Read-A-Thon Guide – November 2017

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I’m back for another monthly ReadAThon guide! Let’s get into this!

At the moment I am planning on doing the Read-A-Thin & Duodecathon. I will have TBRs out before both start!

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This ReadAThon occurs every month and each month there is a different focus on what to read.

So this ReadAThon has 2 parts, first, there is the theme. So the idea is to try and read books related to that theme and then there are the challenges, they are an extra challenge. I am not sure whether you have to try and find a challenge that fits into that month theme or whether you just read two separate books for each.

HERE is a link to their Goodreads page

This ReadAThon happens every month so here are all the future challenges in case you wanted to plan!

6-12 November: New to you authors
Challenge: Read A Duology

4-10 December: 2017 Debuts
Read the last book (or books) you bought

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This ReadAThon also is every month. This one has 12 options for challenges that you can pick from and the idea of this is that you participate every month and by the end of the year you will have done them all.

You can find info and join the Goodreads group HERE.


November 22-28
December 25-31


Read 1,200 pages
Start OR finish a series
A 2017 debut author
A short story
A Graphic Novel
A Non-Fiction book
A Book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years
A book with multiple authors
A book you picked up because of the cover
A book that has to do with travelling
Someone else’s favourite book
The first book on your shelf you have read

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This is an 8 day ReadAThon going from midnight on the 23rd to 11:59pm on the 30th of November. This ReadAThon has a heap of challenges and all you have to do is pick 4 and try and complete them! Of course, you can complete less or more than that though, just set yourself a goal and go for it!! Because there are so many challenges I’m not going to type them all out, so I will just leave a link to the Google Doc with the challenges!

HERE is the Twitter account!

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This ReadAThon is held from midnight on the 3rd to 11:59 on the 5th of November.

You can find the announcement video from BrunetteBibliophile HERE! You can find their Twitter HERE!

There is a giveaway going on with this ReadAThon too! Check out the description in the announcement video for how to enter!

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book with a fall connection
2. Read a book with the letters R/A/M/A in the title or authors name
3. Read 3 books

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This is an awesome ReadAThon that encourages you to borrow books! So the main challenge is to read books that you borrowed, whether that be from a friend or from a library!

BorrowAThon is happening from midnight on the 5th to 11:59pm on the 12th of Nov!

You can find an announcement video HERE that’s by one of the co-hosts! And you can find there Twitter HERE!

There are also 6 optional reading challenges for this ReadAThon and they are:

1. Give an Author a second chance
2. Start a new-to-you series
3. Read a book with 5 or more words in the title
4. Read a 2017 release
5. Read a book you find in a #LibraryHaul
6. Read a book that features a library

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This is a month long ReadAThon where you concentrate on thinning out your TBR pile! So there is one rule for this ReadAThon and that is to read books that are already on your physical or digial TBR (this means eBooks, not on your Goodreads TBR)! So that means no buying books to fit the challenges and no borrowing new books from the library. If you have already borrowed a book from the library then you can use it, but no new ones!

There is only one exception to the rule and that is for the challenge ‘Listen to an audiobook of a book you own’. I will explain it now. This challenge requires you to listen to the audiobook of a book you already physically or digitally own (eBooks). So you can buy this audiobook or borrow it from the library. But you must already own a copy!

So as I said this ReadAThon goes for the entirety of November!

You can find the Read-A-Thin Goodreads page HERE. All three of the hosts have done announcement posts/videos. You can find Chelsea’s blog post HERE, Jessica’s youtube video HERE & Amanda’s post HERE!

You can use 1 book for 2 challenges but no more than that! So you could read 9 books and complete all the challenges! Or you can just pick a few, but the goal (challenge 18) is to read at least 4 books in the month!

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a 2017 release
2. Read a diverse book
3. Read a book that is related to your favourite emoji
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover
5. Start and finish a series
6. Read a book in 24 hours
7. Read a new to you author
8. Buddy read a book
9. Read a horror/thriller
10. Read a book outside of your favourite genre
11. Read an eBook
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)

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Okay, so this is a really fun looking ReadAThon and I’m thinking about adding it into my crazy November!!

This ReadAThon starts at midnight on the 5th of November & ends at 11:59 on the 11th of November. There is alsoa Pirates of the Caribbean WatchALong happening from the 12th to the 18th.

You can watch Ali’s video HERE for a whole in depth desrciption of the ReadAThon along with an example TBR but I am going to try and explain it!

Firstly, the map!

*This was taken from the link in Ali’s video.*


Okay, so how this map works is firstly you pick a number between 1 & 5. Once you pick your starting point you follow the corresponding coloured line to the next challenge. Most of them have more than one option you can choose from. Then when you get to your first stop you then follow that number or letter’s correspoding coloured line to the next challenge until you get to the treasure chest. All of the tracks you take will have 4 challenges but if you finish those 4 in the week you are welcome to continue onto any of the other challenges you wish.
So, here is an example of how to navigate the map. I am going to start at 1, from there I will follow the dark purple line to 6, from there I will follow the orange line to A and then from A I will follow the dark blue line to 9 and then to the treasure! Hopefully that makes sense.

When you complete the 4 challenges you can enter your email in the link on Ali’s video to get some free printables from Ali!

Okay, next is the Pirates of the Caribbean WatchALong. Here is a calendar that can be downloaded from the link in Ali’s video. It has the dates on the sides for each of the movie WatchALongs. However follow Ali on Twitter as she will be announcing closer to the date the times that they will be watching each movie.

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And finally she is holding a giveaway! All you have to do is post your TBR to either YouTube, Blog or Tumblr and leave the link in the comments of Ali’s video. Also make sure you leave a way for Ali to contact you in your TBR post.

If you know of any other ReadAThons then please comment or tag me on Twitter in their post! @duskangelreads !!