#HamilThon Wrap Up!

#HamilThon is over and it was quite a success! I really enjoyed participating in this readathon and I sincerely hope @ Foxes and Fairytales hosts it again sometime in the future!

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For the readthon, you had to read at least 5 books by following the map and reading the books that will help you reach a character. I chose to follow Jefferson’s path because he’s my favourite character in the musical (not the real Jefferson though!)

Let’s see how I went!


Books read

Alexander Hamilton: Read a book with a name in the title

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★★★★★

I absolutely loved this book! I knew I would enjoy it — because it’s TJ Klune and he’s one of my favourite authors ever — but I was surprised by how much I adored this book. So much so that I read the remaining three books in the series as soon as I finished this book!

I definitely recommend reading this series if you’re a fan of TJ’s, but just be aware this book uses the f-slur (called out) and ableist r-word, which isn’t called out. Nevertheless, this is a great story about a young man coming to terms with his sexuality and his new role in life.

The Election of 1800: Read a book set in the past

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★★.5

Yes, I did it. I read this 800+ page novel not just for HamilAThon but for my readalong of the novel in March. It took about three weeks but I’m glad its over! I didn’t enjoy this book that much but it was on my Classics list, a list of 50 classics books I need to read. Anyway, it’s done.

Washington on Your Side: Read a book featuring a devious plot or cunning scheme

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★★★★★

OMG THIS BOOK! Another amazing book in this readathon … that lead to me reading the rest of the books in the series. I enjoyed this series so freaking much. It’s about a 16-year-old boy who is sent to a small town to live with his dad, after his mother is abusive, and he gets caught in a local girl’s disappearance and uses his psychic abilities to find out what happened to her.

Massive trigger warnings for this book: suicidal attempt, suicidal thoughts, physical and emotional abuse, drug abuse, kidnapping, homophobia; a child is shot and its mentioned that a high school girl is in an underage relationship.

What’d I Miss?: Read a book 5+ years old

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★★★★★

Holy crap, I loved this book! And I didn’t think I would, or not as much as I did at least. It’s Sarah Waters debut novel and is about a young woman named Nan who leaves her small-town life behind and becomes a performer with her female lover; but when her lover cheats on her, Nan sets out onto the streets of Victorian London to find herself. I enjoyed this much more than Fingersmith and I highly recommend you read it!


Books I didn’t read

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I didn’t get a chance to read this book and I’m so upset! I was really looking forward to it, but to be fair I did read extra by reading the other books in the series of the books I had chosen for this readathon.

Hopefully, I get to read this book sometime soon!


Did you participate in #HamilAThon? Did you complete it? What books did you read & which character path did you go down? Have you read any of the books I did? Let me know!

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