This is it! Mythothon is officially over and it’s time to see how I did.
Let me say first of all that I am super happy with this readathon. I am not the hugest King Arthur fan so I thought the prompts would make things difficult for me. But they are vague enough to fit many books and yet, there was enough King Arthur vibe to this readathon to actually get me in the mood for more.
The month of April was a bit meandering for me. Work was crazy most of the time, I had picked some bigger books (that’s not a super smart idea for a readathon), the Hugo finalists were announced, making me throw my entire readathon TBR out the window, and I got a Covid shot appointment (yay!). But yeah, it was mostly work that got in the way of me really rocking this readathon.
I started out okay but not super fast with a few shorter reads. I re-read the first book in the Song of the Lioness series, determined to just race through the entire series in April. Well, that didn’t happen. Because the Hugo Award finalists were announced and that gets me super excited every year. Since I’m voting again this year, I needed to start reading the finalists right away because reasons. There’s time until December so I really didn’t have to worry but you know how it is. But for what it’s worth, that gave me a reading boost and upped my motivation. I didn’t finish as many books as I would have liked but I’m happy with how I did, especially since I discovered some great books.
In addition to these fine knights I have recruited, I also finished the group read and the team prompt. The latter turned out to be my favorite read of the month, even though it was very different from what I expected and took a while to get going.
- Tracy Deonn – Legendborn (Group Read)
- A. G. Slatter – All the Murmuring Bones (Nimue Team Read)
- Tamora Pierce – Alanna: The First Adventure (Sir Bedivere)
- Tamora Pierce – In the Hand of the Goddess (Sir Kay)
- P. Djèlí Clark – A Dead Djinn in Cairo (Sir Gareth)
- Maria V. Snyder – Poison Study (Sir Tristan)
- S. A. Chakraborty – The Kingdom of Copper (Sir Gaheris)
- Aiden Thomas – Cemetery Boys (Sir Lamorak)
- Darcie Little Badger – Elatsoe (Sir Percival)
- Catherynne M. Valente – Under in the Mere (Sir Lancelot)
- Tade Thompson – The Rosewater Insurrection (Sir Bors)
As you can see, I’m also behind on my reviews. Next week will probably be hell again at work but after that, things should relax a little and I’ll have time to catch up on reviews and current reads and maybe even do a tag or something. 🙂