Rainbowthon Wrap-Up

The Rainbowthon has finished! I had a lot of fun trying to reach my goals and I discovered that I really enjoyed having a themed TBR just for the week. Usually I try and avoid setting my reading schedule down in stone but perhaps I should dally in weekly themed TBRs . . . we will see.

The Rainbowthon was hosted over the duration of last week. The goal was to try and read books for each colour of the rainbow. Excluding indigo, this meant there was a grand goal of 6 books – however you could double up on colours and read a minimum of four. Check out my original post to read more about the guidelines, the hosts, and all that jazz.


I’d aimed to read three and a half books for the week and that is exactly what I did. I had set a total TBR of five books – but that proved to be just a fraction too big. However, I did read a bonus novella during that time so I guess I nearly reached my goal . . .

 The Statistics

Books read: 3.5

Pages read: 1,019

Genres read:
Classics, Historical Fiction, Retelling, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Horror

The Books


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn 1

My rating: 5/5 STARS

This also became one of my all time favourites from 2016.

all time favourite award

I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book – it was FANTASTIC. I highly recommend everyone checks it out!

My review


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

My rating: 4/5 STARS

I really enjoyed this book and found it to be a super interesting read. There’s so much that you can read into in this book and I’m quite keen to see some film adaptations of it now. Someone also brought to my attention that this is basically the original Hulk . . . mind = blown.

My review


Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout


My rating: 5/5 STARS

This book was so much better than I thought it would be. I was fascinated by the characters and in particular the power/magic system within this world. I’ve been convinced that I definitely want to read more of Armentrout’s works now.

My review


Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout


My rating: 4/5 STARS

This is a prequel novel to the Covenant series and this edition was included in my copy of Half-Blood. It’s a nice short and simple read and it was cool to further explore the events that led up to the story within the main book. Novellas are just so much fun!

My review


Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes

This is the book that I only got half way through. This edition is a bind up of the first three novels so I’m only reading a third of that. The story so far is very interesting and it’s cool to see where Disney’s Tarzan diverges from the original story. I’m sure I’ll end up loving the book and I certainly want to keep reading the series (there are about 25 books of Tarzan altogether – wow!).

Future Prospects

I think I will probably participate in the Rainbowthon again – it was fun to do, and, as I said, I enjoyed have a colour themed TBR to work from. I was disappointed on the Twitter front because I wasn’t able to participate in a single sprint, and all up didn’t get to participate much on Twitter at all. I think a lot of the hosts, if not all, are American so I have the time difference to thank for that. Nonetheless, this was still a cool read-a-thon to do and I’m glad I participated!

Did you participate in the Rainbowthon?
What was your favourite book this week?

Rainbow close-up

Let me know in the comments below!

 End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


5 thoughts on “Rainbowthon Wrap-Up

  1. Your collection of books is so nice :O Congrats on storming through three and a half books, that’s so good for the week! I’m definitely going to have to keep my eye out for this the next time round – it seems so much fun!!

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    1. Thanks! I’m actually a slowish reader naturally and I have to make an effort to set aside time and try to pick up the pace if I want to read faster. However I do think I’ve managed to get a bit a faster recently. Sometimes I think it’s nicer to read slower though – to take your time and enjoy the book, so don’t ever feel disheartened if you don’t read as fast as you would like to!


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