Good morning guys!
I finished my sixth challenge last night for the Christmas Bookathon that I participated in. I chose to read Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews for the challenge to read a book that you can make the word CHRISTMAS out of the title (can use the author’s name if you can’t out of the title).
You can find my book review for that novel here.
So, to wrap up my December reading month/Christmas Bookathon month, I thought I’d recap over the guidelines and see how many challenges I officially covered.
1 Read a white book – for this challenge I read My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella which I thoroughly enjoyed and gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
2 Read a book you have bought someone as a Christmas present in the past – I gave my sister Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson in 2016 as a Christmas present and I was planning on reading this, but unfortunately I ran out of time and couldn’t complete this challenge.
3 Read a book you have started then stopped to read within 2017 – this is difficult considering I have a problem with not finishing a book that I start, so there isn’t actually a book that I have started and not finished. I like to have closure, you see, no matter how badly I’m not enjoying the book.
4 Read a book that you can make the word CHRISTMAS out of the title (can use the author’s name if you can’t out of the title) – for this challenge I read Christmas Cakes & Mistletoe Nights by Carole Matthews which was such a delightful read! I gave this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
5 Read a book that has stars on the cover – for this challenge I read Geekerella by Ashley Poston. I loved this modern take on a retelling of Cinderella novel and gave this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
6 Read a Christmas romance – I didn’t announce this on my previous posts, however Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights was also a Christmas romance story, so technically I have covered two challenges with one book!
7 Read a book you have been putting off to read for the entire year – for this challenge I chose Illuminae by Amie Kauffman & Jay Kristoff. I was very intimidated by the size of this book, however I cannot wait to get my hands on Gemina now after reading this incredibly laid out book! I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
8 Read an unread 2017 release – for this challenge I can also use Geekerella by Ashley Poston as I had not read it before and it was released in 2017
9 Read an angel book – for this challenge I chose to read Kissed By An Angel by Elizabeth Chandler. The size of this book threw me back just like Illuminae did, however the font was a lot bigger and I remember (ever so slightly) reading it back in secondary school, so knowing that I had completed it once, I knew I could do it again! I have given this book four out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
10 Read a book with a number between 1 to 12 in its title (for example Ready Player One) – for this challenge I chose to read November 9 by Colleen Hoover, which soon became one of my favourite books and authors! I was completely taken by this story and Hoover’s writing style! There were real tears shed whilst reading this book. I was more annoyed at the fact that it’s taken me this long to pick up one of her books! I have given this book five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
11 Read a book that’s been on your TBR since last Christmas – again, Illuminae has been on my TBR since before last Christmas, so technically I can use this for two challenges too!
12 Read an extravagant/sparkly/beautiful/decorative book that is unread – once again, Geekerella by Ashley Poston has a beautiful, sparkly cover which I believe can cover this challenge as well, I mean come on, look at it!: All in all, I completed 10 out of the 12 challenges set for the Christmas Bookathon! (If the doubling up the books on other challenges are accepted that is)! I had a lot of fun participating and challenging myself to read as many books as I could in the Christmas Bookathon and I hope to do another this year!
How did you guys do with your Christmas Bookathon challenges, if you participated? Let me know in the comments below.