#ReadersCrossing has come to an end! I read a lot of books during the challenge, though most of them weren’t actually for the challenge. I completed the Natural path and a couple of the extra challenges, but I wasn’t heavily focused on completing more than I had to. I think that made the challenge better for me — it wasn’t hard to stay easy-going, much like the Animal Crossing games themselves!
My last read for the Natural path was for “Yellow Cover,” and I read Under the Dome by Stephen King. For a book of around 1100 pages, I hadn’t at all expected to finish it in less than a day, but it turned out to be a really quick read!
Here’s a recap of the books I read, how I felt about them, and the XP I got for each!
Set in the Wilderness
The Wilderness Within by John Claude Smith — a disappointing psychological horror book. 2 of 5 stars. Check out my review here! 2 XP
Animal on the Cover
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson — charming and entertaining nonfiction (though it had a touch of fatmisia that made me uncomfortable). 4.5 of 5 stars. Mini-review here! 2 XP
Under the Dome by Stephen King — a solid King book (in more ways than one!). Content warnings for sexual assault, abuse, violence, and gore. 5 of 5 stars. 2 XP
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess — not the worst book ever, but I really didn’t care for it. 3 of 5 stars. Mini-review here. 2 XP
Set in Your Country
Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser — lived up to expectations! Great book about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her life and family. 5 of 5 stars. Mini-review here! 2 XP
Timed Challenge: Read a Book in 24 Hours
The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner — I read this adorable graphic novel in roughly 25 minutes, so I definitely met the requirements here… If you want a cute story about a fox who steals eggs to hatch and eat and then ends up accidentally becoming a mother to them, you’ll love this. 5 of 5 stars. 2 XP
Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee — great asexual rep! Tash’s web series goes viral, and her love and home lives become increasingly complicated. Well worth reading. 5 of 5 stars. 2 XP
That gives me 14 XP total, and leaves me at level 2! It’s not a giant level jump or anything, but I certainly had fun!
Did you participate in #ReadersCrossing? What was your favorite read of the challenge?