Here we are! My official picks for Saturday's 24 hour readathon! My strategy for the readathon is to read books that are less than 300 pages (if not less than 100). I also wanted to pick books that are a bit more light-hearted, or "fun" to read.While I don't think I'll go through and finish ALL of these, I wanted to have various options.
I thought about adding Ariel by Sylvia Plath, but I thought it might put me on a somber mood, so after thinking and debating, here's my official book stack.
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
229 pages. Fiction - Classics
- My "challenge" book. I have a reader confession: I have never read this classic, which I know is a little shameful and embarrassing for a reader and English teacher like me, but I want to fix that. I am not sure how fast-paced this book is, so I will see on readathon day if I can get through it!
The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery
78 pages. Fiction - Children's Classics
- This one will be a re-read, but I haven't read it since I was a tween, so I'm excited for this! I read the first two chapters while teaching my 7th grade English class, and fell in love all over again.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
236 pages. Fiction - Contemporary Young Adult
- This has been in my TBR list for a while now, so when else will I read it than now? I picked this because I tend to fly through Contemporary Young Adult. It's also supposed to be adorable and cute, so I thought it'd be perfect as it's an easy read.
Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod
250 pages. Memoir - Travel
- I picked this one because if you guys didn't know already, I'm a bit of a Francophile. I've never been to Paris or France though, and I have only fallen in love with the city and country through listening to French music, reading French literature, and watching French films. This memoir sounds charming, so I will live vicariously through the author's stories.
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
120 pages. Fiction - Fantasy
- I love fairy tale retellings, and Angela Carter is apparently one of the best. I picked this one because it's a collection of easy short story retellings.
Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Graphic Novel Adaptation by Tim Hamilton
149 pages. Fiction Adaptation: Graphic Novel
- This one is the graphic novel version of a wonderful book by Ray Bradbury! I am incredibly excited for this one the most. I love the fact that there's an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and was 'authorized' by him.
As far as the overall plan of the day....
- My start time (I'm in California) is 5am. I have to wake up at 6:30am to come in to work to get stuff done at 7:45am-11:45am. It's a short shift, so I'll be home by noon. I might nap for two hours, then the reading will begin.
- Fuel: I will go to Trader Joes (aka my favorite grocery store) and get my favorite trail mix, ice cream, and chips and salsa. I will also get ready-to-eat salads so that will serve as lunch, and for dinner, possibly another salad, soup, and a sandwich? Sounds good to me.
- COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE throughout the day, and some English Breakfast tea.
- I am a night owl and stay up very late, so I might stay up until 5am on Sunday :)
Alright, tell me what's in your reading stack and share what's your overall game plan for the day! Link me to whatever readathon-related post you have. And tweet tweet tweet.