Here I go, blowing one of my New Year’s resolutions.
At the start of 2017, I told myself that I was NOT going to participate in any read-a-thons. This was going to be my year of carefree reading with a tiny goodreads reading goal and nothing to get in my way of reading exactly how I wanted.
Of course, I lied.
The #24in48 Read-A-Thon’s website can be found here. The gist is that from July 22 through July 23, you read 24 hours out of the 48. You can read however you want- 12 hours each day, six 4 hour stints, 4 six hour stints. Whatever works for you! I think that’s what made me like this one so much… you can pretty much make your own reading schedule.
Here are the books I’ve picked out for my #24in48 TBR!
EDGEWATER by Courtney Sheinmel.
Lorrie Hollander used to be a rich girl who spent her money on boarding school and equestrian camp. But that was before. It’s been twelve years since Lorrie’s mother skipped town and left Lorrie and her sister in the care of her unstable aunt Gigi. Together they live in a decaying mansion called Edgewater, the eyesore in a town of extraordinary wealth and privilege.
While Lorrie is desperately trying to keep her family from collapse, she meets Charlie, the son of an esteemed senator. Terrified that he will learn the truth about her, she holds him at a distance. But Charlie’s family is hiding something, too. And Lorrie could never have imagined how their secrets, and their lives, are inextricably bound.
This also part of my July TBR Beatdown.
THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by Cynthia Voigt.
Max Starling’s theatrical father likes to say that at twelve a boy is independent. He also likes to boast (about his acting skills, his wife’s acting skills, a fortune only his family knows is metaphorical), but more than anything he likes to have adventures. Max Starling’s equally theatrical mother is not a boaster but she enjoys a good adventure as much as her husband. When these two disappear, what can sort-of-theatrical Max and his not-at-all theatrical grandmother do? They have to wait to find out something, anything, and to worry, and, in Max’s case, to figure out how to earn a living at the same time as he maintains his independence. This is the first of three books, all featuring the mysterious Mister Max
This is also part of my July TBR Beatdown.
Stephen King, will you ever let me live??
Me in April: I want to finish this book in a few weeks.
Me in July: Hahaha, YOU THOUGHT.
I’m hoping to take a chunk out of this book during this read-a-thon… King willing.
THE GOBLINS OF BELLWATER by Molly Ringle. (Look at that cover!)
Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out.
Skye, a young barista and artist, falls victim to a goblin curse in the forest one winter night, rendering her depressed and silenced, unable to speak of what happened. Her older sister, Livy, is at wit’s end trying to understand what’s wrong with her. Local mechanic Kit would know, but he doesn’t talk of such things: he’s the human liaison for the goblin tribe, a job he keeps secret and never wanted, thrust on him by an ancient family contract.
Unaware of what’s happened to Skye, Kit starts dating Livy, trying to keep it casual to protect her from the attention of the goblins. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Kit, Skye draws his cousin Grady into the spell through an enchanted kiss in the woods, dooming Grady and Skye both to become goblins and disappear from humankind forever.
It’s a midwinter night’s enchantment as Livy, the only one untainted by a spell, sets out to save them on a dangerous magical path of her own.
Are any of you participating in #24in48? What’s your TBR looking like?