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?
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See you soon, and Happy Reading!