Spookathon 2016 Wrap Up

The 2016 ‘Spookathon’ came to an end on Sunday the 23rd, and I’m happy to say that although I didn’t read all of the books on my TBR I still somehow managed to complete all of the challenges. I’m starting to think perhaps I am just too busy to participate in readathons, because I really struggled to find any extra free time to read throughout the week. Having said that, I found it really fun checking in with people on twitter and Instagram, and seeing how everyone was going. Here’s how I went this year –

Total Pages Read: 669
Total Hours listened: 2hrs 35 minutes
Total Books Completed: 3

A book with a spooky word in the title – Goosebumps: Horror At Camp JellyJam
A book with red on the cover – Sweet Valley University: The Roommate
A 2016 release – Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown
A book containing a creature – Goosebumps: Horror At Camp Jellyjam
A thriller – Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown

Spookathon TBR

The Spookathon has begun! If you’re wondering what the heck a Spookathon is, it’s a week-long readathon where you focus on reading spooky books, that runs from October 17-23. My earlier attempt at a readathon was a spectacular failure, but I am determined to make this one work and complete all of the challenges. Here are the challenges set, and what I’m planning to read for each one –

1. A book with a spooky word in the title – Goosebumps Book #33 The Horror at Camp Jellyjam
2. A book with red on the cover – Sweet Valley University Thriller Edition – The Roommate
3. A 2016 release – Girl Last Seen by Heather Anastasiu and Anne Greenwood Brown
4. A book containing a creature – The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone
5. A Thriller – All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

BookTubeAThon 2016 TBR

I’ve never been able to fully participate in a readathon, mostly because I work full time and the time I do have free in the evenings is usually choc-a-block full of things I need to do around the house. I saw that this years BookTubeAThon was coming up, and was really excited to see that it occurs while I’m on annual leave from work. FREE TIME TO READ! I am going to participate this year, and will be posting updates on my twitter, so be sure to follow me if you’re interested in seeing where I’m at as the week progresses.

Challenge #1 – Read a book with yellow on the cover – My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Challenge #2 – Only read a book after sunset – Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
Challenge #3 – Read a book you discovered through YouTube – Perfect Days by Raphael Montes
Challenge #4 – Read a book by one of your favourite authors – Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
Challenge #5 – Read a book that is older than you – Trixie Belden #1 The Secret of the Mansion
Challenge #6 – Read and watch a book-to-movie adaptation – Allegient by Veronica Roth
Challenge #7 – Read seven books – Sweet Valley University Super Thriller Lost At Sea