Last week was round 6 of Contemporaryathon! Here’s what I ended up reading ♥
So in general, I had a pretty solid reading week last week. However I totally fell off the contemporary bandwagon about half way through 😅 I don’t know if it was because I wasn’t loving the contemporary books I was choosing but all I wanted to read was historical or fantasy… here’s what I did end up completing/DNF-ing!
1. Unbreakable (Cloverleigh Farms #4) by Melanie Harlow ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Challenges: None 🙈
Okay so this one didn’t actually fit any challenges 😂 But it came out on the first day of Contemporaryathon (Monday the 10th) and I absolutely had to read it immediately. And I’m so glad I did because this is my new favorite of the series! It did have a plot device that I don’t loooove but it was minor enough (mentioned in the epilogue) that I can look past it.
2. A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) by Brittany Cavallaro ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Challenges: Green on the cover, Illustrated Cover
I loved this series! In fact, I think this final book is my favorite of the series. I just love Charlotte and Jamie so much and was definitely holding back tears by the end. I listened to the entire series on audio and really enjoyed the narration! So if you’re looking for an audiobook/series to binge I highly recommend this one!
3. Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough – DNF
Challenges: Dark/Hard Hitting
I was lucky enough to receive an arc copy of this from William Morrow via Netgalley. However I only made it 33% through this one before calling it quits. This book literally reads like the script to an episode of The Real Housewives. It was so boring and unlikeable that I dreaded picking it up. Definitely not a book for me.
4. All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney – DNF
Challenges: New to Me Author, Diverse
I only made it about a third of the way through this before I decided not to continue. I’ve been brutal this year with dnf-ing… But this YA contemporary just wasn’t working for me. I had a hard time caring or relating to a relationship between 16 year old kids. And then commentary felt so heavy handed. Just wasn’t for me.
If you participated in Contemporaryathon, how did your reading go? Hopefully it was better than mine!