Welcome to those who are participating in the Orilium Readathon by Book Roast!
This is the conclusion to a previous post about my participation in the Orilium Readathon this year, which you should read before proceeding with this post if you haven’t already.
Let’s talk about what I accomplished for this readathon!
What did I read?
Did I pass exams?…
Story Weaver Spring Syllabus
Inscription (intimidating book)
- “Idtiots” by Laura Clery
- This is a nonfiction book written by Laura Clery about her experiences as a mother and wife. I don’t generally read nonfiction, especially about people, so this book made me a bit nervous going into it. It was good, but got a little too self help-y and spiritual for me. It was definitely hilarious (as Laura Clery tends to be) and relatable though.
Art of Illusion (a trope I enjoy)
- “Viva Durant and the Secret of the Silver Buttons” by Ashli St. Armant
- This children’s mystery audiobook was very fun with music and sound effects to really enhance the experience. I highly recommend to any kids or parents reading this. This book has the family trope and some others that are spoilers, so I won’t be mentioning them. My favorite thing about this book is the beautiful culture and family bonds.
Psionics & Divination (set in the future)
- “The Search for Wondla” by Tony DiTerlizzi
- I absolutely adored this book. It is definitely a new favorite. I actually also read the second book this month, because I couldn’t help myself. Literally so good. It takes place in the future after Earth has died and humans vanished.
- “A Closed and Common Orbit” by Becky Chambers
- This is the second book in the Wayfarer series. I LOVED the first book, and this book did not disappoint. This sequel is a bit darker than its predecessor, but it is still amazing. I loved every second. This book takes place after Earth is evacuated and humans enter a galactic society full of various alien species. It’s fascinating, and I highly recommend it.
Lore (myth or retelling)
- “The Maiden Ship” by Micheline Ryckman
- This YA pirate adventure was not what I was expecting. This book just made me want to read “All the Stars and Teeth” by Adalyn Grace instead. The writing is noticeably lacking, the characters are flat, and the plot is sloooooooow. I had a pirate adventure itch, and this book just didn’t do it for me. It’s not horrible, but it’s also not amazing. (Also, too much sexism for me 🙃)
- “The Search for WondLa”
- This book also counts for Lore because it is a loosely inspired retelling of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland”. Just thought it was worth mentioning.
Overall, I am very happy with how I did this readathon. I had a lot of fun and read a lot more than I expected to. I can’t wait for August, and I may already be putting together a TBR 😉. Special thanks to Book Roast for making this readathon and being an all around joy. If you’ve been thinking about participating, I highly recommend giving it a shot. The best part is that you can participate as little or as much as you’d like.
If you participated in this readathon please let me know so I can check out your posts/videos!