Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is one I have been doing for a number of years now and I love it! I stay up for the full 24 hours and do nothing but read (and yes it is as heavenly as it sounds!) oh, and update Twitter constantly of course! I might even be updating Instagram this time around as well! Sometimes, no matter how much you love reading, you just need to take a break for a few minutes. I usually use this time to caffinate via Tea (Tea is so wonderful it gets a capital letter) or cans of Monster (preferably the green one). I thought I might give you a look at my tentative TBR for the readathon, so… Onwards Valiant Readers!
1) Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates
This is another one of those books that I’m trying to read before the ghost writers festival. Joyce Carol Oates is like the main speaker there! However, The Uncle has started reading her short stories and has been a little underwhelmed so I’m vaguely worried going into this. However it’s only roughly 138 pages so I figured it would be the perfect length for a readathon!
2) Almost Midnight by Rainbow Rowell
I’m not going to lie, this will be a reread! I got it for Christmas and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already reread it. I absolutely love it and thought it would be the perfect book to read when I need a fluffy break from the other books. Also Rainbow Rowell is amazing. Just putting that out there!
3) Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I know, I know, I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet either! I’m always saying I’ll read it for a readathon and then I never do. However, I think it was for one of Dewey’s Readathons last year that I read The Upside of Unrequited and loved it! Also, I want to see the film but I refuse to until I’ve read the book, so there’s more incentive!
4) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
I’m actually not sure about including this on the list as the next time I read it I planned on annotating it (it’s a badly treated secondhand book so don’t judge me!) and I just feel like that would take too much time to do during a 24 hour readathon. So I might leave this off in the end but for now it stays on the list!
5) Super Sons Volume 1 by Peter J. Tomasi
I love the Super Sons series! I haven’t read it in awhile so I want to refresh my memory before continuing with it. I also like to have a couple of comics/graphic novels to read during the 24 hours for when I might start to slump, or towards the end as a reward for getting so far!
6) Daredevil: Back in Black by Charles Soule
Now for a comic I haven’t read before! I’ve been holding onto this one for a readathon and I’m so excited it’s nearly here! I’ve never read a Daredevil comic before so I’m looking forward to seeing how this is done. I think this is supposed to be a darker take on the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, and I’ve never gotten around to watching the Netflix series, so this is my first foray into Daredevil’s dark side!
7) Behind You by Brian Coldrick
This is essentially a collection drawings with one word sentences to give you some insight into what’s going on in the picture. I can’t wait to get to this! I follow the artist on Tumblr and love his work. His Tumblr handle is thehairsonthebackofyourneck and it’s definitely worth a look if you like creepy stuff. Also, the pictures on Tumblr move/are slightly animated so it’s even creepier!
8) The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
I often read this for Dewey’s Readathon so I’m putting it on the list even if I’m not sure if I’ll be in the mood for it on the day. I just like to have a lot of options going in, so it’s still a possiblity! Who doesn’t want more of Algernon? (The correct answer is that everyone wants more of Algernon!)
9) Magisterium: The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
This has been sitting on my shelf for so long, but I’m determined to get around to it this time! I’ll probably need to flick through the last book so I remember everyone’s names but I remember the actual stuff that happens in the first book so at least that’s something right? (Right? Why are you looking at me like that? DON’T JUDGE ME!)
10) Kitty Kitty by Michelle Jaffe
This is the sequel to the amazing Bad Kitty. I’ve only read it once and that was years ago so I don’t really remember what happens in it. All I know is that I found it hilarious and I still loved the characters (except Allison but I figure that goes without saying) and the shenanigans that they got into! I’m still heartbroken over the fact that it doesn’t seem like there’ll ever be another book in the series but I’m learning to cope! I am determined to get too this during the readathon!
Welp, that’s my TBR! It is subject to change but I do believe most of these will be on the TBR on the day. If you want to join in with Dewey’s 24 Hour Readthon just follow the link to the site and you can learn more about it. It’s a great way to interact with other Book Nerds and to spend a day just enjoying reading!
Until Next Time!
SONG: Bedroom Floor – Liam Payne