I am so excited that the Travel the World in Books Readathon is finally here! I’ve been working so much on the scheduleand giveaways, that I have not had time to think about or write my own goals. Well, here we go, the time has come!
If you aren’t familiar with our Readathon, here’s a little blurb about what it’s about:
Explore countries other than the one you live in. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT
In order to maximize reading time, I will make sure I have a book available at all times. A paper book to read during the day while I exercise on the stationery bike. I figure my reward for exercising is reading! I will have a Kindle book for reading in my bed, my preferred reading spot, and into the wee hours of the night. And an audiobook for when I’m cleaning or driving long distances.
I’m a little indecisive in what books I’m going to read so I just took a picture for you. Many of the books in my TBR pile are set in different countries and this is the short stack I will be picking from for the Readathon. Where do you think I should start?
I will likely start with Unbroken so that I can read it before the movie comes out. After that I might need something like The Best of Us which is about four friends taking a trip to Jamaica.
On my Kindle, I have Silver Bay by Jojo Meyes. Me Before You was one of my favorite books read this year so I look forward to reading this one.
On audio, I usually like to go with classics. They are usually readily available and Anna Karenina is on my Classics Club list too.
Besides that, I will be hosting the Book Scavenger Hunt Mini-challenge and the Facebook and Twitter chats so I will be a busy lady doing something I love, chatting about great books with all of you!
But lets not forget the kids! I have a stack of about 20 books I borrowed from the library for the kiddos. They have already started reading through their stack. The National Geographic Kids books have gorgeous pictures and keep my kids interested. They tear through them as soon as they get one. We also have a couple craft books for activities from different countries, so we’ll try a couple of those too!
Well that’s it for me.
What are your goals for our Travel the World in Books Readathon?