Friday, June 6, 2014

The Sweet Summer Read-A-Thon: Official Sign-Up, Goals, and TBR (June 9-15)

I was looking through the posts for the blogs that I follow via Bloglovin' and I just saw that there is another read-a-thon that is running next week.  Since I am already planning on doing the Crazy for Young Adult Books read-a-thon (Goodreads page that I am a part of), I have decided to do these two read-a-thons consecutively.  The Crazy for Young Adult Books read-a-thon does not have many rules, but has the point system that I talked about previously, so I do no think that it will be difficult to participate in both read-a-thons.

The Sweet Summer Read-A-Thon is hosted by The Book Tower.  The official post about the read-a-thon is here.  Below is a list of the optional challenges:
  • Read a summer themed book
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Read an average of 200 pages a day
 There are also daily challenges:
  • Monday 9th - If you'd like to host a challenge here, please email
  • Tuesday 10th - Rainbow Spines hosted by The Rainbow Bookshelf
  • Wednesday 11th - If you'd like to host a challenge here, please email
  • Thursday 12th- Summer Reads hosted by Bottles and Book Reviews
  • Friday 13th - Bookspine Poetry hosted by Social Bookshelves
  • Saturday 14th Something Old, Something New hosted by Beth at the Coffee House
  • Sunday 15th - Host Created by  ?? (Coming Soon) 
There are not any specific rules except to read as much as you can.  The read-a-thon starts at midnight in whatever time zone that you are in.  I hope that you will also join in with this read-a-thon.

My goals for this read-a-thon will be similar to the Crazy for Young Adult Books read-a-thon with a few additions.  Here are my goals:
  • Read 2100 pages
  • Read 3oo pages a day (completing the optional challenge)
  • Post daily update posts during the read-a-thon
  • Post a wrap-up post after the read-a-thon 
  • Finish The Scorch Trials audiobook (completing the optional challenge?)
  • Participate in the daily challenges for this read-a-thon
My TBR list can be found on Goodreads (as it may change throughout the week).  Currently, here is my TBR.  I may not read all of the books on this list and I may grab some other books too.
  • Matched by Ally Condie
  • Unsouled by Neal Shusterman
  • The Program by Suzanne Young
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Proxy by Alex London
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Fields of Elysium by A.B. Whelan 
  • The Dragon Carnivale by Heidi Garrett
  • Death Notes Volume 2
  • Inuyasha Volume 2 
  • The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Have you read any of these books?  What did you think of them?  What summer-themed book should I read for the optional challenge?  Are you participating in any read-a-thons this summer?  If so, which ones?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below.


  1. Thanks for signing up. Your goals look great.
    I just finished reading These Broken Stars. I really liked it.

  2. Thanks! I hope I can make them. Last readathon I tried to read 200 pages a day and I did not make that goal on a few days, but i really wanted to push myself this time.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    Great reading goals! Those are a lot of books! I've heard mixed reviews on Matched, I'm curious to know what you think of it.
    Great blog, I just became a new follower :D

    I'm also participating in the read-a-thon, if you have some time, maybe you can check out my post about the read-a-thon:

    Happy reading!

    1. Thanks for following! I am not sure about Matched either. I have heard such mixed reviews. I am headed to your blog right now to check it out :)

      Happy Reading!