Happy Friday morning, Chums! Since (mostly) everyone seems to be on lock-down and practising self-quarantine or social distancing, now is a fantastic time to participate in a readathon!
The 24in48 Readathon, which usually takes place twice in a year, is hosting the Distancing Edition of this beloved bookish marathon for bibliophiles everywhere. It runs from March 21st to the end of March 22nd and the whole goal is to read for a total of 24-hours during this 48-hour period. That’s it, that’s the gist. (Their Twitter)
It was originally created by folx who love Dewey’s 24-hour Readathons but wanted extra time to meet the 24-hour mark since life shenanigans can trip us up. I’m a huge fan of this event because I tend to read rather slowly, and never feel like I’ve accomplished much during Dewey’s (yet it never dissuades me from partaking either way). Also, I’ve been craving a good excuse to read for excessive hours at a time recently with this whole pandemic (my ADHD and anxiety have been skyrocketing to Venus, it seems), and this is perfect!
So, on this beautifully crisp and cold morning, I wanted to share my small, teeny 24in48 TBR with y’all. There are only two titles on this reading list since I’ll mostly be focusing on one book. Nevertheless, on the amazing chance in Hell that I actually finish it, I grabbed a back-up. Check ‘em out below!
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty: This is the second instalment in The Daevabad Trilogy, which is an #OwnVoices Islamic adult fantasy series. I’m so close to being finished with the first book. It’s one of the best fantasy books I’ve ever read, and I’ve been taking my sweet ass time with it. But all good things must continue on in their sequels. My goal is to binge this entire beast from beginning to end over the weekend with small breaks in the middle for munchies and milo (or masala chai). Since The Kingdom of Copper is in the middle of a series, you can read the synopsis for The City of Brass by clicking the title above or checking out my first impressions.
The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott: The first book in a long action-adventure series, The Hunt for Atlantis is something that has been sitting on my shelf for years. When I grabbed it and skimmed the premise, it sounded like an excellent escape from the world right now. So, I made it my back-up. It follows an archaeologist that ends up on the kill list for a secret cult-type-group after she discovers the location of the lost city of Atlantis.
If you’re going to have any spare time over the next couple of days, I highly encourage you to join in on the fun. It’s a marvellous excuse for tackling the towering and treacherous to-be-read stacks, while practising safe distancing. Just because you’re not sick, doesn’t mean you can’t carry the illness to others; people who may be immunocompromised without “looking” like they are (like me). So, stay inside, wash your hands (often), and read the day away.