If you’ve seen my TBR post, my first progress update, my second progress update, or my third progress update, you’ll be well aware by now that in June I was taking part in two readathons this: A Game of Booksathon and Simsathon, based on A Song of Ice and Fire and The Sims respectively! This is by fourth and final progress update aka a wrap-up of how I did in the weeks gone by.
Reading Challenges & TBR
✓ Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
The Game of Thrones: first book in a series/trilogy
Take a bubble bath: Read a book over 400 pages
✓ Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) by Naomi Novik
House Targaryen: book with mythical creature or dragons
Make a friend: read a book that features friends
✓ Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand
Daenerys: book featuring a strong female character
Meet the Grim Reaper: read a book featuring death
✓ Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend
Westeros: book set in a fictional place
Create-a-sim: read a book that is first in a series
– Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
House Tyrell: book with plant or green on cover
Get a promotion: Read a book you think will be 5 stars
✓ The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
House Stark: book that has family dynamic or siblings
Fall in love: read a book with a romance element
– The Dire King (Jackaby #4) by William Ritter
House Lannister: book with red cover
Reach the top of your career track: read a finale
The Assassin’s Curse (The Ananna Duology) by Cassandra Rose Clarke
House Greyjoy: book with pirates or story set at sea
Gain a fishing skill: randomise your TBR
✓ A Princess In Theory (Reluctant Royals #1) by Alyssa Cole
House Baratheon: book with king or queen or royalty
Woo hoo: read a smutty book
✓ Her Royal Highness (Royals #2) by Rachel Hawkins
A Clash of Kings: a sequel
Buy a house: read a contemporary or book set in our world
✓ Ghostly Echoes (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter
Get a job: Secret agent – read a mystery book
So this week was something of a rush when it came to reading. I finished up a whole bunch of booksand I’m really proud of myself for that – I finished Ghostly Echoes, A Princess in Theory, Her Royal Highness and Kingsbane (this one literally was eleventh hour as I finished it at 11pm on 30th June!). If only I’d had that same ‘let’s finish ALL THE BOOKS’ ethic throughout the month, eh? I’m annoyed at myself for not finishing up The Dire King and Fragile Things, to be honest. I’d started both of them and could have finished them in time if I’d just foregone watching Gilmore Girls and Parks and Recreation on Sunday afternoon but my brain clearly needed the break and I wasn’t about to deny it that.
But, let’s put that behind us, and what did I achieve?
A Game of Booksathon – 8 books, 8/11 challenges completed = I’m a Queen!
Simsathon – 8 books, 3272 pages, 34 points
All things considered, I’m pretty damn pleased with that! Thanks to the lovely hosts for creating such fun and creative readathons – I hope Simsathon will happen again and I will be continuing onto Round Two of A Game of Booksathon so it’s not quite over yet!
Did you take part in Simsathon or A Game of Booksathon? How did you do? What was your favourite book you read in June? Leave a comment below!