Woman Historie Months ReadAThon
Last month started well because I thought of it as Woman History month, but as the month went on, all the stuff about coronavirus was brought out into the light, which made me not wanna read. So this readathon I didn't end up finishing all the prompt that I originally had planned to finish.
I only did end up reading 5 book, which is good but not near the number I was gonna for, there is a lot of books that I had planned for this month, that I didn't get too, but I'm gonna read them another time, so again I won't really mention them, because they are really awesome.
Again down under you can see the prompt for this readathon, and the website for this readathon is https://weirdzeal.com/whmreadathon/, where you can find more information about it. This readathon was more like bingo. I leave a picture down under, so you don't need to necessary read them all, but you can read 5 books on a road and win like that, I thought that is was a fun idea. The competition side in me is just annoyed that I didn't get a strick or win on the board because I didn't get through the books that I wanted so it looks like I just pick 5 random books to read, which annoyed me so much, so I may do this challenge again another time, (even tho it's finished) just so that I can win a strick on the board. Cause a girl got to win. A girl want to win.
But down under you can see the books that I did pick, and finished, and which prompts they fit and read the reviews that I wrote on those books.
❌* Book published before you were born
✅ * Book by a trans author
❌* Book with “girl” or “woman” in the title Or “girls” or “women.”
❌* Book with less than 1,000 ratings on Goodreads: you can find the number of ratings right under a book’s title on its Goodreads page.
❌* Book with a woman of color on the cover illustration or photo!
✅ * Book with a female villain use your own judgment to decide what counts as a villain
✅ * Book with two or more female authors can be a co-written book or an anthology with all-female contributors
❌* Book set over 100 years ago that’s pre-1920, FYI
❌* A retelling fairy tale, Shakespeare, classic lit – you choose!
❌* Book with a movie or TV adaptation
❌* A biography or memoir
✅* Book with a pink cover
✅ * Book set outside your home country
❌* A debut novel *aka the first novel published by an author
❌* Book by an indigenous author Native American, First Nations, Aboriginal, etc.
❌* Reread an old favorite
Book with a pink Cover
"Don't Even Think About It" by Sarah Mlynowski
I end up liking this book more than I thought that I would. The only things that annoyed me were that I was a bit confused about who the book was about in the beginning, I wish the author would have chosen some main characters and maybe stick to those more, cause I thought it seems a bit messy that the whole 22 people from the class was the focus.
I wish that were a bit more shine on a few and a more backstory to some. Cause the idea that every 22 people got a chapter or page made it seems a bit shallow and like we had to get through it fast, and then you got a bit more information on some and other was just completed ignore after that one page about them. I got annoyed by the idea that we never really got deep into anyone and that it seemed shallow.
But overall I did like the book, I love how they communicated with each other, and realistic the reaction was from the teens and their parents.
Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy & Romance
Book with a female villain
"The Wives" by Tarryn Fisher
This book was not what I expected, and I think that I liked that. I really was surprised about the twisted and the ending. It really did leave me thinking for a moment, and I like it when books do that, but I', not sure if I liked how this book did it. I really didn't expect anything like this. I was a bit disappointed with how it ended.
I really don't even know what to say about this book, it really did surprise me, and I know that I don't like. I would definitely recommend it to others to read cause it was really interesting, and it really catches my attention, and I read it so fast. So you should definitely read it. But it really was not what I thought it would be, so I don't know. What I expected and what I got was not the same.
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery & Romance
Book set outside your home country
Angry God by E.J.Shen
I normally try to stay away from enemies to lover books, cause a lot of them are just really toxicity. The idea that a guy or girl bullies you for years, and you secretly are in love with them after the shit they put you through and suddenly they change and you loved them and it just all seems a bit weird for me. like do you need therapy? cause that is not healthy..
But I wanna read this cause I was interested in the main character Vaughn, (from reading about him from another book in this series) so maybe I need to judge myself or get help myself. Anyway..
When I finished this book, I really didn't know how I felt, I not even sure if I know how I am feeling know. but the things about this book was it really took me places..
Like I wrote, I don't normally read these kinds of book, cause I don't think it's healthy to fall for someone that bullies you for years, and in this book, I was looking for Vaughn reason for bullied Lenonra and for treating her so horrible, like what good reason could he possibly have? Do you know what his reason was? He wanted to toughen her up, that was his reason, the reason he humiliates her in front of the schools so many times, and the reason he made sure that no one would date her or all that, was because he wanted to make her strong so that she could take almost anything through at her. I thought that was a ridiculous reason. But because of his past, and what he went through, I could understand if he did it as a way to see if she could hand HIS past.
Overall the book was actually good, and I surprised that I liked. In the beginning, I was like "I'm crazy for even reading it", and I judge myself pretty hard, but now I'm actually really happy that I did read it.
Genre: Contemporary, Dark & Romance
Book by a trans author
Birthday by Meredith Russo
I really liked this book, I like how realistic it was, I was a bit annoyed that we only hear about them once every year. It really did touch something in my heart, it was so sad and so good also. I really did love the friendship that they had and how it evolved and how hard it can be to shared something even tho the person is the most important person in your life.
I also did skip a little bit in the book cause something was a bit too hard for me to read about, but overall I really did love it.
Genre: Contemporary, Romance & LGBT+
Birthday cake: 🧁🧁🧁
Two Female Author
"Hate Notes" by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
I liked it, I really did end up liking it.. but I just thought that it was a cute soft reading.. but I feel like it suckers punch me with all the emotions that I didn't expect to have.
It did make me laugh, I loved how the relationship evolved, and for "an enemies to lover" story, which I normally end up hating, I actually did end up liking this. Often I feel most of these books end up being toxicity, but this not so much.
Overall I will recommend this book for a person who is ready to laugh, getting in contact with a few emotions, who may have lost a bit of hope for love.
This book really did explain why you shouldn't give up on life and love, with goods arguments on both sides.
Genre: Contemporary & Romance
Coffee Cup: ☕☕☕☕☕