The #MakeMeRead It Readathon is BACK!!!

(If you’re just here for the poll, scroll down past all my ramblings)

OMG. YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM. (Well, I mean, you do now.) I participated in the Make Me Read It Readathon last year and it actually became my second-most viewed post ever. In case you didn’t know, I have my top 5 most popular (most viewed) posts of all time in my sidebar. I try to keep it updated, but it doesn’t change very often anyways, so it’s not really a big deal. Anyway, about a week or so ago, I realized that I hadn’t updated it in quite some time, so I started to go through these posts. (If you’re wondering, the top 4 and 5 spots changed, but not the first three.) When I clicked on this one, I realized that this readathon was just over a year ago, and I clicked back to Ely’s blog to see- YES. IT’S BACK! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it this year. This is an extremely fun readathon and I can’t wait to see what happens. I would’ve included this one with the other readathon announcements, but I didn’t find out about it in time!

But enough of my rambling. This readathon is hosted by the lovely Val @ The Innocent Smiley and Ely @ Tea and Titles.

What’s 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.

When will it take place?

The Make Me Read It Readathon will start at August 6th and end at August 13th. You can start once it hits 12am in your time zone. The readathon itself lasts for a week!
Since this is an interactive readathon, there is about a month to get some kind of initial post/photo/video/etc. where your readers can vote for which book you read! You can either have a poll, or just rely on the comments, have votes count more than once, honestly this is all up to you! If you plan to participate, make sure you have all your books ready for August 6th!
With all that out of the way, on to the choices! I’ve chosen ten books that I own, ten because I don’t think I’ll read that many but I need some wiggle room, and owned books because there’s no guarantee what library books I’ll have. I’m guessing I’ll probably read 3 or 4 books, especially because some of these are a bit longer. I tried to pick short books, but apparently, I don’t own any!


And here’s the poll! As with last year, feel free to vote for multiple books, whether you’ve read and loved them or you’ve just seen them around and think I might enjoy them. 🙂 I will also be manually adding the votes from my Goodreads poll (which is identical) again.

Which books did you vote for and why? Let me know in the comments down below! If you’re participating, feel free to leave a link to your poll, I’d love to come vote! 😉 Aaaand if you haven’t already, be sure to check out my post announcing all of the blogging prompts for the Biannual Bibliothon (I’m a blogger host).

Lots of Love, Amy ❤


65 thoughts on “The #MakeMeRead It Readathon is BACK!!!

  1. I love how excited you are for this. When I was reading it I felt like it was me who had sat and typed those words because I’m just as excited!!!
    I voted for Emma by Jane Austen simply because, I, myself am trying to start reading Jane Austen books and it would be nice to see other do reviews on these books so I know what to go for.

    Hope you enjoy the books you end up reading. Good Luck 🙂

    CT @

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  2. Hello!! I will not be voting because i haven’t read any of those books haha (a by embarrassed to admit that!) but can I participate as well and make a post about this on my own blog? 🙂

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    1. Hahaha I totally understand the feeling! Vote anyway! If you don’t recognize any, pick based on the most interest title. 😂 And yes, of course you can participate! I didn’t create this readathon, so you’ll definitely want to check out either Ely or Val’s original posts, but I’d love to read yours and vote! 😉

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  3. Your post made me super excited!! I could feel your enthusiasm. I voted, and good luck with the readathon. You have such awesome books to choose from, and I hope you enjoy whichever books you end up reading. =)

    I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

    If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. Voted for “Stalking Jack The Ripper.” I am so looking forward to this read-a-thon. I am a total newbie to them, but it feels so exciting to participate in one and see this little community that is doing it.

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  5. I haven’t read any of these books apart from A Thousand Pieces of You, which I didn’t really love. SO I ended up going for Stalking Jack the Ripper, and Uprooted because I’ve heard suuuuch amazing things. Good luck with your TBR, and I hope you enjoy whatever books you decide to read. 🙂

    ~ Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks

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    1. Oooh, yikes. I’m betting that at least Stalking Jack will end up being read haha! I’m very excited for it; I actually started a chapter or two when I was in a reading slump and enjoyed it but- reading slump. So I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it yet. I’m super excited about it though!
      Thank you so much! 😉


  6. I voted for Stalking Jack the Ripper, Never Never Part 3, and A Thousand Pieces of You. I read A Thousand Pieces last year for the readathon, and I really enjoyed it! The sequel is actually in my poll for this year. I’ve heard fantastic things about Stalking Jack the Ripper and how it is a fast read, so it seemed like a perfect choice for the readathon. It seems a lot of people have Stalking Jack the Ripper as one of their choices this year. 🙂 I love CoHo, so I couldn’t resist voting for Never Never (even though I haven’t even read part 3!) Good luck with the readathon! Here is my poll!

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    1. Yay! I’m excited about all of those. 🙂 I’ll check your poll out, although if I remember correctly, I believe I’ve already voted!
      Yes, SJTR seems to be super popular, both in votes and in quantity! I’m not really sure why, but I’m not objecting. XD Hahaha okay!


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