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The Under-Hyped Readathon has ended once again, and I was able to read more than one book this time! Go me! I ended up reading three books, and I started a fourth one. I did want to read more, but I’m happy with how many I was able to read in a week.

Below are the books I completed, along with Gifs to help express how I felt about each one.

They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth – 4/5

This book reminded me a lot of Desperate Housewives, which I used to watch a lot. It was fun to watch all the drama and see what the characters would do next. Be warned, there are a lot of affairs!

 

The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde – 4/5

This was a very sad story about loss and blame. You just want to hug the main character and tell her that everything will be ok. It was an enjoyable read, but it’s probably not for everyone.

 

Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge – 3/5

The first few bites of this “cake” were amazing. The story sucks you in and completely immerses you in all the action, but in the second half everything changes, and I didn’t enjoy the direction it went.


I really enjoy picking up books that sound interesting but don’t have many ratings. It’s a gamble sometimes but it’s great when it works out. Most of the books I read are ones that have been highly recommended or talked about a lot. The Under-Hyped Readathons have helped keep me excited about books that I think sound cool when I buy them. Hopefully I can keep up this momentum for the rest of the year.

Let me know if you participated in this readathon or what you’ve been reading lately. Happy reading!

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The Under-Hyped Readathon is back! I had a lot of fun participating last time, and I thought I would try again this time and maybe read more than one book. One of the reasons I love this readathon is because you get to see books you might never have heard about before.

The readathon is like last time and if you want more information you can go to The Under-Hyped Readathon’s Goodreads page. The readathon starts on January 19th and ends on January 25th. The only rules are that the books have to be considered under-hyped. This time around there is no limit to what under-hyped means, so you can read a book that you feel doesn’t get enough love or whatever you deem under-hyped. I’m going for books that have less than 2,000 ratings on Goodreads.

Below is the list of books that I plan on trying to read during this week. Of course, I won’t be able to read them all, but I’ll be able to pick from a variety. (All links go to their respective Goodreads page)

  1. A Stake in Murder by Donald Allen Kirch
  2. The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan
  3. The Killing Room by John Manning
  4. Misery Loves Company by Rene Gutteridge
  5. They Did It With Love by Kate Morgenroth
  6. Love Me, Love Me Not by Libby Malin
  7. The Day I Killed James by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Let me know if you’re participating in this readathon or what you’re planning on reading. You can also let me know if there are any other readathons that you’re participating in. I would love to know. Happy reading!

The Under-Hyped Readathon has ended, and I’m torn between being happy and disappointed. On the one hand, I read a fantastic book, and on the other hand, I only read one book. I finished Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab), and I started The Fever by Megan Abbott. I wasn’t able to read as much as I wanted to, but I had a lot of fun participating.

I’m really glad I read Vicious because it was amazing. It’s now one of my favorite books. I feel like this Gif is the best way to show how I felt after I finished it.

Vicious kind of put me in a tiny reading slump because I seem to only want to read stories involving this world and the characters. I really hope there’s a sequel to this book. I need more! If you read the description for this book and think it sounds at all interesting, you should definitely give it a shot!

I’m really enjoying these readathons because they are giving me extra incentive to read books I might not otherwise read. Let me know if you’re participating in any readathons or read-alongs or what you read this week.

After participating in the BookTubeAThon, I want to keep my momentum up and do another readathon. (I’ll be posting my BookTubeAThon conclusion tomorrow.) I think the under-hyped readathon is a great idea because we get to share and read books that are not well-known.

The readathon starts on July 21st and ends on July 27th. The only rules are that the books have to be considered under-hyped. An example being that you only read books under 5,000 ratings on Goodreads, but it’s up to the reader what they consider under-hyped. The Under-Hyped Readathon’s Goodreads page has more information and discussions to participate in as you read.

Below is the list of some books that I plan on trying to read during this week. Of course, I won’t be able to read them all, but I’ll be able to pick from a variety of books.

  1. Vicious by V. E. Schwab (Victoria Schwab)
  2. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
  3. A Feast of Snakes by Harry Crews
  4. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (Abby McDonald)
  5. Following Polly by Karen Bergreen
  6. Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
  7. The Fever by Megan Abbott

All of these books are under 5,000 ratings on Goodreads except for The Assassin’s Curse, which has almost 7,000 ratings. I might end up taking it off the list later, but I’ll leave it for now because I’ve been really wanting to read it. I’ve also been wanting to read Vicious, so I think that will be the first book I pick up during this week. I’ll have a post in the middle of the week to show where I am with my reading. Let me know if you’re participating in this readathon or what you’re planning on reading during this week. Happy reading!

UPDATE (7/21/14):

Chad has decided he wants to participate in this readathon too, so I’m going to add in his choices below:

  1. The Edge of the World by Kevin J. Anderson
  2. The Map of All Things by Kevin J. Anderson
  3. The Key to Creation by Kevin J. Anderson
  4. Russian Amerika by Stoney Compton
  5. Weapons of Choice by John Birmingham