Melinda's favourites book montage

The Mark of Athena
The Son of Neptune
The Lost Hero
The Last Olympian
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Titan's Curse
The Sea of Monsters
The Lightning Thief
Throne of Glass
City of Glass
The Red Pyramid
City of Ashes
City of Bones
The Golden Door
The Farseekers
The Poison Diaries
Catching Fire
The Hunger Games

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Bout of Books Wrap-up

I am excited because not only did I finish my first ever read-a-thon but I completed my goal of reading four books! I did alter from my plan slightly, but I am still really happy that I succeeded! 

How did I differ from my plan, you might ask. Well I did plan on finishing Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta and Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead, but both books are quite long, and I am not that quick a reader. I didn't start Hood, but I did get part way through Froi of the exiles, and I am adding the pages I read into my total, I just decided to put it aside because I knew I wouldn't get it finished in time.

Through the DoorRunesSanctuary (Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales, #1)Why I Let My Hair Grow Out (Morgan Rawlinson, #1)

So the first book that I read for Bout of Books was Through the Door by Jodi McIsaac. I have already posted a review for this, which you can find here, and I gave it 3/5 stars.

The second book I read was Runes by Ednah Walters. I really enjoyed this book. It was a fairly easy read and it was an intriguing story line. I will be posting a review soon, but I gave it 4/5 stars!

The third book I read was a graphic novel, which I managed to read in the time it took me to catch a tram from the library to my house. The book was Sanctuary by Melissa Marr with the illustrations being done by Xian Nu Studios. It was my first ever graphic novel and I enjoyed it. The story was interesting, except maybe a bit too much romance and not enough faeries for me, and I thought that the graphics were pretty good. I gave it 3/5 stars!

The last book I read for Bout of Books was Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood. I really loved this story. It was funny, a little quirky and very funny! I gave it 5/5 stars and I will have a review for it up soon!

So overall, I reached my goal of four books, which added up to 1077 pages read! I really enjoyed my first ever read-a-thon and I will definitely have to participate in one again!

If you participated I hope you did well and reached your goals!

P.S. Click the picture is you would like to go to the Goodreads page for each book!


Up next - Review: Runes by Ednah Walters.


  1. Congrats on reaching your goal!! :D

  2. Congrats on reaching your goals. I didn't do so bad with mine either. I aimed for 5 books, but finished 6!

    Lisa @ Just Another Rabid Reader

    1. Thanks! Well done on exceeding your goal! :)

  3. Yay, congrats on achieving your goals, and for finishing your first read-a-thon! :-D Hope you'll do many more, and hope you had lots of fun! :-)

    1. Thanks! I had heaps of fun with it and I plan on doing a tonne more! :)