That being said, here is my current not-so-short list of books to read:
FROM MY FALL TBR:
Lily and Octopus
Muse of Nightmares
LIBRARY BOOKS I NEED TO FINISH BEFORE THEY'RE DUE:
The Assassination of Brandwain Spunge
The Story of Owen
BOOKS FROM MY CLASSROOM LIBRARY:
The Poet X
Getting Away with Murder
BOOK I PLAN TO BUY THIS WEEK:
(Muse of Nightmares qualifies here too)
Organized differently, this list of 11 books includes one graphic novel, two novels in verse, two nonfiction books, one adult novel, and five MG/YA novels. Which is a pretty good mix of material to keep me going even if I get tired. My usual strategy is to start the day with my longest book, so I will probably begin with Muse of Nightmares, then read a bunch of shorter pieces throughout the rest of the time.
As for the other important element, reading snacks, I will alternate cups of coffee with glasses of sparkling water mixed with OJ, and I will stock up on rice crackers and dip, carrot sticks, caramels, cookies, and soup broth (so it can be drunk from a cup instead of requiring tricky spoon maneuvers that could result in splashed pages). I will request sandwiches from my daughter in exchange for the fact that she will most likely have unfettered screen time all day (though I hope to persuade her to spend some reading time with me too).
As far as my strategy goes, my time zone begins at 5 am. It's less than an hour before my weekday wakeup time, so I should be able to get off to a good start. I anticipate taking a mid afternoon nap (or maybe a mid morning one, depending on how my eyes are doing), then staying up past midnight. In past years, I've had to stop reading from exhaustion, but then I come back the next day to finish whatever book I was in the middle of. My first year I had a whole spreadsheet set up and I tried to do each hourly challenge, but I've come to realize that all I really want to do on read-a-thon day is read. So I will only check in between books, not on an hourly basis.