I love a good excuse to read. The #24in48 readathon is something I look forward to. It’s a way to get a stack of books off my shelves. The question is do I go for prints, ebooks, or a mix of both? Back list, front list…I bet you know the third option. As much as I love my ebooks it’s not as satisfying making a book list since there’s no stack to look at. I haven’t even checked those books yet. Some of the print titles I’m pondering are:
- The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet by Vandessa Singh. For my book club so what a great time to knock it out.
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik. Who doesn’t love a good fantasy book?
- Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. I feel it’s time for me to get a handle on it so I can really get in on some of the discussions.
- The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin. I just finished The Inheritance Trilogy omnibus and really enjoyed it so I obviously want to inhale all of her works.
- Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll. I’ve heard good things about this one.
This is the first draft so to speak. I like to add and subtract during the week depending on 1) what I read before the readathon actually starts and 2) how I feel when we actually start. As you know I’m a poly reader so I can’t have too many of the same genre going on so just reading strictly fantasy is not going to cut it. I’ve said before what I like to read for readathons. Namely YA, romance, short stories. There aren’t any deep books here. Right now I’m eyeing which will stay. Obviously I’m not going to get through this ginormous stack. Will I make it a theme? A friend of mine is planning 24 comics in 48 hours. I think the best part of this readathon in particular is this: there are not any ironclad rules. I like to look at readathons as just setting aside a dedicated time to read. No one is going to yell at you and say you didn’t do a full 24 or tell you it didn’t count because you picked romance novels over Bring Up the Bodies. Every readathon I’ve participated in was full of warm, awesome people who just wanted to cheer each other on and geek out about the titles they’re reading.
The plan for me is to do as much as I can for Saturday, working around a morning yoga class with a friend and an evening burlesque show with my husband. Then Sunday will be binging while having a couple friends over to read with. There will possibly be wine involved and sushi. Who knows? But what it will be, is fun. And that my friends, is all that matters.
If you’re participating, what are your go-to genres or categories? Do you have your book stack ready? Have you thought of having a readathon party?