My 2018 Dewey’s #Readathon TBR! What Will You Be Reading?

So why the seaside picture, you ask, for Dewey’s? Well… Let me just pull out this oldie, but goodie for you – a picture I made literally during my first week of blogging:


Do you like it?!!! I know you do. You’ve GOT TO like it. It’s just SUCH a pun.

*blushes over awkwardness of self*

And this is literally what my Dewey’s will be this year! Because, although I was planning on just sitting on my beanbag and reading all day, unexpectedly – I am at the seaside, and although the weather is cold – I am loving it, and I am SO hell bent on still doing the readathon tomorrow!

I know it won’t be easy, out and about! But I have my loveliest boyfriend to safeguard me while I walk and read, and he’s promised to take check-in photos or me! So we’ll see where this goes, and it might even be more fun than I thought it would be! Bring it on.

And meanwhile, I’ve laid out a little TBR for myself. It contains… Only 20 items! Hold your horses, I won’t be reading them all (or will I?) – I just wanted to have some choice in what I read. I also followed the rule of “pick short reads for a feeling of accomplishment” – so I did! While my books are all electronic, both because I’m traveling and because those are basically 90% of what I own, so I can’t give you a nice TBR bookstagram photo, I’ve arranged them in little groups based on the type of read they are!

~ The Sweet Reads ~

Beacon (Lantern #2) Torch (Lantern #3)

~ The Emotional Reads ~

Mindless Tess and Tattoos Zeru Wife in Name Only

~ The Fantasy Reads ~

Odd and the Frost Giants Spinning Silk Once Upon a Time in the North (His Dark Materials 0.5) A Monstrous Place (Tales From Between #1)

~ The Scifi Reads ~

The Machine Stops In the Year 2889 The Huge Hunter, or, the Steam Man of the Prairies

~ The Fairytale Reads ~

Hansel and Gretel Beyond the Glass Slipper: Ten Neglected Fairy Tales To Fall In Love With

~ The Nonfiction or Historical Reads ~

Florence Nightingale: A Life From Beginning to End Hospital Sketches Maggie, a Girl of the Streets The Green Unknown: Travels in the Khasi Hills Above Parr: Memoir of a Child Prodigy

19 of these books are backlist, so they will be able to count for my #BeatTheBacklist challenge, and 7 of them are ARCs, so they’ll also count for this month’s State of the ARC! Let’s see how many of these I can read tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Will you be participating in Dewey’s? And what will you be reading?

I’m Evelina and I try to blog about books that matter, with a bit of fun there too! Disability and equality will be topics you see a lot, but there’s also a lot of scifi, fantasy and… GIFs. I’m also the proud founder of #ARCsAnonymous.

42 thoughts on “My 2018 Dewey’s #Readathon TBR! What Will You Be Reading?

  1. Wait, this is how much you plan to read? OMG! I though I was ambitious with my four books. But I do understand the need for more choices. But I do like your approach of picking short books. Hmmm… now I feel like rethinking my Dewey’s TBR and I might even write a blog post (still in a blogging slump).

    Enjoy your vacation! Looking forward to seeing your check-ins and more vacation pics maybe! I miss the sea.
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    1. Haha, yes, it would have been, had I actually had time to read 😀 but I only ended up reading like 4 books. They were really short though, most of them like 50 pages 🙂

    1. Thanks 🙂 I just enjoy myself so much, I can’t help it xD I actually failed at this one, but only due to the vacation. I did read, but not really as much as I had wanted to. It’s a great thing I did pre-readathons, huh 😀 lol

  2. Your TBR is so.. ambitious? If I am not wrong, it’s only a 24 hrs readathon, right? And tou chose so many books and that too while being on a vaction? Well, you are really great! Seriously.. I can hardly finish a book in a day.. only if it’s a poetry
    Well, all the best Evelina for the readathon I am sure you would be able to do it. Also, enjoy your vacation ❤️
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    1. Most of those books were very short xD and I just wanted to be able to have a good choice of books 🙂 I did finish four. But I barely got time to read. If I had had the time I would have probably finished at least a half of those 🙂 but vacation is vacation! I was pretty disappointed about the readathon, TBH xD but the vacation part was still good 😀

  3. Ohhh I’m sure it will be super nice to read at the seaside, it’s a secret dream of mine to sometime read at the beach
    I definitely hope you get to as many books as possible! I sadly cannot participate because I have a long seminar, but maybe another time 🙂

    1. I actually messed up that readathon xD it was just too hard to read with all that entertainment around me 😀 hahaha. But it was too cold to read at the beach anyway. It was 12C x.x I did end up reading 4 small books though, so that’s still alright 🙂

      1. Oh no 😮 But I totally get it, I have a hard time concentrating when there is a lot going on! It’s amazing that you still read a few smalls books, reading something is what counts! 🙂

  4. Every year I say that I am going to participate next year. I need to take an extra day off work to do so. Next year I must plan ahead.

    I have read The Machine Stops. It seems a bit odd that E. M. Forster wrote a science fiction novel, but I thought it was very good. I also was impressed that Foster predicted something very similar to the internet in 1909.

    Have fun with the Readathon!
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    1. I hope you manage to! But it’s actually not next year, it’s in October! This readathon happens twice a year 🙂 so you’re in luck 😀
      I actually didn’t manage to read The Machine Stops though. Maybe next time 🙂

  5. I love this TBR! Actually, 20 books looks pretty small when it’s all spread out like that… 😉 I won’t be participating in the Readathon (as it’s already happening…) but I will be cheering you on from the States! What books are you MOST excited to read? No, you cannot pick all of them. 😉

    I like going to the beach when it’s cold, actually. I find I get the most reading done because I don’t want to get in the water! XD
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    1. Thank you! It’s a good TBR for the reason that they’re mostly old ARCs as well ;D the problem is… I only finished 4 of them xD but I will be slowly continuing with these… Or maybe I’ll find (time for) some other readathon to do this list. I am so disappointed that Dewey’s didn’t really work for me this time T_T

      I did read Beacon and Torch, which I was quite excited for 🙂

      The beach was actually much too cold to even sit on it. 12C. That’s kind of late winter cold. Says 53F! So we put our feet into the water in that weather xD I still say we are heroes 😀

  6. My Readathon TBR contains a lot of shorter reads {100-250 pages} and some books that I’m already working on. And because I’m me and like to have a huge list, I added several alternates to the pile as well.
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  7. If I were you, I’d probably get overwhelmed by the amount of books I’d be able to choose from and pick something entirely else, haha.

    Never heard of Dewey’s readathon until today! Not really sad that it’s over, since I *wish* I had a whole day to allocate to reading books…. but seems fun!
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    1. And indeed I am overwhelmed, but then again, I have a huuuuuge TBR, so I am already used to the feeling 😀
      Dewey’s is fun! Maybe you can manage to plan ahead and join Dewey’s in October? It’s easier if you plan ahead 🙂

    1. It’s amazing fun – the next one’s going to be in October 🙂 you should join, if life and schedule allows! And I didn’t do so well xD readathons and vacations? Don’t mesh so well 😀

    1. Actually, I didn’t read it! I was planning to read it with my boyfriend, cause he’s the one who basically FORCED ME to read His Dark Materials, cause it’s his fave series xD but my readathon wasn’t working out how I was expecting it to work out, and I wasn’t feeling too good, so I skipped reading Pullman, didn’t want to spoil the experience 🙂 so I’ll still be reading it! I think you could get the novellas as a kindle book? It’s how I have it 🙂

  8. I’ve been thinking of participating in this readathon but have yet to do so. I like the categories you set your books into. I hadn’t heard of many of them, I hope you enjoyed them!

    Lucy //

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