So you want to take part in a readathon, do you? Preparation is key! Here are some of the steps to a fun and successful 24 hours of binge-reading.
If you’re anything like me, your typical reading material is pretty heavy. Not that serious books can’t contain the occasional gag, but a truly funny book can be a great palate cleanser. Here are five I recommend, organized by humor style so you can find your bookish soulmate.
The first time I participated in Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon was a long time ago. (To give you some idea, LiveJournal was still the hot new thing. Pinterest didn’t exist yet. Goodreads didn’t exist yet. I hadn’t met my husband. I hadn’t even met the friend who would eventually introduce me to my husband.)
This book presents three distinct stories, and satisfactorily resolves none of them—but the writing itself was beautiful, and fictional Shahriar was a truly likable character.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to do a love story in a YA novel. Twilight is the wrong way. Scarlet is the right way (and Cinder too, if we’re counting).
It’s no Griffin and Sabine, which was a little disappointing, but the story is engaging enough, and book is an intriguing mix of epistolary writing, art, and mystery.
Listen, I know PopSugar probably isn’t on anyone’s top-5 list of respected intellectual authorities. But guys, their reading challenges are so fun.
If I had to pick a favorite genre, it would be science fiction, hands down. But I tend to stick to a few tried and true authors (mainly Arthur C. Clarke). I’ll be the first to admit that I could stand to read a few more of the classics, so I was intrigued by this list of must-read sci-fi.
Do you have a reading BFF? That one person in your life who loves and obsesses over books just as much as you? In 2015, my reading BFF and I decided we wanted to read everything on one of those “greatest novels of all time!” lists. This is the one we chose.