BorrowAThon 2017 Round 2 Wrap Up

Borrowathon

Last week was round 2 of the 2017 BorrowAThon (@Borrowathon). I had a lot of fun participating and meeting fellow readers even though I only finished reading two books. It ran from March 19 thru March 26 and the objective is read borrowed books, whether from the library or a friend. There is also a set of six challenged that you can optionally do, which I tried.

The first challenge is Try before you buy, which I planned on reading Spinster: Making A Life Of One’s Own by Kate Bolick but I abandoned it. I think it’s a nonfiction memoir type of book and I’m not that into those.

Next is A Graphic Novel which I read and finished Smile by Raina Telgemeier. I really liked this book.

Another challenge was Try a New-to-you author which I tried to read Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi but I abandoned it. It was sort of a stream of consciousness book mixed with a plot which I couldn’t get into. The writing style was lovely, though.

Next challenge is A book recommended to you which was Shelter by Jung Yun but I didn’t get to that week. But I finished it this week. I will discuss it in my March 2017 Reading Wrap Up post.

Next is A book with your favorite color on the cover, which was While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut (It has a purple cover, my favorite color!). I didn’t get to this book but I would like to someday read a Kurt Vonnegut book.

And lastly, A book that involves a library in some way, which I read The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami.

I will talk a little more about the books I read during the Borrowathon in my March 2017 Reading Wrap Up post next week. I really had a lot of fun participating in Borrowathon and meeting new people, doing Twitter chats and sprints. I can’t wait until Round 3 which is in November. Borrowathon was created by Riley (@rmfickfack). I’m so grateful for her taking time to host as well as Lala (@ObbsandLala).

Did you participate in the Borrowathon? If so, what was your favorite book?

Thank you for visiting my blog,
Nora

February 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

Another month has finished and it was a good reading month, even though I abandoned a few books. Here are the books I finished this month:

  1. Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
  2. Holes by Louis Sacher
  3. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
  4. Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
  5. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

What did you read this month?

January 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

January is already over and in January I read 9 books. A lot of them were children’s books so I’m going to start with that first. Also, I am no longer rating books on Goodreads or here. But I will be “rating” books by how engaging I found them. This is because everyone is entitled to their own opinions and books are very subjective. You might hate a book and I might love it. With that said, here goes…

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October 2016 Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

In October, I read 5 books which include:

  1. Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Frost
  2. Fables: The Deluxe Version – Book Three by Bill Willingham
  3. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  4. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

I enjoyed reading all of them. Songs of Willow Frost by Jaime Frost is a book I actually got from the Dollar Tree for $1.00! I thought it wouldn’t be that good but I actually did like it.

I continued the Fables series with Book Three with a lot of action filled pages till the end. I read I Am Malala for my book club and surprisingly, it was very interesting and eye-opening. I think it is a book that should be on the must-read list in high school in America. I think everyone should read this book.

For Six of Crows, it was hard getting into it in the beginning because it started slow. I actually stop reading it for a bit and thought I’d try again. I forced myself to read the second chapter and I was hooked! I liked the characters and I liked the writing. I can’t wait to continue the story in book 2.

The last book I read in October was Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I enjoyed the illustration and it was a fun read.

What book was your favorite read in October?

August 2016 Reading Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

August is almost over and that means it’s time for my monthly reading wrap up. This month I finished reading:

1) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2) A Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
3) Fearless #4 Twisted by Francine Pascal
4) Bright Shadows by Avi
5) Izzy, Willy-Nilly by Cynthia Voigt 
6) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
7) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

I can’t believe I actually read 7 books! That’s really an all time record for me. My top four favorite books this month are

1) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Everyone should read this book
2) A Phantom Tollbooth – Everyone should read this book, too
3) Wuthering Heights – weird and convuluted plot but entertaining nontheless
4) Cinder – predictable plot but good writing

Also, I DNF-ed A Wrinkle in Time because I just couldn’t get into it. The beginning was slow and it wasn’t hooking me. I’m thinking maybe I’ve fallen out with fantasy cause I DNF-ed The Lord of the Rings as well. But I don’t know. I got to read a lot of other amazing books anyway.

What were your favorite books in August?

July 2016 Wrap Up

Monthly Reading Wrap Up

In July, I read six books to my surprise. Most of them were short, easy reads and it helped that I liked all of them.

  1. Carrie by Stephen King
  2. The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
  3. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  5. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  6. Fearless 3: Run by Francine Pascal.