Based in Brisbane, Australia, Bindro's Bookshelf is a blog by Jade. Her posts explore the book lover life through book reviews, discussion posts and taking on too many reading challenges in the year.

#24in48 Readathon Jan 2019

#24in48 Readathon Jan 2019

It’s that time of year again for the #24in48 readathon. I am so excited that I have the weekend cleared to just read :)

I have a previous readathon post from my first #24in48 that I participated in this time last year with my readathon tips and tricks! The official #24in48 page here is an excellent resource to find out more, sign up and find official merch!

Good luck to everyone who participates, whether you read for one hour or you hit the full 24 hours.

You can keep up with me and what I am reading on Instagram and Litsy, both @bindrosbookshelf. My twitter is @bindrobookshelf (no s!)

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My Readathon TBR:

The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin

I saw this book on display at the library when I went in to pick up a hold and was instantly intrigued. I read The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin last year and really enjoyed it so I am interested in checking this out as it was her debut and it’s about the weird and wonderful world of dreams. I am hoping this will be a great one to start with, holding my interest and keeping me turning the pages.

The Anatomy of Dreams on Bindro's Bookshelf

Rosewater by Tade Thompson (The Wormwood Trilogy #1)

This was also on display at the library - my librarians are killing it with books on display at the moment and I will always find at least one extra book to bring home. The SFF Yeah! podcast did an entire bookclub episode (Episode #38) discussing this book which I listened to, spoilers and all, because I was on the fence picking it up as I am not a big sci-fi reader. The episode sold me but I wasn’t sure when I would get to it. Then voila, it shows up on the display at the library. Must be fate! At this stage I have this at number two to read, wanting something different and a page turner to keep me going.

Rosewater on Bindro's Bookshelf

There are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce by Morgan Parker

I found this collection of poems by Morgan Parker at a fly on the wall bookstore when I visited Melbourne for Christmas. I read a few books in verse and poetry collections last year in 2018 and I wanted to wade a bit deeper in the poetry pool this year so I am excited to read this one. It is also a slim book so great in a readathon and a good way to change it up between novels.

There are More Beautiful Things than Beyonce on Bindro's Bookshelf

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

This book was also talked about briefly on the SFF Yeah! podcast and it was also recommended to me by my bibliologist from MyTBR. MyTBR is a personalised book recommendation service which I paid for a yearly subscription to be recommended three books a quarter by an amazing, well read bibliologist from Book Riot. I said I wanted to read more diversely and wanted a book that was a bit weird and wonderful like the Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. Mount Char is a hard book to find a comp but the bibliologist said that this one had an unique magic system and was a crazy read so I am there. This is probably the book I am looking the most forward to, even though it’s a tough list to choose from.

redemption in indigo on Bindro's Bookshelf

So Lucky by Nicola Griffith

So Lucky was also a recommendation on a recent SFF Yeah! episode (#42 LGBTQ+ SFF) that my library had on the display shelf. I am beginning to suspect that the librarians may also be SFF Yeah! podcast fans! So Lucky is an ownvoices novel about a character who loses their job, wife and is diagnosed with MS in the space of the same week. I am intrigued and also interested in reading more books from characters that have an identified disease, disability or illness in 2019. So Lucky is also not that long a novel, almost novella in size if it isn’t already classified as such so a great pick to pop in after reading some of the more average sized novels.

so lucky on Bindro's Bookshelf

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller (Mask of Shadows #2)

Ruin of Stars is the sequel to Mask of Shadows which I LOVED and gave all the stars to in 2018. It stars a gender fluid main character who in the first book is competing to become a Queen’s Assassin in a competition that is on par or even more grisly than the Hunger Games. I loved the strategy that was involved for the main character to not only survive but try to seek revenge for the mass genocide of their people. So so good. I actually reread Mask of Shadows at the end of 2018 to prepare for Ruin of Stars and I got about half way through Ruin of Stars at Christmas before I had to put it down to pick up other, more pressing reads but I was really enjoying it and thought the readathon would be the perfect time to pick up where I left off and finally finish this duology.

ruin of stars on Bindro's Bookshelf

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I had to sneak a reread of a favourite in here and I haven’t reread Pride and Prejudice for the longest time. My bookclub has started reading one classic a month with our regular 2 book picks and this month is Pride and Prejudice so I thought it was perfect timing to crack open this gorgeous edition and start book darting all my favourite quotes.

pride and prejudice on Bindro's Bookshelf

From the Wreck by Jane Rawson

I need to read more by Australian authors. The amount of Aussie authors I read last year compared to US and UK authors was dismal. Sue from Doddy about Books recommends this one very highly and it was on a return trolley I was browsing at the library so how could I refuse? It sounds right up my alley, mixing historical and speculative fiction together.

From the Wreck on Bindro's Bookshelf

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Girls of Paper and Fire #1)

So if the above books aren’t enough, I thought I could sneak this one in at the end. This is also a bookclub pick (same bookclub I am reading Pride and Prejudice for). I have heard amazing things about this book but I did note the trigger warning on the back of the book so I need to prepare myself. I did want to sprinkle in more YA in my readathon TBR so lets see how this one goes.

girls of paper and fire on bindro's bookshelf
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What books are you reading this weekend? I would love to see your posts tagged in the comments below!

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