Readathon Reads & Advice

Hey guys, today Iโ€™m coming at you with a readathon advice post! I recently announced my readathon, and I thought even if you aren’t participating, a lot of us do participate in readathons anyway, and because I love them I thought I would share some of the tips and tricks I have learnt so far!

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READATHON READS

A Wrinkle in Timeย Obsidian (Lux, #1)ย The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtueย Coralineย I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After

A WRINKLE IN TIME, LUX, THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE…, CORALINE, I HATE FAIRYLAND

GOOD BOOKS TO READ DURING A READATHON

In terms of what you should read during a readathon, it really depends. If you have a short readathon (24 hours, 2-3 days) you should try to read smaller books. It also depends on what kind of reader you are. If you feel more successful reading 2-3 short books in 24 hours then you should do that, but if you feel a lot happier knowing that you read an entire 600 page book in 24 hours than dude you should go for it. During a readathon, you need to cater for yourself, pick the books you want to read, and then sit down and read them.

However, if you have a longer readathon (7 days, month-long), then you should try to get in some more variety. If you just read short books non-stop for an entire week, you will be exhausted before youโ€™re even half way through it. If I do a week long readathon (monthlies are just wayy too hard and I get distracted too easily) I like to incorporate a short book, a few comics and graphic novels, and an audiobook. I find that this really helps if I have a bad day or donโ€™t feel like physically reading. If I have an unexpected errand da then I know I have a short comic so I can still feel like I accomplished something, or I have an audiobook, so I still feel like Iโ€™m actively participating in the readathon.

For an average week long readathon my tbr would look something like this:

Daughter of the Burning Cityย Coralineย Winger (Winger, #1)ย I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever Afterย Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)

Audiobook โ€“ Daughter of the burning city

Short Book – Coraline

300-400 pg book – Winger

Comic โ€“ I Hate Fairyland

Comic โ€“ Giant Days Vol 1

I generally donโ€™t like to have 7 books in a week long readathon, if there are challenges I tend to double up. Iย  never know what will happen in a readathon; I could get super obsessed with a tv show, or I could blow through 3 books in the first day – itโ€™s a mixed bag. Usually though. I tend to do fine, reading at my own pace, and still finding time to do other things (like Bowling, itโ€™s weird but itโ€™s my go to fun activity when Iโ€™m not reading or on Netflix).

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READATHON ADVICEย 

With any readathon, ย I try to mix challenges and participate as much as I can. What helps with this is also changing up where and how I am reading. I usually switch up how Iโ€™m reading by sitting outside or by going for a walk and listening to an audiobook. Generally, I find that it also helps to avoid a slump by changing up what I read. Instead of reading 5 middle-grade books, I will try and give myself some options and some more variety in my tbr. I also want to emphasise that even if you have certain books on your tbr, you might feel differently about them in a weekโ€™s time so try to organise your tbr only a day or two before the readathon starts, and if you end up not wanting to read them during the readathon, thatโ€™s okay too. Just scavenge your bookshelf or binge-borrow some books from the library.

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Do you have any readathon advice? How do you plan your readathon tbr?

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