#24in48 Readathon, 2018


The 24in48 readathon is back this weekend (21st-22nd July), and I’m so ready for it! The aim is simple – read for 24 of the 48 hours or as the website states:

“If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am on Saturday morning and running through 11:59pm on Sunday night, participants read for 24 hours out of that 48-hour period. You can split that up however you’d like: 20 hours on Saturday, four hours on Sunday; 12 hours each day; six four-hour sessions with four hour breaks in between, whatever you’d like.”

I participated last year, and managed to read for a full 24 hours (and 4 minutes, to be exact), so I’m hoping for a repeat of that. I also plan to learn from last years mistakes, and do the majority of my reading at the start of the ‘thon, rather than at the end. Towards the end of the last ‘thon, I was so tired, I’m pretty sure I became the slowest reader known to mankind, so this year I’m prepared with an audiobook on standby, just in case.

The hosts of the readathon are in the US, however, for the sake of my sanity (and work on Monday) I’m sticking to UK clock, so I’ll be starting and ending my readathon earlier than those stateside.

24in48 TBR:

Last year, I managed to finish 4 books, so I’ve chosen 4 books that I’d like to complete this time around – they are subject to change at any moment. Momentum is key so I hope I’ve chosen well…

Believe Me by JP Delaney

Believe Me - JP Delaney

Trust me. Love me. Just don’t believe me…

Claire Wright likes to play other people.

A British drama student, in New York without a green card, Claire takes the only job she can get: working for a firm of divorce lawyers, posing as an easy pick-up in hotel bars to entrap straying husbands.

When one of her targets becomes the subject of a murder investigation, the police ask Claire to use her acting skills to help lure their suspect into a confession. But right from the start, she has doubts about the part she’s being asked to play. Is Patrick Fogler really a killer . . . Or the only decent husband she’s ever met? And is there more to this set-up than she’s being told?

And that’s when Claire realises she’s playing the deadliest role of her life . . .

Clean by Juno Dawson

Clean - Juno Dawson

When socialite Lexi Volkov almost overdoses, she thinks she’s hit rock bottom. She’s wrong.

Because rock bottom is when she’s forced into an exclusive rehab facility.

From there, the only way is up for Lexi and her fellow inmates, including the mysterious Brady.

As she faces her demons, Lexi realises love is the most powerful drug of all …

It’s a dirty business getting clean.

Addiction, redemption, love and despair. Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted, and it will have you hooked from the very first page.

I Can’t Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan

I Can't Begin to Tell You

Denmark, 1940. War has come and everyone must choose a side. For British-born Kay Eberstern, living on her husband Bror’s country estate, the Nazi invasion and occupation of her adopted country is a time of terrible uncertainty and inner conflict. With Bror desperate to preserve the legacy of his family home, even if it means co-existing with the enemy, Kay knows she cannot do the same. Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance and sabotage, her betrayal of Bror is complete as she puts her family in danger.

Do No Harm by L V Hay

Do No Harm - LV Hay

Till death do us part…

After leaving her marriage to jealous, possessive oncologist Maxwell, Lily and her six-year-old son have a second chance at happiness with headteacher Sebastian. Kind but vulnerable, Sebastian is the polar opposite of Maxwell, and the perfect match for Lily. After a whirlwind romance, they marry, and that’s when things start to go wrong…
Maxwell returns to the scene, determined to win back his family, and events soon spiral out of control. Lily and Sebastian find themselves not only fighting for their relationship, but also their lives…

Chilling, dark and terrifying, Do No Harm is a taut psychological thriller and a study of obsession, from one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction.

Those are the planned reads, anything else is a bonus if I have time. I will, of course, do a complete wrap up post after the readathon, but I’ll be sharing my progress on Twitter throughout the 48 hours – @keeperofpages. I think the most important thing to do now before the ‘thon starts, is have a nap, so, I’m signing off, wish me luck!

You can find all the information about this readthon on the website – 24in48.com.

Are you taking part in 24 in 48?

41 thoughts on “#24in48 Readathon, 2018

    1. Thank you! I worked some extra days in previous weeks to make sure I wasn’t working this weekend. I missed the January one, I wasn’t risking missing this one too 😅 …I hope your working day goes quickly!x

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  1. So, I didn’t realize this was a thing, and it sounds awesome! I don’t think I will be able to participate this time around (too much stuff happening), but maybe next time! Does this readathon happen more than once per year? Do you happen to know when the next one will be?

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  2. A little too late to wish you luck on the readathon, but hope you had fun! I joined in as well (first timer here!) and I think your decision to read more thrillers is a good idea. Will definitely keep it in mind for future readathons!

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    1. Thank you. How did you get on, did you manage the full 24 hours? I think you need to read fast-paced books to keep the momentum going, It also helps that thrillers are my favourite books to read 🙂

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      1. No, I only managed to read around 16 hours in total, but it was still a fun experience for me! Check out my blog cause I wrote a wrap up of the readathon as well 🙂
        I really enjoy thrillers as well, but for some reason I didn’t have any interesting ones ready for me to read during the readathon.

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