This coming Saturday is the next edition of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (click on the image to be taken to the event website) and I’ve been getting ready for the last few weeks. I’ve checked out a few books from the library and also have been culling my list on my Kindle so that I have a stack from which to choose. I do not plan on finishing all these books, but I do have a stack from which I can pick and choose what to read next. So without further ado, here is that stack, starting with a photo of the physical books, followed by a list of all the books, both physical and digital.
In alphabetical order by title, the books I have selected from which to choose are:
- All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot
- Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
- Colosseum: Poems by Katie Ford
- Dear Darkness: Poems by Kevin Young
- Dove Season by Johnny Shaw
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Poetry Magazine, April 2018 edition
- Sending Christmas Cards to Huck & Hamlet by Joseph Mills
- Shoot the Dead by Steve Wetherell
- Tangerine by Christine Mangan
- Unknown Friends by Carl Dennis
- Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
- Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
- We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehishi Coates
- You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie
Altogether, I have seven physical books, eight digital books, including one audiobook with deGrasse Tyson, and one digital magazine. I have five fiction, five nonfiction, and also five books of poetry in honor of National Poetry Month this month. I have nine books by male authors, six books by female authors and one magazine with both genders represented as well as eight books by non-white authors. In other words, almost all of the food groups are represented. 😉 But really I did try to select diversely in terms of the authors’ ethnicities and genres.
This afternoon, I am hoping to finish All Creatures Great and Small, so that is why I selected the second one, All Things Bright and Beautiful, for the list. The deGrasse Tyson book, I started reading and listening to last year but haven’t gotten back to it yet. I think the same can be said of Daring Greatly. The poetry books and the poetry magazine, as I have mentioned, I am reading for National Poetry Month. Shoot the Dead is compared to Shaun of the Dead in its humor, so I thought why not? I think it was a Kindle deal as was Dove Season, The Hate You Give, and You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me. Chris Wolak from the blog Wildmoo Books highly recommended Tangerine in a review she wrote for criminalelement.com, so I thought I’d give it a try. Waking Lions was recommended by a patron at our library, and We Were Eight Years in Power was a gift from another blogger as part of a Christmas book exchange and is one I’ve been wanting to read for a while.
Are you participating in this coming weekend’s Readathon? If so, what are you including in your stack? If not, what are you reading that is good that you would recommend to me and my readers? Please share in the comments.
Also this week on the blog, I continued my new feature: What We’re Watching Wednesday with a focus on zombies. I also started a new feature Saturday Snapshots, where I share photos from throughout the past week. I still have to get to publishing my first post for a new feature on music on Fridays. Maybe this week, it finally will happen. Stay tuned.