The Holiday Adventure-athon was a readathon that took place between the 13th December to the 24th December. Jasmine created another incredible readathon. They are some of the best that I have ever taken part in and I cannot wait for the next one!
This is the path that I chose to follow which meant that I was supporting team holiday snowman!
Here is a list of challenges and what I ended up reading for each. I definitely didn’t stick to my TBR, whoops.
1. Read a book that you got as a gift:
For this challenge, I read the illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We had an early Christmas with my brother days before the holiday adventure-athon started and I just couldn’t wait to read it.
2. Read a book with red on the cover:
I read A Court of Thorns and Roses for this prompt. Finally.
3. Read a book based on a holiday:
Again, another one that I deviated from my TBR for. I ended up reading A Christmas Carol for this one.
4. Read a book by candlelight:
I hadn’t chosen a book for this challenge originally but I read Goodnight, Mr Tom by candlelight.
5. Read a book a friend or family member recommended to you:
My lovely Kerry recommended A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas to me, so this is what I went with.
6. Read a book with the word ‘SNOW’ in the title:
I listened to the audiobook of Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch. The narrator made the MC sound so whiney that I’m planning on rereading the physical copy (to make sure it was the narration I didn’t like, not the book)
7. Read a historical fiction:
I dug out Goodnight, Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian for this challenge. This is a book that I loved as a child and fit the prompt perfectly.
I actually had completed my path by day 7 so I chose to start another one. Here is what I chose for round 2.
The list of challenges and what I read for this one are as follows:
1. Read a book you got as a present:
I ended up reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince for this challenge, which was bought for me by my mum ^.^
2. Read a book with a metallic cover:
For this challenge, I decided to read an ARC of Everless by Sara Holland. It was one of my most anticipated released for 2018 so couldn’t wait to get to it! My full review can be found here.
3. Read a fairy tale retelling:
I listened to the audiobook of The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor for this one.
4. Read a book while drinking a festive beverage:
My brother bought me a book subscription for my birthday and this month’s came with some Christmas tea which was perfect to drink while reading my short story collection.
5. Read a book that was a cover buy:
I read Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs for this prompt. It has such a beautiful cover even if it isn’t so good on the inside.
6. Read a book with the world ‘HOLIDAY’ in the title:
This challenge was quite difficult, but in the end I read Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by John Green (and two others). This isn’t a book that I would normally gravitate to, but it fit the challenge perfectly.
7. Read a fantasy book:
My fantasy read was Everless by Sara Holland.
I managed to complete 2 paths, read 10 books and a total of 3290 pages during the readathon. I am pleased with how it went, especially as I had a few ‘Christmas days’ with friends and couldn’t read on these days.
If you took part in the readathon let me know what you read and how you got on.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.