This is the link to my original post for the Believe in the Impossible Readathon (Believathon). I can’t believe I actually finished this one – and slightly ahead of time. The only other Readathon I’ve taken part in was the #20BooksofSummer which I didn’t manage to complete although I did manage 14 books. I enjoyed every second of this one as it was a celebration of middle-grade books which I adore reading. I decided to read books in series for each of the challenges. Altogether, I read 12 books and have managed to post reviews for eight of them.
I intend to write reviews for the other four books as I really enjoyed them all, and will post them as soon as I can. I do have quite a lot of reading commitments at the moment including for some Blog Tours coming early in December, and I really need to catch up with my NetGalley approvals as I have some fantastic books waiting to read.
The books I have posted reviews for are:
- The Group book: Frostheart.
- A book featuring a myth or legend: The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
- A book with a strong sense of friendship: The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club by Alex Bell
- An atmospheric or creepy book: Potkin & Stubbs by Sophie Green
- A classic children’s story: The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston
- Re-read childhood favourite: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
- A book with real life issues: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
- A book set in the past: The Hunt for the Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras.
The other prompts I completed, in the order I completed them are:
- A book with an animal character: The Gift of Dark Hollow by Kieran Larwood. I also read The Beasts of Grimheart as I just had to continue Podkin’s story
- A seasonal book: The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher
- A book featuring magic: A Witch Alone by James Nichol
Altogether, I read 3308 pages, an achievement I’m rather proud of! I really hope this is an annual Readathon as it is such a lovely way to celebrate middle-grade books and, whilst I’m already a fan, it has been lovely to see others who may not have read middle-grade in a while taking part in this challenge and really enjoying reading them. It has also made me want to take part in more Readathons as it brings a wonderful sense of belonging to this wonderful reading community.
Have you taken part in Believathon? How did you do? Do you have any other Readathon suggestions I can take part in?