I’ve decided to once again participate in the #MakeMeRead read-a-thon hosted by Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Tea & Titles! This year it runs from July 9–16th, which happens to be the week before my family beach holiday begins, so it’s perfect! I’ve gotten so behind on my Goodreads Challenge that I’m really hoping to get a lot of books read during this week!
This read-a-thon is also special for me for a weird reason. Last year during this read-a-thon I discovered Throne of Glass and, oh boy, what a strange trip I’ve been on since then with reading ALL the books by Sarah J. Maas, most recently A Court of Mist and Fury. So once again I find myself hoping to finally be motivated to read some of the more popular books that have been on my shelves for a while now.
How It Works
In case you’ve never heard of the #MakeMeRead it read-a-thon, I recommend you see Val’s official introductory post because this read-a-thon is a little different from your average one! In this read-a-thon, you create a list and/or poll of your preferred options ask your followers and other participants to vote to decide which books you read for the read-a-thon. So it’s great to choose books that most people will be familiar with that you’ve just needed a little extra push to finally read!
The books I’ve selected I also own and have never read before. I’m not sure how many books I’ll manage to read, but personally I’d love to read at least four! None of these books look too big, so hopefully it’s manageable. Especially as some of these books belong to series, and it’s easier to marathon series!
Let me know in the comments if you are participating and link to your blog if you also have a your poll there so I can go vote on yours (and maybe discover a lovely new blog to follow ^_^)! Also let me know if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought! Of all the books I selected, I literally have no special preference for which “win” so I’m really excited about the randomness of the read-a-thon this year!
As for what to expect next here on IK&OT, I have quite a few posts that should be going up this week including a book review, a writing update, and my June 2016 Notes! I’m also hoping to get a new blog banner up by the end of the week so stay tuned for that! I’m thinking it’ll be a mixture of hand-drawn and online art. I might even end up doing a “How To” post on the process. 🙂