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Golden Girls Galentine’s Wrap-Up

Hello friends and fellow book lovers and thank you for being a friend. I’m so excited to talk about all the books I read for the Golden Girls Galentine’s Day round. I was super excited for this readathon and I knew I wanted to give it a wrap-up all its own. While I planned on watching the episodes, I ended up just reading instead which I’m not mad about.

If you’ve been following me, then you’ll know how I set up my wrap-ups for readathons and since I’m pre-writing this intro, I don’t know how much I’ll get read but I’m breaking it up into the different days of the readathon. This round went from Feb 12th to Feb 15th which is relatively short. You can check out my TBR if you’d like but let’s get into the books I read. 🙂

Day 1: February 12th

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I had a slightly busy day on Friday but I was able to squeeze in some time in between work, watching my nephew and finalizing my Valentine’s Day plans to read this one. It’s the longest book on my TBR and I’m happy I started with it. This book follows a group of college friends who reunite to attend a wedding and it’s a romance in the group. Honestly, this book felt like it was tailor-made for me as it featured so many tropes I loved.

This is a friends-to-lovers story which is my favorite trope plus it was super steamy but also had its sweet moments, too. It’s almost 200 pages but I don’t want to talk too much about it because I think it’s best to go in not knowing much. As for my GG prompt, I used this one for “The Competition: A book with a bet or game” as it features the group playing Truth or Dare multiple times. 5/5 stars

Day 2: February 13th

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I was feeling super optisimic today and honestly, what a dumbass I was because my day ended up being an absolute shit-show. To try and lift my spirits, I decided to read Better at Weddings Than You which is a romance between two wedding planners and honestly, I didn’t enjoy my time, reading this. I don’t know if it was because of my mood but I couldn’t mesh with the writing style and I didn’t feel a connection to the characters enough to want to root for them.

This book wasn’t bad, but I just think it wasn’t for me. Nothing about this really wowed me and that made me sad because it seemed like such a fun book. For the Golden Girls prompt, I used this one for “Guess Who’s Coming to the Wedding?: A book set around a wedding.” If you’re looking for a book featuring a wedding, then this could be a good one for you. 3/5 stars

Day 3: February 14th

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Originally, I was supposed to be at my man’s house for Valentine’s Day but plans changed and it ended up not working out of us. However, I was still determined to successfully complete this read-a-thon so I didn’t end up skipping today even though I wanted to. With that being said, I decided to read A Dirty Valentine by Nicole Falls. This follows two people who knew each other when they were younger and it’s basically them getting a chance now that they’re a little older.

This was only about 40 pages and felt entirely too short for me? I would have liked to see more of their relationship in the past and then them eventually hooking up. Maybe I went in with different expectations but it didn’t work for me as her previous works have. As for the Golden Girls prompt, I used this for “A Little Romance: A book with less than 200 pages.” 3/5 stars

Day 4: February 15th

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For the final day of the read-a-thon, I decided to save my graphic novel as I originally planned on being elsewhere so I wouldn’t have as much time to read. With that being said, I’m happy that I ended the readathon by reading this. If you didn’t know, Giant Days follows 3 best friends in college and it’s basically their day-to-day lives which are mostly full of shenanigans.

Of all the volumes I’ve read, this one has to be my favorite. It was just so fun and felt like it was a perfect representation of each character and their friendship as a whole. I can’t wait to read more of this series and finally finish up with it as I normally only read these during read-a-thons. I used this one for the prompt of “The Flu: A “contagious” book you see everywhere” which is a pretty good pick for series as it’s incredibly popular. 5/5 stars

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

Wrapping up this readathon, I have to say that I’m very happy with how I did. I had 2 5-star reads and 2 3-star reads which is honestly not bad. It would have been a lot worse lmao but I’m happy with how I did this round and I’m happy to participate in the next round in June. This was a super fun idea and I’m just happy I got a chance to participate in it. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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