I am so excited that the Thanksgiving Readathon (hosted by one of my favorite blogs, Death by Tsundoku) is almost upon us! Last year I participated for the first time and read WAY more than I expected. I actually have less going on this time, but I’m trying to keep it a low-key, no pressure situation (as intended) to help balance the “I have a ton of books I have to read right now” overwhelming feeling I have going on. Either way, I’m hoping this readathon helps me knock some of these off my list!
Here’s about more about what I’m hoping to crack into:
The Line That Held Us by David Joy - I have no idea how this got on my TBR, but it did and I need to read it before it’s due back at the library on Monday. I re-read the description and it sounds good, plus it’s short and thriller-esque, so I’m hoping it proves to be a quick read!
The Adults by Caroline Hulse - I got this one from NetGalley three months ago -- the holidays seemed so far away then! But, now it’s coming out on Tuesday, which I also planned to be my review post day, so I guess I need to get started! Thankfully, this one feels like the perfect read for this time of year. (I'll be reading this on my Kindle, not pictured.)
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - Our book club is meeting the Monday after Thanksgiving to discuss this book (and we already pushed it back once, at my request), so I really need to get this one read.
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann - Another book club is meeting on Thursday the 29th, so I have a little more leeway to get this one finished. Still, if I can at least start it during the readathon, I think I’ll feel a lot better.
I’ve also added By the Book and Marilla of Green Gables to the pile, mostly because I really want to read them, and a little bit because they’re both due to the library next Friday (and I can’t renew them because lots of other people want them…). These would be major bonuses if I get to either one of them.
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If you’d like to join the #ThanksgivingReadathon, check out Death by Tsundoku for more details!
Last but not least, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving - full of food and family and books 🙂
Hallo, Hallo Megan,
This is why I was attracted to this readathon myself - the low key effect!! I participated in an INSPY readathon this July where it was 'read at your own pace' and win books in the process - which was a unique readathon for me as I never found one quite like it previously. It suited me at the time as I was frustrated with not being able to feel attached into the stories I wanted to read (mostly due to health issues; its been a hard year on that score) and I wanted a breathier to where I could reclaim the joy again in reading.
This readathon has the best timing as I sort of jumped the moon on requesting nearly ALL my #Mythothon selections for the month and the first two weeks of November flew out the window again due to health issues - so I wanted to spend as much time the rest of the month reading them but I was feeling so dearly overwhelmed! I have so many selections I felt I'd love to read but where to begin? So, this readathon is really a time where I can binge read, sort out which stories to put into a #25PagePreview (a feature of mine) and which ones I really want to devour immediately!!
I've only heard of Where the Crawdads Sing - if you tweet/blog about your thoughts on these stories, I look forward to hearing your thoughts and seeing where the stories take you! I'll be updating by Twitter and my blog myself - so it should be a lovely #ThanksgivingReadathon all the way round!
I hope you have a blessed holiday spent with those you love and have a lot of good food to boot!! So happy you found me via Twitter this morning! I'll be posting my sign-up post lateron today or early tomorrow!!
I'll definitely be keeping Twitter and Instagram updated, and then I'll do a wrap-up blog post next week. Enjoy the readathon! Look forward to chatting with you some more throughout 🙂
Erica Robyn says
Good luck with your readathon!! 🙂