After-Hours: My Readathon Wrap-Up

Good morning from Chicagoland! Dewey’s Fall 24-Hour Readathon is officially over and readers everyone are returning to those other things that eat away at our time that aren’t books. I just wanted to post a quick wrap-up with my final thoughts before signing off of the readathon (until spring, that is!).

I read a total of 6 books in the 13 hours I participated. I clocked out for a number of reasons, but I still read for a little over half – for my first readathon, I think that’s pretty good! Photo on 10-18-15 at 10.52 AM #2

Here are the books I read in order from most enjoyed to…not most enjoyed:

  1. Seconds // Bryan Lee O’Malley (my absolute favorite of the readathon)
  2. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves // Karen Russell
  3. Trillium // Jeff Lemire
  4. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark // Anna North
  5. Fight Club // Chuck Palahniuk
  6. The Girl Giant // Kristen den Hartog

I have reviews of all six on Goodreads if you are interested in what I thought of each book. Overall, none were terrible, and I count that as a victory!
I really enjoyed blogging, tweeting, and Instagram-ing throughout the readathon; I loved seeing what other people were reading and eating, and it was encouraging to see so many readers cheering each other on. The mini-challenges were super fun – I completed four or five throughout the 13 hours of my reading.

So would I recommend the readathon? Yes! The next one will be April 23rd – you can stay up to date with news over at

In other Game & Read news, Peter and I will be filming our next discussion video this week so be on the lookout for that. Until then, happy gaming and reading!



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