Booktube-a-thon WRAP UP

The time of a read-a-thons is here, my friends. Is it just me or does it always seem like there are so many more read-a-thons happening at this time of year? It’s glorious. ANYHOO. I’m here today to tell you how I managed to read 23 books in one week.

HAH. That was a funny joke. I read, like, three books. I wish it were 23. Sigh. One day, my good fellows, that amazing feat will be achieved. Booktube-a-thon was SO. MUCH. FUN. I’ve never participated before but seeing as I started up a YouTube channel this year I thought, well by jove, I must join in. So I did.

I vlogged each day so you can see how that went too, if you like, but I’m going to give you a brief wrapped wrap up here so you can marvel at my ability to read incredibly slow.

What books did I read?

The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
4.5/5 stars

I buddy read this one with Casey from AdoptABookAus and we were utterly blown away by it. It was a fabulous sequel to to The Just City and you can read my full review for it here.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
5/5 stars

I think words are not enough to describe how much I enjoyed this book. This is a fabulous LGBT+ book whose main character isn’t even LGBT. Go figure. Albertalli has produced another amazing book.

Saga Vol. 1
4/5 stars

This is the first graphic novel I read and I really enjoyed it! I was pleasantly surprised by how much I did and I really can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the sequel. You can see my full review for it here.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold by Iain Reading

This is the book that I only got half way through, I had to abandon it in favour of completing the challenge to finish a book in one day. From what I’ve read so far I am enjoying it although it’s got some convincing to do before it earns a decent number of stars.


Books read:


Pages read:


Goals completed:

Read a book with a person on the cover
The Philosopher Kings

Read a hyped book
The Upside of Unrequited

Read a book in a day

Read about a character that is very different from you
Saga – they’re aliens!

And there we have it! Not the worst effort in the world, The Philosopher Kings definitely slowed me down a little being a heavier read but I’m really pleased with what I got read nonetheless. Gotta love read-a-thons!

Did you participate? How did you go?

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~


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