#DAReadathon wrap up

Hi!

if you didn’t know, I from the 1st to the 15th of January I participated in the ¬†Dumbledore‚Äôs 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!

15749186To 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 Рread 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.

18699403The 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!

12000020the third book I read was Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe to complete the challenge Protego Рprotect 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!

 

t25944787he fourth book I read for this read-a-thon is Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema, this book completed the challenge Expecto Patronum Рread 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!

23573418I‚Äôll 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

Yasmin xx

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#DiversityDecBingo wrap up

Hi!

this December I participating in the #DiversityDecBingo readathon, a readathon that promotes diverse and own voices novels.

I posted my¬†tbr,¬†week one, week two, week three and week four updates if you’d like to see what I was originally planning to read, and my progress throughout the month

non-western cultural fantasy –¬†Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida C√≥rdova
non-binary main character
refugee main character –¬†The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon
poc superheroes –¬†Zodiac Starforce by Kevin Panetta
chronic pain sufferers –¬†Far From You by Tess Sharpe
demisexual main character
Muslim main character
trans main character –¬†The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
diverse non-fiction
poc or interracial M/M
mental health awareness
Asian main character
free choice –¬†Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz
own voices
non-western (real world) setting
poc

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poc with curly hair
disabled main character –¬†Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
SFF with LGBTQIA+ main character
pansexual main character
indigenous main character
F/F romance
biracial main character –¬†Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
neurodiversity
asexual or aromantic main character

all of the ones in¬†blue¬†are the ones I completed! I ended up getting a bingo which is something I’m pretty proud of

I ended up getting a bingo which is something I’m pretty proud of. I’m also really proud that I read eight books for this read a thon,¬†which is two books a week.

I really enjoyed all the books I read, they’ve helped me realise how much I love and appreciate diversity

let me know what you read for #DiversityDecBingo in the comments!

Yasmin xx

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#DiversityDecBingo week four update

Hey!

there are only two days till the end of December which means there are only two days till this read-a-thon is over

right now I am really proud of¬†the amount of books I’ve read for this read-a-thon

if you’d like to see my week one, week two, or week three updates you can go check them out!

this week I read:

I started reading:

I hope to finish one line in the next few days!

let me know what you read this week for #DiversityDecBingo in the comments

Yasmin xx

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#DiversityDecBingo week three update

Hi!

like last week I only got around to reading one book and starting another because I’ve been busy with the holidays coming up.

This week I read:

I really enjoyed this book, it was a really interesting and fun read!

I started reading:

I’ve only just started reading this book but I’m enjoying it so far

 

So that’s my wrap-up!

let me know what you’ve read this week!

 

Yasmin xx

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#DAReadAThon tbr

*none of the graphics in this post are mine, they were all made by Aentee (from Read At Midnight)

Hey!

In January 2017 from the 1st to 15th,¬†Aentee from Read at Midnight¬†is hosting the¬†Dumbledore’s Army Read-A-Thon (#DAReadAThon). This is a ‘Harry Potter themed readathon, focusing on diverse (especially #ownvoices) books.’ which is super cool because those are two of my favourite things. I love how Aentee does these cute little ID thingys because they’re so adorable, I made my own (using the templates she provided) and I absolutely love it! I kind of want to print it out and put it in my wallet, which is kind of a weird thing to do.dareadathon-id-slytherin.jpg

I’m super excited to tell you all what I’m planning on reading for this read a thon so let’s get started!

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if you’ve seen my post,¬†representation that we don’t talk about, you’ll understand why I have chosen the book that I have. The novel¬†Goldfish by Nat Luurtsema¬†main character has chronic fatigue, so I’m really excited to read this book.

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I am sad to say that I haven’t read a huge amount of diverse novels and because there is a lot of books I can read for this. I found the book¬†Two Girls Staring at the Ceiling by Lucy Frank, the main character, Chess, has a chronic illness, I’ve never read a book that deals with chronic illness before so I think this will be really interesting. I’m also super excited to read this book because it is written in verse!¬†da-readathon-protego

there are so many great own voices books that I’ve heard of, I decided to read¬†It’s Not Like It’s a Secret by Misa Sugiura, I hadn’t heard of this book until recently and it sounds like a good book.

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I feel like when people talk about women’s rights so many people leave out trans women. I haven’t read¬†If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo¬†yet and I’ve heard so many good things about it!

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I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy¬†Nelson¬†has been sitting on my Goodreads to-be-read shelf for almost two years now and I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet! So I am finally going to pick it up for the read-a-thon.

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there are a lot of diverse books that deserve the hype that they get, I have chosen to read¬†To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han, I’ve heard so much about this book and I am excited to read it

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there are so many great books that I can read for this challenge. I decided to read Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman, Hannah from Mortal Reader posted a review of the book on their blog and it sounded like a really interesting book

 

so that is my tbr for the Dumbledore’s Army Read-A-Thon, let me know what’s on your tbr in the comments!

Yasmin xx

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#DiversityDecBingo week two update

Hey!

another week has gone, which means I’ve read a lot more books! sadly this week I was busier than last week which means I read a bit less

if you haven’t seen my week one update you can check it out here¬†if you’d like!

this week I read:

I loved Far From You by Tess Sharpe, it was once of those amazing books that you just can’t put down because it just consumes you

and I’ve started reading:

I’m really enjoying this book, it’s really interesting

So that’s my wrap-up!

let me know what you’ve read this week!

Yasmin xx

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#DiversityDecBingo week one update

Hey,

one week has passed and I’m pretty impressed by the amount of books I’ve read in one week.

I’ve changed my tbr ever so slightly during the week as a book I wanted to read had just arrived at the library.

So far I’ve completed two books ¬†completing the¬†challenges (for lack of a better word)

originally I was going to read¬†Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon¬†as it has a biracial main character but Tiny Pretty Things arrived first so I ended up reading it instead. I will still read Everything Everything as I’ve also heard so many good things about it.

I just started reading

this book is really interesting and I am really glad I picked it up.

 

Let me know if you’re participating in this read-a-thon and what book(s) you’ve read so far!

 

Yasmin xx

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