Bookentine 2017 Wrap-Up

Posted February 22, 2017 by Ely in Wrap-Up / 6 Comments

As many of you know we here at Tea and Titles just hosted a little readathon called Bookentine and now that it’s over, it is time to fill you in on how we both did.


I had planned to read three books during this week long readathon but I didn’t quite manage it. The week of Bookentine is also my birthday week so it can be a bit hard for me to manage my time between reading for the readathon and all my birthday celebrations and life in general.

However I did finish one full book in Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne and I really loved it. This book follows Evie as she tries to recover from her OCD and live a normal life. I loved the heavy focus on friendship in this book and Evie’s voice was really interesting to read from, I actually felt like I might be going a little bit mad reading it which goes to show how well Holly Bourne did at writing it.

I then started the Serpent King by Jeff Zentner and as you can see I’ve only gotten partway through it. I have not been immediately taken with this book and am not even sure if I am liking it that much if I am going, to be honest. I’ll keep with it because it does have some good qualities but at the moment it’s kind of mediocre.

I can’t really comment on A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard as I never got to it but I am still looking forward to reading it hopefully in the near future.


I actually have a GIF that sums up my experience with Bookentine this year that I’d like to share with you all before I talk about what I read.

So, you can probably guess that I did terribly. Out of my three book TBR, which you can see here, I only managed to read 237 of one book. That was it. Those 237 pages were all from Radio Silence by Alice Oseman. I’ve been in a super huge slump lately, and I just struggled to read. I’m just over halfway, but I’m hoping to finish and review it in the next few days. After that, I will be continuing on with Frankie as I had planned.



If you participated in bookentine please let us know how you did or link us to your wrap-up posts as we will love to see how you did.

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6 responses to “Bookentine 2017 Wrap-Up

  1. Belated Happy Birthday, Michelle! Hope you had a great celebration! Also, I hope you get out of your reading slump soon, Ely!

    I was only able to finish 1 book. Which is fine since I’ve read a good amount of pages for my 2nd book and I’m actually less than 100+ pages to go. I might actually finish it today!! 😀

  2. Happy Birthday Michelle!! Sorry about the slump Ely 🙁 I finished two books – Seven Days of You and When We Collided and got through 75% of The Hate U Give (since finished). They were all really good but I LOVED When We Collided.

  3. Happy late birthday Michelle! So sad you didn’t get to a quiet kind of thunder, it’s been one of my favourite reads of the year so far! Reading slumps suck! I hope you’re out of it soon! I actually managed to finish all 3 of my books (I was lucky that this week landed on assignment week for my university, so basically I had a week off!) This is my wrap up post!

  4. Happy belated birthday, Michelle! Ely, don’t beat yourself up about the slump– it happens to all of us at some point (although, reading slumps do always seem to happen during the most inconvenient times, like during readathons, don’t they?). I had a much better week of reading than I expected! I managed to finish 3 books: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (which I loved), Goodbye Days by Jeff Zenter (which I also enjoyed, though it was super sad), and We Are Okay by Nina Lacour (which I liked just okay… I was expecting more based on how much I’ve adored her previous novels). I also got 3/4 of the way through The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle, which I ended up really enjoying. Thanks for hosting such a fun readathon! 🙂

  5. Michelle: Oooh, super glad to hear that you loved Am I Normal Yet?! I really want to read that one soon. I’ve had this weird obsession with Holly Bourne ever since I randomly purchased The Manifesto of How to Be Interesting without knowing anything about it at Dymocks one time with Ely…I still haven’t read anything by her, hence the weirdness of the obsession haha.

    Ely: I swear reading slumps happen at the most inconvenient time! (Then there’s me who up until now feels as though I was in a slump for a year and a half…oops.) I AM SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY YOU HAVE FINALLY STARTED RADIO SILENCE THOUGH. Please let me know what you think of it when you’ve finished. 🙂

  6. Thank you for hosting that readathon. It was so much fun. Michelle: I have seen so many people talking about Am I Normal Yet? Glad you liked it.

    Ely, reading slumps are the worst! Hope this one passes. May it die a thousand deaths! *Chases reading slump around*