Hey Guys! This month I participated in the Fairytaleathon from the 1st of February to the 10th of February. There were 8 challenges in this readathon and I chose 7 books to read to fulfil these challenges. I read 5 books and completed 7 challenges. For two of the challenges, I have 2 books to choose from. One of the books I chose was not a retelling or fairytale.
The first book I read this month was Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I chose this book to complete the first and seventh challenges. The first challenge was to read a book that features friendship or family and the seventh challenge was to read a book you were hesitant to pick up. I was hesitant to read this book because it was so hyped up. I started this book on the 1st and finished it in a day. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
The next book that I finished was Rumpelstiltskin by The Grimm Brothers. The version of Rumpelstiltskin I own is in picture book format and is like only 20 pages so therefore I finished it in one sitting. This book completed the sixth challenge which was to drink a warm beverage and read your favourite retelling/fairytale. I did not rate this book since it was a picture book and wasn’t quite sure or confident in rating it properly.
The next book I read this month was Winter by Marissa Meyer. I chose this book to complete the second and fourth challenges. The second challenge was to read a retelling over 500 pages and Winter is 823 pages. The fourth challenge was to read a retelling with a wintery word. I read this book from the 1st to the 9th. I rated this book 3 and a half stars out of 5.
I then read A court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass from the 4th to the 8th. This book completed the fifth challenge which was to read a retelling with a swoon-worthy romance. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.
The last book I read in the Fairytaleathon was A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. This was the group book for this readathon. This book was on my most anticipated releases post. I read this book from the 6th to the 9th. This completed the eighth challenge to read the group book. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars and found it to be a unique retelling of beauty and the beast.
In my opinion, I believe that I was pretty successful in this readathon. Thanks for reading my post. Remember to like this post and follow my blog to stay up to date on my content.
Keep Reading, Tara.