48-Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line!

I finished three more books within my 48 hours! Of course it helps that two of them were graphic novels, which make for quicker reading, but I couldn’t have done it without moral support from my cat.

my cheerleader

my cheerleader

So, in my last 4 hours, I read:

Uglies: Shay's Story

Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld. It has been a few years since I read the other Uglies books. I really liked them, but what remains of them in my memory feels pretty much exactly like Shay’s Story? I don’t really remember the plot of the original books well enough for this to feel like an alternate take. I think it would be a more enjoyable read if I’d read it closer to the other books.

Level Up

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang. This was cool and weird and not really what I thought it would be?? What it is is a sad but hopeful look at families and destiny and duty? And Pac-Man.

Everybody Sees the AntsEverybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Ah, Jesus! I needed a cry break after this book. It was great, though. Very intense and heavy-hitting, but… an earned intensity. I also loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I think I might be the last YA librarian standing who hasn’t already read all of A.S. King’s books, but, uhh… really great, check it out if you haven’t already, now please pass the tissues.

48-Hour Book Challenge

Final Challenge Update:

Time spent reading/blogging: 22.5 hours
Pages read: 2141
Books finished: 8 completed books and 1 book fragment


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7 responses to “48-Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line!

  1. Woohoo! (And also those are AWESOME totals for someone who also attended a wedding this weekend!!!) Thanks for joining us. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Love your description of “Level Up.” Almost makes me want to read it. Except for my brain’s stubborn resistance when it comes to graphic novels. Logically, I know it’s a perfectly valid and valuable form of Literature, and I even have a few titles that are on my list for when my brain stops declaring war (I really want to read the ones about the troll-fighting orthodox jewish girl). I swear I’ll get there someday…

    I thought about adding John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” but I feared the sobfest & doubted my ability to speedily recover in time to move on to the next read. You are a brave woman!

    • Graphic novels aren’t my favorite medium, but there are so many good stories told in the format that I’ve grown to love them over the years. They do take getting used to, especially if you (like me) weren’t allowed to read them as a child.

      Well, I did read Everybody Sees the Ants last ๐Ÿ™‚ Also I foolishly wasn’t expecting it to be so emotional! Ahh!

  3. liviania

    Level Up wasn’t what I expected either, but I enjoyed it a lot too. I’m a big fan of graphic novels, however.

    • Yeah! I think I liked it more than what I expected it to be. I also loved American Born Chinese, but it was different from this.
      Hooray for graphic novels!

  4. I didn’t even know there was another addition to the Uglies series. It’s been a while since I’ve read it too, but I think I might still enjoy this one.
    I’m glad you had your cat with you for support ๐Ÿ™‚

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