Monday, June 20, 2016

Make Me Read It Readathon: Sign-Up & Voting

Thanks to Kay over at It's a Book Life, I found out about this really fun readathon that just so happens to be taking place while I'm on vacation at the beach. There will be a lot of family wanting to take turns playing with the little man, so I'm thinking the timing is perfect. Plus, I am TERRIBLE at picking out books for travelling, so I can use all the help I can get! Here's how it works:

More info/sign-up here or here.
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 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.
The read-a-thon will take place from the 9th to the 16th of July in your timezone. You can start anytime you want on the 9th, so just fit it around whatever works for you! As for the voting, that’s up to you too!
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I usually over-pack books for vacation because I am, 1. overambitious and 2. so unsure of where to start that I tend to bring an excess of options. I can pretty much guarantee I will not read more than 5 books on vacation, even considering the types I'm choosing for this event -- novels in verse, uniquely formatted books, middle grade -- i.e. quicker reads. So help a girl out and vote for up to 5 books from the choices below (titles link to Goodreads). Voting will end on July 6th and then I will simply pack up the top picks, thus eliminating the second-guessing and last minute agonizing over my shelves. THANK YOU fellow readers!

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THE RESULTS ARE IN!



Thank you to everyone who voted!

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P.S. I am not factoring audiobooks into this event. I am in the middle of Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross and will soon be taking a break and switching over to Libba Bray's The Diviners for book club. Wherever I am at with these two, I plan to carry on during the readathon for travel hours and other times I am on the move or want to give my eyes a break.

(Updated: 7/7/2016)

50 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a fun readathon! I hope you have a lot of fun participating. I voted... Although it's a chunkster, I did pick The Marvels as a first choice... Mainly because I just want to hear your thoughts on it!

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    1. That's totally OK! I love chunksters, and the ones I put on here I feel are balanced out by the fact they are not just straight prose. I will be happy to read any of the books on this list and I am so curious to see how the voting shakes out :)

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  2. Sounds like a fun readathon!! I chose The House On Mango Street! It's a short easy read and it's a good one. I handed out copies of this novel a few years ago for US World Book Night... Unfortunately, US World Book Night has been cancelled, which is a bummer!

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    1. Thanks for voting! That one is actually the only one I the list that will be a re-read for me. I read it in sophomore year of high school and I would love to revisit it :)

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    2. Rereads are so much fun! I enjoy becoming reacquainted with books I've read before. I wish I'd reread books I've enjoyed more often.

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  3. I loved "Brown Girl Dreaming"! It was the first book I read this year, or rather listened to, since my library only had it on audio.

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    1. I have heard such good things about that one. I think it would be great on audio, but I will go for my print copy the first time around :)

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  4. I reread House on Mango Street a few years ago & it was just as good as the first time.

    Also, I really liked The Diviners and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. I'm currently waiting on my library to send my notification that I can download the second one to my Kindle.

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    1. Mango street would be a re-read for me too -- I remember liking it in high school, but I don't remember much else, to be honest.

      The Diviners is pretty long -- so I better get started -- but I have high hopes since I remembered you liked it. I just looked it up and apparently it's going to be a 4 book series? Something tells me we will be waiting a while for the last two books...

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  5. ILLUMINAE!!!! :) I hope you love whatever you get to!

    I'll be joining this readathon, too! :)

    xo
    Stephanie
    http://www.inwonderlandbookblog.com/2016/06/make-me-read-it-readathon.html

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    1. Thanks for voting! I am kinda hoping that one makes the cut :) :)

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    2. You should read it regardless it is amazing!!!!

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  6. I voted for the Marvels simply because it's also on my tbr and on my list to vote haha. Plus I haven't heard many people talk about it.

    I was going to pick illuminae becasue I read that a while back and actually really enjoyed it.

    Hope you have as much fun participating in this readathon as I do :-)

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    1. Thanks for voting! Enjoy the readathon :)

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  7. I voted for a couple that I've read and loved and a couple that I have on my TBR! :) Hope you have fun participating!

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    1. Thanks for voting! Hope you have fun too :)

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  8. Thanks for dropping by and voting on mine! I voted for five books because haha, one book.

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  9. Sounds like this comes at a perfect time for you! I voted for Illuminae because I've really been wanting to read it! I hope you have fun during the readathon :)

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    1. It really is! Thanks for voting & happy readathon-ing :)

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  10. Voted for Illuminae because a lot of people love the book. I know that the book has like files and things of that nature included. I love it when books have that.

    https://booksandcollege.blogspot.com/2016/06/make-me-read-it-read-thon.html

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    1. The unique format of Illuminae is definitely a big part of what interests me. Thanks for voting!

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  11. Hi :D Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I voted for Illuminae - I loved it so much and hope you do too! Best of luck for the thon!

    Shaheen @ Speculating on Specfic

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    1. Lots of love for Illuminae today! Thanks for voting :)

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  12. Thanks for voting on mine! I voted for Deenie, because I can't resist encouraging people to read Judy Blume books!

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  13. The readathon sounds like great fun. I votedfor the Marvels and Illuminae. :)

    Here is my poll: https://adancewithbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/23/vote-what-books-ill-read-make-me-read-it-read-a-thon/

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    1. Thanks for voting! I am hoping those two make the cut for sure -- though I do of course want to read all of these :)

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  14. I voted for Illuminae because that book got a lot of buzz when it came out! I haven't read it myself though, but it sure sounds unique.

    I'm also participating in this readathon, looking forward to it! http://marleenanna.com/make-me-read-it-read-thon-because-who-can-resist-a-poll/

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    1. I have heard such good things about it! Thanks for voting and have fun :)

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  15. I voted for Illuminae because I loved it so much. But to be honest, I haven't read any of the others so it didn't feel right to vote for something I've never tried. Hope you love the books selected.

    Carrie @ Paper Bindings

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    1. That's OK! Thanks for voting, I think that one is definitely going to be a top pick :)

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    1. Thanks for voting! I voted on yours as well :)

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  17. I picked Illuminae and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children because they are both among my favorites! :-)
    I'm participating as well; if you'd like to vote on my books, you can see the post here: https://abookwormsperfectapple.wordpr...
    -Amy :-)

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    1. I would love to read those two! I'll have to go over and vote on yours :)

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  18. I don't know why, but I haven't been able to see your survey. I'm signing up also. Here is my link: http://rachaelc94.blogspot.com/2016/06/summer-reading-and-make-me-read-it-sign.html

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    1. Hmmm, I'm not sure why that is, but thanks for trying! :)

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    2. I voted. Thanks for letting me know about my problem. You can vote on mine now.

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  19. This makes me so happy!!! I love that you are having us pick out books for your vacation. That is a genius idea. I am the worst at packing books for trips. I voted for Illuminae, Brown Girl Dreaming, and The Marvels! :D Have a great trip!

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    1. Normally, I would narrow down my choices to 10 or so...and take all 10! Haha, like I would actually read that many! Now since I will know the order of things, I can actually NOT take the ones at the bottom of the list -- my suitcase thanks you all :)

      And I would LOVE if those 3 make the cut :)

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  20. I voted for Illuminae because that book is so amazing! You should read it.

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  21. I loved Brown Girl Dreaming, and I think it needs to get more lovin', so that's what I voted for!

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  22. I haven't heard of most of these, so I'm going to have to check them out on Goodreads. But I HAVE read Illuminae, and it was phenomenal, so there goes my vote!

    Thank you so much for joining! I hope you have fun on your vacation :)

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  23. Thanks for hosting! And voting!

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I'd love to hear what you think :)