Hello to all of my lovely fellow book lovers! It’s that time of year again when readathons are plentiful as everyone gears up for going back to school or are just celebrating the upcoming end of summer (for all of my fellow Northern Hemisphere peeps) and winter (shoutout to my Southern friends!). I don’t get to participate in very many readathons as having a full-time job really cuts into my reading time, but luckily the 24in48 Readathon is perfect for those of us with 9 to 5’s.
Basically, the 24in48 Readathon is really simple – all participants have to do is read 24 hours in a 48 hour time period. ACA-EXCUSE ME?! Yes, you read that right. There are no challenges and no other requirements! This is basically just focusing on you setting aside some time from 12:01am on Saturday morning until 11:59pm on Sunday night to read. You can read for a full 24 straight hours, perhaps 12 hours each day, or any which way you want. There are also some seriously amazing gift packages up for grabs for those who participate and complete the full 24 hours… and I mean AMAZING. The readathon will be running from 12:01am Saturday the 22nd until 11:59pm Sunday the 23rd. If you’d like to learn more and sign up, just go HERE. You can also follow along on Twitter @24in48readathon.
As soon as I signed up for this weekend’s readathon, I decided that I wanted to set some goals for myself to really help me focus. Fingers crossed right?
1. Read at least 600 pages.
Now you may be thinking that thinking that seems fairly easy for a 24 period reading, I won’t disagree with that. However, I have noticed that my reading pace has slowed down recently and I don’t want to try to push myself so much that I can’t fully enjoy what I’m reading.
2. Read 3 different books.
Now I won’t be picky or anything with this one, so as long as I get to read at least parts of 3 different books then I will be satisfied. If I finish 2 books and get to start on a third one then I think that makes for a damn good 24 hours of reading. Like I said, I don’t want to kill myself trying to reach such lofty goals. This is supposed to be fun and chill after all!
3. Complete the Hype or Like Friday July BOTM, A Million Junes.
Our reviews for this month’s BOTM are scheduled for next Friday and I really don’t want to push this book to the side any longer. I’ve only heard amazing things about it and I think this will be the perfect read to stay up late and binge on. If Emily Henry’s debut novel, The Love That Split the World, taught me anything last year, it’s that I will definitely need to keep tissues close by!
My Readathon TBR
- A Million Junes by Emily Henry – 350 pages
- The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon – 510 pages
- Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman – 281 pages
To at least give myself a chance to complete all of my goals, I decided to break up my Smashing Series July TBR for a moment and add Gaiman’s Norse Mythology to the mix. This book is on the shorter side page-wise and should be a quick read which are always appreciated during readathons. Plus, Gaiman just kicks major ass and I’m way overdue picking this one up.
Are you participating in this month’s 24in48 Readathon? What books will you be reading? Do you like to set personal goals during readathons? Have you read any of the books on my TBR?