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Dewey’s Readathon book list

Written by Kirsten on April 9th, 2010

Having the books I already owned in the TBR collection and adding Rachel’s books that I haven’t read made creating a stack for this readathon a very quick process; before I knew it, I had over twenty books totaling several thousand pages. I came in at just under one thousand pages last time around, so I’m not expecting to get anywhere close to completion of this list, but at least I have a good variety, and no re-reads.

Augusten Burroughs’s Magical Thinking: True Stories – the next from his collection that Rachel recommended, after Running with Scissors and Dry. I’ve found his writing to be super easy for me to fly through, so I’m hoping this will be a good kickoff book – not too dense, but not 100-200 pages of fluff, either. Also on the stack is Possible Side Effects.

Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue – a companion novel to The Giver, which I read and loved last year. I’ve also got Messenger on the stack, which followed those two.

Chosen: A House of Night Novel by P.C. and Kristen Cast. I read Marked a while back on a recommendation from a friend; I picked up the first four books at once, as they were all out in paperback and she’d read them all so far. I wasn’t hugely impressed with the start to the series, but it was an easy, fast read, and will be a good way to break up the more literary selections on the pile.

Okay, in the interest of time, and wanting to get this up before the readathon actually *starts*, here’s the rest in straight list form:

A Million Little Pieces, James Frey

I Am the Messenger, Markus Zuzak

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones, the Edge of Reason, Helen Fielding

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Animal Farm, George Orwell

The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde

Stardust and Coraline, Neil Gaiman

The Wizard of Oz, Frank L. Baum

There are a couple more on the stacks that I can’t post because the pictures I snapped with my cell are pixelating the bindings when I zoom, haha, so those will remain a mystery :) Similarly, if I typoed or completely screwed up a title or author’s name, it’s all the fault of poor camera skills!

At any rate, there’s the batch – no re-reads, and enough variety to hopefully keep me from flitting from book to book at 30-some pages in. Happy readathon-ing, everyone – can’t wait for 5am!

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Nymeth says:

    The Lois Lowry books are wonderful read-a-thon choices! I didn’t think they quite lived up to The Giver, but they’re still very good.
    .-= Nymeth´s last blog ..Doreen by Barbara Noble =-.

    • Kirsten says:

      Nymeth, you may have been one of the people who initially turned me on to the other Lowry books! :) I’ve had them for ages; perfect time to do something about it, no?

  2. Lisa says:

    Great list! I have Stardust in my stack too (mine are all TBR too except one that I haven’t read since childhood). Happy Reading!

    • Kirsten says:

      Excellent :) I’ve read a few Gaiman titles, and I’ve been meaning to get to this one. My roommates loaned it to me a few weeks ago, so I figured this was a perfect opportunity!

  3. Jill says:

    Great list! Can’t wait to read your readathon posts!

  4. Jenni says:

    Oh what a great list, Burroughs is awesome and easy, so are the bridget jones’. You will love Wizard of OZ, I read all of the books in that series, so amazing and quick reads as well. I am very inspired by this, I hope I can one day get my butt in gear and do this!!
    Have fun!!

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