24 in 48 Recap

24 in 48 hours while in vacation is a hard task. Seriously difficult, but I did manage to read a little more than I might have on a vacation weekend.IMG_0647.JPG

Here are the 5 books I read

  1. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell was a delightful short story about a fan waiting in line for a movie. This seriously warmed my heart up so nicely while I read it. 5 stars from me for adorable fandom love.
  2. Bad Billionaire by Julie Kriss was part of the summer of romance freebies. This presented a great twist on the typical billionaire romance. He was first a con of sorts and then came into money. 3.5/5 stars just for ingenuity on the plots.
  3. The Prince in his Dark Days Vol. 1 I picked this up after a goodreads friend loved it. Another great addition to my manga reading. I love picking up these to read quickly and just enjoy a story. This follows a Itaru who vanishes and a girl named Atsuko who looks a lot like him ends up having to fill his shoes. Literally Atsuko quickly becomes the cover to make Itaru’s disappearance go unnoticed. I’m excited to pick up vol 2 and see where it goes. 4/5 stars
  4. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson was another quick read for me. I can’t tell you how many times I meant to pick this damn book up and never did. But 24 in 48 gave me the perfect excuse. I LOVED Nimona. She’s the best. 5/5 stars.
  5. Baba Yaga’s Assistant was an easy pick up for me when I went to Powell’s in Portland. I adore the tale of Baba Yaga and find it super interesting. So when I saw this on the recommended shelf I snatched it up. This was another really fun read. It features Emily Carroll’s illustartions that I fell in love with because of Through the Woods. 5 Stars.

So I realize most of these are highly rated books, but when reading short stories I often find myself either loving them or hating them. I also rarely hate a comic. The story could lack, but have amazing art bumping my ratings up.

I managed to get through approximately 800 pages of reading mostly Sunday. I of course forgot to get my timer going on my phone while reading, but I think I ended up reading around 12 hours total when it’s all said and done.

As two book-a-thons kick off this week I can’t stress that even completing a little bit of a reading marathon is just as good as finishing the marathon. It really can be hard to not take them all on, but I think balancing it is key.

What was your favorite book during 24 in 48? Did you finish the full 24 hours?

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