So we were waltzing our way through the blogosphere when we came across the Make Me Read It Readathon. This readathon is hosted by Ely @ Of Wonderland and Val @ The Innocent Smiley. Essentially, we give you guys a list of books from our TBR and you vote for which ones we should read for the duration of the Readathon (August 6th-13th).
Here’s what the hosts have to say about their readathon:
“Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.”
We already set up a poll on our Instagram since we have more of an audience there, but we still have some time before the Readathon starts so here’s the opportunity for you guys to vote as well 🙂
Our Goals for this Readathon:
I think this readathon will be a great way to read some books I’ve been wanting to read for a while, and the fact that these books will be ones that people really like means that I’ll probably love what I read
I also want to read MORE this August and taking place in a readathon is a way for me to do just that. I’d love to get through at least 3 of the 6 posted books, but I way drive myself crazy and attempt to get through all 6. No promises though! I’d consider 3 meeting my goal, 4 or 5 is a big win, and all 6 would just be glorious!
Mainly I think this readathon will motivate me to read the books I’ve been meaning to read. I’ve never really had books pile up unread before, but now I just got a whole bunch and whenever I start to think about reading one I have to think about reading all the others as well. That’s why having you guys choose which books should take precedence will make it all easier. I do plan on reading all 6 since I am currently not doing anything with my life and have absolutely no excuse, but having a concrete list of what to start with will help get the ball rolling.
Are you participating? Tell us why you chose the book you did in the comments!