Recently, I decided to do a reading decathlon challenge suggested by Epic Reads. I was going for gold, but life got in the way and I ended up reading five graphic novels and five novels - for a silver medal! Here’s the full report.
Day One: Book One - Novel
I read an adult horror novel (but I thought it was a mystery, so SURPRISE), Security by Gina Wohlsdorf. I didn’t like it very much.
Day Three: Book Three - Novel & Book Four - Graphic Novel
I finished Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley and LOVED it. I am SO GLAD that I bought it and can read it again someday. Also, I finally got Jessica Jones: Alias, Volume 3 from the library and it was fantastic. I think I need to get Netflix so I can watch the series.
Day Five: Book Four - Graphic Novel
I read the third Amulet book by Kazu Kibuishi, The Cloud Searchers. I had read it before a while ago, but recently purchased my own copy, so I reread it - and still loved it!
Day Eight: Book Five - Novel
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh was fantastic. I had been meaning to read it for a while, and this challenge motivated me to bump it up my TBR list. I’m waiting for the second book in the series from the library!
Day Nine: Book Six - Novel & Book Seven - Novel
I loved Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas, did NOT like A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson. Ash and Bramble was a fantastic fairy tale filled with strong characters. Matson’s book could have done so much more with the story that she created. Polar opposites.
Day Ten: Book Eight - Graphic Novel, Book Nine - Graphic Novel & Book Ten - Graphic Novel
I reread the rest of the Amulet books that I purchased, which were The Last Council and Prince of the Elves. They were just as good as the first time around! The last book that I read for this challenge was Gotham Academy, Volume 1 by Becky Colonna, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kirschl. Honestly, I wouldn’t have finished this one if it weren’t for the challenge. It just wasn’t my cup of tea.
List of Books Read in Order
1. Security by Gina Wohlsdorf
2. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
3. Jessica Jones Alias, Volume Three by Brian Michael Bendis
4. Amulet Volume Three, The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi
5. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
6. Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prunes
7. A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson
8. Amulet Volume Four, The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
9. Amulet Volume Five, Prince of the Elves by Kazu Kibuishi
10. Gotham Academy Volume One by Becky Colonna, Brendan Fletcher and Karl Kirschl