After what feels like an aeon, I am finally participating in Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon again. This is a readathon that takes place twice a year–April and October–where you spend an entire 24 hours reading a bunch of books back to back. I think it’s a fantastic way to quickly knock off some titles on your TBR stack, as well as to put aside specific dedicated chunks of time to reading, which is nice if you don’t get a lot of book-time due to other silly life obligations. I’m here today to share my small pile o’ titles I wanna plough through during this event! Won’t lie, I’m a bit proud that almost all of these books are diverse books! Woot!
This April the readathon is taking place on April 29th to April 30th. Since I live in Northern California, the event begins at 5am for me and will last until 4:55am on the 30th. So, depending on where you reside in the world, the starting and finishing times will be different for everyone. This is nice because literally everyone around the globe (who’s participating) will be beginning and ending this book-party together. I’ll leave the FAQs and Time Table down below for anyone who’s interested in checking this out.
The Lords of the Sands of Time by Issui Ogawa is an #OwnVoices Japanese, science-fiction novel that’s got time-travelling, aliens, and retro-futurism. Sixty two years after humanity has been eradicated off the face of the Earth, a Cyborg is sent back into three different eras of human history in an effort to rewrite the past so that human-kind may be saved in the future. There are 196 pages in this book.
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami is an #OwnVoices Japanese, magical realism, fiction literature novel that’s been on my shelf for a while. The cover is very unique and pretty, so I haven’t been brave enough to read it. But for this readathon, I’m going to venture forth! It revolves around a lonely boy and a mysterious girl along with a tormented sheep man that get trapped in a nightmarish library, from which they are trying to escape! There are approximately 96 pages in the book.
Cairo by G. Willow Wilson is a magical realism and fantasy graphic novel that is written by a Muslim woman, who’s also known for writing the Ms. Marvel comic series. This beautifully illustrated (artwork done by M.K. Parker) stand-alone is about a stolen hookah, a spiritual underworld, and a genie on the run, which all changes the lives of five strangers on the streets of the Middle East’s largest metropolis. This comic’s got 160 pages.
ApocalyptiGirl by Andrew MacLean is our final contestant in this rad readathon, which is a post-apocalyptic graphic novel about a lady named Aria, who’s traversing through an overgrown city alone after the world has ended. She’s on a mission to find her way back home with her adorable cat-companion, Jelly Beans. However, the trek isn’t an easy one as they encounter myriad obstacles that could result in death, as well as a crazy-as-fuck barbarian person. There are 88 pages in this title.
That does it for my TBR. If any of you are participating in the readathon, I would love to hear some of the books that you’ll be tackling during this event! I also wish you all the very best. Happy reading!! 🙂