It’s almost time for the first 24 in 48 Readathon of 2016! It’s where readers dedicate 24 of the 48 hours in a weekend to reading, and tweet and blog about it, and root each other on while it’s happening. I would be lying if I said I don’t already spend most of my time reading, but having a dedicated block of time to read and connect with other readers is great. The book community is the BEST and the readathon is tons of fun. It’s January 16-17, and there is still time to sign up!
I also find it a lot of fun to designate books for the occasion, and I have finally decided on what I’m going to attempt to read this weekend!
- Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter: People looooooove this book. Also, I hear it’s going to give me all the feels.
- The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton: A classic I have always meant to read!
- Oreo by Fran Ross: I have not met anyone yet who has read this and didn’t love it hard.
- Hold Still by Lynn Steger Strong: This one isn’t out until March, but has received strong early buzz. (Not to be confused with the Sally Mann memoir of the same name. That one tried to kill me.)
- Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth: This keeps popping up on lists of underrated 2015 releases. Plus, it’s a Europa book. I am so in love with their design. When I win the billion dollar Powerball jackpot this week, I’m buying every single Europa book they’ve ever printed.
- Chocky by John Wyndham: I am a fan of some of John Wyndham’s other books (The Chrysalids, Day of the Triffids) and I’ve never met a NYRB Classic I didn’t like, so I’m doubly excited for this one.
- Riot Most Uncouth by Daniel Friedman: Author Tiffany Reisz can’t stop raving about this book, so I want to see what all the fuss is about.
- Don’t Get Mad, Get Even: 15 Tales of Revenge and More by Barb Goffman: I bought this collection of crime stories a few years back when it won an award, but somehow haven’t gotten to it yet.
I will (hopefully) blogging a bit more about them this weekend during the readathon. And hopefully I will read even more than this!
Hope to “see” some of you there!