Olympic Readathon: Plans & Goals

I totally forgot about signing up for the Olympic Readathon! But now I’ve remembered and I’m totally ready for it.

With the way NBC is airing the Olympics coverage, I already know what’s happened by the time I’m off in the evenings thanks to Twitter and the Huffington Post. Since there’s no exciting will-she-win-gold events that I know about and the results will be spoiled, I’ve got nothing but time to read. (Oh…and plan my wedding. Right. I’ll do that on my lunch breaks.)

My goal is to read 2000 pages from July 27th-August 12th! Woo hoo!

My Plans:

Finish Dune – not counting this in the page count.

Reduce the library book pile — it was much larger, but I returned a lot that I felt weren’t must-reads (many were first in a series so they can totally wait.)

  1. The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty — 371 pages
  2. Among Others by Jo Walton — 302 pages
  3. How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran — 320 pages
  4. Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann — 368 pages
  5. Girl Walks into a Bar by Rachel Dratch — 248 pages
  6. Other People We Married by Emma Straub — 214 pages
  7. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris — 327 pages (this is a huge maybe…I might wait to read this next year when the last in the series comes out.)
  8. The Walking Dead Compendium — 1088 pages (another huge maybe…I’m pretty sure I’ll just watch the show. I find graphic novels very difficult to follow)

If I read all of that, I’m definitely over 2000 pages. However, if I just read the top 6, I’ll be at 1,823 pages. (I also have a few more waiting for me at the library…)

Alternates — Books I own.

  1. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare — 485 pages (started this last weekend and didn’t get very far…still not sure what I read so I’ll have to skim over that first section again)
  2. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles — 335 pages
  3. Dancing Girls by Margaret Atwood — 256 pages
  4. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell — 397 pages
  5. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett — 384 pages
  6. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray — 661 pages
  7. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel — 608 pages

You can follow my progress on Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, and (of course) here :)

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