Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon is just around the corner, and I’ve finally decided what I’m going to read! It only took me forever and a day to figure it out…
If you’ve read my last post, you’ll know that this will be my first readathon, and even though I’ve done a tonne of research, I’m a bit in the dark when it comes to picking which books to read.
I’ve read somewhere that it would be a good idea to include some short books in your readathon tbr pile as this will make you feel like you’re getting through stuff quickly. However, as most bookworms, I’ve got an ever-growing tbr pile – or piles to be more precise. They are slowly but surely multiplying on my floor, and some of the books are ones that I bought ages ago. I’ve decided to catch up on some of my long neglected books -with the exception of one newish addition to the tbr pile – instead of choosing shorter books. This might prove to be an epic disaster that I’ll bitterly regret at 4 am on Sunday, but I’m willing to risk it, so I can look at my tbr pile(s) with less of a guilty conscience.
The decision to read 1447 pages is based on my completely unscientific estimates of how much I’ll be able to read in 24 hours when I’m also spending time on the mini-challenges, updating my reading progress on the blog and speaking to all you lovely bookworms!
The first book I will be reading is also the newest addition to my reading pile. It’s Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, which I bought back in February. People are saying some good things about it, so I’m curious to see for myself how Mr Gaiman tells the stories of the Nordic gods. He’s up against some tough competition because when we were kids, my dad would tell my brother and I stories about the ancient beings and the worlds they inhabited. My dad was the one who told me about Yggdrasil, Huginn and Muninn, Mímir’s Well and all of the other stuff. It’ll be interesting to see if Gaiman can capture the same magic in his book.
The second book I’ll be reading is Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews. The Kate Daniels novels are some of my absolute favourite urban fantasy books, but for some reason, I’ve gotten behind! So I’m dedicating a chunk of the 24 hours on this little beauty.
The third book is Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost. I’ve read a lot of her urban fantasy books, and I like them a lot – Yep, I definitely have a weakness for kick-ass heroines who take shit from no one. I’ve had the third book in the Night Prince series for ages, but like Magic Shifts by Ilona, I’ve been neglecting it, which just won’t do! It’ll be nice to see what Vlad the Impaler and Leila are up to in this book.
The fourth and final book I will be reading is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I bought this book ages ago but haven’t had the time to read it yet. I know that I’m probably one of the few bookworms in the entire world who hasn’t read it yet, but there have just been so many other great books that I needed to read first. However, I am now ready to dedicate some time at this readathon to finally read it! By the time the third book arrives in my mailbox, I’ll hopefully have had time to read the second book…
And that was my reading list! Hopefully, I’ll get through it all before the 24 hours run out.
What are you reading for the readathon? Do you have a certain strategy when you pick out books for this or do you just pick up the books you want to read as you go through the readathon?