What I Read During the 24 Hour Readathon by Zoe!

Yesterday was the Readathon By Zoe hosted by Zoe Herdt! I participated in it and, like last time, tried to read for 24 hours! Well, I allowed time for sleeping, but the majority of the day was spent reading. The readathon went from midnight to midnight in your own timezone on Saturday 14 October.

This readathon was Halloween themed. I do not really celebrate Halloween because it is very boring in Australia. I went trick or treating a few times when I was a kid, and usually people would be really surprised when we knocked on their door. I think I only went because at the time I had an American friend and she thought it was mandatory to go. The house I used to live in got about 5 trick-or-treaters per Halloween, but no one ever comes to the house I’m currently living in, and it’s basically in the same neighbourhood! In conclusion, no one really gets very excited about Halloween in Australia, and it’s Christmas that everyone goes nuts over.

Readathon TBR

In the 24 hours I planned on reading four books! It is quite a lot, but I had already started reading three of them!

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green: Before I started the readathon I was already 168 pages through the book.

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: I had already read 156 pages of this book and hoped I would get these two finished by the end of the day.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena: I only have two and a half hours left on this audiobook, and will listen to it if I ever get tired of reading!

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn: Finally, I will read this book if I have the opportunity to.


Timeline of Day

I updated my progress on Instagram, so I’ve also added some photos from my Instagram stories!



I started reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. Before I started the readathon I was 168 pages into it already.

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I went to the gym and listened to the audiobook version of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. I listened to it for about 45 minutes.


I continued reading, had a short break for food, and finished Turtles All the Way Down by 1pm! I really liked it and rated it 4 stars. I also wrote a mini review on goodreads. So from this book I able to read 135 pages!

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I decided to pick up When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. As I was already 156 pages into the book, I continued reading it from there. I was a little distracted by other things, so I only got to 180 pages.

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I took a break from reading because I really needed to work on some university essays! I also cooked dinner and did some other things.


I continued to read When Dimple Met Rishi. It was a book I was not enjoying, so it was difficult to not get distracted while reading it. At 9pm I finished it, so overall I read 222 pages! I rated it 2 stars. Here’s a mini review of it.

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Books Finished: 2

Pages I Read: 357

Hours Spent Reading: 6 and a half hours


The books I read were Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon! My favourite was definitely Turtles All the Way Down. I still have to finish The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena (I low-key hate audiobooks) and I didn’t even touch Dark Places by Gillian Flynn! I didn’t read anything Halloween-related, oops!

I usually only read for about one hour a day, so reading for over six hours was a pretty big challenge! I think it really helped that I was already halfway through the two books that I read because it was less stressful than having to read a full-length novel.

How I went with my last readathon.

  • Did you do the readathon? If so, how’d you go?


23 thoughts on “What I Read During the 24 Hour Readathon by Zoe!

  1. I’m so excited for “Turtles on the way down”, they still haven’t translated it to my language (portuguese) and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
    Loved your blog, glad I found it on Twitter.

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  2. That’s still great, I completely understand your struggle with audiobooks! It’s just not the same things as reading the words and my mind can’t concentrate on audiobooks. I’ve been trying to pick up some audiobooks this week and it didn’t go very well, but maybe I’ll continue trying. Sorry you didn’t enjoy When Dimple met Rishi, I feel like there are so many mixed reviews about this one…

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    1. Exactly! I just can’t seem to get into audiobooks because my mind goes places and I can’t tell if the book is good or not. I had no idea the reviews were so mixed when I started reading When Dimple Met Rishi, but yeah I definitely didn’t like it.

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  3. Didn’t realize Halloween wasn’t a big deal in Australia, but I learned something new haha. I’ve never participated in a read-a-thon, because my schedule always changes.

    I can’t wait to pick up Turtles All The Way Down. 🙂

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  4. Hey there Charlotte, I’ve never participated in a readathon but it sounds like fun. Maybe one day when I’m done with Uni and my thesis.
    Great that you finished two books!! I’ll head over to GR now to check out your ‘Dimple’ review! 🙂

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  6. Can you do a readathon on any say or is it on a certain day of the year? I might do one but I love sleep too much and im not good at audio books. I literally need to have the book and words in front of me to be able to get into the story 😣

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    1. You can do it any day if you want! This one was hosted by readbyzoe, you can check out her readathon video to learn more about it! I think she does one every 3 months. You’re definitely allowed to sleep, I always just sleep whenever I usually would. I’m not good at audiobooks either! I agree, it’s so much easier when the words are in front of you 😜

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