I don’t know about you guys, but the week of Thanksgiving is my favorite week of the year. This is the week my family celebrates all our holidays and comes together. It’s intense: tons of people, food, drink, and activities. We go non-stop despite finally having some days off to relax.
But, sometimes, I just want to escape. It can get pretty overwhelming! In the past, I’ve taken some time for myself to do some work (boooo), but this year, I’m changing it up. Instead of escaping to work, I’m going to escape and read. I know we’re all shocked. And to provide motivation, Ottavia at Novels and Nonfiction and I are hosting a #ThanksgivingReadathon!
I still have a long way to go on my 2016 reading challenges, and even further to go with my TBR. Here are my goals for this week:
- Complete at least one of my five outstanding yearly review challenges.
- Listen to at least two audiobooks.
- Read a Newbery Award Winner
- Read two ARCs
- Read at least one non-fiction book
- Complete a book I have been reading for more than one month
(FIVE outstanding yearly reading challenges?! Fool of a Jackie… O_o)
I will totally give myself a pass to double-down on those goals. For example, if my Newbery award winner happens to help me complete a yearly review challenge, that’s a win in my book. Also, I’m not identifying specific books because I know as soon as I list names I will no longer want to read those books! That’s just how read-a-thons tend to work for me. It’s like when you sit down to write a paper…
Personally, this read-a-thon begins right now for me and will end at midnight on 11/27. But you can use whatever timeframe you want the week of 11/21-11/27. The goal is to carve out time for reading. A few hours, a whole day– you set the timeframe! Work around your schedule, just make time for reading a priority.
If you are interested in joining Ottavia and me, feel free to link up to your own #ThanksgivingReadathon posts in the comments below. Share your progress on Twitter with the hashtag #ThanksgivingReadathon. You’re welcome to use the image Ottavia made to share some festive reading spirit! I can’t wait to see what you manage to accomplish, and get all your awesome new recommendations.