#ATSOReadathon 2.0 – My TBR

 

The Read-a-thon is fast approaching and hopefully, that means you guys are getting as excited as I am! Nothing gets me more pumped for a read-a-thon than putting together my TBR so here’s what I plan on reading:

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book by a new-to-you author
For this challenge, I chose A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.

2. Read a graphic novel
For this challenge, I chose Giant Days Vol. 4 by John Allison – I love this series!

3. Read a book with a one-word title
For this challenge, I chose Binti by Nnedi Okorafor – I have heard nothing but good things which is impressive for 96 pages!

4. Read a book you’ve read before
For this, I’m choosing Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone because I want to re-read the series this year.

5. Read a book that has been made into a movie 
For this challenge, I chose Wonder by R. J. Palacio – I need to watch it before I watch the movie.

6. Read a non-fiction book
I have been meaning to read this for over a year! For this challenge, I chose The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown.

7. Read 7 books!
Well, I hope to read more than that actually. I would like to also read Fifteen Dogs by Andre AlexisFirst & Then by Emma Mills, The Ice Dragon by G R. R. Martin, and The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. That brings me to a total of 10 books, but who’s counting?

I just want to have fun and read some short books, my last two were 600 and 700 pages! I’m also excited to see all your TBRs and photos for the photo challenge! (For more info on that, go to @novelcravings on Instagram and for more info on the read-a-thon, find the announcement post here.

 

 

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AllTheShortOnes Readathon 2.0

I am happy to announce that I will be hosting the readathon again this year! It’s a bit late notice but I wasn’t sure I would be able to host it until now. I do hope some of you will join me, this is a really laid back readathon and last year was a lot of fun.

Dates: March 18th – March 31st

Goal: To read books that are roughly 300 pages or less. A ‘short’ book is going to be different for everyone so feel free to be flexible with the page count. There are also 7 reading challenges to complete.

Reading Challenges:
1. Read a book by a new-to-you author
2. Read a graphic novel
3. Read a book with a one-word title
4. Read a book you’ve read before
5. Read a book that has been made into a movie
6. Read a non-fiction book
7. Read 7 books!

Giveaway: Make sure to follow me on Instagram @novelcravings for photo challenges. Each photo you post with the hashtag #ATSOReadathon will be entered to win a book from Book Depository. (up to $15 CAD).

Don’t forget: to link your sign-up post in the comments below, I would love to see your TBRs. And share your progress on Instagram and/or Twitter, I will be posting on both platforms – it’s a good way to connect with others participating in the readathon.

 

My hope is that everyone has fun reading shorter books that they may have overlooked. I know I tend to gravitate towards thicker books. Perhaps some of those could meet other challenges you have this year and if not it will certainly boost your Goodreads count!

#ATSOReadathon Wrapup

First I would like to thank everyone who participated in my very first readathon! I don’t feel I was the best host and I appreciate you all sticking it out with me. Some of you have already asked if I will be hosting again in the future. The short answer is yes, but I don’t know when and I think I will make a few changes, including bringing on a co-host. March became so much busier than I could have imagined and I failed to keep in touch with you all and host as many sprints as I would have liked.

All that aside, I’m happy to report that I read a total of 11 books for the readathon and I’ve been hearing higher numbers from a lot of you! Congratulations to all of you for kicking some serious TBR butt! And regardless of how many books you read, I hope you enjoyed the readathon because that’s what matters most. I know I did and I’m flattered that so many of you would like to see me host it again.

Here are the books I read and reviewed, I can’t wait to see what all of you read this past month!

The Coming Storm by Robb Kidd – 135 Pages

Saga Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan- 160 Pages

Shadows and Dreams by Cody Matthew – 35 Pages

Birth of the Firebringer by Meredith Ann Pierce – 208 Pages

The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman – 192 Pages

Harley Quinns Greatest Hits by Paul Dini

Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider – 304 Pages

North of Nowhere by Barbara Sleigh – 94 Pages

Born to Race by Blanche Perrin – 148 Pages

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander – 144 Pages

Angelfall by Susan Ee – 288 Pages

I thought I would read so much more and it’s terrible that as the host I didn’t, but life happens. I’m still happy with the books I read and I’m glad I gave some re-reads a chance. I would love to hear what your favorite short book was during the readathon, and also let me know if you would like to see a readathon like this again in the future!

Once again, thank you so much to everyone who joined I can’t tell you how happy it made me to see you all join. Please link your wrap ups and reviews in the comments so that we can all share our reading experience and get a conversation going. And lastly, don’t forget to fill out this google form if you haven’t yet. This is how I will be drawing the winner for the book from Book Depository on April 7th!

#ATSOReadathon Update

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Halfway Update

I can’t believe we’ve already reached the halfway mark of this readathon! I really hope that you’re all enjoying it so far and excited to continue. To be honest, I hit a reading slump early on but thankfully with these last few books I think it’s over.
Here’s what I’ve read so far….

I also DNF’d….

On a side note, I am so proud of myself for deciding to DNF this many books. I used to make myself read through a book no matter how much I disliked it, and how long it took me. I’m glad that I am being more decisive and giving my time to books I enjoy instead. That aside, I still have about ten books to choose from for the rest of the month and my goal is to finish half of them. I will be hosting some more sprints this weekend and all of next week. Hopefully it gives me the kick I need to reach that goal. They will be at 12PM and 8PM PST, and I hope some of you will join me.

I will be sharing all my reviews with you at the end of the month and I can’t wait to read yours!

Lastly, there was a lot of confusion about the sign-up process. I don’t want anyone to miss out on the giveaway, so I’m asking everyone participating to fill out this google form. This is my first time hosting a readathon, so I appreciate everyone’s patience.

That all for now, happy reading and I will talk to you all again in fourteen days!

All The Short Ones Readathon

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Announcement and Sign Up

I don’t know about you but I start out the year with huge reading goals and ample enthusiasm and by March I’m starting to slump a little. What better way to give me a boost than a readathon? The only thing is, sometimes I find them overwhelming. They are usually only a week long and involve reading a specific theme or number of books. As a single mom and someone with a busy life, it’s just not possible sometimes. What I really want is a readathon thats a longer and was a little… easier? While still pushing me to read more. So I created All The Short Ones Readathon.

The goal of this readathon is to read books that are 300 pages or less, as many as you can in the month of March. They could also be novellas, graphic novels, books of poetry, etc. An easy way to see which of the books on your TBR are 300 pages or less is to go to Goodreads and sort the books by number of pages. That’s how I compiled my list that I’ll be sharing with you below.

Dates: March 1st – March 31st

Giveaways: At the end of the readathon, one lucky winner will get a book of their choice from Book Depository, up to $15 USD.

You will receive one entry for your sign up post, which you can link in the comments below, and one entry for every book you read and reviewed in your wrap up post. (Which you can link in the comments of my wrap up post on the 31st of March) Bonus entries for anyone who posts their TBR for the readathon, using the hashtag #ATSOreadathon

**Reviews can be on a blog or on Goodreads and can be full length or just a couple of paragraphs, summarizing your thoughts**

You can also use the hashtag to connect with others participating in the readathon, find a buddy read, and stay up to date with everyone’s progress.

My hope is that everyone has fun, reading some shorter books that they may have overlooked. Perhaps some of those could meet other challenges you have this year and if not it will certainly boost your Goodreads count!

Here are All The Short Ones I hope to read for the readathon.

There may be a few that I’m forgetting but these are the ones I can think of at the moment. I might not get to them all but I intend to try, and I will be starting with the shortest and working my way to the longest of my short books. Half of these are books I read more than ten years ago that I have wanted to reread and see if I still enjoy them but I never make the time. So now is the time!

I really hope some of you decide to join up and participate, it’s going to be a very laid back sort of challenge but hopefully a lot of fun as well! Don’t forget to link your sign up post in the comments below so myself and others can check it out. Also, please share this readathon with others on Twitter and Instagram, you can find my handles below.

Jessica @novelcravings

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