Winter is almost officially here! I hope to read some fun books off my bookshelf and continue with my Reading the Classics Challenge and other challenges that I am thinking about doing in 2021. What are y’all reading this winter? Any reads you are most looking forward to? Here is my list:
BOOK CLUB READS
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Passing by Nella Larsen
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
2021 READING CHALLENGES
Sherlock: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock: The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock: The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Bible Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Center of Everything by Jamie Harrison
The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
One Day in December by Josie Silver
The Snowman by Jo Nesbø
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas by Stephanie Barron
Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
A Promised Land by Barack Obama
Christmas in Silver Springs by Brenda Novak
Feel free to leave a comment about any of the books I’ll be reading or the reads y’all will be reading.
I made it! I read for 24 hours! It was fantastic! Here is my closing survey:
How would you assess your reading overall? I did as well as expected and am always a bit shocked when I make it the full 24 hours.
Did you have a stategy, and if so, did you stick to it? I read in all formats. I think audiobooks are really important as they allow you to continue to digest literature while moving around.
What was your favorite snack? candy corn
Wanna volunteer for our next event? Stay tuned for the recap post! Maybe. I’ll look forward to future posts.
Here is how I did on my goals and reading:
Complete 5 books – Completed 5 books
Read 800 pages – Read 1,200 pages
Read at least 18 hours – though it would be great to make it the full 24 hours – Read for 24 hours
Post at least 10 times to social media – Posted to social media 22 times
Get Bingo – Got bingo
The Theban Plays by Sophocles – print book
The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale – print book
The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene – audiobook
Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell – audiobook
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore – audiobook
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump – print book
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb – ebook
I am a bit sad that this readathon is over. I always get a bit sad and wish to keep reading even though I really need to get some sleep. I had such a great time. I am especially happy that I managed to hit my yearly goodreads goal during the readathon too.
If you participated, how did you do? Feel free to comment with links to blog posts.
Congratulations to all those who participated in the 24in48 Readathon over this past weekend! How did y’all do? I actually managed to clock 24 hours of reading, which was far behind my goal for the weekend. Here are my readathon stats:
The Road to Dribbling by Bill Bryson – audiobook
East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Part 3 only for a IRL readalong) – book
Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama – audiobook
Reads Started but not Finished during Readathon:
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins – book/ebook
Ireland by Frank Delaney – audiobook
I read a total of exactly 900 pages.
Social Media Updates:
I posted many updates on social media regarding this readathon:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.
I’ve been a bit MIA the last few weeks. I had a busy time at work and then got to go on vacation to visit my folks in my hometown of Milwaukee. This was a busy vacation, so I didn’t get to read too much, but since I am playing catch-up, it looks like I read a lot. I’m back on track with reading for book clubs and starting my Bill Bryson’s reads for my monthly reading challenge (A Focus on Authors Reading Challenge). I hope to read lots this weekend for the 24in48 Readathon. Anyone else participating?
IRL Book Club:The Powerby Naomi Alderman – audiobook/ebook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
Focus on Authors Challenge:The Mysterious Affair at Stylesby Agatha Christie – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Focus on Authors Challenge: Murder is Easyby Agatha Christie – book = ♦ ♦ ♦
HP Litsy Buddy Read:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling – audiobook = ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Mount TBR: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin – book = ♦ ♦ ♦ ½
*Click on book title for my full review.*
Hope y’all are having a wonderful summer! Feel free to post your WWW links below or tell me what you are currently reading!
It’s that time!!!! Time for the semi-annual Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!!! As always I’m super excited and ready to go! I’ve got my TBR pile, snacks, and clothing (see photo off to the right) all prepared. This is officially my 5th time participating in this readathon. I do not anticipate making it the full 24 hours, but I am geared up to get some quality reading time in that will help me achieve my yearly reading goals.
I want to read for at least 13 hours today.
I want to complete 3 books.
I want to read at least 500 pages.
I want to complete at least 5 mini-challenges.
TBR (soooo many to chose from):
Obviously I don’t intend to read all of the following, but I like to have a lot of options to chose from in all different types of reading tools, like physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks. I’ve learned that a variety helps utilize every moment of the readathon to accomplish all your reading goals.
If you have never participated in this readathon before, I would recommend that you try it! It’s so much fun!