Readathons

Reading Diary: #magicalreadathon ~ The Novice Path ✨

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Hello fellow bookwormsThe first installment of the new Magical Readathon has finished and I’m once again returning with a Reading Diary! Since this event was month instead of week-long, I decided to document my progress weekly, as otherwise it would have been too long 😂 Overall, I’m my reading was very mixed in September, it started off good but then lost a bit of steam towards the end of the month. Nevertheless I cannot wait for the Readathon to continue next April with even more plotlines and challenges! I have several other #magicalreadathon posts up if you’re interested in seeing my TBR and general Readathon infos or my Character, Recommendations and another TBR

Overview + TBR

Novice Path TBR

  • Week 1 ~ 01.09. – 05.09.
  • Week 2 ~ 06.09. – 12.09.
  • Week 3 ~ 13.09. – 19.09.
  • Week 4 ~ 20.09. – 26.09.
  • Week 5 ~ 27.09. – 30.09.
  • Wrapup

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Week 1 ~ 01.09. – 05.09.

Week 1

➽ The Readathon started on Wednesday, so technically this wasn’t a full week 😄 I read my first book of the Readathon ~ The Girl from the Sea, a gorgeous graphic novel that I kept eyeing ~ on the very first day … in one sitting! It was SO good, the perfect amount of cute romance but also angst 🥺 Inbetween working on a Uni assignment (that was due earlier than I thought) and general anxiety, I wasn’t too motivated to read, which was sad as I love this Readathon! At least I started reading Dark Waters ~ Small Spaces #3 ~ on the weekend and devoured the first part in one sitting, because it was so good and spooky 👻

💕 Weekly Progress 💕

  • The Girl from the Sea (Molly Knox Ostertag) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ Ashtorn Tree (A Book that keeps tempting you)
  • Dark Waters (Katherine Arden) [55 %] ~ Ruin of the Sky (A Book featuring ghosts/paranormal)

➽ 1 prompt completed 📚

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Week 2 ~ 06.09. – 12.09.

Week 2

➽  My streak of liking all the books I read continues! I finished Dark Waters at the beginning of the week and lowkey cried because I thought I had 20% left in the e-book but it was all samples (who does that??) 😭 That left me with an evil cliffhanger, but there is a fourth and final book planned in the series that’s due to release next year 👀 Afterward, I got a bit distracted but I managed to read the entirety of Nevermoor before the next week started 🎉 Trying not to jinx it but I’ve liked every book I read so far! Nevermoor was no exception, as I fell in love with its whimsical, magical vibes and interesting worldbuilding – I cannot wait to continue with this series 😊 I don’t normally read much Middle Grade, but this book had so much heart and was so engaging 🥰

💕 Weekly Progress 💕

  • Dark Waters (Katherine Arden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ Ruin of the Sky (A Book featuring ghosts/paranormal)
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) ⭐⭐⭐⭐~ Orilium Arc (A Book with a school setting)

➽ 3 prompts completed 📚

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Week 3 ~ 13.09. – 19.09.

Week 3

➽ Of course this had to be the week I go off the rails with my TBR 😅 I have one last exam that I need to write, so I needed to start studying … which I’m not that motivated to do. My mood reading struck again and pushed me into a minor TBR crisis 😭 Originally I wanted to reread Ace of Shades and read King of Fools (for the map prompt), but though I love this world I SO wasn’t in the mood for it. I had tried to reread Ace of Shades since the beginning of September – it just wasn’t happening and I didn’t want to force myself to continue. I’d rather revisit this world when I’m in the right mood. That left me trying to find another book with a map, which turned out to be difficult! It was either a) books I own but am NOT in the mood for, b) books I don’t own, c) books I wanted to read but they have no maps and d) books I won but they are back at my Uni flat 🥺 In the end I picked I Killed Zoe Spanos, which is a Mystery book with a map!

➽ I did have a good time during the Magical Allnighter! ✨ It’s a 24 Hour Readathon hat always happens within the main event. It really helped me boost my reading as I barely read anything during the week. On the weekend however, I read I Killed Zoe Spanos within one day (it was a solid mystery, but I struggled with the beginning and some slow parts in-between) and got much farther into The Darkness Outside Us! I sadly also had to study but I was much more motivated to read and got out of my weird mood ❤

💕 Weekly Progress 💕

  • I Killed Zoe Spanos (Kit Frick) ⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ The Novice Path (A Book with a Map)
  • The Darkness Outside Us (Eliot Schrefer) [60%] ~ Obsidian Falls (A Mystery Book)

➽ 4 prompts completed 📚

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Week 4 ~ 20.09. – 26.09.

Week 4

➽ My reading this week was pretty irregular to be honest! I don’t know if it was the change of TBR, but my reading slowed significantly compared to the beginning of the month and it took me much longer than I had anticipated to finish The Darkness Outside Us. I also didn’t manage to read Recommended For You – a short, cute contemporary about a book store – on the weekend like I had planned, as I wasn’t feeling well at all. I mostly played on my Nintendo to ease some of the stress, which I tried to accept as forcing myself to read isn’t something I ever want to do!

💕 Weekly Progress 💕

  • The Darkness Outside Us (Eliot Schrefer) ⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ Obsidian Falls (A Mystery Book)
  • Recommended For You (Laura Silverman) [100/272 p.] ~ Mist of Solitude (Standalone)

➽ 5 prompts completed 📚

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Week 5 ~ 27.09. – 30.09.

Week 5

➽ I was racing to the finish line! 🏎 My bad reading mood from the previous week sadly carried over and I was also stressed about studying + a group assignment that was due this week. I’m usually on track when it comes to Readathons but this time I was rushing to finish my last two books. I just didn’t feel like reading, as I felt too worn out at the end of the day. In the end I managed to complete the books, though I know that I didn’t have to, as it’s enough to finish 2 out of the 7 prompts. However, my ambitious side wouldn’t let me not complete all the prompts, which I admit is something I need to work on 😅 I was in an anxious mood which impacted my reading experience a bit, however I still liked the last two books! I loved Starsight and it definitely was a 5-star book liked predicted 💕

💕 Weekly Progress 💕

  • Starsight (Brandon Sanderson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~  Tower of Rumination (5-star prediction)
  • Recommended For You (Laura Silverman) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ Mist of Solitude (Standalone)

➽ 7 prompts completed 📚

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Wrapup

Novice Path W4

💕 Books Read 💕

  1. Starsight (Brandon Sanderson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ 460 p.
  2. Dark Waters (Katherine Arden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ 200 p.
  3. The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Jessica Townsend) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ 466 p.
  4. The Girl from the Sea (Molly Knox Ostertag) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ 256 p.
  5. Recommended For You (Laura Silverman) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ~ 272 p.
  6. I Killed Zoe Spanos (Kit Frick) ⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ 384 p.
  7. The Darkness Outside Us (Eliot Schrefer) ⭐⭐⭐.5 ~ 397 p.

➽ 2435 pages in total 📚

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Did you participate in the #magicalreadathon? What have you been reading recently? Any books you can recommend? ✨

4 thoughts on “Reading Diary: #magicalreadathon ~ The Novice Path ✨

  1. I loved this, Caro! 🥺 And congrats again on finishing all seven prompts, especially when you felt a bit unmotivated! The 24-hour readathon was so much fun! It also boosted my reading, I listened to basically all of my audiobook.
    I can relate to being ambitious during readathons, sometimes I need to remind myself that it’s not a race. 😅

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    1. Thank you so much, Morgan, that means a lot to me!! 💕 I also had so much fun during the 24 Hour Readathon, I read an entire book and definitely had the best reading time 😄
      Oh yes! I get a bit competitive with myself during Readathons as well 😅

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