24in48 Readathon

I wanted to share my-very-flexible TBR for the 24in48 readathon I’m participating in this weekend (January 27-28). It starts in TWO hours and the goal is to read for 24 hours in a 48 hour period.

This is my first readathon. I heard about it on Youtube and randomly decided to participate. It seems pretty chill and laid back, so I’m excited to join and see how badly or quickly I abandon this. Click here for more information about 24in48 and to sign up.

I plan to split it into 12 hours over the two days: 6 hours in the morning and 6 hours at night. This will allow me to do homework, laundry, and sleep in the middle of the day. These are the books I’ll attempt to read.

 
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo

Summary: Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

I love Leigh Bardugo and started this book back in October, but never finished. I want to try to finish it this weekend. I’ll probably have to read the first tale again because I can’t remember what it was about.

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Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann 

Summary: Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting–working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating–no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.

This was on my most anticipated books of 2018 list. I’m excited to read a book that features a queer black women.

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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Summary: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.
This Barnes & Noble exclusive edition features a special jacket and bonus story starring fan-favorites Kaye and Roiben of the bestselling Tithe series, allowing readers to witness the pivotal coronation scene from an alternate point of view.

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

I gave into the social media hype and bought this book. I have no idea what it’s about. I literally copied the Goodreads summary just for this post. I didn’t even read it. I’m excited to see if it lives up to the hype.

BONUS

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The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan Summary: The heroic son of Poseidon makes an action-packed comeback in the second must-read installment of Rick Riordan’s amazing young readers series. Starring Percy Jackson, a “half blood” whose mother is human and whose father is the God of the Sea, Riordan’s series combines cliffhanger adventure and Greek mythology lessons that results in true page-turners that get better with each installment.

In this episode, The Sea of Monsters, Percy sets out to retrieve the Golden Fleece before his summer camp is destroyed, surpassing the first book’s drama and setting the stage for more thrills to come.

 

I placed a library hold on this audiobook and it recently became available. It’s light and my backup if I need to switch formats. It’s about 8 hours long.

I’ll check in at the end of the readathon and let everyone know how badly I failed. Wish me luck.

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