(If you’re just here for the poll, scroll down past all my ramblings)
OMG. YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM. (Well, I mean, you do now.) I participated in the Make Me Read It Readathon last year and it actually became my second-most viewed post ever. In case you didn’t know, I have my top 5 most popular (most viewed) posts of all time in my sidebar. I try to keep it updated, but it doesn’t change very often anyways, so it’s not really a big deal. Anyway, about a week or so ago, I realized that I hadn’t updated it in quite some time, so I started to go through these posts. (If you’re wondering, the top 4 and 5 spots changed, but not the first three.) When I clicked on this one, I realized that this readathon was just over a year ago, and I clicked back to Ely’s blog to see- YES. IT’S BACK! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it this year. This is an extremely fun readathon and I can’t wait to see what happens. I would’ve included this one with the other readathon announcements, but I didn’t find out about it in time!
What’s this readathon about?
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.
When will it take place?
The Make Me Read It Readathon will start at August 6th and end at August 13th. You can start once it hits 12am in your time zone. The readathon itself lasts for a week!Since this is an interactive readathon, there is about a month to get some kind of initial post/photo/video/etc. where your readers can vote for which book you read! You can either have a poll, or just rely on the comments, have votes count more than once, honestly this is all up to you! If you plan to participate, make sure you have all your books ready for August 6th!
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
- Until the Beginning by Amy Plum (Sequel to After the End)
- The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
- Emma by Jane Austen (Eek!)
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
- A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
- Firegirl by Tony Abbott
- Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (Ebook)
And here’s the poll! As with last year, feel free to vote for multiple books, whether you’ve read and loved them or you’ve just seen them around and think I might enjoy them. 🙂 I will also be manually adding the votes from my Goodreads poll (which is identical) again.
Which books did you vote for and why? Let me know in the comments down below! If you’re participating, feel free to leave a link to your poll, I’d love to come vote! 😉 Aaaand if you haven’t already, be sure to check out my post announcing all of the blogging prompts for the Biannual Bibliothon (I’m a blogger host).