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Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon

I first found out about this amazing Read-a-thon from Aimal from the amazing Bookshelves and Paperbacks. It sounds absolutely fun for so many reasons!

  1. I don’t have to pick what I have to read, YAY!
  2. Less responsibility
  3. Interaction from YOU! You can have a say in what is reviewed next ๐Ÿ™‚

How it Works

It is hosted by the lovely Ely @ Tea & Titles, and Val @ The Innocent Smiley. If you want to participate with us, here’s how it works:

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones youโ€™ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. Itโ€™s up to you how many you pick, personally Iโ€™d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think youโ€™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 Instagramโ€”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 votesโ€”you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If thereโ€™s a tie, then itโ€™s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

This Read-a-Thon is from August 6-13th and I am so pumped. For this challenge, I am picking some of my most exciting ARC copies I have! My goal is to readย four books, so you’ll have 9 choices.

Your Choices of Books to Make Me Read (titles linked to Goodreads)

Tiger’s Watch by Julia Ember
Girl With the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
Artemis by Andy Weir (author of The Martian)
The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
The Waking Land by Callie Bates
Thin Places by Lesley Choyce
Jade City by Fonda Lee

Voting Time! (You can vote for AS MANY as you want ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t be shy!)

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26 thoughts on “Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon

  1. I decided to vote for Beasts made of the Night because I am super hyped for that book and still haven’t seen any reviews. I am sure it is going to be magical!

    I love the idea of this readathon but I don’t have the time and also I don’t know if I could read books in a specific order.

  2. Yay, I’m so glad you’re joining; I love this readathon! To be honest with you, I haven’t heard of any of these books, so I picked Beasts Made of the Night because the title is intriguing and the cover is pretty. Looks like you’ll have a great selection to read either way!

  3. I voted for “Beasts Made of the Night” I just saw it on the First Read program and it sounds so good. I am participating in the read-a-thon as well. It will be interesting to see what people choose for us to read!

  4. These are great books! You don’t make it easy to pick for you. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I was actually on your blog the other day in search for your review of The Tiger’s Watch but couldn’t find it. Of course not, you haven’t read it. Ha ha ha. My memory fails me again. Yet, I voted for The Walking Land because that is what I’d like to read. Have fun with this challenge, Lili.

  5. I voted for Tiger’s Watch! I’ve been seeing it around the blogosphere, but I don’t actually know what it’s about. Plus, the cover is absolutely stunning. Good luck with the readathon! I hope you love your books. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here is my poll!

  6. I absolutely love the cover of Jaya and Rasa! That’s the one I voted for. This readathon sounds like a lot of fun so I’m joining too!

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