Make Me Read It Readathon Sign up and Poll

Posted August 2, 2018 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Challenges / 34 Comments

I just found the Make Me Read It Readathon and got all excited. It’s hosted by Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Of Wonderland. My monthly Make Me Read It Giveaway has been really successful for getting me to read some books I’ve been meaning to get to for a long time, and I thought why not push it even a little further and do this readathon?

What Is This Readathon About?

Look at the books you own, either physical, e-book or ones you’ve borrowed from the library and pick out a few you really want to read, or feel like you should read. It’s up to you how many you pick, personally I’d pick a few more than you expect to be able to read in a week. Example: if you think you’ll only read two, pick out five books or if you think you can read seven, pick out ten.
Make a list of these books on your blog, or make a video, or a Goodreads shelf or post a picture on Instagram—whatever is easiest for you. Then get friends, other bloggers/booktubers/bookstagrammers etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read.
When the readathon comes along, you read the books in the order of most votes. For example, if one book gets 10 votes—you read that first, then the one that got 7 and so on. If there’s a tie, then it’s your preference. The goal is to read as many as possible.

For this, I limited myself to books I own and I tried to include only ones that are on my WHY THE HECK HAVEN’T YOU READ THIS YET? list. I honestly, have no idea how many books I’ll get to—sort of depends on how my week goes—but honestly, if I knock one of these off my list, it’ll be a win!

Feel free to vote for as many books as you want in the poll!

What Book Should I Read?

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Warcross by Marie Lu
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
The Reader by Traci Chee
Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
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34 responses to “Make Me Read It Readathon Sign up and Poll

    • It amazes me how many books I own that I REALLY want to read, but I somehow don’t get to them. By the way, this poll was supposed to allow you to choose multiple books (I now fixed it), so if you want to add any other choices, feel free to come by and do that! 🙂

  1. My little warning about Made You Up. The book is full of misrepresentations and misconceptions about schizophrenia. She has tweaked her author blurb about the book since she got some slap back from people dealing with schizophrenia, either themselves or a family member, to include “research”, but in the beginning she admitted she had never met anyone dealing with it and had based the book on watching YouTube videos alone. At one point a disabilities in YA group was asking for people with the disorder to review the book, but it is difficult to get people to openly admit they have it, or even that a family member has it because of the stigma attached to the disorder. This is why she skated through with so few negative reviews. Even when the problems were pointed out most readers stuck to their glowing reviews stating that the book was “fun” to read. 🙁

    • This is really good to know, so thank you. I find that mental health books can be a challenge because so many people experience them differently—a book that might represent one person’s experience could be downright offensive to someone else. I’m not saying that’s what happened with this book, but it’s just something I’ve noticed with reviews of mental health books, and something I always try to keep in mind when reviewing.

      I had a cousin with schizophrenia, so I have a bit of firsthand experience with it. He suffered from a lot of delusions that could sometimes be scary. I will say that they were never “fun.”

      Anyway, thanks for letting me know about these issues. I’ll keep them in mind if/when I decide to read the book.

      • The big problem with this book was she wrote it in first person not having any first hand knowledge of the disorder, and she reinforced negative stigmatizing stereotypes, like the character being physically violent to others. The leading schizophrenia information support group has being violent towards others as its number one false generalized stereotyoe. Less than one half of one percent of schizophrenics are violent and even then it is usually towards themselves. The other problem was she had every single major symptom of the disirder and that happens zero percent of the time.

  2. I’m a huge fan of Thunderhead, Strange the Dreamer, The Book Thief, and Made You Up. After reading the comments of La La in the Library I’m trying to remember more about Made You Up. It definitely wasn’t a light read, and I read it at a point where I was taking a course for families of people with major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, and at the time it didn’t set off any alarms. But it makes more sense to take the word of someone who has it rather than someone who doesn’t.

    I love the idea of this read-a-thon, but whenever I’ve tried a “make me read it” type poll, I always want to go read the opposite instead, because I’m stubborn about weird things. I think you’ll really enjoy your books though!

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