Dewey’s Read-a-thon 2013 Sign Up and Book Pile
Posted by Caitie F on October 6, 2013
The fall read-a-thon is less than a week away! I have been planning on doing it for a while now, but I wanted to wait until I was absolutely positive to sign up. I am so excited I get to do it!
I still think I have never done the spring one, so this is a once-a-year thing for me and I love it. I think that time in the spring is always just so busy.
I am already getting my plans together. I need to figure out my snacks still, but I am going to cook pork carnitas tacos which will be in the slow cooker all day. Yum!
I already have my two book stacks too. I have a primary stack and a secondary. Here is the primary stack, but it is missing my starting book, The Name of the Wind. It is what I am reading now and I want to finish it and know i won’t do that during the week.
Usually, the read-a-thon is used at least partially to catch up with my reading goal for the year. Thanks to work, I have already gotten there and even bringing my goal up to 150 isn’t a huge stretch if I keep my current position. So i just get to read for fun (and think about the 30 review I have to write).
Here is the primary stack
Joyland by Stephen King: I learned in my first read-a-thon that Stephen King is a perfect choice for the event. I have read rave reviews about this book, including one from my husband, who wrote this awesome post about his top ten Stephen King books.
Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: I have been meaning to continue this series for a while and the fourth book is coming out this week. Will be a great fast, fun read-a-thon book.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: i got this at BEA and have been wanting to read it for a while. It got long-listed for the National Book Award! Also, i adore David Levithan.
Will in Scarlet by Matthew Cody: A fun middle grade fantasy.
How to Love by Katie Cotugno: I have seen so many rave reviews for this book, so I need to read it. I thought it sounded only okay because I do not like pregnancy books, but enough people have talked about it, so I need to read it.
OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu: This looks fantastic to me!
Look at Me by Jennifer Egan: I am in the middle of this book too, so if I don’t finish it by then, I will finish it early in the day
Witches and The Mystery Box: Two short story collections! Sometimes it is fun to take a break and read a couple short stories and these are two different genres I love.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon:This doesn’t seem like a good read-a-thon book, but I might pick it as my last book so I can start it.
Time Between and Time After TIme by Tamara Ireland Stone: This series has some time travel and romance. Why wouldn’t I read it?
Not Exactly a Love Story by Audrey Couloumbis: This lhas been on my shelf for a while, so I might check it out nad see if I like it.
The House at the End of Hope Street by Meena van Praag: I always have a couple books that are out of my usual genres, this is one of them but it looks really wonderful
Afterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler: This looks really good and easy to get lost in
Minders by Michele Jeffe: I need a little dystopian as a possibility!
No Place by Todd Strasser: I started this one at work and knew it wouldnt work there, but it is SO GOOD. The only reason it is in the secondary stack is that there is a lot to think about.
The Selection by Kiera Cass: I have wanted to read this since it came out. Maybe I will get to it.
What in my stacks should I prioritize? Let me know in the comments.