Welcome to the readathon

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Hi everyone! So today is the day, the 24 hours of reading have begun as you read this. Since this challenge for charity involves me keeping my nose buried in a book the majority of the time, I have put together a series of posts that will go up over the next 24 hours, that's a whole lot of content for you to read (and share if you don't mind). The posts have been written by other bloggers and authors and there's a few from me thrown into the mix too. 

I'm trying to raise as much money as possible for SomeOne Cares, who help survivors of all ages, who have suffered from rape or any sort of abuse in their lives. The charity offers free counselling sessions, which means they rely on donations to stay afloat and help as many people as possible.


For the last month I have called upon the help of the bookish community to help me establish my fundraising and the response has been overwhelming. I smashed my initial goal of £100 and I've just about doubled that since I set the page up. Authors, bloggers and other readers have donated, shared and offered to take part in the event and that means the world to me. 

My biggest task is yet to come, reading for near-on 24 hours, I'll be taking brief brakes for obvious reasons (and probably a cold shower around the halfway mark) but I've got six books to get through so there won't be much time to spare. Since this is the first post to go up I thought I'd tell you a little bit about what I'm reading and in what order.

The One Memory Of Flora Banks by Emily Barr


Seventeen-year-old Flora Banks has no short-term memory. Her mind resets itself several times a day, and has since the age of ten, when the tumor that was removed from Flora's brain took with it her ability to make new memories. That is, until she kisses Drake, her best friend's boyfriend, the night before he leaves town. Miraculously, this one memory breaks through Flora's fractured mind, and sticks. Flora is convinced that Drake is responsible for restoring her memory and making her whole again. So when an encouraging email from Drake suggests she meet him on the other side of the world, Flora knows with certainty that this is the first step toward reclaiming her life. 

With little more than the words "be brave" inked into her skin, and written reminders of who she is and why her memory is so limited, Flora sets off on an impossible journey to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, determined to find Drake. But from the moment she arrives in the arctic, nothing is quite as it seems, and Flora must "be brave" if she is ever to learn the truth about herself, and to make it safely home.

Such A Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess


They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. She thought she had time to grow up, get out, and start a new life. But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison. Today her time has run out.

Unboxed by Non Pratt


Unboxed is about four teenagers who come together after several months apart. In previous years, they had put together a time capsule about their best summer with a friend who was dying. Now that their friend has passed, they reunite to open the box.

Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher


You can’t stop the future. 
You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker–his classmate and crush–who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. 

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

After The Fire by Will Hill


Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.

Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out.

What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?

This post has been written as a part of #Rebeccas24HourReadathon. SomeOne Cares is a charity that helps support survivors, young and old, who have suffered of rape or some form of abuse at some point in their life. 

If you would like to get involved and help spread the word then please considering sharing this post with your friends and followers. You can donate or share the donation page directly by going to this page.

Thank you for reading!


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