Beat the Heat Readathon Wrap-Up

Posted September 6, 2015 / Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments

BeatHeatRATbutton3I finished the Beat the Heat Readathon! 

Well, this readathon was actually pretty motivating for me! I’ve had weird feelings about reading lately: part of me wants to read every book I see, while the other part of me never wants to read a book again. I’ve just read SO MUCH this year – nonstop- and haven’t given myself much time for anything else. Since I’ve gotten so ahead on my Goodreads challenge, it’s nice knowing that I don’t have to force myself to read when I want to watch TV. It feels nice. I did really want to read this month, though, so this was a nice way to kickstart September, finish up some ARCs, and squeeze in a few more summery books. Here are some details about this two-week long readathon, that was hosted by Novel Heartbeat and Phantasmic Reads:

The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 24th at 12:00 AM to September 6th at 11:59 PM. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for three weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal! There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!

Without further ado, here’s a recap of what my goals were and my progress…

Goals and Potential TBR
  • Overall goal → Read between 6-10 books during the two week time period
    • Kind of completed? I finished 4 and am in the middle of 2…
  • August 24th through 31st → Read books for ARC August, as well as my Book Club’s pick for our July meeting (We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach)
    • YES! I read nearly all ARCs this week, plus my book club book
  • September 1st through 6th → Read summery books I missed during Bout of Books, plus any other books that are calling to me! (Hopefully some ARCs…)
    • Not really – The Boy Most Likely To is pretty summery though

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The first two rows of books above are the ARCs I need to get my butt going on. The bottom row are some of the summery contemporaries I was hoping to read during Bout of Books but didn’t have enough time to read. The top “need to read” books are ones for blog tours or my IRL book club, so it’s definitely imperative that those get read!

Progress and Tracking
Week One (August 24 through August 31)

August 24th | Started: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols
August 25th | Started: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
August 26th | Continued: both books
August 27th | Finished: We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
August 28th | Continued: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols; Started: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 29th | Finished: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 30th| Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
August 31st| Started: Broken Homes & Gardens by Rebecca Kelley; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Week One Total = 2 books

Week Two (September 1 through September 6)

September 1st | Finished: Broken Homes & Gardens by Rebecca Kelley; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick; Started: Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius
September 2nd | Continued: both books
September 3rd | Finished: Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
September 4th | Started: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; Continued: The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
September 5th | Continued: both books
September 6th Continued: both books

Week Two Total = 2 books

Running total of finished books: 4 | In progress: 2

⇒ I haven’t been really in the mood to read this week, which is fine. I’ve been kind of burned out. I feel okay about it though and I reallllly need to take a break from readathons… and pressuring myself to read. Let’s see if I can hold off on signing up for things until the next Bout of Books or something 😉

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