Graphic Novels and Comic BooksThese ones are great to add to your pile. They are the perfect ones to pick up when you are in the hours of the readathon when you feel blah or exhausted. There's pictures for one, so it's so much fun to look at the art. They are also usually very short and quickly paced, that it's easy for anyone to go through them.
- Watchmen by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
- The Sandman by Neil Gaiman -(horror comic book series)
- Y: The Last Man - (comic book series)
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (graphic novel)
- Marvels by Kurt Busiek - If you want to get into the Marvel universe and its expansive world, start with this. It will introduce you to the world and to the characters. It's a fantastic introduction. It was a series of comic books, but is now compiled together in graphic novel format.
Young Adult and Middle Grade Fiction
Generally, Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction are relatively shorter compared to adult novels. They're perfect for readathons in my opinion.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (a sweet contemporary)
- Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (contemporary young adult)
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery (children's classic?) This is also an awesome re-read! You discover something new everytime.
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (fantasy middle grade - for all ages for sure!)
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman (contemporary young adult)
I always say I don't read a lot of non fiction, but I guess that's not true. I enjoy non fiction and memoirs a lot, but they have to be incredibly engrossing for me!
- Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
- The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
- If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young by Kurt Vonnegut - a collection of Vonnegut's inspiring speeches
Fiction Page Turners that I Recommend
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (sci fi dystopian)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (mystery)
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (classic mystery)
- Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (chic lit)
That's it for my recommendations. If you notice, there's no classics or modern classics on here! For me, I find them mentally time consuming, so I wasn't sure if I could include a solid recommendation. That's funny though, because some of the books in my own pile are modern classics! I'll show them later on this week. Also, if you have a twitter, blog, or instagram, leave them below so I can follow you on the day of the readathon! If you have other recommendations also, let me know.