Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Recommendations

Thursday, April 21, 2016

My favorite book event is here yet again - Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon. It is a 24 Hour event wherein readers around the world get to read along together for an entire day. I feel like after participating in this event five times now that I know which books tend to work. Obviously, there are so many other ways, but for me, I think the key is not to overwhelm yourself and to just have fun. As for book choices, I feel like the best options are those that are effortlessy easy to read and books that are fast-paced page-turners. If you are still looking for options, here are just some of the books I had in mind:

In this stack, I have a mix of different genres. There's the non-fiction choices: memoirs and historical accounts, the poetry and short stories for when you need a fresh break, a children's classic, unputdownable contemporary fiction, thrilling mystery, ridiculously fun science fiction, easy-to-get-through Young Adult, and not pictured, because my brother borrowed them: comics and graphic novels. Watchmen would be my top pick, as always.

What are some books you think would be perfect for the readathon? Suggest away!

Reading Stoner by John Williams

Friday, April 15, 2016

I am finally about to start this novel, Stoner, written by American author, John Williams. This has been on my to-be-read list for a while now, but just haven't gotten to it until I found myself in the bookstore last weekend, locking eyes with a copy of this 1965 novel. It was a used paperback, and it looked like it was in pretty good shape, so I bought it.

I will be reading along with other readers through Instagram, which I think will make reading this classic novel more fun. Together we will be using the hashtag #SundayswithStoner, which basically means we will take the time to discuss the chapters with each other. I feel like it's the kind of book that can be incredibly engaging and can spark different perspectives. If you have already read this book, what did you think of it? Let me know your thoughts, without spoilers of course.