Contemporaryathon Round Five: Wrap-Up

Initially, on the very last day of the readathon, I thought that I failed it because I only completed three and a half books from my TBR. But turns out, just a few minutes ago, after I read my TBR post again, I realized that with those three books only (I finished the other half by now but it’s not counted, right?), I actually completed the whole seven prompts of this readathon! So… Nope, I didn’t manage to read all of the books that I originally placed on my TBR, but hey, I completed the whole prompts anyway? So, it’s a success? Haha, jk, unless? But, since I’ve read four books in total until this very second, I think I’d just talk about them all in today’s wrap-up post!

the wrap-up

➤ Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger (2019 + diverse + illustrated + hard-hitting)
I wish I could enjoy this book more, but unfortunately, its formatting didn’t really do me a favor for experiencing the whole story. Regardless, it was clear that this story holds a strong attachment to the author and the mental illnesses’ representation in it was spot on.

Related Post: Blog Tour: Six Goodbyes We Never Said by Candace Ganger

➤ Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (2019 + yellow cover + diverse + illustrated + plants)
This one entered my favorite graphic novel list for this year easily. Hands down! It was so freaking good. The slow burn romance was executed very well and natural, the pumpkin patch park was a whole fun adventure, and don’t get me started on all the delicious seasonal foods and deserts that mentioned throughout this story!
➤ Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi (2019 + diverse + illustrated + beloved by Melanie)
Although I was having a terrible time with Emergency Contact, it doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in Choi’s newest contemporary. I buddy read this one with Rita and sadly, we both agree that we didn’t enjoy it as much.
➤ Frankly in Love by David Yoon (2019 + yellow cover + diverse + beloved by Noura)
I’m excited to announce that I enjoyed this so much more than I expected! Frank Li was a really interesting character to follow and although I questioned his decision sometimes, but considering he’s a senior and stressing out over college, struggling as a Korean-American, and dealing with too many pressure from his parents, I’ll let it slide. 

Have you read any of the titles above? What do you think about them?


  1. I have heard nothing but good things about Frankly In Love, so I’m hoping to read it soon! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  2. I’ve definitely heard of Frankly In Love but I’m scared to add anything to my TBR now! A Court Of Mist And Fury is taking me so long to read… I hope I finish it this weekend. I’m sorry that some of these books didn’t turn out well for you ✨


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