Bout of Books 7.0 has officially ended. And how did I fare?
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Unfortunately I was unable to read Jandy Nelson's The Sky is Everywhere this week, but I do plan on reading it within the upcoming few weeks.
I think my participation in Bout of Books 7.0 was more individual than anything else. I missed twitter chats and didn't participate in any of the mini-challenges. (I also feel a bit like I don't quite understand how everything works. I think I'll have to better research future read-a-thons so I can make sure I'm an active participant, as well as an active reader!)
My two biggest takeaways from this week:
1. Reading two books a week is completely doable, and there's no reason I shouldn't be able to read three books or more during less-busy weeks.
2. Contemporaries may be quicker reads, but I have to be better aware of the subject matter before deciding to read a number of contemporaries in a row. All three of the books I read dealt with protagonists coping with death and heavy situations. Based on my recent family situation, they were cathartic to a point, but then just started becoming a bit depressing. I could have switched up the books I was reading, but I became kind of invested in those choices. But perhaps knowing the subject matter of The Sky is Everywhere (death of a sister) made me reluctant to finish the other books quickly enough to start it. As I said, I will be reading The Sky is Everywhere eventually, but for now I'll be reading some decidedly non-contemporary books.
Be sure to keep a lookout for reviews of the above-mentioned books in June! And thanks to On a Book Bender and Reading the Paranormal for organizing the event! I promise I'll be a better participant next time!