Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: Stacking Up the Books

It’s almost here! In just a few short days we’ll be hunkering down for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. This is now my third time participating, so I’ve started to figure out the best way to get the most out of the day: shorties and graphic novels, kids! This is a marathon, not a sprint – but we can break it up and make it a bit easier with smaller reading bits.

So, along with two short novels I grabbed for my TBR Pile Challenge and three graphic novels I had ready to read here at home, I also made a trip over to NetGalley and picked up a new graphic novel, This One Summer, just for this event. Here’s the stack!

Will I get through all of them? Probably not, but it’s always good to have a few extras in case you encounter a flop. Just a few days to wait! If you’re looking for some book ideas for the Readathon, I made a list of (non-graphic) novels under 250 pages that will be up on the Readathon site today. 

I’ll be helping y’all stay awake as a Readathon co-host and hosting a mini-challenge here on the blog, so prepare to see quite a bit of me here and on Twitter (@rivercityreadin) on Saturday! 

Are you taking part in the Readathon? What are you planning to read?

  • I didn’t realize this was this weekend, I may have to participate. I love the spines on the Saints and Boxer graphic novels ! Happy Reading !

  • Now I’m worried I’ve put to many books on my Read-a-thon pile. Happy reading.

    • You can’t have too many choices! I just know I’m going to be gone for part of the day (I have a book club meeting in the evening) and will be busy co-hosting for a few hours, so definitely won’t get the full 24 in.

  • Good luck with the read-a-thon. I don’t know how you guys do it. I would love to clear a 24 hour period and just read. but it is hard with a kid!

    • Well, it’s definitely not 24 free hours, but I just jump in and read when I can, I already know I won’t reach the whole time!

  • Oh, I never heard about the Readathon before! It’s good that I found out – now I have some time before the weekend to prepare my list! Thank you :)

  • Didn’t know about this read-a-thon, but they’re my weakness-I need to check this one out :) Great book list!

  • Andi

    I’ve been DYING to read I Married You for Happiness! And you know my feelings on Boxers & Saints.

  • I’m super excited to be doing my first readathon! You’ve got a great line-up!

  • So excited!!!! I took a pic of my books and have a short post coming up on it soon! :D

  • When I change jobs (and that is a WHEN), I am not taking a job that requires that I work every weekend. This readathon is pretty brilliant.

  • I’m very excited for the read-a-thon, although I may unwisely be tackling a really long book since I’d like to have read American Gods by Neil Gaiman before seeing him talk next Tuesday. I’m going to try to have some very short books and graphic novels around too though so maybe I’ll use those to take breaks from American Gods :)

    • If you can break it up with the little ones I think it will be just fine. Super exciting about seeing Neil Gaiman talk!

  • Alas I cannot readathon, but I will be following everyone else’s progress with great interest! It looks like you’ve got an excellent stack.

  • Vasilly

    Nice stack especially with Boxers and Saints and One Long Summer! Happy happy reading. :-)

  • Isi

    How exciting!
    Thanks for the tips: I have a graphic novel in my pile, but I hadn’t thought about it for the readathon. Today in the evening I’ll choose my books!

  • Ciska van der Lans

    Good luck with your stack. The advice to pick up short books is a very wise one!

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