Hola guys, my most favorite readathon of the year is back.
24 in 48 readathon is one of a kind readathon where you need to read 24 hours in 2 days i.e in a time span of 2 days over the weekend. The dates of the readathon has been announced and this time it will be held on JANUARY 26-27 2019.
How does it work?
If you’re new to 24in48, this is the basic gist: beginning at 12:01am (official timezone is EST) 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. You can pause as much as you need, enjoy regularly scheduled weekend activities, nap, stop for dance breaks with your kids or pets or neighbors. Whatever works for you.
And that’s it. The format never changes but it’s always an adventure.
Also, did I mention that there are some droolworthy prizes and merches to be won through your participation. Oh yes.
You can now sign up here.
And now, here are the books that I’m planning to read this year. I participate in the summer 24in48 readathon and read 3 books clocking a time of 12 hours (oops that’s a fail, but in my defense they were quite thick books🙊)
So, this year I’ve planned to read 6 books with around 250 pages each and here is the list.
1. The Revenge of the Non-vegetarian by Upamanyu Chatterjee.
Synopsis : On a September night in 1949, a house goes up in flames in Batia town, burning, to soot and cinders, everything in it, including a family of six and their dog. The head of the family, Nadeem Dalvi, had been the subordinate mamlatdar of Madhusudan Sen, ICS, the Magistrate of Batia, and his trusted supplier of fresh eggs, fish and red meat. When it is discovered that the deaths had not been accidental or caused by fire, Sen vows to turn vegetarian until justice has been done.
In this novella of stunning force and impact, a true original of Indian writing is in brilliant form.
Number of pages : 68
2. Everything I Never Told you by Celeste Ng.
Synopsis : Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.
So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.
Number of pages : 292
3. The Knife Slipped by Erle Stanley Gardner
Synopsis : Lost for more than 75 years, THE KNIFE SLIPPED was meant to be the second book in the series but got shelved when Gardner’s publisher objected to (among other things) Bertha Cool’s tendency to “talk tough, swear, smoke cigarettes, and try to gyp people.” But this tale of adultery and corruption, of double-crosses and triple identities —however shocking for 1939—shines today as a glorious present from the past, a return to the heyday of private eyes and shady dames, of powerful criminals, crooked cops, blazing dialogue, and delicious plot twists.
Number of pages : 240
4. Reshaping Art by T. M Krishna
Synopsis :In Reshaping Art, T. M. Krishna examines what art is and how we can harness its power to make ourselves and our communities open and sensitive. Well known for his attempts to break Karnatik music out of its high-caste confines, the author takes us through a journey of understanding what art means to different groups of people and the ways in which we all create and enjoy it. He then asks important questions about how art is made, performed and disseminated, and addresses crucial issues of caste, class and gender within society while exploring the contours of democracy, culture and learning
Number of pages : 79
5. Queens of Fennbirn (Novella) by Kendare Black
Synopsis : Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall.
Number of pages : 232
6. The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie.
Synopsis : A thriller as well as a puzzler set in a foggy estate in Wales. This mystery opens as a stranger walks away from his ditched car toward a country manor to find a man murdered and his wife standing over him with a gun. But the woman is dazed and her confession unconvincing. The unexpected guest decides to help her and blame the murder on an intruder. Later, the police discover clues that point to a man who died two years previously and a pandora’s box of loves and hates, suspicions and intrigues is opened to the night air.
Number of pages : 287
And yeah that’s a wrap.
Are you participating this time around? Or are you new to this challenge?