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Make Me Read It Readathon

Hey all, Dani here.

I know, I know…another readathon, Dani? You guys, I really like doing readathons because they help motivate me to read a little more than normal. Now, I do tend to have better results with 24 Hour Readathons than I do with week-long events, but that’s not going to stop me from participating. Also, this one just sounds really interesting.

And I’ll need your help to participate so stick around to find out how you can help determine what I’m going to read.

Okay, so I just started following Nika (Bookster) and saw this post about an upcoming readathon. It is being hosted by Val (The Innocent Smiley) and Ely (Tea and Titles) and will be taking place August 6th through August 13th.

Now, I like the interactive component of this readathon because it makes for a slightly different experience from any other readathon. Let me explain by giving the details about the Make Me Read It Readathon as described by Val and Ely.

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/bookstagrammers 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.

So there you have it. I select options for books to read for this event and then you guys get to vote on those options and decide what order I read them in. This sounds like it’ll be fun. I instantly looked at my August TBR (I’ll have my post on that up in a couple days) and determined that having a few Middle Grade reads on my list meant that I could probably squeeze in a few fun reads.

Without further ado, here are my options for you to vote on:

Now I have this poll set up to be open until August 4th, so do me a favor and vote. Keep in mind that though I only have Sandman Vol 7 pictured above, my poll option is for Volumes 7, 8, 9, and 10. The reason I did this with both Sandman and Scott Pilgrim is because I know I have a tendency to fly through graphic novels, comic books, and manga, so bundling them together just makes sense to me.

23 thoughts on “Make Me Read It Readathon”

    1. Thanks! I’d really like to get through all four books of the Lightbringer Saga so far by the end of the year…might as well start with The Black Prism during a readathon.


      1. Huge books are exciting for me, not really intimidating. I have The Black Prism on audiobook as well as paperback so I can listen while I drive or am doing household chores and then read when I have the free time. I’m hoping that will help me get through it fairly quickly. Good luck with his trilogy!


      2. I think that would help quite a bit!! And I love picking them up and they all sound amazing but it’s intimidating because I have so many books to get through. Maybe next year will be the year of the tomes!

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      3. A year of tomes sounds great, but I would probably need to restrict myself to only one or two each month. I have so many books to keep up with for review purposes.


      4. Understandable. I would definitely stick to at least one each month, but I know I sometimes have months where I just seem to read more and read faster, so in those months I could likely get through two.


      5. That is sad…I honestly can’t remember the last time I didn’t read a book in a month. I think my lowest count was three books and that was last November during NaNoWriMo. Then again, of those three books, one of them was over 800 pages.


      6. I went a couple years without reading in college and then someone pointed out I should be makig time to read if I wanted to go into bookish fields so for the last couple of years I’ve been reading a lot more and now I’m wondering how I did it

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      7. I have a BA in Literature and a Master’s in Library Science. Reading is basically just a part of everyday life for me, lol.


  1. I feel like my voting only made your selection less clear. Sorry! I am very intrigued by a book title of Heroine Complex and hope you are able to review it!

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    1. Honestly I’m hoping to read everything I’ve included in the poll anyway. But thanks for voting. And I’ll definitely have a review up for Heroine Complex, as well as the sequel Heroine Worship.

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