Books

So…Contemporary-a-thon is done!

I set out to read three books for Contemporary-a-thon this past week and I did exactly that, which I am realy happy about. Oftentimes when I decide to compete in a readathon I already set myself up to fail with a stupidly ambitious TBR, so this time I set myself a very doable TBR.

My TBR consisted of only three books, which were My Sister, The Serial Killer (Oyinkan Braithwaite), The Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo) and Home Fire (Kamila Shamsie).

Contemporaryathon TBR

The challenges and books I read for the readathon were:

  • Read a book with green on the cover: My Sister, The Serial Killer
  • Read book by an author that is new to you: All three!
  • Read a diverse contemporary: All three, I guess!
  • Read a backlist book: Home Fire
  • Read a dark/hard hitting contemporary: Home Fire
  • Read a book with an illustrated cover: The Poet X (kind of)
  • Read a recommendation: Everyone and his dog has been talking about My Sister, The Serial Killer!

Overall, I really enjoyed all three of the books. My favourite was The Poet X, which got a rare full 7 stars from me! I also really loved My Sister, The Serial Killer at 6 out of 7 stars and I also enjoyed Home Fire at 5 out of 7 stars. I was really happy with my choices!

Did you participate? What contemporary books did you read recently?

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