Yo! So my Reading Rush didn’t go exactly as planned, as I was under the weather for much of the week. But I was still able to complete five of the seven challenges! So let’s run through how things went.
- Book that Starts with “The” – Not Completed
- Book that is the Same Color as My Birth Stone – Completed with They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
- Book from My Least Read Genre – Completed with How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- Book that Takes Place on a Different Continent – Not Completed
- Book Adaptation where You’ve Already Seen the Movie – Completed with the WonderWoman: Warbringer graphic novel by Leigh Bardugo, adapted by Louise Simonson, and illustrated by Kit Seaton
- Read a Book Outside Your Home – Completed with the WonderWoman: Warbringer graphic novel by Leigh Bardugo, adapted by Louise Simonson, and illustrated by Kit Seaton
- Read the First Book You Touch – Completed with How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
I’m going to call this readathon an overall success! Watch for some content on the blog based on the books I read. 🙂
How did the Reading Rush go for everyone else?
*Note: I know that parts of The Reading Rush were controversial this year, mostly due to the handling of books written by BIPOC authors and the two hosts of the readathon, and the inherent ableism of some of the challenges. Due to the fact that I was quarantined, I read books I already owned and didn’t participate in any of the daily photo challenges. This means I didn’t do the group read, although I do hope to read Such a Fun Age at some point. In any case, I want it known that the fact that I participated in this readathon does not mean I condone what they did. I participated in a way that worked for me during a time that was tough for me. I actually hope that the host of The Reading Rush do some serious soul-searching and find it in themselves to produce a much better apology than what I saw on Twitter. If they don’t, I will certainly never participate again.