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#ThanksgivingReadathon 2018 TBR

 

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Hello bookworms!

Today I am going to be sharing my TBR for the #ThanksgivingReadathon 2018 which runs from Wednesday the 21st through Sunday the 25th.

Want to join in on the fun?  Read on for details about how to participate…

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When I saw that my good friend Jackie @Death by Tsundoku was hosting the #ThanksgivingReadathon 2018, I knew I wanted to participate.   For more details about this readathon & how to participate, check out Jackie’s announcement post → #ThanksgivingReadathon2018 Announcement

I don’t typically participate in readathons because they always conflict with the #MomLife I lead, but Jackie’s Thanksgiving readathon actually falls on a school break for my kiddos, so I decided I needed to get my act together and participate.

You are probably going to laugh when you see my TBR.  Why?  Because it is the most random TBR ever… How did I come up with it?  Basically I went over to my bookcase that holds my ridiculous TBR, and grabbed books that had less than 250 pages… If I am going to participate in my first readathon, I want to at least make it look like I slayed it.

Without further ado, here is my official #ThanksgivingReadatho 2018 TBR…

» The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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I’m sure at least one person has seen the irony in me selecting this book for a Thanksgiving readathon… While I do celebrate Thanksgiving.  I fully acknowledge the controversial origins behind this holiday & the cultural appropriation that many in the US are guilty of.  Since I’ve never read a book with a Native American main character,  I feel like this is an important book for me to read, especially around Thanksgiving.

» The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

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I’ve lost count how many times this book has been recommended to me.  After reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies by Boyne earlier this year, I finally picked up a copy of this one.  You can read my review here →  Book Review: The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne.  Since it is a mere 216 pages, I decided to throw this one into the mix.

» The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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I’ve been meaning to read this book for YEARS.  When I was scanning my shelves, I noticed that the spine on this one was on the smaller side.  I was delighted to find that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is only 178 pages.  What goes better with Thanksgiving than a sci-fi book?

»  The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange

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The Secret of Nightingale Wood is my audiobook selection for this readathon.  This is a middle grade/gothic/historical fiction book…. Yes, please!  Since this is just under 6 hours of listening time, I hope to finish this one while I conduct my Thanksgiving cooking & during travel.

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Are you participating in #ThanksgivivngReadathon2018?  If so, link your TBR down below!

Do you ever participate in readathons?  Why or why not?

Which books are you planning to read around Thanksgiving?

16 thoughts on “#ThanksgivingReadathon 2018 TBR”

    1. The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas DESTROYED me! I THOUGHT I knew what was coming, but I had no idea. Way to rip my heart out John Boyne!
      The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was just an ok read for me. I appreciate that SA was able to write a book that would appeal to a teen boy, had a Native American main character, AND was an #OwnVoice book talking about what it was like for him growing up on a reservation. I thought there was too much going on and that aspects of the book were a tad underdeveloped. I also didn’t realize before picking it up that Sherman Alexie was actually accused of sexually harassing a bunch of different women that have come forward at the beginning of this year.

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  1. I don’t participate in Readathons, at least I haven’t yet. I just have to grab my reading time in little bits here and there and never seem to have enough chunks of time all together to justify participating in a readathon. But your list looks terrific. The Alexie is one of my favorite books.

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    1. I am typically the same! Readathons never have good timing for me, BUT it just happened that I didn’t have a lot going on those 5 days, so why not?

      I had mixed feelings about Part-Time Indian. I appreciated that SA was able to write a book that really appeals to a teen boy, that he wrote a book with a Native American main character, and that SA really showed us what it was like growing up on a reservation – many of the things that happen in the book happened to him in real life. What didn’t work for me was that it had too much going on – too many tragedies without going in depth on the themes he was trying to address – the alcoholism, violence, mental health issues, etc. I wish he would have explored these issues instead of just having one bad thing happen after the next.

      I also didn’t realize that SA is under some heat after being accused of sexually harassing a few different women that came forward at the beginning of this year. I guess the books awards have been stripped…

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  2. Okay, I’m a little behind in commenting, so you already know I participate in readathons AND what I read for Thanksgiving. I have ambitious TBRs at all times; particularly for readathons! I don’t know why I do this to myself. XD

    I haven’t read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas but I feel like that’s a book I must read someday. It did just break your heart?

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    1. Jackie you HAVE to read The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas. It is super short, so you can read in a couple of hours. I thought I knew what was coming, but I had no clue. It destroyed me. It is also from a very interesting perspective – the son of a Nazi officer.

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