if you didn’t know, I from the 1st to the 15th of January I participated in the Dumbledore’s Army Read-A-Thon (#DAReadAThon) which was hosted by Aentee from Read at Midnight.
After I explain what books I read for each reading prompts I’ll add the tweets I made for each book and how many points I earned from that book.
I read five out of the seven books I was planning to read and ended up earning quite a few points for Slytherin house!
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han was the first book I read for this read-a-thon. This book completed the reading challenge, Stupefy – read a diverse book that has stunned the internet with all its well-deserved hype. I gave this book 4/5 stars, I really enjoyed this book, I thought it was a nice read. I wrote a mini review on Goodreads if you want to know a bit more about how I felt about this book.
I earned 42.9 points for Slytherin! I don’t know if you are supposed to include decimals or not but I’m going to include them just in case.
The second book I read was Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank, this book completed the challenge Expelliarmus – disarm your own prejudices. read a diverse book featuring a marginalised group you don’t often read about.
At the beginning, I was confused as the copy of this book I was reading was an ebook. I ended up enjoying this book, I just wanted it to be longer as I wanted to see more from these characters. I gave this book 3/5 stars
I earned 34.2 points for Slytherin!
the third book I read was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe to complete the challenge Protego – protect those narratives & keep them true. read an #OwnVoices book for this prompt
I really enjoyed this book as well! I feel like I’m saying that for every single book but they’re all really good books! I gave this book 5/5 stars
I posted a spoiler free review on my blog if you’d like to know my thoughts and feelings on this book in more detail.
I earned 47.9 points for Slytherin!
the fourth book I read for this read-a-thon is Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema, this book completed the challenge Expecto Patronum – read a diverse book featuring an issue of a personal significance to you or a loved one
sadly I was somewhat disappointed by this book, I was expecting a lot more from this book. To me, this book felt very immature and I couldn’t really relate to any of the characters. I ended up giving this book 1.5/5 stars. I do (sort of) have a review on my goodreads if you’re interested in seeing more of my thoughts on this book.
I earned 30 points for Slytherin!
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson was the fifth and final book I read for this read-a-thon. It completed the reading challenge Impedimenta – read a diverse book that’s been left unread on your TBR for far too long!
I did enjoy reading this book, but there was a reason (which I can’t put my finger on) as to why I gave this book 3.5/5 stars instead of 4 or 5. I really enjoyed the way the story was told, I thought it was interesting and it added a nice element to this book.
I earned 49.9 points for Slytherin!
some bonus tweets from the read-a-thon
these two earned me an extra 2 points for Slytherin!
the total number of points I earned for Slytherin house was 206.9 points!
I am very proud of the number of books I read during this read-a-thon and I’m glad that I enjoyed the majority of them
Let me know how you did in the #DAReadathon in the comments