While I’m definitely a bit behind discovering this great challenge, I’ve just found Make Me Read It Readathon, which is a reading marathon hosted by Val at The Innocent Smiley, and Ely from Tea & Titles.
Seeing as I always have a TBR list longer than the length of New Zealand, I thought this would be a fantastic way to actually pick up some of the books that I’ve bought/received in the past year or so that I really want to read and feel like I really need to read. So how does this all work, and what is it, exactly?
What Is This Readathon About?
Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.
When Will This All Take Place?
The Make Me Read It Readathon will start at July 9th and end at July 16th. You can start once it hits 12am in your time zone. The readathon itself lasts for a week!
Sounds awesome right? I know that, because I’m slow getting into this, that it may not really work at the voting end, so if you’re reading this then please please please vote below to let me know what books I should read. I’ve only picked 5 books, because in a week I think I can probably get through 2, as well as working and general life happening around me. I’m going to try and finish Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare before the 9th, but if that doesn’t happen, I’ll put it on hold until the end of this Readathon.
So what books am I wanting you to vote on? Here we go! I’ll be reading them in the order or highest vote. If there aren’t many votes, I’ll just pick my preferences, and tell you how it went next week. You can also vote on Twitter and I’ll merge the two results together.
You can still get involved with this! Read Val’s post here for these details and more! Or you can follow along with other readers by searching the hashtag: #MakeMeRead.