24-Hour Readathon Booklist

So, I don’t expect to read for twenty-four hours straight, nor do I expect to finish (or even start) all of these books. But this is what I have in my stack for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon on Saturday:

Time-sensitive reads on which I’m excited to make progress:

Into the Go-Slow by Bridgett M. Davis

SPQR by Mary Beard

Palate-cleanser reads:

A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Books to read (or listen to) with my kids:

By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

The Last Days of Socrates by Plato

The Histories by Herodotus

Wouldn’t it be awesome if I could read all of these by Sunday morning? Well, awesome except that I’d feel miserable from sitting still for so long, and I wouldn’t retain anything I read. Or maybe I’d retain things but I’d mix up everything so I’d go into next week thinking that Beverly Cleary grew up on the outskirts of ancient Rome and once had to defend herself against a death sentence in front of a Greek jury before moving with her family to a railroad camp in South Dakota. Actually, that would be kind of awesome.

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