‘Make Me Read It’ Read-A-Thon: because who can resist a poll?


When I saw a message/blog/tweet (already forgot were I read it first) about the Make Me Read It Read-A-Thon, I just HAD to check it out. This read-a-thon sounds like so much fun and also like a great way to cross a few books off my TBR.

So, what’s it all 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. 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 etc. to vote on which books you HAVE to read. When the read-a-thon 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.”

Val from The Innocent Smiley and Ely from Tea and Titles are hosting this read-a-thon, which runs from the 9th to the 16th of July.

My goal is to read two books, hopefully three. I’ve chosen these six books for you to vote on:

Uprooted – Naomi Novik
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslye Walton
Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
The Young Elites – Marie Lu
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
The Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkoski

If you’re not sure what a book is about, follow the link to read the description on Goodreads!

These titles have either been on my TBR for some time now or are books I want to read for a challenge this year. These are all books I would love to read though, so it’s pretty much a win-win for me, but it’s up to you which I’ll read during this week!

Update: voting is now closed! Uprooted is the clear winner, with The Winner’s Curse coming in second. I’m really excited to read both of these this week, but look at that split third place! I’ll try to sneak them in too. Looks like I’ve got some reading to do!

Voting results

If you want, you can leave a comment below to let me know which book(s) you’ve picked and why :)

  1. Christine @Buckling Bookshelves

    Oooh I really want to read Uprooted, so I voted for that one :) Thanks for voting in my poll!
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    • Marleen

      Thanks for voting! I’ve been really looking forward to reading Uprooted too so yay! :)

  2. Jocelyn

    You should totally read Uprooted! It is amazing–so creepy and intricate!!!!
    Can you vote for my books? Thanks!

    • Marleen

      Thanks for voting! I’ve heard great things about it and the cover is so pretty!

  3. Amy

    The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender!!! I loved that book so much. It’s completely unique in story and in style, and it totally got me.
    I’m participating as well! If you’d like to vote on my books, you can see the post here: https://abookwormsperfectapple.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/its-official-i-am-absolutely-insane/

    • Marleen

      Thank you for voting Amy! Great to hear that you loved it, is seems to be one of those lesser known but well loved books! Can’t wait to read this story myself. Voted for yours too, have fun :)

  4. Annemieke

    I voted Uprooted. I loved it when I read it earlier this year. Have fun~

    • Marleen

      Thanks Annemieke! It’s been sitting on my shelf for some time now even though I reeeeally want to read it, so this readathon is the perfect push!

  5. Sofia @ Bookish Wanderess

    I voted for The Winner’s Curse, I read the entire trilogy this week and I really liked it. I hope you enjoy the books you end up reading!

    Here’s a link to my poll, if you want to vote: http://bookishwanderess.blogspot.com.co/2016/06/make-me-read-it-readathon.html

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    • Marleen

      Thanks for voting Sofia :) that sure sounds like a good sign, if you read the entire trilogy in a week! I like it that the last book is already out, so you can just binge the entire series. Voted for yours too!

  6. Got My Book

    I voted for Uprooted, since (other than some mild explicit stuff) I really liked it.

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    • Marleen

      Thank you for voting! I’m really looking forward to reading it ^^

  7. Valerie

    I read The Winner’s Curse for last year’s readathon, and I loved it! So yes, a vote for that one. And everyone has been raving about Uprooted so I’m sure that one is good as well!

    Thank you so much for joining! I can’t wait to see what books are picked!
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    • Marleen

      Thank you! All these books on my list are on my shelves so I’m sure I’ll get to them someday, but I love getting the input of others. So I’m suuuuper excited for the readathon, it’s such a great idea!

  8. Vanessa

    I really enjoyed Uprooted and The Winner’s Curse so I chose those! :) Good luck on the readathon!

    I’m participating as well – http://crossmyheartandhopetoread.blogspot.com/2016/06/make-me-read-it-read-thon-2016.html
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  9. Marleen

    Thank you Vanessa! I’m looking forward to reading those :) hope it will be a great readathon, have fun!

  10. Kristen @ the Book Monsters

    I loved The Young Elites, so I hope you get to that one!

    If you have time, I’d love if you’d stop by and vote on my poll:


  11. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I voted for The Winner’s Curse because fajdskflasd that series is AMAZING and one of my favourite series of the ever. <33 So much political intrigue and stabby and pretty dresses and tragicness. SO MUCH WIN. And I'm happy it's coming second.

  12. Mylene

    Dit is echt superleuk! Net het Eurovisie Songfestival, hihi
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