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Books for Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon

October 4, 2011


Autumn is my favorite season in general: football, pumpkins, chilly weather for wearing socks and sweaters. And two things I’ve been looking forward to happen in October: Dewey’s Read-a-Thon and Halloween. I have no idea what I’ll dress as this Halloween, but I am starting to assemble my book list.

Last time, a good mix of memoir, narrative nonfiction, YA and mystery got me through. And alternating between black and green tea. Dad’s pasta sauce played a key role, too. Dad has already pledged to be my number one cheerleader, feeding me and telling me to remember to sleep…eventually.

Here are the books I think will be part of my literary slumber party:

The Lost Hero– Rick Riordan. YA in Percy Jackson’s universe of Greek myth, heroes and demigods. I’ve got it for my Kindle.  Having a Kindle is going to make this very interesting! Wonder if/how it’ll change my reading process.

The Highwayman’s Footsteps– Nicola Morgan. Intriguing YA fantasy I picked up in Scotland.

Watching the English- Kate Fox. Anthropology turned on the English. Mmm, social science.

My Life In France– Julia Child. Because I’ve been meaning to read it, oh, forever! And it’ll scratch the foodie-book itch.

The Best Years of Flying– Dee Merian. A memoir of Howard Hughes and TWA. A BEA book.

The Art of Fielding–  Chad Harbach. I picked it up at BEA, and Dad asked me if I had it. So I’ll bring it. And one of us will read it.

Looking over this list, I have a lot of big books, and I would like to queue up a few fast-reading mysteries, in case I need those to break it up. Maybe something cozy but well-written. Also, keeping an eye out for promising YA, fast-reading memoir and foodie lit, to add to the list, which will evolve over the next couple of weeks, depending on what else I read and what shows up at the library.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2011 1:52 pm

    Aw, I’ve been wanting to read My Life In France for a while, too! Mostly because of the Julie & Julia movie, actually.

  2. October 21, 2011 5:55 pm

    This is a great-looking stack! Happy reading!


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