I’m not much of a TBR maker, however when it comes to a Readathon i have to have something set in place for what i might read, and i generally stick to it. Incase you didn’t know, ourselves and Lois at Lois Reads Books are hosting a Crime Readathon for two weeks, starting on Sunday the 25th of October!
We’ve left as much of this Readathon as vague as possible, because realistically all we wanted to do was catch up on some crime and true crime books that we have on our TBR shelves. If anyone would like to join us, you are more than welcome to!
We have set a bingo card for the Readathon, highlighting sixteen topics that you could read about in the crime or true crime genre. I wanted originally to pick sixteen books, one for each prompt, however realistically i know sixteen books with overface me and i will get stressed with that many choices over two weeks.
I have chosen a couple of the bingo squares and books to correlate with them. My choices to start the Readathon off and the topics are:
Medical – Evil Beyond Believe by Wensley Clarkson
Middle Grade – The Poison Plot by Annabelle Sami
YA – Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M McManus
High Profile – Ted Bundy: The Only Living Witness by Hugh Aynesworth and Stephen G. Michaud
Graphic Novel – My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
Adaptation – Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I feel pretty confident that i won’t even make it through this pile of books to be honest. I have a small hope that i will, but realistically it just won’t happen. We have two whole weeks of the Readathon though so i will truly try my best.
If you want to join us, let us know on Twitter and in the comments what you’ll be reading. Or if you just want to read one crime book throughout the two weeks, excellent! We also have a list of recommendations if you are struggling for something to read HERE.
A quick disclaimer that we of course, do not condone violent crime and we disagree with glorifying serial killers in any way. We are running the Crime Readathon as a way to help people read more of the crime genre (fiction and non-fiction), learn more about the genre and for others to join in if they wish to do so!