7 July 2013

Once Upon A Read-a-thon: Goals & Updates

Once Upon a Read-a-thon is hosted by Reading AngelsCandace’s Book Blog and Pure Imagination 
[Click here to sign up!]

I'm planning on reading 3 books for this one since it's a 3 day read-a-thon.
1. Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout
2. Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout
3. What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
[Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry is my back up in case I manage to finish all 3 of them]


No. of books finished: 1
Books read: Onyx [finished] & Opal
No. of pages read: 641

No. of books finished: 1
Books read: Opal [finished] & What's Left of Me
No. of pages read: 159

Mini Challenge - Better Read than Dead
You're in a bookstore and you've just purchased 5 books you've been dying to read, when the apocalypse hits. (Zombie, Demons, Vampires, Dean Winchester vs. Sam Winchester (yes, I'm watching Supernatural reruns) I don't care what apocalypse). You've got one chance at survival, what 2 books do you take and what 3 other items do you take? 

Only two?! OK, well I'd take The 5th Wave because I could use some of Cassie's tips to survive & I'd also take Anna and the French kiss so that I had something cute and sweet to escape too. 
As for the other items, I'd take:
1. A Wilderness Survival Kit (like one of those Bear Grylls ones)
2. A gun (just in case there's any weirdos)
3. Water (I'm sure I'd be able to scrounge up food on the way, but there's no guarantee there'll be any water - need to keep hydrated!)

So today I spent most of the day at the beach with my boyfriend attempting to get a tan (which was useless because I just burnt). But it was so nice that I hardly managed to get any reading done! I'm definitely going to make up for it tomorrow though.

No. of books finished: 2
Books read: What's Left of Me [finished] & Pushing the Limits [finished]
No. of pages read: 683

Mini Challenge - Dizneeee’s World of Books
favorite genrefavorite book within that genre, and your favorite character from the same genre.

I think my favourite genre would have to be YA Contemporary. I love reading them!
My favourite book from this genre would be Amy & Roger's Epic Detour. And my favourite character from this genre would have to be 
Étienne St.Clair :) 

Overall Progress
No. of books finished: 4
Books read: Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout; Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout; What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang & Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
No. of pages read: 1483

Good luck everyone! :D


  1. *settles in and waits for your Onyx/Opal updates*

  2. More brilliant books! I LOVE Pushing the Limits and really enjoyed What's Left of Me. I read and really enjoyed Obsidian - I still have to get on to the rest of the series! Good luck :)

    1. I can't wait to read them! OMG! You have to get on to the rest of the series. I just finished Onyx, and holy crap!
      Thanks :)

  3. 641 PAGES!!! Wow that's really an accomplishment, I didn't even read that many in the whole 3 days LOL

    Great answers for Diznee's Challenge, I love road trip books. Check out Two Way Street and Right of Way by Lauren Barnholdt. How my summer went up in flames by Jennifer S Doktorski seems to also be an awesome road trip book and last but not least which I absolutely loved, loved, loved was Saving June by Hannah Harrington.

    Enjoy and hope you get through all your goals! What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang was an awesome book and I really enjoyed it.

    My #OUReadathon

    1. I spent nearly all of Monday reading. I got so hooked on the Lux series that I just couldn't put the books down!
      I'll definitely make sure I check them all out and keep a note of them so that I remember to look them up :)
      Thanks! I really enjoyed What's Left of Me.

  4. Good answers for the genre questions! I am loving YA Contemporary these days! Amy & Roger's Epic Detour was...epic! I loved it!

    1. Me too! They're just awesome :)
      It was! :D