#TackleTBR Read-a-thon Update & Wrap-Up

Phew! We made it!! First and foremost I have to yell out a very huge THANK YOU to the amazing authors who participated this year, to Paij who posted a challenge, and to all of you for signing up and reading along with me for the past thirteen days! I hope you all had a fantastic time and hopefully met your goals.

If you all would link up a wrap-up post below or in comments or just leave a note in comments on your final reading count, that would be fabulous. I'd love to add up all the books/pages and see how much we all collectively read.

In case you're already excited about next year's read-a-thon, here's the updated button with the dates. You can put it on your calendar now. :)

Saturday was a busy day for me. I started the day on page 44 of Star of Deliverance, 11% on my Kindle of Rewind to You, page 20 of Among the Joyful, and page 38 of Sweet Reckoning. Here's how it ended:

Number of participating blogs I visited: Just 7 and some good Twitter discussions, as of this post
Books I read: finished Rewind to You and read through page 70 of Star of Deliverance
Books I finished: 1
Total number of finished books: 12.5
Titles of finished books: Reign of Shadows, The Christmas Cowboy, Leaving Liberty, The Better Man, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast, Salt & Storm, The Strength of Ballerinas, Someone Like You, Tide to Atonement, Remember Me, Champion, Isla and the Happily Ever After, and Rewind to You
Rewind To You


I can't believe how much reading I got through during this read-a-thon! It's a record for me to almost have gotten a book per day. Here were my goals, all of which I met (Yay!):

1. To visit every participant at least once. (All of them at least once and several more than that.)
2. To read at least four books each week, so eight total. (12.5 books read!!!)
3. To read at least two sequels as part of the Septembers is for Sequels challenge. (I read five! Reign of Shadows, Tide to Atonement, Remember Me, Champion, and Isla and the Happily Ever After.)
Here are the books I read (I've linked up to reviews for those that were posted and otherwise to Goodreads):
Reign of Shadows (Descendants #3) The Christmas Cowboy (Rodeo Romance, #1) Leaving Liberty The Better Man (Chicago Sisters) 
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast Salt & Storm The Strength of Ballerinas Tide to Atonement (Pawleys Island Paradise, #2)
Someone Like YouRemember Me (Find Me, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)
Rewind To YouIsla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)

For me personally this RAT was awesome! I had a ton of fun coming up with the challenges I hosted and I hope you guys all had a great time!

Okay. Link up your wrap-up posts in the linky below or in comments (can leave a comment as your wrap-up as well). Then check back on Monday for the giveaway winners. I will email them, of course, as well. :)

I'll update this post with the giveaway winners on Monday. Make sure that you have a wrap-up linked up or left in comments by Monday morning since the winners of the main giveaways must have posted one to be eligible and I will be verifying those. Thank you!

UPDATE: I decided it would be great to get some feedback. If you'd take a minute and let me know what you thought of the RaT, that would be fabulous! Thank you!

Okay, you guys. This is the final update to finish up this RaT.

Total books read (for those who left updates): 257.5

That is an awesome amount of books!! I know some of those were novellas, but some were also really long books. I think next year I'll ask for page counts because I think it's just fabulous to see how much was read. :)

Now for the giveaways:
$15 Amazon GC:
Paij @ My Love for Reading Keeps Growing
Book of Choice:
Kristen @ The Book Monsters
Challenge Giveaway (2-$10 Amazon GC):
Melissa @ The Reader and the Chef
Chanpreet @ Confessions of a Y.A. and N.A. Book Addict
I'll be emailing you all. CONGRATS!!!


  1. Teresa Danner Kander9/21/14, 4:29 AM

    Great job! Thanks for hosting this...already looking forward to next year! My last update and wrap up are in the linky.

  2. Kim@superbookgrl13.blogspot.co9/21/14, 5:10 AM

    I think you did awesome this week! all that plus hosting this thing:) great job!

  3. Natalie Hughes9/21/14, 7:47 AM

    Oops, I did my wrap up on a different page of yours last night!! Will that count for the giveaway?


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