24 in 48 Readathon TBR & an Epic Tale of the Fail of Fails

I spelt readathon wrong in my graphic, what the fuck Aimal

So let me begin by explaining what I mean by the second part of the title of this post. At the beginning of this year, I noted down a bunch of readathon dates in my planner. The first readathon I was interested in this year was the 24 in 48 readathon, in which you basically read for 24 hours from 48. I, for some reason, thought that this was going to take place on January 19th. I don’t know why, but that’s how it is.

But it’s not taking place on the 19th. It started on the 16th, and I became aware of this fact after the readathon was halfway done with. Now, I’m adamant on taking part in this even if I failed epically. So, my personal 24 in 48 readathon is going to run from midnight on January 17th to midnight on January 19th. I’m breaking all the rules here, but I need to get out of my reading slump like yesterday, and this is probably the key to doing that. Note: it is now 2 am on January 17th, so I’m already 2 hours intoย myย readathon.

Now, without further ado, let me introduce the books I plan on getting to.

My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins:

I’m already 60% through this, so I plan on finishing it during this readathon. Look out for my review some time soon. I will probably be rating and reviewing each of the twelve stories this bind up consists.

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (eARC):

I’m 40% through this. Again, I plan on finishing this during this readathon. I don’t know why I haven’t DNF’d this yet – perhaps because I feel obligated to read and review something I requested from the publisher. But at this moment, it’s making me angry because of how bad it is.

Shadow Kiss (The Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead:

I read the second book in the series early last year, and I never got around to reading this installment, even though I’ve heard it’s great. This series is incredibly fast-paced, so I think I’ll be able to finish this, despite its slightly-above-average size.

Alrighty guys, that’s all the books I have in my TBR right now. I hope I’ll be able to get through all three. And if I’m able to do that in under 24 hours, I’ll probably pick up something new. Perhaps get a headstart on another readathon happening immediately after this one.

Have you read any of these books I mentioned above? What were your thoughts? Are you taking part in this readathon, and if so, what are some books you plan on reading? Leave a comment down below to let me know, and as always, happy reading <3


  1. Oh my gosh, I am so relieved I’m not the only one. I’m reading Bookishly Ever After (65% through) and not really enjoying it! It doesn’t seem to be for young adults. Like why is Phoebe constantly sticking her tongue out?? Anyway, it’s a bummer that this is a disappointment for us both. As for Shadow Kiss, that’s actually my favorite VA installment. Hope you continue to find it fast paced. And look forward to the reviews, Aimal!

    • Yes, it was incredibly juvenile. :/ I was really looking forward to it, but I guess it just wasn’t for me.
      Ah! I’ve heard such great things about Shadow Kiss. I’ll have to get on it asap!

  2. Oh no! I’m so sad to hear that Bookishly Ever After is bad (at least in your opinion). I’ve been on the fence about whether I’d want to read it because it kinda sounds like my thing but also kinda doesn’t…I’ll have to check on some other reviews!

    Personal read-a-thons can be fun. Good luck! My 24in48 is almost over, and I’m nowhere close, but I’ll be rooting for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I just finished it a few minutes ago. I thought it was incredibly juvenile, and even sort of offensive to me as a reader. Which is a shame, because I was looking forward to it!

      Oh no. ๐Ÿ™ But think of it this way: even if you don’t read for 24 hours, you probably still read more than you would have otherwise. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s not easy to read for an entire day in 2 days. Not easy at all. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. Oh no! 40% through ‘Bookishly Ever After’ and ready to DNF? That’s not good. I’ve heard some similar annoyances with this book, which is so sad because it sounded really good.

    P.s. This read-a-thon sounds awesome! Totally wish I wasn’t working these few days ‘cuz I’d do with you! ^.^ Good luck! (It’s not 24 consecutive hours, is it?)

    • I managed to read the entire thing, haha, even though it’s probably as close to torture as I’m ever going to get LOLOL. It was somewhat offensive to me as a reader. Such a shame, because I really wanted to read it…

      No, not consecutive 24 hours. Any 24 hours from 48, so that leaves enough time to sleep and eat and all that humanly riff raff.

      • Oh my goodness! Offensive?! 0.0 You mean in regards to the main character being obsessed with books and what not? *no spoilers please*
        Oh! Good! Haha! I was like: Dude. I’ve been awake for 24+hrs before and that is NOT fun. I can’t imagine reading for 24 straight hours. :p

        • Yeah. She literally thought she was better than everyone because she read. And it was borderline annoying because she kept bringing up her favorite books after every few sentences. I mean, yeah, readers love to read but we’re a little more than just that… which is why I found it offensive, haha.

          • Oh gosh! Now I’m not sure I wanna read it. *sigh* And I had such high hopes for the clever plotline, but sadly bad characters really do make or break a story, no matter how fancy and unique the plot is.

  4. Nothing wrong with having a little personal readathon ๐Ÿ™‚ That would be really cool if you rated each individual story in My True Love Gave to Me. They’re all so different that they really do deserve their own ratings. Happy reading!

  5. It’s been YEARS since I last read the VA books but if I’m remembering rightly shit REALLY starts to get interesting in Shadow Kiss!! Good luck with the rest of the readathon!
    AND if your a readathon lover, me and Prima from Panda Hearts Books are having own little readathon, where going to try to read as many as our 2015 releases in 10 days as we can! Haha!! Your welcome to join if you want ๐Ÿ™‚

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