6 Books In One Day | 24-Hour Readathon Wrap-Up

Did I stay up for the whole 24 hours? No. Was it as successful as I anticipated? No. But was it worth it? Yes!

On 25th April I spontaneously decided to partake in a 24-hour readathon. I’ve seen these challenges all over booktube and I really wanted to try it myself. So my friend and I challenged ourselves to read for 24 hours straight! The readathon didn’t set off on the right foot, I woke up and 1:20am instead of midnight as planned. Then I took a break from 5:30am-10:00am. Then went for an hour long walk. Then took a half hour lunch break. And I didn’t end at midnight either, but cut it short at 11:00pm! So this was more like a 12 hour readathon than a full 24 hour one. Although I did finish 6 books, which I am quite pleased about. Here are the books I read:

1) The Lost Princess – Connie Glynn

This was a re-read however I enjoyed it so much more the second time around! I have grown to love the characters and I’m really excited for the next one in the series. Though it felt a bit all over the place, the general plot got through to me and I especially enjoyed all of the cat scenes.

2) The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken

Unfortunately I have no desire to continue with this series. It would have been an amazing read if I hadn’t read so many other 2010s YA dystopian! There was nothing particularly original about it, and most of the tropes I had seen previously. The whole Clancy and Ruby situation gave off Warner and Juliette vibes. Though it was an entertaining read, it didn’t spark much interest. If it weren’t for the readathon I would have probably DNFed it!

3) Leia: Princess Of Alderaan – Claudia Gray

Star Wars is a franchise I only love due to my dad. If I had discovered it myself I probably wouldn’t be the biggest fan! However this book was just so good. Not 5 stars, but quite empowering. We all know of Princess Leia and her romance with Han Solo, but how about independent Leia? Before she had a man? When she stood on her own two feet? The premise of the book is that Leia needs to complete challenges in order to be crowned heir of the throne. We follow her through this journey and she encounters many barriers on the way. But these obstacles only help to bring down the Empire, which is the Rebels key mission. 

4) The Safest Lies – Megan Miranda

Fast paced, enjoyable and quick read. In one sitting I devoured what was an excellent thriller. Though it doesn’t reach the 5-star mark, it was incredibly well-developed for such a short book. Highly recommend for anyone doing a 24-hour readathon!

5) Third Year At Malory Towers – Enid Blyton

Since the series came out on CBBC, it reminded me of the books I used to really love. Though I haven’t watched the programme, the appearance of it around social media was a signal to pick these up again. Of course, I did enjoy them. I admire the way Enid Blyton creates such an atmosphere with so little description. This book helped me through the readathon because it was short and quick, while remaining enjoyable.

6) Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban

My final book of the readathon! I honestly didn’t think I’d finish this one. But once again J.K Rowling’s magic gripped me and I felt compelled to read on. The Prisoner Of Azkaban sees the transition of Harry being young and naive to older and under threat. I would recommend this to anyone, of course, though it isn’t my favourite of the series. 

That wraps up my readathon! Hope you enjoyed reading, if you did stick to the end. Don’t forget to check out my Goodreads to see what I’m reading at the moment. Also, if you’re on my website there’s a little widget to the side of this post. 

What are your reading at the moment? What is your favourite Harry Potter book? 

erin x

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19 thoughts on “6 Books In One Day | 24-Hour Readathon Wrap-Up

  1. 6 books? Wow
    I only know Darkest Minds and I loved it. But I mainly loved the second and third book more than the first. The deaths still break my heart to this very day. At the moment I’m reading random books but nothing that really spoke to me. Just something to pass the time. I’m also reading a book that takes about neurology and it’s fairly interesting. Anyways, how are you doing? What are you doing lately? =)

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    • Thank you Nour! Currently I’m reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, I would highly recommend even if it is out of your comfort zone. To begin with I found it daunting, but now I’m so wrapped up that I don’t want to put it down! I’m doing well, thank you for asking. Yesterday wasn’t amazing however I have really done well today and got on top of school work. My main occupation has been blogging, reading and schoolwork but there’s not enough time for anything else! What about you? x

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      • I’ll check it out! I’m preparing my mind for finals 😂😂😂 I’m chilling, reading and studying. Some chores here and there. But I’m taking it easy because I know I’ll be dead soon 😂

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      • Good luck with your exams! You’ll be great, as long as you keep studying (and don’t go on your phone too much haha I see you). Regardless, you have an excellent mind and will do really well. Take care 🙂

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  2. Readathon time!!! I like the sound of The Safest Lies book, will made a note of that. I’ve just finished The Heart’s Invisible Furies after another blogger recommended it. Not quick reading, and very different to my usual cuppa tea, but very good and very emotional. I’d recommend if you’re on the lookout for anything new in future.
    Caz xx

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    • Hey Caz, thank you for the recommendation! Currently I’m reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and it is the complete opposite of what I usually reach for. However, it is amazing! I’ve been loving it so far. Take care x

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    • She is an astonishing children’s author! I’ve not read much more than Malory Towers. Although I did love Adventures Of the Wishing Chair! Thank you for visiting 🙂

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  3. Six books?? That’s so impressive! It’s been a while since I last joined a 24-hour readathon, but if I get one book done, it’s a miracle. I’m really invested in Connie’s books! Only the first two have been published here, so I’m anxiously waiting for the next ones. My favourite Harry Potter book is likely to be Goblet of Fire. And I loved Enid Blyton’s books when I was a kid, I was obsessed with her collection The Twins. I’m currently reading Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare! Happy reading 😀

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    • Thank you so much! I don’t think I’ll be doing another 24-hour readathon for a while but I did thoroughly enjoy this one. Connie’s characters are so cute but I was left on an absolute cliffhanger at the end of the third book. Your jaw will drop to the floor! Hope they are released soon. I would send you a copy if it weren’t for everything going on at the moment 💓 The Goblet of Fire is such a great book! I wish the films had Hermione’s house-elf campaigns in them. Hope you’re enjoying Cassie Clare’s book! Happy reading to you too ☺️

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      • You’re so sweet, Erin!! There’s absolutely no need to, but I appreciate the thought! I can’t wait to read the rest of the books, so I understand 😛 Suddenly, I miss watching the HP movies so I might check them out soon. I miss the books too but re-reading them right now would take such a long while lmao. xD

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      • I’ve not watched all of HP for a while because I stay up in my bedroom while my family watch anything other than Harry Potter downstairs. Although I much prefer reading, it would be nice to watch them again on TV. Love those films so much! x

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