I read for: 24 hours 16 mins
Another year, another success! This year was much less stressful than last year, as my plan to do the majority of the reading at the beginning of the readathon worked so there was less pressure – in fact, I finished with just under 4 hours to spare. I finished 4 books (same as last year), 3 of which were on my planned TBR. The 4 books I finished were:
I flew through Believe Me, I really enjoyed it and think fans of Delaney’s previous novel, The Girl Before, will enjoy it too. Clean didn’t deliver as I hoped it would, I think it tried to do too much and ended up falling short. However, it was a quick read so I didn’t lose momentum. Toxic was brilliant, I used to read so many gritty crime novel set in East London/Essex, at one point, these were my favourite kind of books, Martina Cole, Jacqui Rose, Kimberly Chambers, Casey Kelleher, to name a few, are authors I loved. I’m so glad I read Toxic because now I want to rediscover these novels set in London’s criminal underworld. I closed the readathon with Do No Harm, which I loved, even more so than Hay’s previous novel, The Other Twin (which *fun fact* I read as part of last year’s readathon). I’ll have full reviews up for all 4 books soon.
During that readathon zombie phase where I was sure my eyes were failing me, I switched to audio. I listened to The Raven Boys for about 2 hours. I enjoyed what I listened to but I think would rather read the book. I didn’t mind the narrator, it’s probably largely due to the my lack of concentration as a result of 12 hours reading prior, I probably should have went to bed rather than start an audio book. So maybe I should give the audio another try? If you’ve read/listened to it, let me know what format you think the story would work best in.
Most importantly, I want to thank you all for your messages of support during the readathon, via blog, twitter and instagram, you guys were super supportive. And trust me, those message did spur me on!
Did you take part in 24in48? If you did, let me know how you got on.
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