BookTube-A-Thon Update Day 1
I'm actually really happy today because I managed to finish one of the books on my TBR list for this readathon and that book is Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell. I completed it this morning and what can I say? I rated it 3 cupcakes. I liked it as much as I thought I was going to, which, to be honest, wasn't a lot. It was a fast read but it was also quite childish for me and I found the repetition of some phrases such as "But I said it in my head so no one heard me" to be extremely annoying. I thought that the illustrations in the book were really well done though and I quite enjoyed them. I think that the book served its purpose which was to be a quick read, one that I would fly through so I would have time for the other books on my TBR so I can't complain.
After finishing that book, I immediately picked up Silas Marner by George Eliot which is the book I chose for my genre I've read the least of/ book with red on the cover challenge and it's kind of MEH so far. I'm only about 32 pages in and it's just really slow and some of the sentences in the book, most of them, actually, are really long and draggy so I find myself having to re-read them a lot to decipher their meanings. I really hope that it gets better because I don't want to hate the first classic that I'm reading purely for leisure. I'm planning to finish up this one today, hopefully! *fingers crossed*
Top 3 Books Booktube Made Me Read
I don't know if I've ever mentioned it to you guys but I love BookTube and if I'm sad, watching booktubers is always a surefire way to make me feel better. I love blogs about books, I love channels about books and I just, I love me some books. So, it's no surprise that having watched BookTube videos for years now,I have discovered a few of my favourite books through this medium and I just thought I would share them with you as the challenge post for today.
3)The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth
2)Legend by Marie Lu (Legend #1)
1)Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I am obsessed with John Green, I don't know if you can tell but he is one of my favourite authors and YouTubers. For a really long period of time I used to watch his YouTube videos without actually knowing that he was an author. Yes, I know, I'm dumb. But I did. He was just the funniest person and had the most complex personality and I loved it! I found out that he was an author, not through him, but through BookTube and I was so excited and I read his most popular book at the time, the Fault in Our Stars and I could not get enough of his writing. It's phenomenal how he transfers his personality and his quirks into the pages of his novels and I love it. Thank you, BookTube.
I hope that you enjoyed reading today's post as much as I enjoyed writing it. This BookTube-A-Thon is just really exciting and I'm looking forward to updating you guys more on it. I'm curious though, do any of you have a shameless obsession with BookTube and John Green videos? Let me know in the comment section below...and I will talk to you guys later. Or, later today as I have another post planned!