I've been lagging behind with reading these past few months and I've already had to lower my goodreads challenge because I've fallen behind so much. So I'm off work between the 6th - 11th November so I've decided that rather than wasting the majority of my time on my phone browsing social media, I'm going to spend it with my nose in a book and have created my own little read-a-thon.
I will be start my read-a-thon today (the 6th) and doing it for 6 days til the 11th - there are three evenings that i won't be able to read as i already have plans but the rest of the time will be dedicated to reading.
I know read-a-thons often set little goals and challenges but this is just a read as much as you can type of challenge. Feel free to join me, if you'd like too. The only goal I'm really setting myself is to read at least three books (really hoping to get through more but trying to be realistic) and those three books are:
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
This is a YA book which sounds right up my street, it sounds quite similar to Sarah Dessen's style books and it's no secret how much i love reading those but this book is about Lennie who happily spends her time living in her sister's shadow, until Bailey dies unexpectedly and Lennie is thrown into centre stage of her life and struggling to balance everything. I think this is a good choice for my first book because if it's anything like Sarah Dessen's books they are really easy to read.
The Glass Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg
This is the second book in the Paper Magician series and i don't want to give a snippet of the story because it'll ruin things for anyone who's interested in reading this and hasn't yet read the first book but it continues the story of Ceony Twill, an apprentice magician being taught by Magician Emery Thane. I enjoyed the first book, it was really unusual and interesting to read so I'm excited to see how the story continues.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
I've been wanting to read this book for ages - I'm really unsure what to expect because it's definitely coming across as a love/hate type of book. It's about Rachel who takes the same commute everyday, that stops at a particular signal every day allowing her to watch the same couple and their perfect life everyday until one day she sees something shocking. After the constant mixed reviews, I'm really curious to read this and see what i think of it.
My aim is to read three books during the read-a-thon but i have decided to select a further three just incase i somehow finish the first three early.
The Master Magician by Charlie N. Holberg
This is the third and final book in the Paper Magicians Trilogy, it continues the story on from the Glass Magician - again, i don't really want to put a little snippet here in case it ruins it for others and also for myself but it'll be carrying on about Ceony Twill and her apprenticeship under Magician Emery Thane.
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This is the same author from The Sky is Everywhere, i may be taking a bit of a risk including two books from an author I've not actually read anything by yet but i do really like YA style books and i often find them really easy to read so i think i will like it - it's about twins Jude and Noah, who are incredibly close until a tragedy drives them apart and are now barely speaking.
Grey by E.L James
I've actually been reading this for the past few weeks but it's taking me ages to get through so I'll go back to this book during the read-a-thon should i read the other five. I don't want to start with this one because i feel like i won't get anywhere and I'll fail the read-a-thon before I've even started. I've already ready the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy and this is essentially the same story but from a Christian Grey's perspective.
So yeah, I'm basically planning on spending my 6 days off non-stop reading and if you'd like to see my progress then feel free to follow me on goodreads and if you'd also like to join in my little read-a-thon then feel free to do so and do leave a comment below letting me know!