My Haitian Readathon Wrap-Up

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Hey y’all! Happy MLK Day for all my friends in the states. The first official Haitian Readathon has come to an end and I feel pretty good about how much I read and did. I was one of the hosts and I also ran the Instagram page so that left me super busy these past couple weeks.

I read four books by Haitian authors during the first two weeks of January. Here’s what I read and a few of my thoughts:

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe

Format: Audiobook

This was so cute. I love Corinne so much! I’m happy I finally got to finish it without getting sidetracked by school again.

Boxing Knights by Jacques Roussau Jean

Boxing Knights: Into knighthood Part 1 by Jacques Rousseau Jean

Format: Physical

Not my cup of tea.

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maritza Moulite, Maika Moulite

Format: Audiobook

This was a reread since it was our group pick for the readathon. If you want to know just how much I love it, check out my full review and if that doesn’t convince you, here are 5 more reasons I love this book.

Truly, Madly, Royally by Debbie Rigaud

Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud

Format: Physical

Technically, I finished this the day after the readathon but I only had 30 pages left at the time so I’m counting it. This was also really adorable but definitely feels like a story for younger YA readers (ages 12-15). It would be great for fans of Sarah Dessen.

Other Wonderful Things

Managing the Instagram page for the readathon was such a huge learning experience for me. I feel like my graphic design skills really evolved over the course of it and I had so much fun making them. It was really cool learning about books by Haitian authors that I probably wouldn’t have known about without this.

We had a live discussion of Dear Haiti, Love Alaine on Latesha’s page and Maika Moulite showed up for it! It was such a cool surprise and I couldn’t stop smiling afterward.

Did you participate in the Haitian Readathon? Do you like readathons? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below, let’s chat!

6 thoughts on “My Haitian Readathon Wrap-Up

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  3. Great idea for a readathon. Hoping to hear of Haitian authors in sci fi, fantasy, or horror. A mutual was asking for recommendations, and I felt bad that I couldn’t find any novelists. I love participating in readathons and hosted one recently. It was a lot of work but a lot of fun. I also had some difficulties adjusting to IG.

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    • I’m actually working on a sci-fi story right now so hopefully I can get added to that list one day, I definitely want to see more Haitian authors in these genres too


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