It’s Not Too Late to Sign Up for the 24in48 Readathon

26 Jan

IMG_20180124_192421421.jpgI took a giant step in my reading life and decided to sign up for my first 24in48 Readathon where it will be my goal to read 24 hours during a 48 hour period. Seems crazy, right? Well, I’ve had my eye on this challenge for a while and I knew I would need a weekend that was as clear as possible so that I would be distracted or feel like I had too many other things to do, so I cleared my schedule and other than a friend’s birthday on Saturday night, I’m ready to go!

The 24in48 Readathon happens a couple of times a year where you block off 48 hours to try and read for 24 of them. This year the first readathon will happen this weekend beginning at 12:01am Saturday morning and running until 11:59pm Sunday night. I can break up my reading any way I like to try and reach the goal of 24 hours. Why? Because being able to lock down that many reading hours is truly magical and why not?

Here’s my list of titles I have ready for the weekend, hoping to break up text heavy books with graphic novels and using audiobooks when I can’t have my head between the covers of a great book (like when I’m making dinner or getting a shower)! Granted, there is no way I’m getting to all of these titles in one weekend, but I went a little overboard in ordering ILLs from my library and this is what came in!

  • The Art of the Swap by Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone (Netgalley ARC)
  • Every Shiny Thing by Cordelia Jensen and Laurie Morrison (Netgalley ARC)
  • Saint Philomene’s Infirmary for Magical Creatures by W. Stone Cotter (Netgalley ARC)
  • A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean! by Kir Fox and M. Shelley Coats (Netgalley ARC)
  • Beyond the Green by Sharlee Glenn (Netgalley ARC)
  • The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer (Playaway/audiobook)
  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Overdrive/audiobook)
  • Flying Lessons & Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh (short stories)
  • Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt (graphic novel)
  • Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke (graphic novel)
  • The Time Museum by Matthew Loux (graphic novel)
  • Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz (chapter book)
  • The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (chapter book)
  • Tumble & Blue by Cassie Beasley (middle grade magical realism)
  • Three Pennies by Melanie Crowder (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (middle grade fantasy)
  • Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (middle grade fantasy)
  • Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Big and Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) by Julie Bowe (middle grade realistic fiction)
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy)
  • The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (YA realistic fiction)
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (YA short stories)
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (YA fantasy)
  • Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway (YA realistic fiction)
  • Renegades by Marissa Meyer (YA science fiction)
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord (YA romance)
  • The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (YA realistic fiction)

I’ll be updating my progress over the weekend on Twitter, so make sure you’re following me there (@literacious) and if you’ve got a minute drop me a line of encouragement! I’m excited for this new challenge and can’t wait to see what the weekend has in store!

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