Since I was on hiatus last month, I missed keeping you guys updated on my progress througout the #BoutofBooks readathon. So, to make up for it, I’m going to be participating in this month’s #AYearAThon. I considered a few different readathon’s this month, but the theme of ‘catch up/finish a series’ really appealed to me, and my TBR.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 5 books I’m hoping to get through this coming week.
- Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins. I know, this was on my TBR last month… and the month before that… and the month before that, but I promise this time I’m actually going to get to it. This is the second book in the Rebel Belle trilogy which I started way back in 2013. I really enjoyed the first instalment, so I have no excuse for not getting to this sooner, but finally (with some readathon inspiration) it will be done!
- Horde by Ann Aguirre. This is the third book in the Razorland trilogy, which I began by reading Enclave on holiday in 2013 (are you seeing a pattern here?). Again, it’s not that there was any reason why I paused reading, I guess I just got interested in other things. However, I’m really excited to dive back into this series – I haven’t read a dystopian in a while.
- Specials by Scott Westerfeld. This is the only series I’ve tried by Scott Westerfeld, and I was never really entirely convinced by it. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the first two books, but I wasn’t in love with them. I think my motivation to read this was further lessened when he released Extras (the 4th book in the series) because I realised I was now only half way, not nearly finished. However, I will complete the original trilogy in the next week, you have my word!
- Son by Lois Lowry. None of the sequels in this quartet have even come close to the amazingness of The Giver. However, since there’s only one left, I’m willing to give it another shot. In Lowry’s defense, I actually really liked The Messenger when I read it last year, but Gathering Blue negatively tainted my opinion of the whole series – hopefully Son can counteract it.
- Alight by Scott Sigler. Okay, okay, so I know this isn’t the last book in this series. However, I made an ARC-requesting-boo-boo. I went on to Netgalley a couple of months back and saw Sigler’s book Alone, and assumed it was the 2nd instalment (it’s not, it’s the third). So, in order to get around to it in my next Readathon (I’ll talk more about that in a minute or two) I must read Alight first… and thus, here it sits.
Since I always like to have a couple of audiobook options on hand, I am also tentatively saying that if I finish Son (which will be my first audiobook) and Specials (which will be my second) I would like to finish the Rebel Belle series by listening to Lady Renegades, but we’ll see how we get on, that really hinges on how quickly I can finish Miss Mayhem!
I managed to get through quite a few novels in my previous readathon, so I’m hoping that burning through these 5 will be a breeze. I’m also planning to do my own ARC readathon nearer the end of the month, it’ll mainly be a personal thing, but I’ll also do a post on here in case any of you want to participate.
Good luck to any fellow readathoners! I’ll be keeping you all up to date on Instagram, so if you haven’t already, make sure to head on over there and follow me @missabigailanderson. Otherwise, I’ll see you back here in a week for the wrap-up!