This readathon actually starts the day after my 22nd birthday! Wow I’m old.
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
This year is my first time doing this one, and I’m a bit nervous just because I don’t know what I’m going to be doing that week. If I’m traveling or how much I’m going to be working all factors into how much I will read. Also, this year I have a lot of long books that I’ve been putting off for the past couple years I want to read and there’s no way I can read 4 or 5 novels that are 800 pages each. I know some of you can! But not me. My goal is 3 books.
All of these books are ones I own so that I don’t have to worry about getting anything from the library, plus they’re all going to go toward the #ShelfLove challenge because I’m slacking there.
Why I want to read them:
Cuckoo’s Calling: Mystery novel by J.K. Rowling
Gone Girl: I want to give Gillian Flynn a second chance after Sharp Objects. I’ve heard this one is good, so *fingers crossed*
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: This has been on my shelf for maybe 6 years? I keep putting it off because I never read the actual Frankenstein. That’s just me trying to make excuses though.
The Freedom Writer’s Diary: I’ve had this one for a while. I’ve only ever seen parts of the movie, which I love. I just thought the book would be better.
1Q84: I started this in high school and didn’t finish it (Whoops- Sorry) and Murakami is one of my favorite authors.
Salem’s Lot: I needed something from King on here! And on the back it claims to be “one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written” so I need to read it at some point. obviously.
What would a list be without something from three of my four favorite authors? (King, Koontz and Murakami. Apparently I like the middle of the alphabet.)
Leave your links to your polls in the comments and I’ll vote for you too!