A little before September @SifaElizabethReads announced her plans for a Fantasy Tropes Readathon, a fantastic challenge to read all the unread fantasy that had accumulated on her and our shelves.
Although I have previously vowed to avoid all challenges and readathons, I wanted to participate in this one as it was right up my street. I read a lot of fantasy, most of my unread books are fantasy, and therefore it just seemed like a good idea. I even made a TBR to go with the readathon! Shock horror I know!
Said TBR was these books:
- Lord of Secrets – Breanna Teintze
- Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor
- Hero at the Fall – Alwyn Hamilton
- The Last Namsara – Kristin Ciccarelli
- Once and Future – Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy
- The Smoke Thieves – Sally Green
- Now I Rise – Kiersten White
- Uprooted – Naomi Novik
Did I start a couple of these? Yes. Did I have every intention of finishing them? Absolutely. For one reason or another it simply didn’t happen.
However, I have read a couple of other fantasy books with tropes included in this readathon, some of which may look familiar if you’ve kept up with my wrap-up posts.
Luckily, I did enjoy both of these but they still didn’t lessen the blow of falling short on the readathon – by my personal standards anyway.
Saying that, attempting to participate in this readathon has made me realise I’m not a readathon-kind of reader. I mentioned it right at the beginning but now it is firmly cemented in stone.
Readathons don’t work for me. It’s as simple as that. It’s just a shame because I liked this one and when I first saw it, nearly half my books cried out to be read. I honestly thought I would make a huge dent in the TBR.
Alas, it wasn’t to be.
Did you participate in the Fantasy Tropes Readathon?
If so, what books did you read?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!