon (6th) , I didn't actually read any of these books! I was still trying to finish Recreated by Colleen Houck (my review is here!) and managed to finish it by mid-day. 

I don't remember the exact timeline, but I finished three books from the list above! I didn't have a set goal, and I was pretty proud of myself! I also read two other books outside the top three (Recreated by Colleen Hoover and Frostblood by Ely Blake) so I actually read 5 books in the seven days!

First, I read The Wrath and the Dawn! I really enjoyed it, and I don't have any exact complaints, but the x factor wasn't there to make me love it. I did love the romance, the political intrigue, and the magic. I'm really looking forward to reading the sequel. Soon, too! 

Then, I went and read The Diabolic by SJ Kincaid! I heard amazing things from my friends over at Quail Ridge Books, and on the blogopshere in general. And guys, they were all worth it. Out of the three books I read for this readathon, this was the book I liked the most. It's not a favorite of the year, but it's pretty darn close. I'm very excited for the sequel, The Empress!

Lastly, I read PS I Like You by Kasie West. If you don't know, my reading experience with West books has been a mixed bag. I really didn't like The Fill in Boyfriend, and I thought By Your Side was cute and refreshing, but not anything spectacular. However, I really liked PS I Like You. It was a super quick and fun read, and I know I'll be reading more of West in the future! 

So that's how I did in the readathon! I'm pretty proud of myself. I plan on reading the next couple books (The Reader and Compulsion especially) really soon as well, considering I'm participating in a readathon right now! Check out my TBR for The Reading Quest here

And that's my wrap up for the readathon! I had a ton of fun this year, and did a lot better than last. I was also able to do some sprints with other bloggers, and that was my favorite part of the whole experience!! I will definitely be participating next year! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. AH I`ll have to check out that readathon youre doing now. I really want something to get my butt into gear to read some books on my TBR!

    Ive been hearing that Kasie West books are a mixed bag for a lot of people. Ive been meaning to try one of her books. I just downloaded Pivot Point by her so we shall see how that goes.

    I hope you like the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn. I loved that series. The romance was A+.

    Congrats on 5 books in 7 days!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines

    1. It started yesterday, but it is so original and fun! Maybe you can join late!!

      I remember trying to read Pivot Point in 2012, and liked it but not enough to continue reading it. It was actually one of the first books I DNF'ed! I wouldn't mind trying again, so it's not too bad!

      Fingers crossed I do! I absolutely loved the romance is the first book, and it's bound to be even better in the sequel!

      Thank you! And thanks for the wonderful comment as well. :)

  2. I definitely want to try The Diabolic soon! It sounds great!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  3. I didn't do so good with this readathon as my focus were else where last week :) But I did finish 2 books from the list which was Fangirl and A Monster Calls.

    1. I completely understand! That's what happened to me last year. Two is better than none! :D

  4. Wow, you did great! Glad you enjoyed what you read!

    1. Thanks Angela! I really hit the jackpot with this readathon. :)

  5. Well done! I've not read any of these, but I'm keen for The Wrath and the Dawn!

    1. Thanks! The Wrath and the Dawn was an excellent opening book! I understand why so many people love it now. :)

  6. I didn't read any of my books listed. But I did listen to 3 books via audiobook :/ I still feel like I failed it.

    I was meant to start with the Wrath and the Dawn............ and yet. Nothing. Oops. :)

    1. Don't be down on yourself! Three books is really impressive, and them being audiobooks make it more impressive for me! It always takes me at least 5 days to listen to an audiobook, and you did three in seven! That's mind boggling!

      There will be a day for The Wrath and the Dawn! I hope you love it. :)

  7. wow great job! congrats! I have to go back and finish diabolic!!!

    1. Thank you!! It really picks up around the halfway point, in my opinion. I hope you love it! :D