Diverseathon was a last minute one because of stuff that was happening over in the YT book community (booktube, if you will), and I think it was a great idea. And it sounded like one they're going to try and do again, with some more preparation. I didn't really take part in any of the chats, I kept forgetting because they weren't all at the same time, but I answered some of the questions after and read through everyone elses answers. It's definitely a really important thing to talk about, I'd check out the hashtag on twitter (#diverseathon).
Now to wrap up the books and such - I actually did one weekly wrap up, to wrap up mostly diverseathon (didn't finish my slowathon book)
- Be My Fantasy (Fantasy Series #1) by Alisha Rai (4.5/5)
- Stay My Fantasy (Fantasy Seires #2) by Alisha Rai (4.5/5)
- Wife by Wednesday (Weekday Brides #1) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Married by Monday (Weekday Brides #2) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Fiance by Friday (Weekday Brides #3) by Catherine Bybee (3.5/5)
- Single by Saturday (Weekday Brides #4) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Taken by Tuesday (Weekday Brides #5) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Seduced by Sunday (Weekday Brides #6) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Treasured by Thursday (Weekday Brides #7) by Catherine Bybee (4/5)
- Not Quite Dating (Not Quite #1) by Catherine Bybee (3/5)
- Love Beyond Body, Mind, and Space: An Indigenous LGBT Anthology by various awesome people (5/5)
- Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankin (5/5)
- Ash by Malinda Lo (5/5)
- The Dark Wife by S.E. Diemer (4/5)
- The Bane Chronicles by Cassie Clare (3/5)
- Duma Key by Stephen King (5/5)
- Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Ridget (4/5)
Edit: No, I did read a graphic novel, past self, and it was amazing and adorable
- Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill (5/5)
First off - I read eight books by Catherine Bybee this month, that happened, actually in ten days. The reason for this is because I wanted to finally finish the Weekday Brides series since the last two books were out. And so I ended up rereading the other five, because I remembered very little of what happened, and finishing out the series. They're fun, a little ridiculous, fluffy romances. Basically: they're cute (side note: the sex scenes aren't the best, but at least they weren't super cringe worthy. Some better then ohers).
I'll just link my weekly wrap up here if you want to see my thoughts about all the diverseathon reads, below to Bybee and ending with The Dark Wife - basically, though, all of them were incredible.
Besides that, I read Duma Key. Again. I've lost count at this point, I listened to it on audio because, for some reason, I just really love the audiobook for this one? I mean, I've read the physical book so many times, but the audio is also a lot of fun. If you've never read a King book - this is probably different then you expect but, in my opinion, the King I like the best. (Duma Key, IT, Bag of Bones, Dreamcatcher - those are among my favorite, though I know that list will expand when I finally get to some of the more popular ones. IT might be my favorite book ever, honestly).
Seven Ways We Lie was really well done but I was also confused for the first 20% - which is probably just my memories fault - and also it was slow to get to start to reveal things. I really enjoyed it, though, even loved it. And was super impressed about how well seven POV's worked, and it's not all tied up in a bow at the end but there aren't too many loose ends that it drives you crazy. And one of the POV characters is pansexual, which is freaking awesome (yes, more this) and it isn't said outright but it seems like Valentine, another POV character, is on the autism spectrum. And it was just really good, I will definitely be picking up whatever she writes next.
I feel really freaking good about this reading month, even though everything is still on fire in life, at least the book thing is going good. (Currently I have a cold, my glasses are broken, and I'm ignoring the whole thing that is the refi. Oh, also, I haven't bought my plane tickets to LeakyCon yet which is in like two weeks). But I am twelve books ahead in my reading challenge of reading 100 book, books so we are all good. Totally fine.
How did your reading go, let me know, or link me to your own monthly wrap up. Any insane and awesome Harry Potter people heading to LeakyCon in October?
On the Blog:
August 2016 | Monthly Wrap Up
#Slowathon | Tackle Your TBR (#TackleTBR)