Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Recommended Readathon Reads

So you've signed up to read for 24 hours straight and it's time to start thinking about your readathon TBR. I know a few people like to use the day to tackle something meaty but for me, and many others, I like a variety of books that make me feel like I'm achieving something throughout the event. Although, however much you read, as long as you're having fun, you're doing great.

Short Stuff

I like to start off with a shortish book, just so I can tick one off earlier on in the day. Check out more of my novella reviews here. If you're an ebook reader, now would be the time to check if any of your favourite authors have digital shorts out too.

Page Turners

Here's a few books I've sped through because I just can't put them down. This is the best way to get through the day as you'll hardly notice the hours ticking past. It can be hard to tell which will be the most gripping books though, so please leave your page turning recommendations in the comments!


Sometimes you just need to give your eyes a rest and give them a bit more variety. Graphic novels and illustrated works are a nice diversion (plus they're usually quick to read). If you've never read a graphic novel before, now's a great time to go get one from the library and give it a whirl.

Palate Cleansers

If you suffer from book hangovers and take a while getting into the next story, why not pick up a book in between novels like a non-fiction work with bite-size chapters or a short story collection? This time round I'll be borrowing You Say Potato from my boyfriend to read between courses.

Old Favourites

I don't often re-read, but this can be a good opportunity in the later hours, especially if your sleep deprived brain is finding it hard to take in much detail. I often pick up a book in a series from a favourite author, as I don't need to spend much time getting into the world, learning the characters and what not.

Are you joining the readathon this April? What are you planning to read?


  1. I'm still umming and aahing about my current ability to stay awake for 24 hours and read like a maniac, but I LIKE your readathon suggestions. Hyperbole and a Half would be SUCH a good book for the night-time stretch, and The 5th Wave managed to keep me hooked on a plane, when there was lots of noise and distraction happening, so it should work for a readathon too!

    If I do decide to join in, I might do the Yellow Wallpaper readalong that's happening, because I just bought the mini black classic version and it's tiny so WHY THE HELL NOT. Possibly the second Geek Girl novel? Or I have a memoir about painkiller addiction from the library that looks like an easy read, and it's a trade paperback so the font's bigger. Or ANY ONE OF THE OTHER 800+ UNREAD BOOKS ON MY SHELF. Who knows? Okay I'm getting more tempted now I'm thinking about it... :D

    1. I was thinking the second Geek Girl book, but I haven't accidnetally bought it yet so I'll probably stick to what I've got already. Aren't I good. I didn't realise the readalong book was so tiny! Maybe I'll give that a go too.

      You should defo readathon for a bit Other Ellie! Doesn't matter if you fall asleep on your books, it's part of the fun ;)


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