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Announcement – Thanksgiving Readathon 2017

I recently found out about this year’s Thanksgiving Readathon, put together by fellow book bloggers Ottavia at Novels and Nonfiction and Jackie at Death by Tsundoku – just in the nick of time! And I am beyond excited to participate! Thankfully, I had already taken off of work on Wednesday, November 22, which is the first day of the readathon, and am fortunate enough to have the rest of the time off as well.

I was already hoping to use the extra time away from the “everyday” to catch up on some reading and meet my 2017 goal, or get much closer to it, so this readathon couldn’t come at a more perfect time.

Here’s what I have on my TBR shelf, ready to go! I’m planning to start with Seven Days of Us, which is a cozy Christmas novel that sounds reminiscent of The Family Stone (one of my favorite holiday movies). I’m hoping it will be the perfect way to kickoff the season.

From there I’m not exactly sure where I’ll go, but I’ve opted for a stack with both genre and topic variety to keep it interesting: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (a book about books!), The End We Start From (a short environmental dystopia), How to Behave in a Crowd (a supposedly hilarious but dark family drama), and finally, A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table (a food memoir).

I’ll keep you updated on my progress across my social channels (check me out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, if you’re not already a follower). You may also want to follow the dedicated hashtag #ThanksgivingReadathon across all channels to connect with other bloggers and readers who are devouring books over the holiday.

On a Thanksgiving note, tomorrow I’ll be posting the 10 Books I’m Most Thankful For as part of my usual Top Ten Tuesday participation. I’d love it if you’d stop by again to check them out and share which books you’re most thankful for too!

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  • Reply Novels And Nonfiction November 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Awesome Sign-Up post Megan! The books you picked sound really interesting, particularly the environmental dystopia The End We Start From. I’ll definitely following to see what you think as you read them! I sadly have a half day of work Wednesday, so I’ll get a slightly late start. Will be jealous of your reading time Wednesday morning 😉

    • Reply Megan November 21, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Thanks, Ottavia! (Sorry for the delayed reply… lots of fun posting/interacting to do for the readathon, plus regular blog stuff!) Hopefully your reading starts off with a bang! I’m sure you’ll make up the Wednesday morning in no time 🙂

  • Reply Jackie B November 22, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Welcome to the readathon!! I couldn’t be more excited you’re joining us. That’s a great TBR — I love the variety. Personally, I’m a huge mood reader, so I can relate to being uncertain where you’ll go next. I have a TON of books on my own TBR for that exact reason. I hope I can make a dent in my pile!

    Good luck– I look forward to hearing all your updates. 😀

    • Reply Megan November 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks, Jackie! I hope the readathon is going well for you so far 🙂 Good luck – and I’m sure we’ll keep in touch on social throughout!

  • Reply Sasha @ Pathologically Literate November 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    So glad you’re joining the Readathon!! Love the TBR stack you’ve got going! A couple of them are on my own (general) TBR, and I really enjoyed The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend when I read it – hope you do as well!! Have fun with the Readathon and Happy Thanksgiving!!

    • Reply Megan November 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I just started reading Broken Wheel this afternoon – glad to hear you’d recommend it! Happy Thanksgiving to you too 🙂 I’m sure we’ll keep in touch over these few days!

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