Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon - April 2019 TBR
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is one of my all time favourite readathons (the other is 24in48), was the first readathon I ever participated in and I believe it is one of the original readathons.
Dewey was a book blogger who started the readathon. Unfortunately Dewey died, but her friends continue the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in her memory. It is always a timely reminder to me to live life doing what I love, because who knows what might happen.
If you want to sign up or find out more, please visit the official website here.
I also have a few posts from previous rounds that I will pop below for you to check out:
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon TBR:
Ok so I am being a bit ambitious but at least I have OPTIONS, right? Also all (except the Cruel Prince) are library books that are either overdue or close to being overdue and I need to return ASAP
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
I am excited to read this one. Freshwater was on a lot of best books of 2018 lists at the end of last year and my trusted book friends have really enjoyed it. I only know the book is told from the point of view of spirits inhabiting the body of the main character. Sounds just up my alley and the book is surprisingly short, just over 200 pages, so a great one to start a readathon with (especially since I start at 10pm here in Australia!).
Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
I loved Graceling though I never got around to finishing the series - I have to remedy that this year. I am very interested to see Kristin Cashore write outside of the Graceling world and apparently Jane, Unlimited is written in a very unique way. I don’t know much about this one and I don’t want any preconceived ideas going in.
Everfair by Nisi Shawl
Everfair is a steampunk alternate history novel about what might have happened if the native population adopted steam technology during the Belgian colonisation. I don’t know a lot about the Congo’s history so I am excited to check this one out. I also can’t resist an alternate history novel. This book was recommended on a podcast,of course I don’t remember which one, and then soon after, I saw it on display at my library. I was destined to pick it up ;)
Too Much Lip by Melissa Lucashenko
Too Much Lip is on the shortlist for the Stella Prize, an award celebrating the writing of Australian women. Melissa Lucashenko, an Australian Aboriginal author, also wrote Mullumbimby, one of my favourite reads from a year or so ago. The blurb for this one sucked me in as well. It is about an Aboriginal women who has been avoiding her home town but is forced to return due to the ailing health of a family member. While at home, she is drawn back into everything she had tried to leave.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This is a reread for me. I read the book the first time during a readathon as well. I love fae/fairy/faerie folklore/tales and so I will pick up anything with them in. Luckily I really liked this one, involving a human girl, a cruel but intriguing faerie prince and how the girl has to fight for her survival, using all the strategic skills she has at her disposal to twist the power dynamic between human and fae on its head. For my in depth review, click here.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
I am excited to jump into the sequel after rereading The Cruel Prince so the ending and all the characters and plotting is fresh in head. I need to see what is going to happen after that ending in the Cruel Prince.
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
I love the Wayward Children Series. While you can read them as standalones, why would you deny yourself the pleasure of reading in publishing order? Start with Every Heart a Doorway to give you a run down of the portal worlds and a murder mystery as well. Continue on to my personal favourite in the series so far, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, the prequel involving Jac and Jill in their deliciously evil world. You get to revisit favourite characters and a candy type land in Beneath the Sugar Sky. I do not know what the fourth book contains but I am excited to find out.
Are you participating this time round? Even if you are not, I would love to know what your reading plans are for this weekend :)