Readathon Prep: The Books

It’s time to make a giant stack of books. It’s time to plan an elaborate meal/snack/beverage menu. It’s time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!

Yesterday I talked about my fancy readathon menu. Ha ha, no. It’s going to be pizza and chocolate this time around.


Now, it’s time to talk BOOKS! The most important part of any readathon is that lovely stack of potential. I craft my list with care. I only stack books that deserve to be called readathon books. I have a strategy that hasn’t failed me yet: Graphic novels and short books are my jam. 

The Short Books:


I’ll be reading The Yellow Wallpaper as part of the very first readathon readalong. (I love saying that.)

I’ll be reading Citizen for an upcoming chat on The Socratic Salon
I’m hoping to have time to start The Argonauts as well. 
The Graphic Novels:
I’ve been holding onto volumes 2, 3, and 4 of Saga for months in anticipation of the readathon…
…and I cannot wait to dig into Lumberjanes, Sex Criminals, and Ms. Marvel Volume 2
The Bonus Books: 
I might read some of Pioneer Girl. I’ve been hoarding that book as if it’s the last chocolate bar on earth. (Probably because it’s so hard to get.)

And Tango Makes Three has consistently been on every list of banned books since it came out in 2005. I don’t have little kids to read it to. SO WHAT. I’m looking forward to seeing what the fuss is all about and then I’ll pass the book on to my young nephew.

Banned books. I’m such a rebel.

What is on your readathon stack?

46 thoughts on “Readathon Prep: The Books

  1. I'm unfortunately not able to participate in the Readathon (some day, I swear!), but I love seeing everyone's choices. And – I just heard about the penguin book on a Book Riot podcast earlier this week. I didn't pay as much attention to book news back in 2005, so this whole thing was new to me. Have fun this weekend!

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  2. While I'm not participating this time, I'll be cheering all of you on! Ugh, I've been on a wait list at amazon for the Laura Ingalls Wilder book for months! I'm happy to see that it actually does exist, and that someone has a copy, I'll have to read vicariously through you 🙂

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  3. Sex Criminals is in my readathon book stack as well! So curious about it. Heading to the library this afternoon to pick out a few more books for my stack. 🙂

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  4. Jennifer, I just posted my list on the blog today; I love that you are hoarding your copy of Pioneer Girl!! That is awesome! I'm excited to hear what you think about it. I'm looking forward to Saturday; I need to get a meal plan in place – ha!

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  5. Ha! I love the gifs, and everything on this post. Citizen is just… something. I still don't know how to explain it, but it does things to people. I mean this in a positive kind of way. Ugh. And I need to start reading graphic novels like yesterday. Have fun with your reads!

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  6. Oh, such a lovely stack! I'm excited for Saturday like a child for Christmas, and I've just finished my own stack 🙂 The only thing missing is the Volume 1 \”Saga\” hardcover that should be arriving tomorrow – I'm so hooked on that series, and can't wait to further explore it!Have a great time, I can't wait to read, and follow and cheer all 24 hours 🙂

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  7. You're officially winning my completely unofficial and 100% made up BEST GIF USAGE award this time around… so far. :PI'm reading The Yellow Wall-Paper too, hopefully, and Sex Criminals vol. 1 is on my maybe-TBR heap. Along with quite a lot of other things, BUT IT IS THE ONLY ONE WITH PICTURES which will definitely help its chances come 4am. 🙂

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  8. I'm excited!! I haven't planned too much really, besides just read when I'm home during the day. I have some errands to run in the morning and a concert to attend in the evening, so I need to keep it loose. Looking forward to seeing your progress by the end!

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  9. Love your choices! Yellow Wallpaper is amazing. I neeeed to read Sex Criminals. And unfortunately Citizen hasn't gotten into the library for me yet. So sad. But I'm going for short books too! And I haven't read a graphic novel in a while, but I picked up Ghost World. Going to give it a shot tomorrow!

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  10. Yay to The Yellow Wallpaper! That's such a good one. Enjoy it! And the Claudia Rankine book as well — it's also extremely wonderful.

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  11. How did the meal planning go? That's one of my favorite parts, no lie! 😀 This will be the first time in a long time that I don't cook something for dinner. I do have a breakfast bake ready to go in the morn, mmm.

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  12. Well I'll take that very unofficial award 😉 Cool! I think there will be quite a lot of people reading Wallpaper. I guess I'd been living under a rock because I'd never heard of it before. Oh, I need pictures when it gets late like that. Or I'd pass out from tired eyes/brain. 😉

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