Hello friends! Welcome to today’s post, where I’ll be doing a semi-short wrap up of the Thrillerathon I took part of in February.
If you didn’t already know, in the third week of February 2019, there was a Thrillerathon being held and hosted over on Twitter, by the Twitter handle of @ thrillerathon. I participated in it, and I have THOUGHTS.
I actually quite enjoyed the thrillerathon even though I didn’t get to read all the books I had planned to. The first book I read actually gave me anxiety after I finished the novel. Resulting in a few days in which I couldn’t read anything, let alone go outside or go on the internet, which put me behind.
There were a total of 5 books that I wanted to read during the thrillerathon (see what books I wanted to read here!). I only got around to reading 3 of them. That’s totally OK though because the first book I read actually gave me like, 24 hours worth of anxiety.
The 3 books I read during this thrillerathon were: I See You by Clare Mackintosh, We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards, and Copycat by Hannah Jayne.
I See You by Clare Mackintosh, was the first book I read and honestly, while I enjoyed reading the story, the after-affects weren’t that pleasant. I couldn’t go on the internet because I was scared someone was going to track my movements, and I didn’t want to go outside for the same reason. I didn’t even read like I had planned to. So I actually ended up watching quite a bit of T.V. instead.
We All Fall Down by Natalie D. Richards, was a book that I had been looking to read for over a year. I think I had borrowed We All Fall Down from the library before but I didn’t get around to reading it. So I’m glad I did read We All Fall Down this time I had it.
Copycat by Hannah Jayne, was a book that I knew I would enjoy simply because I’ve enjoyed reading all of Jayne’s other YA Mystery/ Suspense/ Thriller novels. I knew I could read Copycat on the last day of the thrillerathon plainly because Jayne’s thriller novels are such fast reads for me.
There were actually themed challenges. I did not expect them at all, though I didn’t know about them until after the thrillerathon had ended, I answered those challenges here!
1. Read the thriller you’re most anticipating
I don’t know if there was a specific book that I was anticipating to be honest. I was looking forward to reading all of them equally.
2. Read the thriller that’s been on your TBR the longest
The thriller novel that had been on my TBR list the longest was Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon. I still haven’t gotten around to reading it, haha. Oops..
3. Read the thriller you most recently added to your TBR
I’d say that the thriller that I had most recently added to my TBR would have been Copycat by Hannah Jayne.
4. Read the thriller with the best cover
The thriller with the best cover would have to be Copycat. The cover gives a feel of like someone punched a mirror. At the same time though, the cover looks like a photo that has been cut and arranged to look like a mosaic of sorts — implying that there are multiple copies.
5. Revisit a thriller book or author
I actually revisited two authors during the thrillerathon! I revisited both Natalie D. Richards with her book We All Fall Down, as well as Hannah Jayne with her book Copycat.
6. Read a thriller that was recommended to you
I didn’t have any books on my Thrillerathon TBR list that were recommended to me specifically. However, I had both I See You by Clare Mackintosh, and Copycat by Alex Lake on my TBR so I’m assuming that counts!
My thoughts about the thrillerathon are just thoughts I have towards myself, mostly.
Next time I think that I’m only going to have one Non-YA novel, instead of two on my list. Hopefully that will make it a tad easier for me to want to get through my future Thrillerathon TBR list.
The one thing that I wish, in regards to the thrillerathon, is that I would have appreciated the thrillerathon more if it were shorter. The reason behind this is very selfish: I wanted to read a Fantasy novel like, 5 days into the 7 day readathon.
That about sums up my Thrillerathon experience! Next time, if I participate, I know to include only 1(!) Non-YA book. The rest can be Young Adult.
Did you participate in the Thrillerathon?
Thank you so much for stopping by!
See you soon, and Happy Reading!
8 thoughts on “Thrillerathon February 2019 Wrap Up”
Oh, 3 books are great really! I have heard a great deal about Copycat so it’s good to hear that you liked it 🙂
I think I’ll try and read it soon!
Great post! xx
Great post! I don’t read a lot of thrillers but I think it is the one genre I’d like to explore more into. Lots of books here to add to my TBR 🙂
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Yay! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the books, if you ever review them 😀
I am so disappointed I missed out on thrillerathon!! How did you hear about it? I am always on the hunt for a good thriller. I am sure your reading book list is HUGE but something to consider for a future read is “The Light of Our Yesterdays” by Ken Hansen. It was a rare find through book club (we have been focusing on indie authors) and I can’t say enough about it. One of the main characters, Chris Huxley, a homeland security investigator, is on the hunt for a terrorist that sends him all over the world and makes him confront his past and his own religious beliefs. The book is for anyone who enjoy thrillers/mysteries with something deeper and more philosophical included. Unfortunately, in today’s world I feel that intolerance of other people’s religions and cultures has become a more accepted practice and this book really puts a new perspective on that. For example, it gives one Islamic terrorist’s views, but allows him to struggle through his interpretation of his Qur’an to try to determine if what he is doing is right. You can read the full synopsis here: https://kennethjhansen.com/
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Hi Amy! I found the thrillerathon that I participated over on twitter! I was just lucky that it crossed my timeline xD. Here’s to hoping that you’ll find more readathon’s out there!
I’m not typically one to read books with self-discovery/religion in them. In fact, I stay away from them. I’m glad you enjoyed the novel though! But thanks for recommending The Light of Our Yesterday, anyway.
I hope you have a great day.
ive passed my readng thriller phase but looks like this was successful for you!
Thanks! It was, kinda, lol. xD