Today I’m covering two topics: my Tome Topple project for 2018 and the upcoming Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. That’s right, I finally (finally!) finished The Odyssey! I’m also really looking forward to the readathon this weekend as a means to make some serious progress on my reading for the month. In April, as you’ll see in my forthcoming April Wrap Up post, I finished two big books this month, each of which were over 500 pages. While I’m definitely proud of this accomplishment, it has impacted the quantity of books I read this month. I’m hoping to boost that number this weekend!
But first, let me share some thoughts on The Odyssey. I am not at all ashamed to admit this book took me months to read given its impressive page count and detailed story. I especially enjoyed this translation because Emily Wilson provided fantastic notes and book summaries that really went a long way to help me understand the story and countless references. Also, Wilson’s text is very straightforward, which made the language much easier to understand. I definitely recommend Wilson’s translation for these reasons. The Odyssey is lyrical, epic, tumultuous, moving, and intense. If you’ve never read it before, you should definitely try reading it soon!
As for my next Tome Topple choice, I think I’ll read Jane Eyre. To be honest, I’m a little embarrassed to admit I’ve never read this one! I’m looking forward to reading it at last. You can also read my Tome Topple TBR post here, in which I highlight the four big books I want to read this year.
Finally, I’m sharing my TBR for the Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. It starts this Saturday, April 28 at 8:00AM EST. The goal for this readathon is to read as much as possible in 24 hours! This weekend I plan to read…
American Panda by Gloria Chao
I’ve had an ARC of this for awhile now and am excited to finally read it!
Every Other Weekend by Zulema Renee Summerfield
This is a newly released library hold that I discovered courtesy of Book Riot’s Ready, Set, Hold series.
She Caused a Riot by Hannah Jewell
This is also an ARC. It’s full of short entries about famous, infamous, and not at all known women throughout history. I think this book will be a great way to break up my reading throughout the day!
That’s it for today! Are you participating in the readathon this weekend? What book(s) will you read?