Friday, October 23, 2009

24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Reading List

24 Hour Read-a-ThonAfter wistfully sitting on the sidelines for the last 24 Hour Read-a-Thon back in April, I'm very excited to be able to participate in tomorrow's event. I saved two books that I bought as a direct result of Dewey's reviews (The Uncommon Reader and Paper Towns) for this read-a-thon and will be reading them in memory of Dewey.

Since this is my first time doing the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, I have no clue what to expect, so I'm not setting a lot of goals for myself. I would like to surpass the 585 pages I read as part of the 12 hour Mystery Read-a-Thon I participated in during the summer, though. Other than aiming for that, I'm just going to focus on reading and having fun. I haven't done as much reading as usual since I moved, so it's nice to know that I have tomorrow completely set aside as reading time. I also haven't blogged much since the move. Hopefully posting updates throughout the day will get me back into the habit of blogging regularly.

Right now my tentative reading list looks like this:

Coraline by Neil Gaiman (re-read)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt
Paper Towns by John Green
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (re-read)
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

I may also pull out some of the Doctor Who and Torchwood novels that I've been wanting to read. I think they would be perfect for fun, fast reads since I'm already very familiar with all of the characters and the world-building in the Who/Torchwood universe.

24 comments:

  1. Hey, good luck! This is my first time also.
    I'll check back with ya.

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  2. I've read Graceling, Persepolis, and The Uncommon Reader from your list. I want to read Paper Towns so I'm looking forward to seeing your take. I loved one John Green and hated the other. Glad you are participating. This is my second time, but I still feel like a newbie too!

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  3. Persepolis and The Uncommon Reader are great reda-a-thon picks. I've read both for the first time during past read-a-thons.Coraline is another great book for the read-a-thon. Just have fun tomorrow. I'm cheering you on.

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  4. Graceling is on my "I need to buy that book" list! Glad you're joining us tomorrow! :)

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  5. This is my first time,too. I see you started one of your readathon books early, me too,lol

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  6. I can't wait to see what you think of P&P&Z. I haven't really attempted to read it yet....

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  7. I loved Coraline, Graceling and Persepolis - great list to choose from! Happy reading. :)

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  8. Looks like a good list! Best of luck :)

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  9. I'm so excited: it's my first time too: I'm getting some tea ready and then I'm in! Have a great time, and I'll check back with you later!

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  10. We have similar goals -- just to have fun and enjoy the luxury of quality and quantity reading time!

    Have fun!

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  11. Wish I could join in but with two little ones and a Halloween party today it just isn't going to happen. Can you believe that I have not read ONE book by Neil Gaiman. Really have to make it a point. Good luck and have fun!

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  12. You've made some great read-a-thon picks! THE UNCOMMON READER, in particular, is a speedy and delightful read.

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  13. I loved, loved Coraline. Hope you enjoy it and good luck with all of your reading!

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  14. You've got great goals - the read-a-thon is all about having fun!

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  15. Such a great morning here in South Alabama, just the perfect time to grab that cup of coffee and read, read, read!!! So keep up the great reading and enjoy!!!
    Rebecca
    the Transcendentalists team!

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  16. Good luck with you reading! I will be cheering all of you on from the sidelines and probably learning about all kinds of great books to put on my own TBR pile!

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  17. Your list is FANTASTIC! Can't wait until you review them all :-)

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  18. Hey, I also have Chobsky's book on my list :) And I had a blast reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies so I hope you enjoy that too!

    Have fun reading the rest of the day!

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  19. READ
    READ HARD
    COME ON
    TAKE CHARGE

    Good luck! :)

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  20. have fun with the read-a-thon! I have one of the Satrapi books in my read-a-thon pile!

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