The concept of a book club has always been intriguing – it’s a chic thing to do, a fun social activity among friends or other groups. But I’ve never been able to commit. I don’t read very quickly, and if I’m not drawn to a story, or real life distracts me, I fail miserably. So that’s why I never said yes. Until now.
My youngest sister, Maia, asked us (Melissa, Michael, and I) if we were interested in participating in a Read-a-Thon (“Paloozathon”) she’s hosting from the 18th-31st, in celebrate of her and her best friend’s birthdays (August babies).
The goal is to read 8 books in that amount of time. Insert the popular gif of the guy blinking and doing a double take! That was a surefire way for me to not do this. I barely finish one book in two weeks.
Check out below for the criteria she gave…
- Re-read a favorite book.
- Read a book that’s been your “to-be-read” list the longest.
- Read a book with multiple points of view.
- Read a book with a princess on it.
- Read a book that was published the year you were born.
- Read a book with a non-human main character.
- Read a short classic (under 200 pages).
- An own voices book (but you cannot identify with the character).
Once I saw that Melissa and Michael said yes, I obliged. (Sibling peer pressure, I tell you.) I’ll have to head back to the library, so I can dig in. There are a few books that are in my possession that I haven’t touched, so maybe they qualify. I’ll probably re-read The Scarlet Pimpernel. (That’s one of my all-time favorites.) It’s another “Challenge yourself” moments. But I’m going to do my best to not think of this as a competition. So let’s do this thing.
Do you want to join in? Let me know.
Have you read any good books lately? Let me know; I’d love to add more titles to my Amazon and Goodreads list.