Dewey’s 24 Hour Reverse #Readathon (Aug 2020)

Posted August 6, 2020 in BOOKS, Reading Challenges / 3 Comments

This weekend I’m taking part in Dewey’s 24 Hour Reverse Readathon. Like the original readathon, the idea is to read as much as you can for 24 hours and any reading material counts (including eBooks, audiobooks, manga and reading to your children). The summer readathon is more relaxed than the original, with fewer hourly posts and no prizes.

It runs 12 hours earlier than the regular readathon- from Friday 7th 8 pm EST to Saturday 8th 8 pm EST. I’m in the UK, so if I’ve worked it out correctly I should be starting on Saturday 8th at 1 am BST and finishing at the same time on Sunday 9th.

This will be my second time taking part in one of these readathons. Last time I managed to read for 12 hours and got through 530 pages. I’m aiming to beat that this time, but we’ll see what happens.

You can follow my regular updates on Twitter and I will update the list below at the end of the challenge. You can find other readers taking part with the #readathon tag on most social media platforms or see the full list of participants here.

Thank you to Kate of Kate’s Book Nook and Gabby of Gabs About Books for hosting this fun event!

Bingo Card

I’m going to complete as many squares on the bingo card as I can. The rules for the game are here.

Readathon for Deweys Reverse Readthon August 2020

My Readathon TBR

Last updated: 12 pm BST on Thursday 6th Aug.

Book covers for Stardust, Wild Magic, The Bear and the Nightingale and A Phoenix First Must Burn

Below is the list of books I will be picking and choosing from. I don’t expect to read them all! The purple text shows which bingo squares I could cross off.

  • Stardust by Neil Gaiman (224 pages, fantasy, paperback)-title fewer than 3 words, minimalist cover, title contains the letter D, blue on the cover, on TBR for over a year, a book with travelling
  • Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce (Starting at page 25 of 362, YA fantasy, eBook)-title fewer than 3 words, a book with travelling
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (323 pages, fantasy, eBook)-related to winter, blue on the cover, title contains the letter D
  • A Phoenix First Must Burn by multiple authors (368 pages, speculative short stories, eBook)-diverse character or author, released within the last year
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (444 pages, YA contemporary, eBook)-diverse character or author, minimalist cover, outside my comfort zone, first person
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (416 pages/10 hr 12m, YA mystery/thriller, audiobook)-blue on the cover, title fewer than 3 words, title contains the letter D
  • Strange Planet by Nathan W Pyle (144 pages, cartoons, hardcover)-Something other than a traditional book, blue on the cover, title fewer than 3 words
  • The Organised Mum Method by Gemma Bray (Starting at page 38 of 256, non-fiction, eBook)-released within the last year, title contains the letter D

I’ll also be counting whatever picture books my daughter wants me to read to her.

Book covers for The Hate U Give, Truly Devious, Strange Planet and The Organised Mum Method

My Readathon Snacks

What is a readathon without snacks? I’ll be feasting on this lovely lot to help keep me powered up. (Disclaimer: healthy eating will resume on Monday).

Snacks for Dewey's 24 hour reverse readathon, including popcorn, cola, nachos, crisps, chocolate and sweets.

Wrap-Up Stats (coming soon)

  • Time spent reading:
  • Longest streak:
  • Total pages read:
  • Whole books completed:
  • Previously started books completed:
  • Bingo squares crossed off:
  • Different reading locations:
  • Different genres:
Over to You

Are you taking part in the readathon? Feel free to link your TBR and update posts below!

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3 responses to “Dewey’s 24 Hour Reverse #Readathon (Aug 2020)

  1. Good luck! I’m envious of your snacks. I think I’ll participate in this readathon too, but I’m in the US, so most of it happens during the night. We’ll see how long I can read before I fall asleep.

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