The Fiction Fox
The Book Junkie Trials Wrap-Up
Updated: Aug 1, 2019
In addition to my regular monthly wrap up, where I talk a little more about the books I read and what I liked about them, I wanted to post a short wrap up of the two readathons I participated in this month. The first and main one The Book Junkie Trials, hosted by Rachael Marie Bookjunkie.
In the end, I completed a total of 11 out of the 17 possible books, and started a twelfth one. 5 of them were the required challenges for my chosen path as a Scribe. The remaining 6 fit the challenges for the other teams. All that being said, here are the prompts for the Book Junkie Trials Readathon again, along with the books I read to fulfill them. I will only give a star rating for all of them for now: if you are interested in some more of my thoughts, please check out my monthly wrap up that is to come in a few days.
1. Dwarf Mount: You spot a fair tavern wench, however the Dwarf Mines, grimey and dusty, didn’t evoke a very romantic feeling. Read a book with a hint of romance to get you in the mood The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 3/5 stars
2. Apothecary Towers: Where the wizards dwell. Tricksters. They have blind-folded you and randomised all your books. Choose a book at random from your bookshelf. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi 3.5/5 stars
3. The Great Library: Ahh the great archives… Find and read a book that has been on your TBR forever. The Comet Seekers by Helen Sedgwick 5/5 stars
4. The Drowning Deep: The Whirlpool... is so.... mesmerising. Read a book with rich world-building that will suck you into its own world, instead. The Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor 5/5 stars
This also fulfilled my Scribe-weakness: read a book over 500 pages
5. The Bookie Grail: Here you find a lost manuscript, delivered on this forgotten island by a fallen star. Read the group book: Stardust by Neil Gaiman 2/5 stars
6. Orc Grove: Some say there is no talking to Orcs, but a good political relationship is needed. Learn some Orc customs by reading a book that is gruesome, gory, or gritty. Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant 1.5/5 stars
I originally put Kings of the Wyld on my TBR for this, but I couldn’t get it from the library in time, so I used my Scribe-power to change it.
7. Ol’ Pirate Cove: Shiver me timbers. You shall be walking the plank if you don’t learn how to sail better. Read a book that takes place, at least in part, on sea. And the Ocean was Our Sky by Patrick Ness 3.5/5 stars
8. Queendom Stone: The stone of our Royal Majesty - what are the royal customs of other lands? Read a book featuring Royalty. Nocturna by Maya Montayne 2.5/5 stars
9. The Forgotten Forests: All those open series, the forest knows and feels your forgetfulness. It will sing a mournful lament, tormenting you until… Read the next in a series. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater 2.5/5 stars
10. The Weeping Falls: To pass through the rapids unscathed, you must give to the Falls .Read a tear-jerker. Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter 4/5 stars
11. The Hallow Isle: here lurk incorporeal monsters and the ghosts of your past: Read an atmospheric or horror book to pass this test of nerve. Petra’s Ghost by C.S. O’Cinneide 4/5 stars
12. Giant Squid: a fearsome fellow. Read a book that intimidates you, and this foe shall be a doddle. The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton DNF for now
Unfortunately, this book was a little too intimidating to me. I started it, but had to put it down after about a hundred pages. I will for sure pick it back up at a later time, but I couldn’t quite get into it at this point.
I had a lot of fun with this readathon, despite the fact that my enjoyment of the books themselves was a little all over the place. A massive shout-out and thank you to Rachael Marie are in place. From what I understood, she is planning on continuing this readathon on a yearly basis in July, and you can bet that I’ll be joining the next rendition if at all possible!