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I Flunked My First Readathon|Taylor Swift Album Challenge ✨|*ft. Mini Reviews of Books I Should’ve Read Long Ago*

If you are wondering about the randomness of the title, I totally have NO idea why I named it in such a wayπŸ˜‚.

So basically, *sighs* I took part in the Taylor Swift Playlist-a-thon (for more details, click here). I chose 8 books to read, I read only 5, and that’s how I flunked it, end of story!

Today, I’ll be doing quick reviews of those 5 books I read. Well yeah, this post is tough to write, considering it makes me feel like a disgrace πŸ˜‚. But anyways…


1: I Forgot that You Existed: Read a book you already started once but never finished- Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Synopsis: This book takes place in New York during Christmas time where a girl named Lily leaves a red notebook named “Do You Dare” in a section of her favorite library, The Strand. The book has clues and dares in it. It’s found by a guy named Dash and he’s instantly all set to follow the dares and as the story progresses,Β  Dash and Lily form a deep bond through this Red Notebook.

My Thoughts: I freaking loved this book. Well not exactly, but looking back on it and having watched the incredible show, it’s absolutely heartwarming. Though I must say the ending could’ve been a bit better and several Lily’s parts of the story were quite slow, it was still a super fun read.

4/5 stars

2: Our Song: Listen to an audiobook– Maybe This Time by Kasie West

Synopsis: This book is kind of an Enemies to Lovers (more like Roasters to Lovers as Andrew and Sophie keep roasting each other). Sophie is a girl who aspires to be a fashion designer in New York and she’s currently working as a florist, when she meets a guy named Andrew who is the son of a popular man (I forgot what he’s popular for, sorry about that 😐) and well, things get complicated.

My Thoughts: I luuuuurved this book 😍. It actually kind of helped my slump. It was so cozy, so cute and ah, I just loved it. People may argue it wasn’t great, which I know it wasn’t, it was clichΓ© but I still enjoyed it a lot. Usually in romance novels, I don’t always enjoy the other subplots of the books, but in this one, I loved every single thing about it. I can’t wait to read more books by this author.

5/5 stars

3: Dear John: Read a book by someone named John- Paper Towns by John Green

I originally hadn’t meant to read this book for the readathon but temptation!

Synopsis: This book follows a guy named Quentin whose dreams seem to be coming true when his crush, Margo- the most popular girl of their school climbs into his window on a night which is going to be the most adventurous of his life. The next day Margo disappears and Quentin and his friends try to find her by the clues she has left behind.

My Thoughts: This was my first John Green book and I am honestly not sure how I feel about it. The ending was probably super boring and flat. I did not like the way that we were looking for answers and it was all resolved in the most clichΓ© way possible. It was a humorous read though but it was a little slow at times.

3.5/5 stars

4: invisible string: Read a fluffy contemporary– Geekerella by Ashely Poston

Synopsis: A Cinderella retelling set in the modern world where the main character, Elle, is obsessed with a SciFi show name Starfield. The second character is Darien who has been selected to play the role of Prince Carmindor in that very show. As expected, the two fall in love.

My Thoughts: I had a lot of fun reading this book, the narration was also really awesome. It gave such a good insight upon the life of actors that I was speechless at times and can’t say I’ll ever look at actors in the same way πŸ˜‚. It was kind of a forgettable story though as I loved it when I read it but after finishing it, I did not have any strong feelings towards it.

3.5/5 stars

5: …Ready for It?: Read a new release– Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End by Jeff Kinney

Synopsis: Greg and his family are tired of being stuck at up at home and decide to go on a road trip in their caravan (was it a caravan? I don’t know for sure). But things get…well, complicated.

My Thoughts: I had high expectations for this book, but it was kind of disappointing. Like it was fun, and funny, but it wasn’t “hilarious”. I still really enjoyed it though.


Taylor Swift Album Challenge

As you might know, today is the Happy Walla Birdday of Taylor Shwift  😁. And in honor of that, I decided to do a tag today, The Taylor Swift Album Challenge Tag. I was tagged for this by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. This tag was created by Rhonda @ Rhonda With A Book.

1: Taylor Swift: an author’s debut book

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. I’m currently reading this book (at the pace of a tortoise). It’s actually pretty boring.


2:Β Fearless: a book that scared you

I am a big scaredy cat so I stay away from scary books. The few “spooky” ones that I’ve read weren’t that scary so I don’t have an answer. Though I do remember having dnfed my first Goosebumps book just because I was scared that I might be scared of it if I continued reading it πŸ˜‚.


3: Speak Now: a book with great dialogue

Let me just google what great dialogue means …πŸ˜†. ….. Okay, so I googled it, it apparently means great writing style? Then the answer will have to be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.


4: Red: a book with red on the cover or in the title

I could go for soooooo many books for this one

5: 1989: a book published in the year you were born

You’re kidding me!! I just looked up on Google and apparently The Sea of Monsters was published in 2006. Like what πŸ˜†!!!!! I’m dead.


6: Reputation: a book that lived up to its hype

Yup, Harry Potter it is 😁!

7: Lover: a favorite romance or book with a romantic subplot

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han. Ah, this book was so heartwarming 😍.


8: Folklore: a fairy tale, folktale or myth retelling

I haven’t read many retellings yet so Geekerella by Ashley Poston it is.


I Tag: Every Swiftie and Bookworm out there on WordPress. If you want to do this tag, I tag YOU πŸ˜€!!


That’s all. Thanks for reading. Let me know in the comments your thoughts on these books. Stay safe. AdiΓ³s!!

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30 thoughts on “I Flunked My First Readathon|Taylor Swift Album Challenge ✨|*ft. Mini Reviews of Books I Should’ve Read Long Ago*

  1. Haven’t read any of these books, have have read V.E. Schawb. So far there hasn’t been a book I didn’t finish.

    Shades of Magic was my favorite series of this year

    I actually get nervous with retellings- that is why I barely read them. The only format I read a book in so far has been a physical copy, but when Christmas hits, might be reading a new format. I actually asked for a kindle.

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    1. Yeah, I’m hoping to read shades of magic soon too.
      I know right! I thought retellings were supposed to be g.r.e.a.t. but after reading geekerella, idk my viewpoint kinda changed πŸ˜‚.
      Ooh kindle, the best gift for a bookworm✨

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  2. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£that’s why I never participate in readathons. My brain can’t handle the pressure 😝. U did a good job! I have heard the that particular ve Schwab book is pretty slow. Maybe this time sounds awesome!! And AAAaaaaaa!!! Dash and lily!! I didn’t read it…but I watched the show and it was stinking cute.lolβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I know right!!
      Once I participated in a 20 Booksofsummer challenge, I passed it but AFTER finishing it i got into a slump πŸ˜‚
      πŸ™„ way too slow, not to mention the romance is even worse than Bella and Edward (which u know says a lot πŸ˜‚).
      It I indeed 😍
      πŸ˜† ha, I watched the show too finally, and boy, i gotta say, the book is NOT always better than the adaptation 😍

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚lol. I dislike readathons for this very reason. Weirdly, I like reading the prompts and making the tbr, but never participating πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜… (if you could call bella and Edward a romance …cuz it’s a stalker obsession storyπŸ˜‚πŸ€£)

        I agree! I liked the show! I think it really is better than the book. I probably just lost my right to be called a book lover.πŸ₯΄πŸ€£

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