Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon occurs twice a year, in April and October, and despite it sounding like simply reading solidly for 24 hours it is so much more than that. Participants blog, tweet, instagram, and all other forms of social media as they go, and it actually ends up being an incredibly social event (for more info click here).

Last October I took part on my first readathon, and enjoyed it so much I decided to take part again this April. I’ve not attempted to stay awake for the full 24 hours (yet … I’m hoping to do it and fundraise doing it in the future but we shall see) but I join in some of the mini-challenges and post my progress on my Twitter and Instagram feeds.

This year I don’t feel as though I enjoyed it as much as last time. I’m not sure why – possibly my choice of book wasn’t as good as the choices I made last time. That said, my Goodreads challenge for 2017 I was 3 books behind schedule before starting this time, and I’m now 1 book ahead, which isn’t bad going really.

Reviews will follow once I get time to write them, but my reads were:




Total pages read: 1034

Hours spent asleep: 7

Books finished: 4


I’m glad I ended the challenge with a graphic novel. I’d decided to start with a book I knew would be easy to read (Matilda) but I found The Chemist tough going. It just didn’t hold my attention as well as I hoped it would (review to follow). I think I should stick to slightly more lighthearted books in my next readathon. I’m glad I took part again this April though 🙂