Friends, I thought I might as well throw my hat in the ring for the October 2012 Readathon, seeing as how I have done all of the Dewey Readathons since becoming a blogger, except for one because I had engaged in a stupid amount of grown up activities the night before. I’ve got my pile ready and have resigned myself to eating healthy for the readathon, because apparently healthy food gives you more energy than junk food. Who’d have thought?!
I likely will not get to all of these books, but I love having a huge pile to pick from and the sense of accomplishment from demolishing the stack.
Here’s what I’ve picked:
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi – Because you guys, I used to be the biggest otaku out there, like down to having one of the senshi uniforms BEFORE you could order them online. So I’m psyched to return to the world of my youth.
The Vicar Of Nibbleswicke by Roald Dahl – It’s tradition, y’all. I read a Dahl book every Readathon. Plus it is legit, 40 pages WITH PICTURES. THAT IS HOW YOU WIN A READATHON!
The Mouse And The Motorcycle by Beverly Clearly – How have I not read this? And if I did, why don’t I remember?
The Boy In The Box by Cary Fagan – Got to get some Vine reading in.
Miracle’s Boys by Jacqueline Woodson – Obvi, I have not reviewed nearly enough Woodson on this blog.
Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoft – That awkward moment when a book has been in your physical and netgalley TBR since 2010 and you decide to fix that problem.
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead – Middle grade FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER.
The Golden Door by Emily Rodda – A quest that could cost the MC his life? UM HELLO YES.
The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade – This looks like it’ll put me in the Halloween mood.
The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech – What better time to read this one than a Readathon?
The Turning by Francine Prose – Awwww yeah Turn Of The Screw Adaptation yeahhh
Monsters On The March by Derek The Ghost – HALLOWEEN SPIRIT via Middle Grade, y’all.
Through To You by Emily Hainsworth – I’ve had this on my TBR for like months now and it’s pretty and hardcover and under 300 pages. YEAH BUDDY.
Wings Of Fire: The Dragonet Prophecy – Tui T. Sutherland – I don’t even know what this is about except dragons and it’s a vine book.
Bone by Jeff Smith – I put this in every readathon, but I swear I will read the first volume this time.
I also have an audio book of Brandon Sanderson’s Legion and Blackwood by Gwenda Bond on my kindle. Plus, idk if it counts but Scarlet by Marissa Meyer is totally in the background of that picture, thus a potential readathon book.
A few other readathon plans:
- Eat healthy – no junk food this time around, except for cookies.
- Take one hour or so to do unofficial cheerleading on the blogs of my friends.
- Keeping with the health theme, taking my book with me on the exercise bike.