- Tideland, by Mitch Cullen
- Magic Trixie (vol. 1), by Jill Thompson
- Suicide Notes, by Michael Thomas Ford
- Wondrous Strange, by Lesley Livingston
- Dope Sick, by Walter Dean Myers
- After the Train, by Gloria Whelan
- The Running Man, by Michael Gerar Bauer
- Bullyville, by Francine Prose
- Psyche in a Dress, by Francesca Lia Block
The majority of these are childrens and YA books, some ARCs from publishers. Why not use the Read-a-Thon to get ahead on reviews, right?
Of course, I also have some fantastic-looking adult books and graphic novels, also mostly for review:
- The Man Who Turned Into Himself, by David Ambrose
- The People on Privilege Hill, by Jane Gardam (short stories)
- It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments, by Amanda Marcotte
- It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken, by Seth (graphic novel)
- Another Dirt Sandwich, by Ray Friesen (graphic novel)
- Silent Girl, by Tricia Dower (short stories)
And while I think these might be too long for me to tackle during the Read-a-Thon, I'm really looking forward to:
- The Edge of Reason: A Novel of the War Between Science and Superstition, by Melinda Snodgrass
- Nation, by Terry Pratchett
Whew! Plus there are always the new books I got recently and the library books. And, well, all the books on my shelves that haven't been read (well over 100), plus the books I've already read but that need re-reading for the children's lit course I'm teaching in the spring. Wow, when I put it like that, I'm almost overwhelmed!
This Read-a-Thon is like heading into a candy store with an unlimited allowance. 24 hours of nothing but reading. JOYYYYY!
And that reminds me...I need to stock up on snacks. Ideas?
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