Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon (April 2018) TBR

One of my favorite bookish events, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, is this Saturday!

This will be my second time participating, and I’m excited to get a substantial amount of reading done, as well as to interact with other readers. I will definitely not be reading for the full 24 hours though.

Here are the books I’m planning to read from:


Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

I’ve been saving this specifically for the readathon, and hope it will be an engaging and entertaining read.

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald 

I should be able to finish this short novella as it’s only 123 pages.

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer 

I wanted to have at least one eBook to choose from, and I’ve been craving another Heyer novel lately.

Books that I’ve already started:

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

This is my Classics Club spin pick, and I plan to finish it during the event.

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

I hope to make some more progress in this epic tome.

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

I think Excellent Women will be fun to dip in and out of over the course of the day, and I’ve set it aside for far too long.

The Persephone Book of Short Stories 

A collection of short stories is always a good idea to have on hand during the readathon, and I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read of this so far.


This overly ambitious TBR may change a bit, but I wanted to have a selection of books to choose from based on my mood. My main goal is to finish Heidi and at least one or two other books.

Will you be participating in the #readathon? If so, what are you planning to read?


Header image: Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. The Reader. 1877. Oil on canvas. Private collection.


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  1. I’m actually in the middle of Friday’s Child now – I don’t think it’s going to be a favourite Heyer but I’m still enjoying it. Good luck with the readathon! I agree that it’s a good idea to have a book of short stories on hand.

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