my books for the 24 Hour Readathon

Friday, April 24, 2015

The other day, I posted about some book recommendations for the readathon, but failed to show my own stack of books. I was a little indecisive about the options to be honest, but here's my final choices. I am so excited for the readathon tomorrow. I have the full day off, and I look forward to a day of reading and interacting with the book community yet again.

  • The World's Greatest Love Letters - compilation
    This is a compilation of love letters from various figures in history. It's going to be great because I can read a letter or two at a time when I need a break from the novels.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell - novel
    I just mentioned the other day how guilty I feel that I have not read this book before. I really liked 1984 and thought it was a very thought-provoking book, so I think this should be a good one. 
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac - novel
    Again, here's another book I've been wanting to read but haven't yet. I will read this first, because I just can't wait. I also am doing a readalong of this book with a fellow book lover online.
  • Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe - short story collectoin
    Short stories are great for readathons. It doesn't need a lot of time to get through it at all. Also, I've been meaning to read more from Poe, so I figured this would be the perfect time to do so.
  • The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley - novel
    I borrowed this historical fiction from the library in ebook format, so I know I must get on this soon. What better way to read it than during a readathon?
  • Twenty Love Poems by Pablo Neruda
    Pablo Neruda is my favorite poet. His Sonnet 17 is still my favorite work of poetry. I have not read this yet, but can't wait to. 
As for snacks, I have a lot of strawberries, dried apricot, and trail mix. I also might go out to a coffee shop for a few just to change the scenery, instead of laying in bed all day. We will see though. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram where I'll be on all day! Happy reading.


  1. That love letters book cover is so lovely. Animal Farm blew my mind in high school, I should probably give it a revisit soon!

    1. I loved Animal Farm!! I wonder if it would have been different if I read it in high school too.

  2. I love mixing in short stories during the readathon. They work perfectly for breaking up other books!

  3. You've chosen some great reads for today! Good Luck!

  4. I think I read Animal Farm for a readathon once. :) It's a good, quick read! Enjoy your reading today!

    1. Yes, I was surprised how easy and quick the read was!