ReadAThon Guide – February 2018

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Here is my ReadAThon guide for February!! At the moment I am only planning on participating in Duodecathon & AYearAThon. If I decided to participate in others I will post specific TBRs for those!



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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 and not necessary but add some extra fun.

HERE is a link to their Goodreads page & HERE is the link to their Twitter.

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

Feb 5th – 11th
Theme: New to You Authors
Challenge: Translations

Mar 5th – 11th
Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

Apr 2nd – 8th
Theme: Benchwarmers (books that have been sitting on your shelf for a while)
Challenge: One Word Titles

May 7th – 13th
Theme: Rereads
Challenge: Graphic Novels

Jun 4th – 10th
Theme: Catch Up/Finish Series
Challenge: Read a duology

Jul 2nd – 8th
Theme: TBR Catch Up (Let’s meet those halfway marks on our goals!)
Challenge: Read A Trilogy

Aug 6th – 12th
Theme: Family Favourites (Read your mums/brothers/cousins/etc favourite book)
Challenge: Read the longest book on your TBR

Sept 3rd – 9th
Theme: #OwnVoice Novel
Challenge: Short Stories

Oct 1st – 7th
Theme: Thrillers
Challenge: Big Books (400+ pages)

Nov 5th – 11th
Theme: NaNoWriMo Winners (Books that begun as a NaNoWriMo project and were eventually published)
Challenge: Read the shortest book on your TBR

Dec 3rd – 9th
Theme: Books under 300 pages
Challenge: Read books recommended to you by others

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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.

UPCOMING DATES:

Feb: 15 – 21
March: 22 – 28
April: 8 -14
May: 21 – 27
June: 22 – 28
July: 22 – 28
August: 8 – 14
September: 1 – 7
October: 8 – 14
November: 22 – 28
December: 22 – 28

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

Read 1,200 pages
Read the second book in a series
A book about a villain/antihero
A book published the year you were born
A 2018 bestseller
An award winning book
A book with multiple points of view
A book with antonyms in the title
A banned book
A book with a great first line
A “high school” book you haven’t read
A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon group

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So this one isn’t really a ReadAThon, it’s kinda more of a reading challenge! But I’m still including it.

Fantastic February goes for the whole month of February and the only challenge is to read as many Fantasy or Paranormal books as you can! You don’t have to read only Fantasy and Paranormal, but read as many as you can! To join all you have to do is write a blog post showing your possible reads! If you wish to chat on social media about Fantastic February then use to hashtag #FantasticFeb to join with others!

This ReadAThon is run by Books & Munches who you can find on Twitter HERE or blog HERE! There will be a new challenge each month! So check out her blog or keep an eye out for my upcoming ReadAThon Guides for future info!

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So there isn’t a tonne of info about this ReadAThon except for a little bit on the creators Goodreads page. But what I can gather is every month the creator releases 3 challenges and you can either pick one or do all 3! The main challenge though is that you have to only use books you already own! You can’t buy a book that fits the challenges you have to find a book you already own to complete 1 or more challenges!

This challenge goes all month!

HERE is their Twitter Page.

You can also find their Goodreads Group HERE! This group also has ReadAlongs going on all the time.

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TBR BustAThon is a week long ReadAThon that concentrates on getting those TBRs down! The main rule is that you can’t read books you have already read! So rereads don’t count for this ReadAThon!! The TBR BustAThon has reading challenges & there will be twitter sprints on  The TBR BustAThon page! As for the reading challenges you are allowed to use 1 book for 2 challenges, but no more than 2!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 4th til 11:59pm on the 10th of Feb! (Which also happen to be the same dates as the Unicorn ReadAThon – Details below!)

Reading challenges:

– Read a book that has been on your TBR pile for more than 2 years
– Read a banned book
-Read a 400+ page book
-Read a YA Contemporary
-Read a book with pink or red on the cover
-Read a popular book you haven’t read yet
-Read a book released between Nov 2017 & Jan 2018

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The Unicorn ReadAthon is a week-long ReadAThon dedicated to magical creatures! The only challenge is to read books that have magical creatures!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 4th til 11:59pm on the 10th of Feb!

You can find the Twitter HERE!

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The InLoveAthon is a week long Valentines Day themed ReadAThon. The challenge is to complete 7 challenges in the week but what is unique about this ReadAThon is that there are 10 challenge options. So you can choose which ones you wish to complete! There will also be a WatchALong but that is yet to be announced.

This ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 9th til 11:59pm on the 15th of Feb!

Challenges:

– Read a book from your favourite romance author
– Read a book that has your favourite romantic trope
– Read a book with a prince/princess
– Read an original fairytale & then watch the movie adaption (e.g. Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, etc.)
– Read while eating Valentine’s themed treats (can include Wine 😉)
– Read a book that takes place where you’d like to spend your Valentine’s Day
– Read a book with red or pink on the cover
– Read an LGBTQ+ romance
– Read a classic love story (e.g. Romeo & Juliet, etc.)
– Read one of the hosts fave romance books
Losing It by Cora Carmack 
Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller 
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austin
Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West
Hunted by Meagan Spooner 
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

You can find the ReadAThons Twitter HERE!

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Series Crackdown is a 10 day long ReadAthon. The only challenge for this ReadAThon is to complete series that you have already started. There are going to be Twitter sprints & Instagram challenges too!

For Series Crackdown you have to Sign Up!! You can find the signup form HERE!

You can find their Twitter HERE!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 9th til 11:59pm on the 18th of Feb!

Instagram Challenges:
9th: Series Crackdown TBR
10th: Favourite Author
11th: Reading snack essentials
12th: Show off those bookshelves
13th: A book you read because of the book community
14th: Favourite Bookmarks
15th: Hogwarts House Pride
16th: Reading Den – Where do you read?
17th: Currently Reading
18th: Series Crackdown Wrap-Up

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The Alphabethon is a pretty chill ReadAthon. The only challenge is to read books that either the book title or Author (first or last name) starts with a certain letter

For this month I’m assuming the letter will be E.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 12th til 11:59pm on the 18th of Feb!

You can find there Twitter HERE!

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The ReadAThin is a month long ReadAThon concentrating on thinning out those TBRs! The main rule is that you can only use books that you already owned or had ordered prior to the reading challenges going up. The challenges went up today Sunday 28th-Monday 29th (depending on time zone). So any book you ordered yesterday still counts! This ReadAThon goes all month and the goal is to complete 6 challenges, but obviously, you can read other books throughout the month, that just depends on how much you read in a month. The goal is 6 challenges but you can complete as many as you want! Don’t stress yourself out. You can also use 1 book for 2 challenges, but no more than that. So you could complete the ReadAThon by reading 3 books if you could find ones that fit.

This month they also have a group book, which I don’t understand the point of personally. If you don’t already own the book then it doesn’ count & you can’t already own the book as it doesn’t release till the 6th of Feb (unless you have an ARC)!!!

The group book:

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Reading Challenges:

– 2017/2018 release
– Buddy Read (This can include the group book)
– Least Favourite Emoji
– Read a New To You Author
– Finish a series
– A book with a spring themed cover
– Read a book with red, pink or white
– It’s Black History month, Read a book with a Person of Colour
– Read a book featuring a diverse relationship *
– Read a smutty book
– Read a book with NO romance

*For clarification, they are only counting LGBTQIAP+ relationships, not relationships that feature any other diversity, such as mental illness, race, etc.



Well, that is all. If you know of any other ReadAThons happening in February then please let me know in a comment or tag me on Twitter @duskangelreads.

Lizaxx1

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