Saturday, December 6, 2014

#Debutathon - A readathon

This is a read-a-thon hosted by Amber at Books of Amber. The debutathon is a week long read-a-thon all about reading books by debut authors - basically, books that came out this year where the author hadn't previously been published. The read-a-thon runs from the beginning of December 8th to the end of December 14th (your time zone).

Sign-Up/Info post

The post has links to certain lists if you're at a lost for ideas of what to read. Sadly, I'm not lacking ideas. Or books. I'm always buying new releases and then, too many times, I don't get to them for a while. So I actually have a stack of recently released debuts that I'd love to get to during the week. I have no idea how many books I'm going to be getting to, but I thought I'd just list the books I could read (aka: the ones I want to that I won).

  • The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen- I want to read this, because I'm over halfway through it, I just want to finish it. I don't know why I haven't yet. I was loving it and it's still really good, I just stopped and have had a hard time getting back to it.
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis - just short of 400 pages, but apparently has a very diverse cast and I've heard really good things about it. 
  • Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne - also just short of 400 pages. Fantasy and I've heard good things, also, and I'm pretty sure I preordered this?
  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Saasch - also don't know what it's about (I swear I knew more what these were about when I bought them, but I've forgotten. I think it's post apocalyptic or dystopian). it's a bit over 400 pages and I've heard good things.
  • Jackaby by William Ritter - about 300 pages. I've been hearing some eh things, some really good things. This sounds like something right up my alley, though, so hopefully I love it. 
  • Every Breath by Ellie Marney - Sherlock stuff. I love Sherlock stuff. And I think I've heard just good things. I haven't looked too far into this, just saw a good review from a person I trust and... now here we are.
  • Grave's Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-up by Grace Helbig - this counts, right? It is a debut book. I'm not sure if I'll read this one, but it's only like 240 pages and I'm sure will be hilarious (and possibly have some actual helpful things?). 
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown - some people have been reading the sequel recently (which comes out in early 2015. I want to say January, but I'm not sure). It sounds really good, and I just ordered the paperback (I was convinced by Crini's review).

I think that's all of them, that I own. See what I mean? I have read a good amount of the new releases I've bought, but I fell behind when suddenly all of the books started coming out. I also own Conversion, but it doesn't like it's going to be a fast read (I think there's time jumping, I think just in the narrative?, and Salem witch trials).

I'm definitely not going to be able to read them all, but - I'd like to read a few of them? A good few, even, if I can. 1-5 is currently my goal, 2-5 really but putting pressure on myself never ends well. However, if I only finish The Queen of the Tearling, I'll also be happy. I'll be posting a wrap-up post at the end of the week.

I'm such a mood reader and I haven't been in a reading mood all month, that I might end up reading other books during the week. Obviously, I won't count them towards this read-a-thon, but that's why I'm not aiming too high. Maybe I'll be able to work through the pile, that'd be good. (God, I have so many books I want to finish before the end of the year...)

If you're participating let me know! And let me know what you're reading, and if you've read any of the ones I've got to read.


  1. Wow, cool read-a-thon!! Good luck and enjoy reading the books you've selected!!

    Lol, I'm such a mood reader too!

    1. Thanks, and I thought it was a cool idea, too!
      It can be such a problem sometimes, being such a mood reader, but I guess it's alright. :)

  2. Good luck Casey! My friend LOVES Queen of the Tearling and I was considering reading it if I manage to get through the rest of my books :D Which I probably won't but whatever.

    1. Thanks! And I keep hearing that.
      I am very fond of the overambitious TBR thing. :)