Contemporary-A-Thon Wrap Up

Contemporary

We were super excited to be able to participate in the fourth round of Contemporary-A-Thon. It ran from February 11th to the 17th. This was our first time participating and it will probably not be our last.  

This read-a-thon was hosted by four wonderful ladies:

Julie from Pages and Pens  – Chelsea from chelseadolling readsNatasha from myreadingisoddMelanie from MeltotheAny

IG: Contemporaryathon   Twitter: bookhangover_

Here is how we did on our challenges 

Melanie

➽1. Read your most recently purchased or acquired contemporary

I didn’t end up getting to On the Come Up sadly.  I will be reading it soon though, so this category wasn’t finished.

➽2. Read a contemporary with blurple (blue or purple) on the cover

I am in the middle of  Girls Made of Stars by Ashley Blake Herring currently – but I still have a few hours before contemporaryathon is done and I expect it will be read.

➽3. Read a diverse contemporary keeping in mind its African heritage month and an own voices African author would be a great pick

For this I ended up reading The Wicked King by K. Ancrum – This had LGBTQIA+ and it was also written by an #ownvoices black author.  I loved this book, I’m debating my rating.

➽ 4. Read a dark, taboo, or emotional book

I read the very date and disturbing The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchinson.  It started as a buddy read but I was the only one who ended up finishing it haha.  This was a very intense book and has a million trigger warnings such as graphic violence, graphic sexual assault, self harm, suicide, pedophilia and so on.  I’m still debating the rating on this as well, but I believe I’ll be giving it five stars.

➽ 5. Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to.

Read To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin.  I was nervous about this one because I wanted good, solid fat representation and that is exactly what I got.  This book has many lighter moments but deals with some pretty heavy things as well. I really enjoyed it though.  Four Stars on this one.

➽ 6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format (ebook, audio, graphic novel etc)

I never intended to do this category because I didn’t think I’d have time to get to it and I was right.  

➽ 7. Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine (not a color or pattern but an image)

I’m doubling up for this one.  I’m using The Wicker King on this one as well – it has some cute pictures on the spine.

Overall, I didn’t really expect to do as well as I did.  I tend to give up on these fast but I really liked all the books I ended up reading and we’re reading On the Come Up next month in the TBR and Beyond group regardless, so I won’t miss out on it.  

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➽1. Read your most recently purchased or acquired contemporary

I did finish my Buddy Read of When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington with Melanie from MeltotheAny and Felicia from Bookishly Slytherclaw, Heather from Young at Heart Reader and Linda one of the TBR and Beyond moderator.

➽2. Read a contemporary with blurple (blue or purple) on the cover
I didn’t get to finish my arc of Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston but I am close to having half of it read.

➽3. Read a diverse contemporary keeping in mind its African heritage month and an own voices African author would be a great pick
Like mentionned I didn’t finish Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston.

➽ 4. Read a dark, taboo, or emotional book
I didn’t get a chance to start On the Come Up by Angie Thomas it will have to wait for next month.

➽ 5. Read a contemporary you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t get to.
I did finish this challenge by reading When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington.

➽ 6. Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format (ebook, audio, graphic novel etc)
Like mentionned I didn’t finish Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston.
➽ 7. Read a contemporary with a picture on the spine (not a color or pattern but an image)
I did finish this challenge by reading When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington.

OK so I was hoping to read a little more but overall with my busy week I am happy that I was able to finish at least one book for this Contemporary-A-thon.

5 books longer
How about you guys? Did you participate in this fourth edition?

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