I recently participated in the Creating & Co Escape to Book Island Readathon. Here are some of the books I read during the week along with a short review on each.
I found that I actually read quite a few books this week, both more and less than I had hoped. The first book I started and read this week was Everything Nice by Ellen Shanman. This book fulfilled the Beach Read prompt challenge. I had previously read this book over 9 years ago, when I would randomly browse Borders and find books on my lunch break from my retail job at the time. I enjoyed the book and definitely thought it was worth keeping. While I enjoyed the book again this time, I don’t feel the need to keep it on my shelves forever. The short synopsis of this is that Michaela Edwards, a hot shot ad executive is rifted from her job and finds that her life is quickly spiraling down the tubes along with the fact that she has become untouchable in the advertising world. She ends up moving back in with her dad and getting a tip on a job tip from her dad’s girlfriend. While Michaela might not know anything about teaching, she does know a few things about staying safe on the streets of New York and how to make it on her own. The twists and turns of the story will have you hoping that everything turns out just as it should be and it will tug at your heart strings just a bit.
The second book I finished this week was Mera: Tidebreaker by Danielle Paige. This book fulfilled the prompts for matching the colors of the kit and an adventure book. This was the first comic book that I had read in a long time. Probably since two years ago, when I read two comic books in a row for the first Rest in Peace Readathon. I loved at how fast paced and easy to read comic books are. The quick synopsis on the book is that this is the prequel to Aquaman. Mera is teenager trying to prove herself to her father and goes to the surface to kill Arthur. It isn’t long before she falls for him and realizes that things might not be so bad after all. I would definitely recommend this book and any of the other books in the reimagined DC icon series.
Ahhh! This was the last and final book that I read this week. I will admit that I wasn’t able to finish the book during the readathon, but did manage to finish this right after. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid is my first book of hers that I’ve read. I love that it is written in an autobiographical style making you believe that the band is real and that you are sometimes, so sucked into the world that you have a hard time believing that the band isn’t real. This was a majorly hyped book that has been featured nearly everywhere since its release date earlier in April. A quick synopsis of the book is that is an autobiographical fictional piece on a band called Daisy Jones & The Six focusing on the rise and fall of the band during the 1970s. It’s an extremely well written time period piece that draws you into the world of the 1970s.
I love that I’m back into reading again after having such a hard reading slump in the past couple of weeks. I hope to continue to keep reading since I’m also participating in Books_and_planners Finish a Series Readathon for the month of May and the next Creating & Co Readathon in June. It’s definitely going to be a busy summer reading and hopefully I will be able to get in a few more lifestyle post here for you.
Let me know what you have been reading lately and if you have ever participated in a readathon. Until next time.