Hour 45: Feeling All the Feels

teal background with 24in48 logo and a header that reads, "Hour 45: Check-In: Feeling All the Feels"

It’s Hour 45, which means it’s my last official check-in with you all for the weekend. And you know what that means: ALL THE FEELINGS.

A woman in front of a Christmas tree waves her hands with the caption "Feelings. So many feelings right now."

Seriously, though, this weekend is an incredible testament to the power of books and reading to bring people together in ways that are still mind-blowing to me, even after many, many years of doing this thing. I know I speak for my fellow co-hosts when I say we are so, so grateful for each and every one of you who participate, who share this event with friends and family, who cheer each other on over the course of the weekend. For reals. It’s amazing.

The cast of Saved by the Bell does a cheer with the caption "Friends Forever!"

Don’t worry, there will be more feels at Hour 48 as we wrap this wonderful weekend up, and there’s still three whole hours left to read read read read read!

Before you go, don’t forgetto enter the Hour 42 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 48 for submissions! Want to win a door prize yourself? All you have to do is be sure you’re officially signed up for the July #24in48 and are actively participating online somewhere we can see you!


As in recent ‘thons, we’re aiming to keep track of ALL of the books read during the #24in48 weekend. Enter the titles of all the books you’ve finished in this form, and then pop over to our July 2019 24in48 Goodreads shelf to see what others have been reading during the weekend!

Hour 42: Your Favorite One Challenge

hour 42

Do you hear the people sing, singing the song of happy readers, it is the music of a group who is sad the last challenge is here, but ready to rock this thing… (I don’t know, Les Mis just felt right, I’m running low on coffee).

We’ve got one last challenge for you, 24in48ers, and this one is brought to you by our partners at Flatiron Books and Algonquin.

its a cool book.gif

For this summer’s final challenge, we want you to look back on the books you’ve read this weekend and tell us what your favorite one was, and why.

Be sure to tag your post using our hashtag (#24in48) so that other readers can find you and, you know, add to that ever-growing mountain we call our TBRs.

Submit your challenge entry here or through the embedded form below, and youโ€™ll be entered into our random drawing to win a copy of one of the following titles: 

๐Ÿ“˜ The Lightest Object in The Universe, ๐Ÿ“• The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone, ๐Ÿ“— The Darwin Affair๐Ÿ“š Dominicana, ๐Ÿ“™ American Dirt

For our international participants, you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

You have until Hour 48 to enter this challenge.

Before you get back to the books, help us congratulate our winners from our Hour 36 Literary Loot Challenge! If you see your name below, keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize! 

Meg BeeRE Sawyer
Naomi WilsonSteph Firby
Kristi LarsonSabella Dunne
Kristen HarveyValerie Tincher
Brooke ScegielKimberly Amico
Audra RussellTiffany Loveland
Yuchen douAlicia Pender

Don’t forget to log any books you finish here, and to interact with your fellow readers using the hashtag #24in48.

Hour 39: Get Up and Go Go Go!

A teal background with the 24in48 logo and the title "Hour 39: Check-In: Get Up and Go Go Go."

Here’s the thing about reading: it’s (usually) a fairly sedentary activity. So if you’re finding yourself fading, might we suggest you get up and move around a bit? Do some stretches, take a walk (bring an audiobook along if you want to try to cram in more reading time while you’re out and about!), find a new spot to curl up with your book. It’s easy to get lost in the pages and forget about that crink in your neck until it’s too late to stop the crink from becoming a full-blow crank.

Andre the Giant in the Princess Bride shouts "Everybody move!"
“Everybody move!”

Ok, now that we’ve all stretched a bit, why don’t we reward ourselves with a few more door prize winners? This round of prizes is brought to you by Little Brown and Company, and our winners will win a copy of one of the following titles:

๐ŸŽ The Vexations, ๐ŸŽ Chaos, ๐ŸŽ Summer of ’69, ๐ŸŽ A Door in the Earth

Pendra NachteuleGrace RaymondMaggie Burns
Camille Bethune-BrownChelsea OutlawCaitlin Viccora
Melissa McClureArin ThompsonKatie (kmdbookworm)
Kristina ReidKristen NorthrupLynette Burnett
Jessica Berg

For our international winners, you’ll be able to pick between a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Congrats to each of you! Keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize.

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Hour 36 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 42 for submissions! Want to win a door prize yourself? All you have to do is be sure you’re officially signed up for the July #24in48 and are actively participating online somewhere we can see you!


As in recent ‘thons, we’re aiming to keep track of ALL of the books read during the #24in48 weekend. Enter the titles of all the books you’ve finished in this form, and then pop over to our July 2019 24in48 Goodreads shelf to see what others have been reading during the weekend!

Hour 36: Literary Loot Challenge

hour 36

Hour 36 marks the start of the final quarter of 24in48, and we know that it’s crunch time for a lot of readers who are aiming to hit that 24-hour mark. Whether you’re closing in on that goal or only read for a few hours this weekend, you’re doing  amazing, and we’re SO thrilled that you’ve joined us and spent this weekend with a community of readers across the world.

out of print
OOP’s logo

For this hour’s challengeโ€”which is brought to you by our longtime amazing partners at Out of Printโ€”we want y’all to do one of our favorite things as readers: show off that literary loot.

You know what I mean. The mugs, the totes, the shirts. The Funko figures, the stickers, the pins. You love it, we love it, and we want to see it so show us that book swag, folks.

You can submit your challenge entry here or in the embedded form below, and you’ll entered to win one of Out of Print’s Bookshelf Mugs, Velocireader Shirts, or TBR Socks

Image from iOS (1)
Some of cohost Kristen’s favorite swag

For our international participants, you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Before you get back to the books, help us congratulate our winners from our Hour 30 YA & Middle Grade Challenge! If you see your name below, keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize! 

Nicole SpencerMisty SwaffordAlison MorrowAlexis Ennis
Crisna Caroline Alves PereiraRobyn LawMeg Lawson Tori M Stanley
Sarah YarbroughAnaya JonesJennifer HarmonLuna (bookishluna)
Katee HolznagelLaura MyersChrissy JordanElyza Oswald
Jessica HomStacie MayMorgan CornellChessa Hickox

Don’t forget to log any books you finish here, and to interact with your fellow readers using the hashtag #24in48.

Hour 33: Here We Go Again

A teal background with the 24in48 logo and the title "Hour 33: Check-In: Here We Go Again."

We’re back around to 9am for two out of three of your co-hosts, which means we’re staring down another whole day of nothing but ‘thon. These morning hours (EST) are some of my favorites of the entire 24in48 because all three of your co-hosts are awake and working together behind the scenes, and so many readers across the world are reading, reading, reading in their respective time zones. It’s just so FUN, y’all!

Phoebe from Friends enthusiastically exclaims, "SO MUCH FUN!"

Are you also having as much fun as we are? If not, what do you need to turn your weekend around? More prizes? Ok then! We can do that.

This round of prizes is brought to you by a whole mess of sponsors! Viking, Riverhead, Penguin, and Out of Print made it possible for our winners this hour to receive one of the following:

๐ŸŽBunny, ๐ŸŽHow Could She, ๐ŸŽThe Gifted School,

๐ŸŽA Prayer for Travelers, ๐ŸŽThe Saturday Night Ghost Club, ๐ŸŽThe Scholar,

๐ŸŽVelocireader Shirt, ๐ŸŽTBR Socks

Harmony
(bitches.love.books)
Julie KofoedCassandra PeshakSarah Stevenson
Sonya Loyer Sarah PearisoBryan G. Robinson

For our international winners, you’ll be able to pick between a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Congrats to each of you! Keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize.

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Hour 30 Challenge for more chances to win great prizes, which is open until Hour 36 for submissions! Want to win a door prize yourself? All you have to do is be sure you’re officially signed up for the July #24in48 and are actively participating online somewhere we can see you!


As in recent ‘thons, we’re aiming to keep track of ALL of the books read during the #24in48 weekend. Enter the titles of all the books you’ve finished in this form, and then pop over to our July 2019 24in48 Goodreads shelf to see what others have been reading during the weekend!

Hour 30: YA & Middle Grade Challenge

hour 30

It’s early morning on the East Coast, my dogs are snoring, and the coffee is brewing as I take in the magic of my favorite day of the ‘thon.

Whether it’s Winter 24in48 or Summer 24in48, day two always feels a bit cozier in that perfect reading way, where the world is quiet and soft around the edges and you sink into your books with the knowledge that somewhere out there, a whole bunch of other readers are doing the same.

Image from iOS.jpg
A pile of children’s and YA books

The flip side of day two, though, is always the sleepies, depending on how the first day went for you. To ward that off, we always recommend switching things up, taking a walk, hydrating, andโ€”above all elseโ€”mixing in some quick, easy reads. One fantastic way to do that? Diving into those middle grade, young adult, and new adult books in your stack.

For this challengeโ€”brought to you by Simon & Schuster’s Children’s divisionโ€”we want to hear about your favorite MG/YA novels and series. Do you have old, battered copies of books from your childhood that got you into reading? Maybe you’re a parent teaching your kid(s) to read, or have recently done that reading rite-of-passage where you read them your favorites as a bedtime story. Post about it, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #24in48 so other readers can find you.

sands
S&S logo

You can submit your challenge entry here or in the embedded form below, and you’ll be entered into our random drawing to win a copy of one of the following titles:

๐Ÿ“˜ Sorcery of Thorns, ๐Ÿ“•ย Honeybees and Frenemies, ๐Ÿ“—ย The Class,ย ๐Ÿ“™ย Bunnicula Anniversary Edition, Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation, Fighting For the Forest

For our international participants, you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Don’t forget to log any books you finish here, and to interact with your fellow readers using the hashtag #24in48.

Hour 27: Do It. Fierce. Power.

A teal background with the 24in48 logo and the title "Hour 27: Check-In: Do It. Fierce. Power."

Ok, friends. We’ve made it up to and through the halfway point of this weekend. It’s currently 3am for co-hosts Kristen & Kerry, and 9am for Rachel. (K&K are probably asleep right now; Rachel is steering the ship while we get our beauty rest.)

This is about the time that people tend to really need some motivation to keep going, power through, and read on, so here’s a reminder that even if you aren’t going to make a full 24 hours of reading (I know I won’t!), you’ve still got most of an entire day ahead of you to make books and reading and this community (and naps and snacks and whatever else makes you the happiest) your priority.

Leslie Knope air punches with headphones on while saying, "Do It. Fierce. Power."

Listen to Leslie Knope. She knows what she’s about.

And in case that wasn’t enough motivation for you, how about some more door prize winners? This round of door prizes is brought to you by Penguin Random House Audio. Winners will randomly receive one of these audio titles:

๐Ÿ“™ Someone We Know | ๐Ÿ“— The Lager Queen of Minnesota

For our international winners, you’ll be able to pick between a $15 gift card to your choice of Amazon, Book Depository, or Wordery.

Hour 27 Door Prize Winners:

Stephanie Dawson Megan FordLaura Newsholme

Congrats to each of you! Keep an eye out for an email from us to claim your prize.

Want to win a door prize yourself? All you have to do is be sure you’re officially signed up for the July #24in48 and are actively participating online somewhere we can see you!


As in recent ‘thons, we’re aiming to keep track of ALL of the books read during the #24in48 weekend. Enter the titles of all the books you’ve finished in this form, and then pop over to our July 2019 24in48 Goodreads shelf to see what others have been reading during the weekend!