It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the autumn edition of DEWEY’S 24 HOUR READATHON! This readathon is my absolute favourite because it’s fast paced, and it puts just the right amount of pressure on me to read quickly, without annoying me or putting me off reading all together. I try to take part twice a year because I always have so much fun reading for 24 hours straight!
That’s a bit of a fib because I never read for the entire 24 hours. I tend to get about 16 hours of reading done before I need to collapse. This year I’m going to attempt to take a very short nap on Saturday night, since the readathon starts at 1PM for me, and then continue reading through the night when the house is quiet.
I’m not setting many specific goals, but I would like to get at least two books read. This means I will have to read smaller books rather than longer ones, so while I would love to read another Brandon Sanderson book, I don’t think that’s going to happen because those books deserve my full attention and all the time they need.
Possible reads include:
I received this one for review but I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. I want to change that this weekend because it sounds fantastic, and I have a current fascination with Captain Hook, which may or may not be related to the character on Once Upon a Time.
Tatum and I bought this one when we went to Waterstones together so we could do a buddy read. I’m hoping we’ll both get a chance to read it together today, or at least around the same time so we can discuss!
This one is absolutely tiny, which is great for the 24 Hour Readathon. I’m in the process of rereading the entire Saga of Darren Shan, and this is book number three. It’s not my favourite of the series, but it has to be read for me to continue!
I’m currently in the middle of this one, but I had to put it down because it just didn’t draw me in. Hopefully I can get it finished so that I can decide whether or not I want to read the rest of the series.
I’ve never read an Agatha Christie book, and I think this would be a great thriller to start with. I’ve always wanted to read it, but I read Ten by Gretchen McNeil last year and that was what made me really want to buy it.
Ellice loooooves this book, and she convinced me to buy it, so it’s only right that I read it. Plus, it’s rather tiny. And this time Tatum is going to attempt to join me for the readathon! YAY!
Hi! *waves sheepishly* I usually never take part in readathons because I literally never read books in a single sitting any more but this year Amber’s enthusiasm was infectious XD So I thought I’d try it and see how I cope!
Red Rising, for the same reasons as Amber. Our buddy reads are a lot of fun so I’m looking forward to this one. And I’m fully going to write a STRONGLY worded letter to Ellis if it turns out to be terrible.
The Giver by Lois Lowry. Another impulse buy during the great Waterstones Adventure. I have no idea what this book is about but it’s very famous so I figured I should tick it off the list at some point.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. I walked out of the cinema after watching Gone Girl (SO GOOD) and went straight into Waterstones to buy this. Very excited for this one, plus it looks shorter than her other two novels so it might not be a bad choice for a fast paced readathon.
Panic by Lauren Oliver. No clue what this book is about at all but I got it from Tesco for less than four pounds so like, score. Maybe it’s something to do with a lack of hairspray judging by the cover I have. Who knows?
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith. It’s about SEX and INSECTS and when I grabbed it off the shelf Amber was like ‘you would pick the weirdest book in here’ so heck yeah, I can’t wait.