Day: October 6, 2018
Based on last month’s poll, you voted to combine two of the options into a single approach for our November 2018 Readathon. The winner is: “Cozy Mystery Series.” Many thanks to all the voters and promoters for the readathon. I’m very excited to choose a series with 4 or 5 books that we can read all throughout November and post our reviews. Some of the suggestions may have more than 5, but we will only read the first 5. A few have less than 5, so we will just read 3 or 4 depending on what wins. I’ve also chosen authors I’ve never read before but have on my TBR.
You can choose your top 3 series to read. The poll is open today through 10/12 (one full week). On 10/13, I’ll announce the book series with the most votes. We’ll have three weeks to buy or borrow the books and set the reading and review schedule. Links to the Goodreads description of the fist book are below the poll to help you choose.
Descriptions of Books
Cindy Blackburn – Cue Ball
Betty Hechtman – Yarn Retreat
Nancy Atherton – Aunt Dimity
Ellery Adams – Book Retreat
Julia Buckley – A Writer’s Apprentice
Avery Ames – A Cheese Shop
Nancy Martin – Blackbird Sisters
Kate Carlisle – Fixer-Upper
Bailey Cates – Magical Bakery
Alice Kimberly – Haunted Bookshop
Heather Blake – Wishcraft
Jim & Joyce Lavene – Renaissance Faire
Lorna Barrett – Booktown
Jana DeLeon – Miss Fortune
Lea Wait – Mainely Needlepoint
Laura Childs – A Tea Shop
Krista Davis – Domestic Diva
Daryl Wood Gerber – Cookbook Nook
Eva Gates – Lighthouse Library
Betty Webb – Gunn Zoo
Leslie Budewitz – A Spice Shop
Kelly Lane – Olive Grove
Laura Childs – Scrapbooking
*** Prior Posts / History for Readathon ***
Based on last week’s poll, you voted to combine two of the options into a single approach for our November 2018 Readathon. The winner is: “Cozy Mystery Series.” Many thanks to all the voters and promoters for the readathon. I’m very excited to choose a series with 4 or 5 books that we can read all throughout November and post our reviews. Some of the suggestions may have more than 5, but we will only read the first 5. I’ve chosen authors I’ve never read before but have on my TBR.
I’ve listed a few suggestions below, but I’d love input and feedback on authors and series to include in the poll. I plan to post the poll on 10/5 and run it thru 10/11 for everyone to vote. We’ll have 3 weeks to buy or borrow the books and set the reading and review schedule. Given it’s a series, we might be more informal with the dates and just note that all should be done by 11/30. Thoughts? Suggestions? I’d like to have 10 or 12 in the poll. Here goes:
- Julia Buckley – A Writer’s Apprentice
- Leslie Budewitz – A Spice Shop
- Kate Carlisle – Fixer-Upper
- Avery Ames – A Cheese Shop
- Laura Childs – A Tea Shop
- Alice Kimberly – Haunted Bookshop
- Ellery Adams – Book Retreat
*** (Previous Posts Below) ***
Hi. I’m very excited for our November 2018 Readathon. If you’re new to my readathons, read the original post below or check out the main pages on my blog to read all about the past ones: Children’s Books and Agatha Christie. For the November 2018 readathon, we’ll read 4 or 5 books throughout the month based on the votes in this week’s poll. I suggested four categories. You added six new ones rounding out the total to ten options.
I’ve created the poll below. You have until 9/28 to respond. Please pick your two favorites, and based on the responses, we can decide in early October what the focus will be… e.g. cozy mysteries with numbers in the title, supernatural holidays, or fairy tale re-tellings about food. Ha! If you want to add a new categories, let me know and I’ll update the poll. I can’t wait to see what everyone picks.
With two successful readathons under our belt this year, I’m ready to plan the next one. In April, we held the fantastic Agatha Christie Readathon where we read 4 of her amazing books and shared brilliant reviews. In August, we held the fun Children’s Books Readathon where we read 10 books from a range of authors and shared awesome reviews. What’s next?
I’m targeting November for the readathon so we’re not too busy at the end of the year and right around some of the bigger holidays. I’ve got a few ideas, but I’d love to hear suggestions from everyone before I send out a poll with the topics and books. To kick it off, here’s a few thoughts:
- Book Series
- Choose a book series with 4 books and read them all
- Cozy Mysteries
- Pick a few themes from cooking to ghosts to pets to quilting
- Books with Numbers as the Title
- It could be only a number or just be the main part of the title
- Historical Fiction By Year
- Pick books taking place in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and 1900s
Let’s start thinking through our options… reply here thru 9/15 and then I’ll setup a poll to pick which one. Thanks!
For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. The debut book, Academic Curveball, in my new mystery series, Braxton Campus Mysteries will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations. I read, write, and blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at https://thisismytruthnow.com, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge –and multiple Readathons. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.