My 24 in 48 Readathon Goals & TBR

I am nothing if not an impulsive overachiever, so when my buddy over at Bibliophile’s Binge posted on Twitter that she was taking part in the 24 in 48 Readathon this weekend (like it begins in 13 hours) I decided that this is a challenge I want to conquer.

24 hours of reading in a 48 hour period.

This is an ambitious goal but I have a clear social calendar this weekend and a pile of books that I want to read, so now seems like the perfect time. This also seems like a fun way to knock some reading out of the way for a greater goal (to hopefully alleviate self-imposed “chore” feelings).

48 total hours – 16 hours sleeping – 24 hours dedicated reading = 8 hours remain

I like that there will be some time available for me to play video games or get sucked into Youtube this weekend, so that way I don’t feel guilty when I inevitably take breaks! Assuming that I read one page every 2 minutes (which I think is generous as I am a fast reader), that means I should be able to read a total of 720 pages in a 24 hour period.

My first read will definitely be Contagion as I want to post my review on Sunday (oops) and I decided to create a mood-reading TBR for the rest of those pages!

  1. Contagion, 432 pages [Science Fiction, Horror]
  2. Spinning Silver, 480 pages [Fantasy, Retellings]
  3. The Dark Beneath, 320 pages [Mystery, Horror]
  4. Bellewether, 414 pages [Historical fiction, Magical Realism]
  5. The Afterlife of Walter Augustus, 261 pages [Fantasy, Paranormal]

You can follow me along with this ambitious endeavor on Twitter this weekend, but if you have better things to do than monitor my tweets (I forgive you), I will include a wrap-up in my July in Review post.


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29 Comments

  1. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea

    July 20, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Quite ambitious and not one I am ready to tackle! Maybe one day though. Let me know how it goes please 🖤 curious to see. Grab good snacks haha.

  2. Manon

    July 20, 2018 at 11:09 AM

    Good luck! I’ll be following your reading adventure on Twitter and I’m there for moral support if you need it! 😉

  3. Kelly Brigid

    July 20, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    Best of luck, love!!! <3

  4. meltotheany

    July 20, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    Good luck, babe! And have fun! You got this! 💗xx

  5. thebookprescription

    July 20, 2018 at 11:59 AM

    That’s super cool. I wish I can do that but I can’t stay still for reading for that long!

  6. Christine

    July 20, 2018 at 12:06 PM

    That’s so admirable!! Good luck and happy reading. You got this! 💪🏼💪🏼

  7. mistysbookspace

    July 20, 2018 at 4:51 PM

    Good luck!! I decided not to participate this time because I’ve got to much on my plate right now.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:23 PM

      Thank you so much! I am enjoying it so far (6.5 hours, 1 book, 432 pages down!) but of course I am now in a book coma because Contagion was TOO GOOD.

      1. mistysbookspace

        July 21, 2018 at 4:27 PM

        That’s awesome!! Keep it up!!

  8. alwaysbooking

    July 20, 2018 at 5:29 PM

    I would need lots of coffee! Would definitely need to send the kiddos to Pappy’s haha!! 😆 Good luck I can’t wait to hear how it goes!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:24 PM

      Hahaha thank you!!! Thankfully how you decide to break up the 24 hours is up to you, if it were straight I would be doomed! Doing well so far and hoping to pick up book #2 soon!

  9. Erin @ Paperbackstash

    July 20, 2018 at 8:55 PM

    I love these readathons and am happy you’re joining! I’m also in. Have fun and good luck!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:24 PM

      Thank you so much, and happy reading to you as well! xx

  10. theinkybookworm

    July 20, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Good luck! I want to participate so badly but I just do not have the time this weekend. 😭

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:25 PM

      Awww, bummer you don’t have the time this weekend! I am enjoying the challenge so maybe we can have our own version sometime.

  11. Kathy @Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    July 20, 2018 at 11:29 PM

    That’s an awesome roster of books. I’ve got my eyes on The Dark Beneath. 🙂 Much luck, Kaleena!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:26 PM

      Thank you so much, Kathy! I am pretty excited about all of these books! I hope I can read that one this weekend… I finished Contagion but need to switch genres I think after that amazing read!

  12. Destiny @ Howling Libraries

    July 21, 2018 at 12:42 AM

    I’m so glad your post inspired me to join – I’ve already done 2 hours of reading and I’m so excited haha! I love your TBR! I’m just trying to whittle away at the books I was already reading, for the most part. I’m not sure if I will start anything new this weekend or not. The 7-in-7 readathon starts Monday, so ideally, if I can finish all of my current reads by Sunday night, I’ll be start for the 7-in-7!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:28 PM

      I am so honored that my post inspired you to join in (and I love that I am not the only one joining in last minute in a moment of gusto!) and I am so excited to read with you this weekend! 7 – in – 7 wasn’t on my radar, I will have to check it out! Good luck wrapping up all of your current reads, Destiny! 💖

  13. Laura Yamin @ What to Read Next Podcast

    July 21, 2018 at 11:40 AM

    Best of luck with this Readathon! I love your TBR list 🙂

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 21, 2018 at 4:28 PM

      Thank you so much, Laura!

  14. Norrie

    July 21, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Ooh, nice list! How’s it going? 🙂
    Knowing myself, i couldn’t read more than 2 books, but even those would be a challenge unless they are super short…

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 22, 2018 at 4:25 PM

      Thank you!!! And I think I have hit a wall at this point, haha. I finished my third book and 17.5 hours but I think I am done. I read 1,013 pages though which is kind of incredible!?

  15. Hette

    July 22, 2018 at 1:17 AM

    Good luck😁 And happy reading📖

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