It's that time of the year again: The Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon where readers all around the world come together to read for 24 hours. It might sound a bit mad yes, but believe me, it is fun. We all share the stack of books we're planning on reading and then our progress as the hours go by and above all, we cheer on each other to read. Isn't that great? It is for me. I don't have anyone outside my bookish internet corner to get excited about books and reading so you can imagine how happy this event makes me. The readathon takes place this Saturday and for me it starts at 2pm, that might change depending on your time zone - you can check their web to find out your time to start.
Anyways, these are the 5 books I'm planning on reading. They're short since I find them to be easier to get through and I also feel like I'm making progress with my reading and that motivates me. We have a mix of everything really - from a poetry collection to non-fiction and middle-grade.
- Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifest in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Adichie's latest release. This is a feminist essay and I'm all for it.
- What We Buried by Caitlyn Siehl. This is the poetry collection and it also sounds amazing. I've been quite lucky with the poetry I've been reading so fingers crossed this is as good as everybody says it is.
- One Hundred Shadows by Hwang Jungeun. This book came with the March Moth Box and it is short and I thought it would be perfect for the readathon. I don't really know what it is about but I know it's a weird story.
- Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. A steampunk middle-grade adventure. Yes, thank you. Also, I haven't read middle-grade in ages. Needed to change that.
- Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne. A YA novel dealing with anxiety. And I want to know what all the fuzz is about.
If I manage to read all of these I'll be very pleased with myself truth be told but I'm a very slow reader and I get distracted quite easily. Still, I'm gonna try my best without rushing my reading.
Are you guys participating in the readathon? What is on your TBR pile?