The Make Me Read It Readathon!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Books | 13 comments

The Make Me Read It Readathon!

I am really excited to be taking part in the Make Me Read It Readathon this year–because, as the name implies, y’all get to decide which of the books on my TBR list I need to read next…


Here’s the skinny:

  • The Readathon is hosted by Ely at  Tea & Titles and Val at  The Innocent Smiley
  • It takes place from July 9th to July 16th (but I might cheat and keep reading a bit past that!)
  • Before the week of reckoning, you post a poll featuring your TBR, and your friends/fellow readers vote on what books you read during the readathon!
  • The books with the most votes win. I am not averse to flipping coins should the situation call for it, though. 😉 You read through as many books as you can in order of highest votes.
  • The hashtag is #MakeMeRead
  • The signup post can be found here if you’d like to join the fun!

Since I will probably be traveling during the week of the 9th, I’ve narrowed my options down to six titles still waiting for me on my Kindle. Here they are (with links to Goodreads if you don’t know them already). Poll is at the bottom of the post!

The Onyx Dragon by March Secchia – This is book two in the series. I read and love and briefly reviewed Book 1, The Pygmy Dragon, here.

A Ransom of Flames by Anela Deen – In which there’s a mysterious blight ravaging the islands, and immortal guardians, and a young woman who’s lost everything and is about to take it all on.

The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy – In which an orphan girl gets pulled into another world and finds out she’s super special and can stop the madness. *this may have been a cover love buy for me*

Lantern by Chess Desalls – In which a teen discovers a lantern in the woods that lights up only for her…

Spindle by W.R. Gingell – A Sleeping Beauty retelling, only when Poly is woken 300 years later, it’s hard to explain that she’s not actually the princess. Or figure out why someone’s trying to kill her and the mage who woke her…

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older – In which our heroine connects with spirits / magic through the arts (inluding street art and murals), and must battle a truly nefarious villain.

So, what are your top three picks for me to read?

Which of the following books should I read? (Vote for no more than three!) free polls
  • I need to read The Last of the Firedrakes, it definitely sounds like a me book!

    Thank you for joining! I can’t wait to see which books will be picked! 🙂

    • Thanks so much for hopping over! And yeah, that cover got me before I even read the synopsis. I am a sucker for orphan-saves-the-world stories, as long as they aren’t too strong on the tropes (or play with them? I like stories that play with tropes!), so it one-clicked it’s way on to my Kindle really fast. 😀

  • Thank you! And YES! I totally intend to read Shadowshaper some time this summer, it’s just a question of fitting it in! 🙂 I’m really hoping to get to all of these eventually, but life keeps getting in the way. This challenge should at least help a little bit with that! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • hathasam

    I was disappointed with Shadowshaper. The concept is interesting, introducing old school mythology into modern graffiti art, and I liked the ethic pride on display, but overall I didn’t think the writing itself was very strong.

    • Hmm… good to know! I’ll try not to get too hyped about it, though I have been looking forward to it. You’re right that the concept is totally intriguing!

  • Jenn and The Cats

    I can definitely see why the cover of The Last of the Firedrakes would make you buy that book. It’s gorgeous!

    • I know, right? I mean, I TRY not to buy a book for its cover, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do. 😉

  • Yeah, I’m really looking forward to reading what’s picked, and definitely intend to get to the rest. If only I could make myself stop buying new amazing books so I could get through the ones I have… 😉 Too many good books is a great problem to have, no? Thanks so much for stopping by! I will definitely pop by your blog!

  • Julie @ Smiling Shelves

    Can I vote for all of them?? They all sound amazing! Hope you enjoy your reads!

    I’d love if you would vote on my list! 🙂 –

    • I know, right? So many good books, so little time. 😉 I’m really looking forward to my readathon! And thank you for stopping by and voting–I will definitely hop over to your post!

  • These all sound really good, to be honest! But… Lantern gets my vote – because, MYSTERY! What is this lantern?! What’s going on?! (but apparently that one’s got the least votes so… *sigh.* Maybe I’ll read it.)
    Also, the Onyx Dragon, because if it says dragon in the title it’s probably really good? And Shadowshaper! Street art and murals and magic?
    Now I want to read all of these!

    • Yes! That’s precisely why I picked up Lantern in the first place. Oh, the mystery! I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually. 😉 And ha! I’m very happy to add to your TBR list! Actually, this challenge is already causing me trouble as I’ve been checking out other folks’ posts and finding So Many More Books to read… My TBR list does not appear to be getting any smaller!

  • And the results are in! I’ll be working through these reads in this order:

    1. Spindle by W.R. Gingell
    2. The Onyx Dragon by Marc Secchia
    3. The Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy
    4. A Ransom of Flames by Anela Deen
    5. Shadowshaper by D.J. Older
    6. Lantern by Chess Desalls

    I’ll try to post mini-reviews as I work through them. My am I looking forward to tomorrow!

%d bloggers like this: