Well, I didn’t get anywhere near 7 books (not really surprising) and I didn’t even do the challenges let alone read the books I planned to read! I’m so bad at sticking to TBR’s!
So why didn’t I read as much as I had wanted to? I had a friend visiting overnight on Monday and we went away during the day on Tuesday so no reading. I then went to Killarney from Friday to Monday with my parents, drove up the mountains and was basically a tourist for the weekend. I managed to read a bit in the evenings while there but not as much as would have liked.
In the end, I read 4.5 books, two of which were on my TBR and met the first challenge which was the coin toss.
Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton
Book 8 in the Anita Blake series and this will probably be where we part ways. I would so love to finish this series but I’m just not sure I’ll be able to. I could just skim over the orgies… Anyway, this book was pretty good other than the beginnings of all the sex stuff. I have nothing against sex in books it’s just a whole other level in this series. The overall story is really good though. Anita is a necromancer and vampire executioner who raises zombies for a living. So much fun to be had!
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
This abridged version of the book contains the Introduction, chapter 14- The Independent Woman and the Conclusion. The original book was published in 1949 and does have a few points that seem a bit dated now but sadly not many. It’s a very interesting read but Beauvoir does come across as a little bit aggressive… which isn’t really a bad thing it just felt like some of the book was being shouted at me.
The Professional by Kresley Cole
I think this book is Cole’s answer to the 50 Shades craze. If you enjoyed the sex in that book you’ll probably like this one. I haven’t read 50 Shades so I can’t say much about it really… The Professional is typical Cole style with alpha males and sassy females but without the paranormal element. It’s definitely an erotic novel but she writes a great story to go with it.
Sweet Ruin by Kresley Cole
Some more Kresley Cole, why the hell not?! I started this book months ago and wasn’t feeling the characters but I love this series so much I really wanted to push through it. I ended up really enjoying it. This is the 16th book in Cole’s Immortal’s After Dark series and expands nicely on Nix’s storyline that has been popping up throughout the series. Wouldn’t be one of my favourites in the series but I enjoyed it.
Lover’s Knot by Karen Chance
Loved this novella set in Chance’s Dorina Basarab series. I had almost forgotten how much I love Dory! I finished this on Monday, just outside the scope of the readathon, but I’m including it cause I only had 40 pages left, I was just too tired to finish it! This is set after the 3rd Dory book and definitely should not be read out of sequence. It follows Dory, Marlowe and Radu on a rescue mission in Paris. Loved it! It has all the fun and action of the Dory novels.
So, this readathon didn’t really go as planned but fingers crossed for the next one.