How to ace a readathon

A highlight of reading for me is a readathon. I love coming together with some other readers from around the world, all with one common goal – to read as much as possible. There’s an air of camaraderie, of support, and maybe a little competition as we try to outdo each other’s reading progress.

When there are so many other people partaking in a readathon, you can get a little bogged down. It will seem like everyone else has read so much more than you have. But, fear no longer. I’ve put together some of my best tried and tested readathon tips. It might hopefully help you to up your page count by the end of your next readathon!

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Review: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Challenge criteria: A book about mental health


The world is messing with our minds.

Rates of stress and anxiety are rising. A fast, nervous planet is creating fast and nervous lives. We are more connected, yet feel more alone. And we are encouraged to worry about everything from world politics to our body mass index. Continue reading

Review: That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger

This book did not fit any of my challenge criteria.


It’s been three years since the Virgil County High School Massacre. Three years since my best friend, Sarah, was killed in a bathroom stall during the mass shooting. Everyone knows Sarah’s story–that she died proclaiming her faith.

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What I Love About Book Blogging

I have to admit. I’ve been really disheartened by blogging in the last few months. It came to the point where I wanted to give up for a while. Instead, I took a little break, so I could come back a little better and a lot more ready to blog and share all my ideas.

In this time away from my laptop, and from social media, I had a little time to think about why I started blogging, and subsequently changed to book blogging, in the first place. 

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Books on my Long Term TBR

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

One of these days, my TBR shelf is going to collapse on me and lead to my untimely death. What isn’t helping is that I keep ignoring my already voluminous TBR and buying brand new tomes to get through.

I have a long list of books that have been on my TBR shelf for years, but I still haven’t gotten to reading them yet. Maybe it’s time to pick something from there and get it ticked off once and for all before heading to Easons again.

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