Reading Like It’s My Job for #ThanksgivingReadaThons


There are at least 2 read-a-thons happening this Thanksgiving holiday –   Thankfully Reading Weekend from Nov. 23-27 and Black Friday Read-a-Thon and I’ve decided that I’m going to be reading like it’s my JOB and participate in both.

My #ThanksgivingReads will be comprised of the half-read books I have laying around.

419, Will Ferguson

I started reading this book way back in March while on vacation in St. Maarten, but then I lost track of the book – and just recently found it again.

419 takes readers behind the scene of the world’s most insidious internet scam. When Laura’s father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father’s killer.

Parable of the Talents (Earthseed #2), Octavia Butler

I started reading this book in September for the Monthly Motif September Challenge, but got sidetracked by other things. I’ve really enjoyed it so far (despite still not liking the main character, Lauren).

Lauren Olamina lives in socially and economically depressed California in the 2030s. Convinced that her community should colonize the stars, Lauren and her followers make preparations. But the collapse of society and rise of fanatics result in Lauren’s followers being enslaved, and her daughter stolen from her. Now, Lauren must fight back to save the new world order.

The Good House, Tananarive Due

This is on my Fall 2016 Reading List, and while I’m a few pages in, I haven’t really made a dent yet.

The home that belonged to Angela Toussaint’s late grandmother is so beloved that townspeople in Sacajawea, Washington, call it the Good House. But that all changes one summer when an unexpected tragedy takes place behind its closed doors

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Moxyland, Lauren Beukes

This book is also on my Fall reading list, and I’ve loved all the books I’ve read by Beukes, but I have to admit I’m not enjoying this one- so it’s taking me forever to read it. Don’t you just hate it when you don’t like a book written by one of your favorite authors?!

… connecting a ruthless corporate-apartheid government with video games, biotech attack dogs, slippery online identities, a township soccer school, shocking cell phones, addictive branding, and genetically modified art.

4 books to finish in 4 days (Thursday to Sunday) … I think I can do it. What are you reading this US bank holiday weekend? I’ll be updating on Instagram #ThanksgivingReads


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  1. Tanya Patrice

    Dec 23

    I finished all of these … although it took a little longer than the weekend. Moxyland was my least fave.