Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-thon

Ok, I'm doing. I'm signing up for Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon.

I am going to donate $5 for every book I complete during the challenge, up to $50, to MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES/DOCTORS WITOUT BORDERS. While I would love to give to a literacy foundation I just don't have time to do the research for where the money goes. I can be a bit, shall we say, particular about what donated money is used for and MSF is very transparent. Plus they just do fantastic work.

My reading list is completely undecided right now (seeing as I just decided to join today and all) and I think I'll mostly be making a stab at my library book shelf. Thankfully it has some good stuff on it like:

  • Beauty Sleep by Cameron Dokey

  • Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (I've never read it!)

  • Briar Rose by Jane Yolen

  • The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square by Rosina Lippi

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (although I'm a bit scared I won't want to read anything else once I finish)

  • Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart (non-fiction but large print and I think it will read well)

  • Julia's Chocolate by Cathy Lamb

  • Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith


Or if I wanted to pull from my own shelves:

  • Any one of my Heyer's

  • The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Volume ONE by M.T. Anderson (let's not talk about how long this has been on my shelf, mkay?)

  • Bad Kitty by Michelle Jaffe

  • Blubber by Judy Blume

  • A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

  • Books 3 and 4 in Meg Cabot's Mediator series (I *think* I've read the second one, if not that too...if someone can tell me what colour they are b/c I can't remember)

  • The End of the Alphabet by C.S. Richardson

  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

  • The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan

  • Howliday Inn by James Howe

  • Lady Susan by Jane Austen

  • Paper Towns by John Green

  • Peachtree Island by Mildred Lawrence

  • Royal Pain by Ellen Conford

  • The Summer of Naked Swim Parties by Jessica Anya Blau

  • The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones

  • Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

  • A Year Without Made in China by Sarah Bongiorni

  • Zucchini Warriors by Gordon Korman

  • Wally Stutzgummer, Super Bad Dude by Martyn Godfrey


This is why I don't read from my shelves, I have too many good choices... While there are some rereads in there they are mostly ones I haven't read. Let's not get into what I could reread (and I might...).

Denise offered her advice for what I should read over at the BlogHer Book Club (seriously go read, it will make you laugh, particularly if you've been reading this blog for awhile).

What are you reading? And who has some advice for how to get through the whole day?