Friday, January 20, 2017

#24in48 Readathon: January 2017!

It's time for another 24in48 Readathon! The readathon runs this weekend, starting at 12:01am Saturday, January 21 and ending at 11:59pm Sunday, January 22. The idea is to try to read 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. There are over 1000 people participating and it's possible to win some great prizes!

If you, like me, are ALA Left Behind (i.e. not attending this year's ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta), this might be the perfect distraction!

So, what do I have on tap for this weekend? I pulled a huge pile of books because I like to have a lot of variety so I can read whatever suits my mood. But the books I'm most hoping to finish this weekend are these two:

Pointe by Brandy Colbert (on my TBR list for WAY too long!)
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (when my hold finally came in, I decided to save it for this weekend!)

And I've got this audiobook going: 

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn, narrated by Bahni Turpin

And I've got a ton of great-sounding ARCs on my Kindle: 

American Street by Ibi Zoboi
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

And before I even start on any of those, I need to finish these two that I'm in the middle of: 

The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (my book club book for February) and

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (OMG so good!)

As you can see, I have a very exciting weekend of reading ahead of me. I'm attending a LuLaRoe party on Saturday for a few hours, but otherwise I'm devoting the entire weekend to READING! I'll be updating periodically on here, but probably more frequently on Litsy (where you can find me @abbylibrarian as per usual!). 

Husband is joining in, too, and he's checked out a stack of thick Stephen King books from the library. He's reading through the extended Dark Tower series in this order suggested by The Truth Inside the Lie (pretty much all the Stephen King books connect back to the Dark Tower series with character appearances, etc.). 

Take that, GoodReads Challenge!