I’m SO excited to finally be fully participating in the Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon! Seriously, I’ve always been out of town or had family visiting since I first learned about the readathon, so this is the first time I can give my full attention to the readathon. I just have to cross my fingers that nothing comes up for work!
So, as expected, I have lots of plans for this readathon. And the first one, if I haven’t already finished it, is to finish reading Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel. I’ve been really enjoying this scifi series about these mysterious metal body parts that have been appearing around the globe and seem to suggest that aliens have visited Earth in the past. I can’t wait to see how this story is resolved!
My other main goal for the readathon is to read The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. I’ve been wanting to read this since it came out at the beginning of the month because I’m a huge fan of Mackenzi Lee and really enjoyed The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, but I decided to save it for the readathon once I heard about it. This is another fun historical adventure story, this time following Monty’s sister Felicity, I’m sure this is going to be just as fun and enjoyable as the first book. Also, how great is that title?!
In addition to those two books, I’m also hoping to power through a couple of shorter reads, the first of which is March Book Three by John Lewis. I started this graphic novel series detailing Rep. Lewis’ involvement in the Civil Rights movement a while ago and was really impressed by it, but for some reason I just haven’t picked up the last installment yet. I don’t think it will take too long to read and I really do want to read it, so I think it’s a good addition to the readathon.
The other shorter read I’d like to finish is Playing by Her Rules by Amy Andrews. I received a copy of this from the author at RWA and almost forgot I had it until I was going through my shelves and drastically cutting my TBR. It’s a rugby romance that I think I’ll really enjoy, which is why it survived the culling, and at less than 200 pages, it’s perfect for this readathon.
I think it’s pretty feasible for me to make it through these four books, so there’s a chance I’ll have time to pick up something else, but those are the ones I’m really committed to reading during the readathon. If I do have more time, I think it’s time to circle back to Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan and see if I’m going to finish or DNF it. I mentioned this in my Currently Reading post earlier this month, but I just haven’t been in the mood lately to read a book in which a girl has been kidnapped to be a concubine for the king and her impending rape is hanging over her head for the entire story, but I do like the world and the characters, so we’ll see what I wind up deciding.
I’d also like to make it through a few more essays in Not That Bad edited by Roxane Gay if I have the chance. And if I decide not to go for Girls of Paper and Fire, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier has been hanging out on my currently reading shelf for months, and I should decide if I want to finish or DNF that one, too.
So yeah, we’ll see what happens! I’ll be sharing updates on my progress on Twitter if you want to join in the readathon, otherwise I’ll give a quick recap of my readathon experience in my October wrap up.
And it’s not too late to sign up if you want to participate yourself! Check out the official Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon page here.