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Short-a-thon TBR Time!

December 14, 2018

It’s almost December 21st, which means it’s finally time to share my Short-a-thon plans with you all!

If you’re not familiar with Short-a-thon, you can find more information here! It’s a readathon Kathy and I are hosting from December 21st to 31st, and it involves reading our shortest books, short stories, graphic novels, manga, etc.



If you haven’t created your TBR yet, you can definitely make it easy on yourself and just pick your 10 shortest books! For my TBR, however, I wanted to really challenge myself to read as many things as possible.
I have…

  1. a whole stack of graphic novels on their way to my local library branch
  2. a TBR jar including the titles of every book I own under 250 pages long
  3. this list!

This list is my “must reads” list. I chose 10 11 novellas and will be reading one of these per day on top of my graphic novels and jar choices! I realized while making this list that we planned for this to be a ten-day readathon, but accidentally made it an eleven-day readathon—oops!
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  1. We Should All Be Feminists — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
    • adult nonfiction; 52pg.
  2. Lost Sisters — Holly Black
    • ya fantasy; 50pg.
  3. Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You — Scotto Moore (ARC)
    • adult horror; 128pg.
  4. Love Looks Pretty On You — Lang Leav (ARC)
    • adult poetry; 224pg.
  5. Sour Candy — Kealan Patrick Burke
    • adult horror; 67pg.
  6. The Adventures of Charls — C. S. Pacat
    • adult fantasy; 26pg.
  7. Damaged Goods — Talia Hibbert
    • adult contemporary; 198pg.
  8. Dead Lake — Darcy Coates
    • adult horror; 158pg.
  9. Almost Midnight — Rainbow Rowell
    • YA contemporary; 144pg.
  10. All Systems Red — Martha Wells
    • adult sci-fi; 149pg.
  11. Binti — Nnedi Okorafor
    • adult sci-fi; 90pg.

That’s it — these are my Short-a-thon plans! I hope to finish all of my other reads by the time the readathon starts so that I can focus on binge reading as many novellas and graphic novels as possible.

Will you be participating in Short-a-thon?

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34 Comments

  • Reply Sarah December 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I just posted my TBR for this yesterday! I chose to pick books at random until I hit around 600 pages, since I average around 60 pages a day. I also forgot to add a novella ARC that I have that I’ll probably end up reading for this. I’m very excited and hope I blow through my TBR so I can pull some more off my original list! 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Yaaaaay! 😀 I love the idea you used for just going until you hit a page count, that’s awesome. Good luck! ♥♥

      • Reply Sarah December 17, 2018 at 8:08 am

        Thank you!! I figured it would be easier than choosing a bunch of books, not knowing how many I’d finish, and getting stressed about it, haha.

  • Reply CJR The Brit December 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Am ready to go! Have my books picked out and am chomping at the bit to read!
    Love your books!

  • Reply Briana Prieto December 14, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I posted a TBR for this in the beginning of the month and it completely went out the window. I requested 20 graphics I’ve had on my TBR from my library which half are patiently waiting in the library for me to pick up and the graphics I have on my bookshelf at home are glaring at me and silently cursing me. I think I’m going to stick to reading graphics and novellas for short-a-thon.
    I love the jar idea!! I’m definitely going to use that because if it were up to me to decide I’ll never get through all my books lololol.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Bahahaha oh noooo! I feel you though, I made this big TBR jar and thought I would read exclusively from it, yet here I am with a TBR and a stack of GNs and manga waiting on me. I’m actually probably doing a post one day this coming week showing the GNs I got from the library that I plan on reading, but I’m pretty much reading 90% graphic novels and 10% novellas and that’s it. 😂

  • Reply beccaleighanne December 14, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS
    But also. Can we do Sour Candy together?!

    • Reply Briana Prieto December 14, 2018 at 11:27 am

      Sour Candy was soooo good! I highly recommend it.

      • Reply Becca Leighanne (Bex) December 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm

        I’m so excited to finally read it! I love KPB!

      • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:15 pm

        Excellent! I adore Kealan as an author and a human being so I am beside myself with how excited I am to finally read it haha.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      UMMM DO YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK?!?!
      Just let me know what day you want to do it!!

  • Reply Jaymi at OrangeCountyReaders December 14, 2018 at 10:57 am

    This is an amazing idea! I’ve been reading Christmas 🎄 books and there are quite a few short ones by Talli Roland that are free on Kindle Unlimited!

  • Reply Sofii @ A Book. A Thought. December 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I enjoyed Binti so I hope you do as well. And lots of luck with your TBR 💕💕

  • Reply taylortalksbooks December 14, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    You have such an awesome TBR set up!! Almost Midnight sounds really good (and that cover is adorable), good luck on the readathon! 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you!! Oooh isn’t Almost Midnight so cute? Have you seen the physical copy of it? It’s so tiny! It’s probably the “cutest” book I own lol! Thank you so much! <3

      • Reply taylortalksbooks December 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm

        I haven’t seen it in person but now I feel like I have to!!

  • Reply mistysbookspace December 14, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    I decided to list my 10 shortest books according to Goodreads and just go with that as my TBR. I was hoping I would get through the other books I wanted to read this month but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen so I might be reading other books at the same time.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Awesome! There’s nothing wrong with that at all! 🙂 Good luck with all of your reading!!

      • Reply mistysbookspace December 15, 2018 at 12:28 pm

        Thank you good luck to you as well.

  • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches December 15, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Whooop, whooooop.
    I AM SO READY.
    [But right now, mostly because the start of Short-a-thon means the start of my time off and I freaking need the time off. xD]

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries December 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Bahaha understandable <3 I'm counting down the days. I NEED some serious self-care time with quick reads.

      • Reply Kathy @ Books & Munches December 17, 2018 at 3:54 am

        I don’t even know how I’ll be combining moving with the short-a-thon right now but I don’t CARE. Worst case scenario, I’m sitting in my car half the time reading, in order to have some peace and quiet instead of all the moving noise, haha. :’)

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch December 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    you’re going to read so many books. and i am going to Freak Out about it. good luck enjoy etc etc <3

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