Hey guys! I participated in the NewYearsAThon which was from the 1st of January to the 7th January. I personally did not start the read-a-thon until the 3rd of January. When I decided that I was going to participate and was choosing my TBR for the challenges I realised that I would not be about to complete them all. I am quite happy with completing 3 out of the 5 challenges. My more in-depth thoughts of the books I read will be in my monthly reflection post at the end of the month.

The first book I read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling which I actually reread for the second time. It was just as good as I remembered it was the first time I read it. This book completed both the fourth and fifth challenges for the NewYearsAThon. The fourth challenge was a book that is being made into a movie which I cheated a little on since the film was released in 2001. The fifth challenge was to choose a resolution to start and I chose to read the Harry Potter series as my resolution. I rated it 5 stars obviously. I finished it within 2 days (from the 3rd – 4th Jan) and the story put me in the mood to read my second book for the read-a-thon.

The second book I read for this read-a-thon was Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling. This book completed the third challenge which was the TBR jar challenge. I rated this screenplay 5 stars also. I finished this story within 2 hours because I just could not put it down and found that the story progressed really quickly. I read the screenplay before I watched the film which is also what I did with the first screenplay. As soon as I finished it I just wanted to read the next one which won’t be released until 2020. More of my thoughts regarding this screenplay will be in my monthly reflection post.

These were the only books which I completely read in the time frame for this read-a-thon. However, I did read about half of Red Queen Victoria Aveyard in the last few days of the read-a-thon but unfortunately was unable to finish in time. Red Queen was chosen to complete the second challenge which was to read a book you were meant to read in 2018. I do plan to finish Red Queen this month but it just will not count towards this read-a-thon.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas was the last book which I was planning to read for the NewYearsAThon. This book was chosen to complete the first challenge of a 5-star prediction. I did read about 100 pages of this story about a year ago but then I got overwhelmed and never finished it. I was planning to start it again from the start. I did not even start this book within the time frame of the read-a-thon and I am not sure whether I will have time to complete it this month. I am really going to try and read it in the future since the Throne of Glass series is so hyped and talked about.

Thanks for reading this post about my experience during the NewYearsAThon. I would definitely participate in this read-a-thon in the future. Remember to follow my blog to stay up to date with the content I will be posting.

Keep reading, Tara.

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