24 Hour Readathon: Book Recommendations

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon takes place this Saturday, April 25th, just a few days away. This is probably my favorite bookish event online and I finally just decided on my own stack of books! I have heard some are still looking for some options, so I thought I'd create a recommendations list. You still have four days to get them! Now these books are here for three reasons: 1. I loved them. 2. I enjoyed my time as I was reading them. 3. They are all fast-paced page turners.

Graphic Novels and Comic Books
These 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!
Fiction Page Turners that I Recommend
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. 


  1. Anna is perfect for the readathon! Lots of great recommendations.

    I just decided to sign up a few days ago. I don't know how much time I'll be able to commit, depends on my daughter and what we have going on. But I'm really hoping to get a lot of reading time in!

  2. What a great list! I have some comics and a YA in my pile. I know that a lot of readers like to tackle novellas or really short novels too. I'm going to be trying Glaciers by Alexis Smith, since it's under 200 pages!

    1. You know I've not really tried novellas... but I have heard many who are choosing those too. And under 200 pages is always a good thing.

  3. I'll be reading The Little Prince! Super excited for my first readathon. Also have In Cold Blood on deck. I've been meaning to read it sooner, but never really got to it.

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