ReadAThon Guide – May 2018

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So it is time for the next ReadAThon Guide! This has all the ReadAThons I could find that are happening in May and corssover with May! I devide each ReadAThon guide up into time frames, however this month I couldn’t find any 2 – 4 week or month long ReadAThons.

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The TBR BustAThon 24 Hour ReadAThon

This is a special edition that is just 24 hours. I’m not 100% sure when exactly this is as there are no times specified and it just says 4-5 of May. Which is more than 24 hours. You can find the ReadAThon Twitter HERE and hopefully, they will post some more detailed info closer to the date if you’re interested in participating.

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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!

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


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:

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


This one happens often and each round focuses on a different letter. They are going in alphabetical order, so this round is F. All the books you read have to either start with F or the Authors first or last name starts with F. There are also optional reading challenges! There is also a giveaway which you can find info on in the announcement post that I link below.

As this one crosses over with April & May I added it to both my April & May ReadAThon Guides.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 30th of April till 11:59 pm on the 6th of May.

Reading Challenges:

Read a book over 400 pages
Read a fantasy book
Read a book that has a main character whose name starts with F
Read a book that has an F setting (town, state, country, world, etc. begins with F)
Read four books
Read a book recommended by a friend
Read a book that has an object that starts with F on the cover (flowers, fairy, food, etc.)

You can find their Twitter HERE and the announcement post on their blog HERE!

Bout of Books

There isn’t much info out yet for this one as of when I’m posting this but if this Bout of Books is going to be the same as the others then there are no challenges, the only goal is to push yourself to read more.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 14th till 11:59 pm on the 20th of May.

You can find the info on their blog HERE & on their Twitter HERE!


So the BorrowAThon is exactly as it sounds. The challenge is to read books that you borrowed. This can be borrowed from the Library, eLibrary or from friends or family! There are also reading challenges for this one if you want some extra challenges.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 20th till 11:59 pm on the 27th of May.

Reading Challenges:

A book award nominee or winner
A book with your initials on the cover
Someone else’s favourites
A book that everyone else has read but you
A book from your favourite genre
Read a book that features a library

You can find the ReadAThon Twitter HERE!

Series Crackdown

This one isn’t actually a week but I don’t have a space for 10 day ReadAThons! This one also crosses over into June. Series Crackdown doesn’t have any reading challenges but the goal is to try and finish those series that you have started but still havent finished (or atleast catch up on series that aren’t fully released).

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 25th of May till 11:59 pm on the 3rd of June.

You can find the ReadAThon Twitter page HERE!


StrangeAThon is actually a 8 day ReadAThon, but I don’t have a section for that, so here it is! This one has reading challenges but is overall horror based, but not strictly.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 1st of May till 11:59 pm on the 8th of May.

Reading Challenges:

Strange in appearance (Read a book with an unusual cover)
Strange Perspective (Read an own voices book from someone underrepresented in books/media)
Forgotten Tome (Read a book you own and have forgotten the summary of)
Birthday Surprise (Read a book set during your birthday)
Illustrated works (Read a book with pictures of some kind)
Down a rabbit hole (Read a book set in a different world)
Graveyard fun (Read a book with a graveyard in it)
The F-Up (accidentally pick a book that doesn’t fit any of the challenges)

You can find the ReadAThon Twitter HERE!

The Buzzword ReadAThon

This ReadAThon is being hosted by Lala of BooksandLala on Youtube! This ReadAThon will be happening recurringly, they haven’t announced how often as yet though. The idea is that each round will have a Buzzword picked by the hosts and all the books you read have to be based on that buzzword. For this, the buzzword actually has to be in the title of the book, not just in the info about the book.
If you don’t know what Buzzword means, it is basically a word that is mentioned in the title or description about a book makes you definitely want to pick that book up. So it’s a category/thing that is something that really interests you and you love reading about. Some examples, my mum loves everything with Dragons, so her Buzzword is dragons. Cat @ Little Book Owl on YouTube’s Buzzword is Assassins.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 7th of May till 11:59 pm on the 13th of May.

For this round, the Buzzword is “GIRL“. In the description of BooksandLala’s announcement video, she leaves a link with ideas of books with “Girl” in the title and she has also asked people to comment with recommendations of books with “Girl” in the title.
They are also having a group read which you can choose to participate in.

There will be live shows held before & at the end of the ReadAThon. The first Live show is on May 6th @ 1:00pm PST with BooksandLala & DylantheReader5 on BooksandLala’s channel & the second will be in the evening on the 13th of May on BooksandLala’s Instagram.

Make sure you use the hashtag #BuzzWordReadAThon on all social media posts!

Group Read:

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
Young Adult Fantasy Mystery


You can find Books and Lala’s announcement video HERE & the ReadAThon Twitter HERE!


This one is a music-themed ReadAThon happening at the end of the month! There will be challenges and also a giveaway happening but no info has been posted yet.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 21st of May till 11:59 pm on the 27th of May.

You can find the ReadAThons Twitter HERE to keep up with the upcoming info!

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Moody May 2018

This is a month long ReadAThon held by fellow blogger Kathy @ Books & Munches! This goal of this ReadAThon/challenge is for the whole month you do not set a TBR, don’t make a list of books that you have to read and don’t pressure yourself! It is all about picking up what book you feel like reading at the time!


The main rule is to NOT post a TBR! You still have to make a post/tweet/whatever saying you will join but no TBRs for May! You can post a full list of all the books on your physical/eBook/audiobook TBR, or maybe even a list of books you should be reading in May (eg. ARCs) but won’t be worrying about thanks to Moody May!
If you are talking about Moody May on Social Media use the hashtag #MoodyMayBM

Check out Kathy’s announcement post HERE!! Also just follow her as she is always holding awesome ReadAThons and challenges!

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