The Once Upon a Read-a-Thon is coming up (if you haven’t signed up yet, you better do so! We’re giving away a $60 gift card to one participant!) and we thought a recommended reading list was in order. If you’d like to join in be sure to do your then link it below!
In case you haven’t heard yet, the Once Upon a Read-a-Thon is hosted by Lori at Pure Imagination, Angela at Reading Angel and myself. It runs from July 9th to the 11th.
I enjoy reading shorter books for read-a-thons because then I feel like I get a lot more read. Verse books are some that fit the bill perfectly. I usually recommend Lisa Schroeder’s books, they are super fast and completely amazing. But because I’ve recommended her for the past two years I won’t list her this time around (but you should still read her books!).
First I’m going to recommend Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer. This is a fast read and is a lighter tone, which I like for read-a-thon’s.
Something Like Normal by Trish Dollar was a fantastic read! It has a male narrator, which I always think is fun. This book is good because it’s very fast, it has a serious tone, but yet, it’s not heavy reading. It’s easy to cruise through it in no time at all.
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan is very light and funny and is one that I flew through in no time at all!
Last year I recommended Moonglass by Jessi Kirby cause it was GORGEOUS writing and was a super fast read. I still recommend it, but she has a new one out that is a must read as well and is also very fast paced.
In Honor by Jessi Kirby
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard is a little older than these new releases but is just as good! It also has a male narrator and it’s one that I flew through in a very short time.
I can’t go without listing some dystopian books. Generally dystopia is heavier reading, but Eve and Once are super fast. Both of them I read in only a few hours each. And I really liked them. If you’re in the mood for dystopia, this is a great series to pick for the read a thon.