The Readathon TBR

Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is tomorrow and I am so excited that I am breaking my blog silence to share my reading piles with you. There is still time to sign up if you’d like to participate. I promise you, it is more fun than you would expect.

This year I took a very short-and-easy approach when picking out my books because even a regular YA novel will take me 6 hours and that gets a little frustrating when everyone else is finishing book after book and I’m still reading my first one.

The first pile (the books I think I will definitely read):

  • I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder (her novels in verse are great for the Readathon)
  • Good-Bye, Chunky Rice by Craig Thompson (graphic novel)
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (I’ve never read it!)
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins (so this one is long but it is also written in verse so I thought it would be nice once I get a few others read)

The second pile (the backup in case I feel like something else aka the library YA pile):

  • Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (would have made the first pile but I requested the audio yesterday and I think I’m going to wait for that)
  • Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
  • Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely #3)
Are you participating in the Readathon? What are you planning to read?

12 thoughts on “The Readathon TBR

  1. Helen Murdoch October 21, 2011 / 8:32 am

    I signed up as well and know I just won’t have as much time to read as I’d like so I’ve got a couple skinny books on my list!

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  2. Sandy October 21, 2011 / 9:58 am

    Graphic novels are perfect for readathons. Wish I would have planned ahead a little for that. I am not a fast reader, so my books have to be short, otherwise I feel like a loser!

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  3. zibilee October 21, 2011 / 10:28 am

    I am unofficially joining the readathon, and haven’t yet picked my books. I am not sure what I want to read, but have a few ideas. This will be my first time participating, and I am so excited! I have told my husband there will be no food cooked from my hands during this time period. He is still sort of pouting! Have a lovely readathon!

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  4. Melissa October 21, 2011 / 10:34 am

    The Phantom Tollbooth was one of my absolute favorite books growing up. Enjoy! I’m so excited about the read-a-thon and just posted about my stack too.

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  5. Jen October 21, 2011 / 11:41 am

    fragile eternity!! stick it out through that book. it was probably my least favorite of the series. the next two are pretty badass.

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  6. Trish October 21, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    Oh totally–short and easy is definitely the way to go!

    I’m bad and haven’t planned out my reading yet, but I have a blog tour book I need to finish by next week (eep!), so that’ll probably be it.

    YAY Readathon!!

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  7. Linda October 21, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    I’m going to be cheerleading later at night. I’ll stop by to offer some encouragement. I wish I could read all day. Stupid work!

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  8. A Damned Conjuror October 21, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    The Phantom Tollbooth is great. It’s the 50th Anniversary so I think I might read it again (haven’t read it since childhood) and watch the film as well.

    haven’t chosen my novels yet I think I might wing it this year…

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  9. Buried In Print October 21, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    That looks like a great stack: very cozy and readable. I’ve definitely picked too many big books, but I had a plan in mind, and I’m sticking to it.

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  10. Vasilly October 21, 2011 / 8:01 pm

    I love Goodbye Chunky Rice! It’s a book that you either love or hate. Happy reading!

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  11. Kate October 22, 2011 / 12:17 am

    There are soooo many good reads in your piles! Liesl & Po is fantastic, and graphic novels are a great way to give your readathon stats an ego boost (I have several in my pile). I haven’t read I Heart You, You Haunt Me, but it sounds great and I’ll be picking it up as soon as I can. Tomorrow I’m reading, cheering, hosting a mini-challenge and no doubt tweeting endlessly. Good luck to you and have fun!

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