Friday, August 21, 2015

3rd Annual Beat the Heat Readathon!

This challenge was a lot of fun and I was able to catch up on some reading.  I read 4 books in two weeks. Looking forward to the next one!

This will be my first time participating in this challenge.  I'm a bit behind on my reading for the year so I'm hoping this will help me to catch up a bit!  

Sign up here at Novel Heartbeat or over at Phantasmic Reads
You may join whenever you like, but to be eligible for the grand prize giveaway, you must sign up by August 28th.

The rules:
The Beat the Heat Readathon runs from August 24th at 12:00 AM to September 6th at 11:59 PM. What does this readathon entail, you ask? Well, read as much or as little as you want – the main point is to READ! You set your own goal, and for three weeks you read as many books as you can/want to reach your goal!

There will be mini-challenges throughout the Readathon for participants, along with a grand prize giveaway at the end!

To join, all you have to do is make a sign-up post – even if it’s just a “Let’s do this!” thing – and add your post URL to the linky here! You can put your goals and progress (will be required for the final giveaway) in your sign-up post, or you can make it separate. Totally up to you! (You are welcome to use the template we provide in the kick-off post as well.)

In order to enter for the grand prize, you must have a post to keep track of your progress so we can see that you participated.

Follow along on Twitter and share your progress with the hashtag #BtHReadathon!

Happy reading everyone!

My Progress:

Monday, August 24th
Currently reading: The Girl on the Train
Pages read:98
Books completed: The Girl on the Train
Book started: The Accident Season

Tuesday, August 25th
Currently reading: The Accident Season
Pages read: 100

Wednesday, August 26th
Currently reading: The Accident Season
Pages read: 190
Books completed: The Accident Season
Book started: Truth or Beard

Thursday, August 27th
Currently Reading: Truth or Beard
Pages read: 106

Friday, August 28th
No reading... Day trip to Dorney Park!

Saturday, August 29th
Currently reading: Truth or Beard
Pages read: 45

Sunday, August 30th
Currently reading: Truth or Beard
Pages read: 56

Monday, August 31st
Currently reading: Truth or Beard
Pages read:20

Tuesday, September 1st
Currently reading: Truth or Beard
Books finished: Truth or Beard
Book started: none

Wednesday, September 2nd
School started... no reading.  :(

Thursday, September 3rd
Book started: A Curious Beginning
Pages read: 8

Friday, September 4th
Currently reading: A Curious Beginning
Pages read: 50

Saturday, September 5th
Currently reading: A Curious Beginning
Pages read: 56

Sunday, September 6th
Finished: A Curious Beginning


  1. Oooh, I LOVED the Girl on the Train! it is one of my favorites of 2015 so far! I will be interested to hear what you think of it after you are finished! Enjoy!

    1. I loved it! Rachel was quite a character and I didn't realize who the murderer was until very close to the end although he was on my suspect list from about the middle of the story. What a great writer.
      Laura :)

  2. Ooh nice pick! I've been meaning to read The Girl on the Train! I hope you enjoy it, and have fun on with the readathon!!

    1. Thanks! I finished it and it was fabulous. You should definitely give it a go. :)

  3. Good job today (Monday)! I haven't done any reading today and it's almost 9 PM here - whoops! I love the synopsis of The Accident Season so I can't wait to hear what you think of it. Happy reading!

    1. It was ok. I finished it today. I love the idea but it had some moments that I felt were just a bit over the top/unneeded. I guess I think it could have been more than it was if that makes sense.
      Laura :)

  4. I have yet to pick up a book and it's day two!! EEK!!! I haven't heard of The Girl on the Train before. I just looked up the synopsis and WOW!! I really want to read this now! Thanks for the recommendation :) Good luck with the rest of the readathon!