Hello, hello! Today I come to you with an exciting announcement: I’m participating in the CramAThon 2016!
What is the CramAThon, you ask? It’s a week-long readathon from December 16th (TODAY!) to December 23rd run by Aprilius Maximus and Whitty Novels. The goal is to try to cram in as many books as you can as the end of the year approaches in order to boost your book count for the year. Though I’m not particularly interested in reading as many books as possible in this short amount of time (I’ve already reached my Goodreads goal for 2016!) I couldn’t help but join in because this readathon comes at the perfect time for me. Today I finally head home after having completed my third semester of college, so I’ll have plenty of time to read!
- Read a book under 200 pages
- Read 2 books in 24 hours
- Read a book set in a different country than where you live
- Read a book you’ve been putting off/have been meaning to read forever
- Read a book with pictures
- Read a graphic novel
- Read 7 books
Since this readathon is pretty relaxed I’m not going to worry too much about completing as many of the challenges as possible. At the very least, I know that I won’t be able to read 7 books!
Though I do have some books in mind that I would like to read in the near future, none of this is set in stone at all. I am definitely a mood reader, so every TBR I make is liable to change as quickly as it was created. These books don’t necessarily align with all of the challenges, either– they’re just books that I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while.
This book does correspond with the challenge of reading a book that you’ve been meaning to read forever. My AP US History teacher gave me this book when I graduated from high school and here I am two years later and I still haven’t read it! It sounds like a fascinating and valuable read, especially in the wake of the recent US presidential election.
I was ecstatic to receive this as a birthday gift recently because it’s been on my general TBR for the longest time. Stacy London has inspired me ever since I first started watching What Not to Wear (if you haven’t seen it, it’s a great show!). Also, the fact that her book has pictures in it means that it fulfills the fifth challenge!
Recently a friend of mine read this classic novel for one of her courses and really enjoyed it. Frankenstein is one of those books that I feel as though I’ve read even though I haven’t because the general idea of the monster is present in a lot of other stories and mediums (though the monster is too often mistakenly called Frankenstein). Anyways, I’m excited to finally see what this dark tale is all about.
Zadie Smith is an author that has somehow never managed to make it onto my shelves. I’ve decided that a good place to start is probably with her debut novel, White Teeth. Though I don’t know much about the story, its fantastic reviews certainly have me intrigued and excited. I’ve heard amazing things about her work, so I’m hoping that this book doesn’t disappoint!
And there you have it! I likely won’t be able to read all of these books over the course of one week, but I’d honestly be happy if I could just finish two or three of them. The mere idea of being able to read for fun again is enough to make me pleased with any progress I make. I’ll probably post a quick wrap-up once the readathon is finished, so stay tuned!
Are you participating in this CramAThon? If so, what are you planning to read? What are your thoughts on the books on my TBR? Let me know in the comments section below!