Eid Al-Mubarak to everyone who celebrates it! I am still on my Eid holidays since last Friday until next Tuesday, so it has been a perfect time to maximize my reading. I am happy to found that there is another readathon coming up tomorrow. I will participate the High Summer Read-a-Thon and have a lot of fun reading in the next week! This readathon is a part of seasonal readathons held by Seasons of Reading. You can sign up here if you are interested to participate as well.
Reflecting from my previous participation in a readathon, I was able to finish a book in two days during the readathon intensity. Therefore, I aim to finish reading 4 books including my current read. In addition, I would like to see whether my reading speed has improved or slowed down.
Below are the selection of books I am going to read in this readathon. Excluding Maya, they are Goodreads' recommendations based on my recent currently-readings that have been on my TBR pile for *coughs* ages *coughs*. There are some more recommendations, but since I am doing the Indonesian Literature Challenge at the moment, I am focusing on Indonesian literary novels at the moment.
- Maya by Ayu Utami
- Harimau! Harimau! by Mochtar Lubis (This book has been translated to English as Tiger!)
- Ca-bau-kan by Remy Sylado
- Gadis Pantai by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (This book has been translated to English as The Girl from the Coast)
- Bumi Manusia by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (This book has been translated to English as The Earth of Mankind)
- Arok Dedes by Pramoedya Ananta Toer (This book has been translated to English as Arok of Java: A Novel of Early Indonesia)
I did not read as much as I wanted during this readathon. Below is a graphic that shows my daily progress during the #HSReadathon.
My current read was Nh. Dini's Dari Parangakik ke Kampuchea when I started this readathon. Unexpectedly, this book was a slow read for me. My rate was only about 50 pages a day with the book. On Saturday, I only read 8 pages because I had a date with my boyfriend. I also celebrated our 13th monthiversary on the 21st, hence my reading only 21 pages that day (what a coincidence!). Ironically, my reading amount increased when my Eid holidays was over. That may be because of the reading sprints I started to do that day. I started Maya on Friday night after I finally finished read Parangakik. Maya was not a really easy read either, but it was a big page turner, so I managed to read a lot until I finished it on the last day of the readathon.
Total Pages Read: 485
Total Book Read: 2
1. Dari Parangakik ke Kampuchea by Nh. Dini
What did you read last weekend? If you participate this readathon, how did you do?