Trope-ical Readathon (August 2020) Wrap Up

Hi everyone! I am FINALLY getting to the blog post that I was supposed to write back in September. For those of you who have been following me for a while (either here or on Twitter/Instagram), you know about a readathon that I hosted with my partner during the month of August called the Trope-ical Readathon.

I was on Team Romance and my goal was to complete all 15 challenges and read all Team Books. This meant that I was hoping to read at least 20 books in the month of August.

In the end…I read 54.

Now before everyone starts expressing complete shock. Here is the breakdown of the book types:

  • 32 books
  • 20 graphic novels
  • 1 poetry collection
  • 1 children’s book

So most of you would probably just say I read 32 books–which is still my highest record of books read in a month so I was very proud of myself.

Since there are a LOT of books to cover, I’m just going to break them down by rating. I’m leaving out the 20 graphic novels I read but if you’re curious, they were the first 20 volumes of Case Closed.

I got too overwhelmed to write reviews for most of them (I’ll link the three I did do reviews for below), so if you want to hear my thoughts about any book listed, just comment below!

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (4.5 stars)
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (4.5 stars)
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (4.5 stars)
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest
A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
Timothy Mean and the Time Machine 2 by William A.E. Ford
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (3.5 stars)
The Secret Letters by Taryn Leigh
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn
The Shadows by Alex North
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch & Victoria Ying
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
The Love Study by Kris Ripper
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

And that’s a wrap! If you’re interested in participating in our next round of Trope-ical Readathon, follow the readathon Twitter account @tropeicalreads!

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