Reading Challenge

Make Me Read It!

I’m still in the midst of one reading challenge and I’m already prepping for another one, the Make Me Read It Read-a-Thon, co-hosted by Val at The Innocent Smiley and Ely at Tea and TitlesThis is the third annual round of the challenge; however, this will be my first time participating and I’m beyond excited!

Perhaps the coolest thing about this particular read-a-thon is that participants choose X number of books, create a poll, and let others vote to determine the order in which their choices are to be read! 

I’ve picked out seven books for y’all to help me decide between! I’d be SO very honored if you could take a minute to vote, regardless of your choice(s)! That’s right – you have the option of voting more than once! 😀

The Make Me Read It Readathon begins August 6 and will end on August 13, so there’s tons of time for y’all to vote and for me to get my ducks in a row, so to speak! Thanks in advance for your vote(s); I’m seriously looking forward to reading all of my picks, so any help is GREATLY appreciated! 😀

What books NEED to be read? 😀

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Persuasion by Jane Austen

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Love, Maggie

36 Comments

  1. Lindsay

    You’re so brave to do this, Maggie! I’d be way to big of a chicken to let others pick for me! Or I’d post the poll and then pick what I wanted to read anyway. DOH!!!!! Goodluck!!!

    05 . 08 . 2017
    • Maggie

      LOL! I am brave – to be attempting to read so many books in a week! I’m almost like ‘what did I get myself into’!!!! 😀 Thanks for the good luck wishes! It’s looking like I’ll be starting with Throne of Glass and I’m excited! 😀

      05 . 08 . 2017
  2. Ann

    I had to come and vote for my favorite book – Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! It’s also my first time doing this Read-a-thon and I am really excited for it! Hopefully, you are able to read some amazing books!
    Here’s my poll if you would like to vote: https://annthebookmaster.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/im-doing-my-first-readathon-make-me-read-it-readathon/

    02 . 08 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Hi, Ann! Thanks so much for your vote! It’s looking like Throne of Glass is going to be one of the top – if not the first – book I’ll be reading for this challenge! I’m also super excited; it’s my first time doing this read-a-thon too! I’m going to vote on your poll NOW! 😀

      03 . 08 . 2017
  3. Kaitlyn A.

    Hope you love all the books you get to read! Here’s my poll: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXG67cFlUju/?taken-by=1nightbookstand

    28 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks so much, Kaitlyn! Same to you! Going to vote on your poll now! 😀

      29 . 07 . 2017
  4. Jeanette

    So fun. Found about this readathon yesterday and decided to join as well 🙂

    Voted for Throne of Glass.

    28 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Awesome, Jeanette! I’m really looking forward to this read-a-thon too and it looks like Throne of Glass is a top contender! Thanks for voting! 😀

      28 . 07 . 2017
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    28 . 07 . 2017
  6. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

    I hope you have fun with this readathon! This is my second time doing it this year. I voted for Beauty Queens, but it doesn’t look like it’s doing too great. I read it recently and it was so much fun! I highly recommend the audiobook of it; the author herself does the narration!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! recently posted…Make Me Read It Readathon // Vote for What I Read!My Profile

    25 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      I’m so excited about this read-a-thon! I’m loving watching how the votes stack up! I’m hoping to get to Beauty Queens really soon, even if it doesn’t fare too well! I’ll definitely check out the audio version; I love it when authors narrate their own books!

      25 . 07 . 2017
  7. Rachael Turns Pages

    Voted. I see you are participating in the Summer TBR Update.
    Rachael Turns Pages recently posted…Make Me Read It Readathon Sign Up and PollMy Profile

    24 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks for voting! 😀 Yes! I’m really excited about the Summer TBR challenge – I’m doing shockingly well! LOL!

      25 . 07 . 2017
  8. Lauren @ SERIESous Book Reviews

    Good luck! This is one of my favourite annual challenges because it is so much fun!

    Stalking Jack the Ripper is one of my “must reads” this year though I didn’t include it in my poll for this challenge.

    My #makemeread Voting Poll

    22 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks, Lauren! Yes, I’m so thrilled I found this challenge this year! 😀 I’m super looking forward to Stalking Jack the Ripper! Good luck with your challenge too! 😀

      22 . 07 . 2017
  9. Bemused Bookworm

    Hello there. Your list is great! I voted for Jack the Ripper because it seems to be very popular among readathoners! I’ve also heard really good things about it! I’m adding it to my TBR!

    Bemused Bookworm
    http://www.bemusedbookworm.com/makemeread-it-readathon-2/
    Bemused Bookworm recently posted…#MakeMeRead It ReadathonMy Profile

    20 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Yes! I am SO excited for Stalking Jack the Ripper and I’m already looking forward to its sequel as well!

      20 . 07 . 2017
  10. Bemused Bookworm

    These are some great choices! Can’t wait to see what you end up reading. Here’s my link for voting: http://www.bemusedbookworm.com/makemeread-it-readathon-2/
    Bemused Bookworm recently posted…#MakeMeRead It ReadathonMy Profile

    20 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks so much! 😀 I’m super excited for this challenge! Good luck to you; I’m going to vote for you shortly! 😀

      20 . 07 . 2017
  11. Amy

    Eek! I voted for Stalking Jack the Ripper as that’s on my poll too haha! Good luck! 😉
    Amy recently posted…The #MakeMeRead It Readathon is BACK!!!My Profile

    18 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thank you! I’m really excited to read it too! Good luck to you and happy reading! 😀

      18 . 07 . 2017
  12. Chloe

    Anna and the French Kiss is a great book, so that’s what I went for. I want to read all of Jane Austin’s books so be cool to see if yo enjoy one of hers.

    16 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks SO much for your vote, Chloe! 😀 I’m really excited about Anna and the French Kiss and it looks like it may end up being the first book I’ll be reading, but time will tell! I loved Pride and Prejudice and I hope to get to Persuasion very soon! Happy reading! 😀

      16 . 07 . 2017
  13. Michelle Buck (Bookaholic Banter)

    Some great choices there! Enjoy the readathon. ☺

    15 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks a bunch, Michelle!!!! I’m really looking forward to it! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
  14. KElizM

    I’m super excited to be participating in Make Me Read this year. You have some really good book picks on your list. Kind of hoping Throne of Glass takes the #1 spot!

    13 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie Seagraves

      I’m SO excited too!!!! Thanks so much – I’m hoping I can *possibly* get them ALL read during the challenge, but I’ll be surprised if I do! LOL! It’s so much fun watching the voting and I can’t wait to see what places first! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
  15. Marissa

    Hi! It’s my first time over because I’ve getting ready to the Make Me Read challenge, and figured I’d follow all those taking part! Get ready for to me find all your social media places 😉 love finding new bookish bloggers

    12 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie Seagraves

      Awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by, Marissa! I’m so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see what order my picks should be read in! Good luck and happy reading! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
  16. Dina

    Hi there!
    It’s my first time visiting your blog, and I have to say it’s such a sweet place. I’m kind of in love with the fonts you use for comments and for the posts as well. Anyway, so I voted for FOUR things, because I am indecisive and I love the choices you have listed on here. Anna and the French Kiss is so cute, and cheery. I think it’d be a good fit for this time of year. Stalking Jack the Ripper is a nice contrast, which is why I picked that one, too. I have been collecting Jane Austen’s most famous works, and one of them is Persuasion (obviously). By voting for you to read it, my hope is that I’d get the courage to pick it up after you do it (I am intimidated by books all the time). Reading, to me, is an exercise in bravery. Finally, Beauty Queens was a strange and amusing read. I don’t remember much, but I recall seeing a lot of diversity in that book, which is why I voted for that one as well.
    Pleasure to meet you! I have subbed to your blog via Bloglovin to see what you end up reading.
    See you around the Interwebs
    PS: I messed up my link, and that’s why I tried posting a comment like three million times. Yay anxiety for the win
    Dina recently posted…Readathon: Make Me Read It ReadathonMy Profile

    10 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Aw! Thanks so much for your kind comments, Dina! <3 Thanks so much for your votes! Anna and the French Kiss is still in the lead and I'm really looking forward to reading it! Oh, I totally understand being intimidated by books - especially by classics! At least Persuasion seems relatively short compared to Austen's other novels! Thanks so much for subscribing and don't worry about posting your comment a few times - I'm impressed you were able to remember what you originally wrote so many times! 😀 Good luck with the challenge and happy reading! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
  17. Ely @ Tea & Titles

    So glad to have you on board, Maggie—I hope you enjoy your first round! I had to vote for Persuasion—I haven’t read it personally, but I love my Austen adaptations and Persuasion is a favourite of mine. Plus, very rarely do people include classics for Make Me Read!
    Ely @ Tea & Titles recently posted…Make Me Read It Read-a-thon 2017My Profile

    10 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie Seagraves

      Thanks so much, Ely! I’m really really excited to have stumbled across this challenge! I’m excited for Persuasion and not-so-secretly hoping I can get to it during the readathon! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks so much, Ely! I’m really really glad I stumbled across this challenge! I’m not-so-secretly hoping I’ll get to read Persuasion during the readathon! Thanks so much to you and Val for hosting – I’m having a blast already just watching how the votes are going to end up! 😀

      15 . 07 . 2017
  18. Rosie @ Rosie Writes Things

    I picked three for you! Two of which I’ve already read (and feel like you definitely should too!) and the other is actually one I have on my list as well for the readathon!

    “Throne of Glass” — while the sequels are a bit better than the first book (that seems to be the consensus) this was a fabulous read with a strong, albeit sassy and girlish female lead (and she’s an assassin!). Once you get to book #3 (Heir of Fire, my personal favorite, next to #4, Queen of Shadows) I’m (almost) sure you’ll be hooked!

    “Anna and the French Kiss” — this is another one (for me) where I only sort of liked the first book, but the next two were way better, in my humble opinion! (Isla’s story was definitely my fave!)

    And then I have “Stalking Jack the Ripper” on my list to read!

    I can’t wait for this readathon to start, but I might end up reading one of these books as soon as I finish “A Discovery of Witches”, which I am reading quite greedily over this weekend!

    Happy reading!!!
    Rosie @ Rosie Writes Things recently posted…Make-Me-Read-It Readathon ’17: You There! Take the Wheel!My Profile

    09 . 07 . 2017
    • Maggie

      Thanks SO much for voting! Yeah, I’m looking forward to reading Throne of Glass and Anna and the French Kiss so I can get to the next ones in both series! LOL! I love the cover of Isla’s book – the color is so pretty! I’m really looking forward to Stalking Jack the Ripper too – I’ve only heard amazing things about it, plus, I’m excited for Hunting Prince Dracula! Good luck in the challenge and happy reading to you too! 😀

      09 . 07 . 2017

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