Hi everybody and welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
If you read my Bookish Goals of 2019 post, you will know that one of my goals was to participate in a lot more readathons. This weekend, Shanah from the Bionic Book Worm Blog is hosting the “Off the Grid Readathon“, which will be my first readathon of the year!
These readathons will be happening every three months (January, April, July, and October) during the second week of the month from Friday at 12:00am to Sunday at 11:59pm (in your own timezone). The main point of the readathon is to stay off your phone as much as possible (hence why it’s called Off the Grid). To read more about this readathon, click here.
I know the readathon has technically already started, but I have school until 2pm today, so I plan on starting around 2:45/3pm EST. I figured this would be the best readathon to start off with since this will be my last “peaceful” weekend of the month, as I will have to start studying for my exams next week. I won’t have that much time to read for the rest of the month, so I hope to read quite a few books this weekend.
The first book I plan on reading/finishing is “1984” by George Orwell. I have been reading this book for the past couple of months in my english lit class, and we need to finish it this weekend as we have our final reading discussion on it on Tuesday. I have enjoyed it thus far, and am interested to see how the story will come to an end.
The next book I plan on reading/finishing is “A Ladder To The Sky” by John Boyne. I received a finished copy of this book from Penguin Random House Canada in December, but have only started to read it this month. I have been absolutely loving it thus far, and am ready to step back into the story of Maurice and Erich!
If I happen to finish both of those books before the readathon is finished, I plan on picking up “Behind Closed Doors” by B.A. Paris. I bought this book on Book Outlet last month, but haven’t had much time to read it because of my ARC “overflow” and I obviously needed to read those books first. Regardless, I am still SO excited to finally pick up this thriller, as I have heard great things about it!
If you are participating in this readathon, let me know in the comments and we can talk about all the books we plan on reading! Make sure you are following the official twitter account for this readathon (@OffTheGridReads) (and while your at it, follow me as well!), so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
Good Night Book Owls!
16 thoughts on “Off The Grid Readathon TBR”
I really ought to participate in more readathons myself.
Me too, and I thought this was the perfect one to start with!
I have a vague memory of Orwell being a grueling read as a high school student. I adore B.A. Paris!
Grueling is a great way to explain my reading experience of 1984, that’s for sure hahaha!
Sounds like a great idea for a readathon good luck.
Gemma @ http://www.gemmasbooknook.blogspot.com
Thanks, Gemma! 🙂
A great idea for a readathon!
I know, right?!
Ladder to the sky is a great book. I loved it.
Thanks Jen, I loved it too!
All the best with it 🙂 but why is it called a Off the grid readathon though ?
Thank you! It is called Off The Grid, as the main goal (besides reading, of course) is to stay offline and off the grid on social media throughout the three days that this readathon takes place.
I don’t know how you people do readathons. I’m rubbish at reading for a long time as I start falling asleep. Good luck.
Hahaha! Thank you!
Great post I really want to do and join in a readathon one day good luck on your readathons, thank you o much for sharing your awesome post.
Thanks Kati! Readathons are one of my favourite ways to get a lot of reading done!