March TBR and the ATSO Readathon

I know what everyone’s thinking WHAT THE HELL IS Actually There’s Sevens Octopuses readathon? Well my octopus friends that’s not what it stands for *pause for gasps* I know I thought it was about sea creature too. ATSO or All The Small Ones Readathon is a monthly challenge where you read books under 300.

As soon as I heard about this challenge I was excited because I have a mountain of a TBR and I was fairly sure I had a heap of smaller books that need to be read.

So here is my March to be read list for the ATSO Readathon

Anything But Typical – 195 pages


Jason Blake is an autistic 12-year-old living in a neurotypical world. Most days it’s just a matter of time before something goes wrong. But Jason finds a glimmer of understanding when he comes across PhoenixBird, who posts stories to the same online site as he does.

Jason can be himself when he writes and he thinks that PhoenixBird — her name is Rebecca — could be his first real friend. But as desperate as Jason is to meet her, he’s terrified that if they do meet, Rebecca will only see his autism and not who Jason really is.

20493695If I Stay – 210 pages

Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?

Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.

16143347.jpgWe Were Liars – 242 pages

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth,

You Know Me Well – 248 pages 27158835
Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for an entire year, but have never spoken. For whatever reason, their paths outside of class have never crossed.
That is, until Kate spots Mark miles away from home, out in the city for a wild, unexpected night. Kate is lost, having just run away from a chance to finally meet the girl she has been in love with from afar. Mark, meanwhile, is in love with his best friend Ryan, who may or may not feel the same way.

When Kate and Mark meet up, little do they know how important they will become to each other—and how, in a very short time, they will know each other better than any of the people who are supposed to know them more.

25574212The Sidekicks – 256 pages

The Swimmer. The Rebel. The Nerd.

All Ryan, Harley and Miles had in common was Isaac. They lived different lives, had different interests and kept different secrets. But they shared the same best friend. They were sidekicks. And now that Isaac’s gone, what does that make them?

Will Kostakis, award-winning author of The First Third, perfectly depicts the pain and pleasure of this teenage world, piecing together three points of view with intricate splendour.

25474336.jpgThe chimes – 289 pages

The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed.

In the absence of both memory and writing is music.

In a world where the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is blasphony, all appears lost. But Simon Wythern, a young man who arrives in London seeking the truth about what really happened to his parents, discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever.
22571663.jpgCaptive Prince – 289 pages

Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the throne of Akielos. But when his half brother seizes power, Damen is captured, stripped of his identity, and sent to serve the prince of an enemy nation as a pleasure slave.

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly, his new master, Prince Laurent, epitomizes the worst of the court at Vere. But in the lethal political web of the Veretian court, nothing is as it seems, and when Damen finds himself caught up in a play for the throne, he must work together with Laurent to survive and save his country.

For Damen, there is just one rule: never, ever reveal his true identity. Because the one man Damen needs is the one man who has more reason to hate him than anyone else…


Everything I Never Told You – 304 pages

So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

13642663.jpgNavigating Early – 306 pages 

At the end of World War II, Jack Baker, a landlocked Kansas boy, is suddenly uprooted after his mother’s death and placed in a boy’s boarding school in Maine. There, Jack encounters Early Auden, the strangest of boys, who reads the number pi as a story and collects clippings about the sightings of a great black bear in the nearby mountains.

Newcomer Jack feels lost yet can’t help being drawn to Early, who won’t believe what everyone accepts to be the truth about the Great Appalachian Bear, Timber Rattlesnakes, and the legendary school hero known as The Fish, who never returned from the war. When the boys find themselves unexpectedly alone at school, they embark on a quest on the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear.

24934065Rebel of Sands – 314 pages

She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands.

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mystical beasts still roam the wild and barren wastes, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinni still practice their magic. But there’s nothing mystical or magical about Dustwalk, the dead-end town that Amani can’t wait to escape from.

I’ve listed these from smallest to largest and that is my plan on reading them however I’m a mood reader so we’ll all see how I went with this TBR by the end of the month!

Some of these books I didn’t even realise were so short and it actually gives me a heap of motivation to start reading them. If I’m really enjoying a book I can read 300 pages in a day so it will be awesome if I can get through 10 books!

Are you doing this readathon? Would you like to? It’s not to late to join I mean it goes for a month anyhow 😀 Check out the original post here for all the details!

28 thoughts on “March TBR and the ATSO Readathon

  1. YES, THE SIDEKICKS! I really loved that book! And Rebel of the Sands, as well! I hope you get to, and enjoy, these books!! I may do it too if I can finish 3 longer review books that I need to read! ❤


          1. I am hoping so too. I went through a few of my books today and I found I think it was 11 or 12 that are less than 300 pages. IDK if I will get to that many or not but I am going to put them on my TBR and hope I do.

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  2. YES THE SIDEKICKS 😍😍👌🏻 and We Were Liars!!!!! I love that book so much. It’s kinda one a lot of people hate, but hahaha. I hope you enjoy it.

    Also, this readathon seems like it was made for me because short books are life. It could be a motivation to get out of this slump too. I might have to check it out!

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    1. There are so many mixed reviews on We Were Liars I can’t wait to see where I fall (hopefully on the love side).

      How good is it! I needed something just to keep me motivated with my reading and I had so many under 300 page books, hopefully I’ll read most of them, do it just grab small books of your shelf and go for it there’s a whole month anyhow XD


    1. Thank you! It’s going okay but I need to pick up my reading game if I want to get through most of these XD Rebel in the sands has been on my TBR since it first came out, hopefully I love it since I already have the second book as well xD

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  3. I seriously need to get back to Everything I Never Told You. I was listening on audible, but since I can’t download it because it’s one of their free listens I got tired of losing my place with the streaming and didn’t finish it. From what I heard of it it was intriguing to me. Might have to get it from the library.

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    1. Everything I never told you has been one of those books that I’m excited for but also been putting off for ages for no exact reason o.o I can’t wait to finally start it (and hopefully love it XD) Hope you can get back into it soon, libraries are life savers 😀


  4. Lovely TBR! I’m not participating in the readathon, but you have a few books on here that I’ve had my eye on. I’m particularly interested in what you think about Everything I Never Told You & We Were Liars.

    Happy reading in March!

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    1. Everything I never told you seems like it’s either on peoples TBR or they really enjoyed it so I’m pretty excited for it and We Were Liars seems like it’s a hit or miss with people (hopefully its a hit for me) I wasn’t planning on doing this but I really need to get my TBR in some sort of order so I can buy more books (it’s a weird cycle lmao)

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  5. This is a really cool readathon! I wish I had caught it at the beginning of the month. Well, not that I would have been able to participate, but… well, you know. I really love this idea! I have a ton of books under 300 pages to read, too. This would be a great chance to make a dent in some major reading too.

    Good luck!!

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    1. I was really surprised by how many books under 300 pages I had it made me really motivated because I know if I’m enjoying a book thats 300 pages I can finish it in a day, I’ve gone off track a bit though I read Thug because as soon as it was in my hands I had to start and I was approved on net galley from Strange the Dreamer and started that which I’m reading super slowly I’m loving it so much but it’s not a book that I want to rush xD

      You should just do this readathon another time even if it’s not on making a stack of 300 page books and working through them really quickly is so rewarding 🙂


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