#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up, 2018


If you caught my post on Friday, you’ll know I was fully booked this weekend, participating in my second 24in48 readathon. The goal was to read for 24 of 48 hours. So, how did I do?

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.

My Readathon in Twitter posts:

28 thoughts on “#24in48 Readathon Wrap Up, 2018

  1. Well done! 🙂 I think we felt very similar about Clean! I appreciate what it was trying to do.


  2. I saw your posts on bookstagram! Congrats for finishing 4!!! Seems like Clean and Toxic could have gone together. LOL That cover for Believe Me is different from mine (think I like it better). Looking forward to all your reviews!

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    1. Haha, I liked Toxic much more than Clean, what does that say about me 😂😂 I prefer the UK cover of Believe Me to the red US one, the UK cover also matches the UK cover of his previous novel, The Girl Before, I appreciated things like that, lol.

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  3. Congrats Janel! So proud of you. I love your technique of switching to audio in the final stretch. It mixes things up in a fun and creative way, and gives your eyes a break. Well done, and I enjoyed your debrief! Fantastic post.

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