With two Dewey readathons (and countless personal endeavors) under my belt, I know how difficult it is to keep one’s eyes open if you’ve been reading for around 20 hours. In such cases, I find it helpful to read mysteries, thrillers, and fiction that keeps me on my toes. I have a lot of respect for writers who can skillfully pace out a book so that the ending remains unpredictable and amazing. While I love a good book (read, romance) that ties itself together with a neat little bow at the end, I also enjoy messy endings where everything is suddenly not what it seems. Especially during readathons, I crave books that make me question everything and blow my mind at the very last second.
However, I often find my mind wandering and I end up imagining alternate endings to stories in my sleep-deprived brain. In that vein, my challenge for you is as follows:
What’s your favourite book? And if you could rewrite its ending and give it an unexpected twist, what would it be?
To participate, leave your answer in the comments along with a way of contacting you. The top two entries will be given a $10 Amazon.com gift card. I will draw the winners’ names at random and pass them along to the Dewey’s Readathon prize committee.
Good luck. Happy reading! May the odds be ever in your favor.