Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Books I'd Have on My TBR for a Read-a-thon

Today I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl which is all about lists.  This week's Top Ten list is a Freebie.  Ever since I started blogging I've really wanted to do a read-a-thon but the timing has never worked out - like not once in six years.  And it isn't like I won't have all that much time to read it's always a weekend or week that everything has conspired against me and I will have absolutely zero time to read.  So for the past couple of years I've tossed around the idea of kind of doing my own read-a-thon some day when I'm able to actually make it work  If I did do that here are ten books that would be on my list.

1.  The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman - This has been on my TBR since before it came out and it's been sitting on my shelf staring at me for almost as long.  I think this would be a good one to throw into a read-a-thon since it's a little bit different from my usual reading.

2.  Funerals are Fatal by Agatha Christie - I love a classic Christie mystery and this is a good one and next on my list.

3.  Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty - I listened to Big Little Lies last year and thoroughly enjoyed it and this one sounds really good too! 

4.  Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis - It's about 700 degrees outside and so a winter-y book sounds good.  Plus, Shalvis is always a fun read.  And this is a review book I really meant to read last year so a little catch up is always good.

5.  Under Current by Nora Roberts - I love Nora Roberts' romantic suspense but her last few books just hasn't grabbed me.  This latest one though sounds really good and a fast paced read would be great.

6.  A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn - I loved the first one in this historical mystery series and keep meaning to back to it but just haven't quite made it.  This seems like a good time.

7.  Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion - It seems like it'd be a good idea to mix in a little nonfiction and I love some road trip nonfiction.

8.  Lonesome Road by Patricia Wentworth - Patricia Wentworth is second only to Agatha Christie in my love of classic mysteries and this is one I've been wanting to read.

9.  Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - I feel like every read-a-thon needs a classic and because I'm not super ambitious I figured I'd go with a classic children's adventure story. 

10.   I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel - And after all that reading a little nonfiction about reading from one of my favorite bloggers/podcasters sounds perfect.

What would you read on your read-a-thon?  Have you ever done an actual one?


  1. This would be such a cool thing to do, but I know it would never happen out this way.(lol) Still, a girl can dream, right? Shalvis and Roberts look like good ones! Hugs, RO

  2. I'd be sure to have some graphic novels on hand to feel like I've completed something. I think there is a graphic novel of Treasure Island? I loved Treasure Island - if you are a fan of Survivor, you'll see the similarities!

  3. I still need to read Nine Perfect strangers too. And The Invisible Library- I read the first one but there have been several more that have come out and I'm so behind haha.

  4. I've had The Invisible Library on my Kindle for along time, too! 😯

  5. I am not sure that I would be much good on a readathon! I'd get antsy after awhile. I am actually about to start reading Under Currents so I'll be a little before you on that maybe. I see Deanna Raybourn is coming up for a Modern Mrs Darcy book club read so may read the first one to see if I like it.

  6. You could do your own readathon! I used to run one where the readathon was seven days long and you tried to read as much as you could in that time. It allows you to eat, sleep, work and do other things but still get some good reading done! I could never do a 24 hour readathon now-I value my sleep too much!

  7. That is a very good question. I think I'd read favorites of mine, like the first, Harry Potter book and the first, Black Witch one.