I decided to do BiancaReads’ Sims-themed readathon – Sims-a-thon – this month, and had so much fun picking books for the prompts and collecting points for each read! It seems like it came at a perfect time too, as the latest Sims 4 expansion pack, Island Living, came out at the end of June. You can see my original TBR post here, which also explains all about how the readathon works.
I obviously didn’t stick to my original reading plan, because when do I ever? But here’s what I did read, and how many points those books got me!
Create a Sim: first in a series – 5 points
I chose Dark Pines by Will Dean. I loved it, so I’m definitely going to continue the series.
Buy a house: contemporary or real world setting – 3 points
I read Convenience Store Woman, which is both contemporary and set in the real world. It’s actually set in Japan, so it doubled up for my Unread Shelf Project book for the month of June – a book set in a country you’ve never been to.
Career – Writer: a new-to-you author – 2 points
A lot of my books were by authors I hadn’t read before, so I picked one which was high on my priorities: The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells. Unfortunately, it was only a two-star read for me.
Promotion: a book with 5-star potential – 3 points
I needed this after a couple of unimpressive reads, so I opted for a book by one of my favourites authors: Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward. I liked it a lot, but it wasn’t quite five stars for me in comparison to other books I’ve read by Ward.
Change career: a book outside of your comfort zone – 3 points
Well, the writing career wasn’t working out great for me, so I decided to change, and to do that I read Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. Biographies are definitely out of my comfort zone, I don’t read them often, but this was fantastic!
New career – Business: a book with a number in the title – 5 points
I actually had a couple of options for this one but in the end, I chose Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid because I was dying to know if it lived up to the hype. It definitely does!
Make a friend: a book about friendships – 3 points
Enough work, time for friends! I have a lot of non-fiction on my TBR which can be hard to fit into readathons, but I had the perfect book for this prompt: Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship by Kaylee Schaefer. I absolutely adored this!
Age Up: read an adult book – 2 points
Another easy prompt for me as this is mostly what I read, so I just picked a quick and easy book for this one: If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. Glad it was a quick read because I found it a little disappointing.
Eat a cookie: a book under 200 pages – 1 point
A quick grab at an extra point! I read Carol Ann Duffy’s poetry collection, The Bees. A great collection but not my favourite of hers.
Total points: 27
Did you take part in any readathons in June?