ReadAThon Guide – July 2018

I’m back for the next month’s ReadAThon guide! This month is exciting as I’m hosting my own ReadAThon! So yes I am featuring it first, shameless self-promo!! This is going to be a hectic couple month as there are a lot of ReadAThons I want to join coming up! There is just a lot of ReadAThons happening! I’m also posting this a little early as one of the more popular ones is crossing over from June into July but starting in late June and I want you to have prep time.

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TBR Jar ReadAThon!

Yes, I am finally hosting a ReadAThon!! Here is all you need to know! I have a full announcement linked below but this is just your main overview!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 2nd till 11:59 pm on the 8th of July.

TBR Jar ReadAThon

So, this ReadAThon it is exactly as it sounds! You put the names of books in a Jar (or mug, or cup, or hat, whatever works) and pull one out, read & repeat until the ReadAThon ends. You also set your own goal. So make a goal with how many books you want to read in the week of the ReadAThon and aim for that number!
As for what books you put in the jar well that depends on you! You can put all the books on your TBR into the jar, you can put the books you are anticipating & really want to read in the jar, if you are doing another reading challenge for the month you can put the names of all of those books in the jar or you can do what I will be doing which is get 2 jars, one for physical/eBooks & one for audiobooks. I read a lot more audiobooks than physical and I don’t want to be limited waiting for an audiobook to come out of the jar. So I will have 2 separate & you can do that too if you are someone that reads audiobooks like I do.

Well, that is the main gist of how it goes. I go into some extra info in my announcement to cover any questions I may have got so feel free to check that out!

Giveaway!

There is a GIVEAWAY for this ReadAThon too! If you are participating then all you have to do is let people know on whichever platform you prefer (Instagram, Twitter, blog, Booktube, Litsy, etc.) that you are participating. Then go to my announcement post & in the comments either leave the link to your post or where I can find it (I know for Instagram & such it isn’t as easy to get a link as it is for other platforms, so just tell me where & your handle and I will check it out!) And that is how you enter! Make sure you use the Hashtag #TBRJarRAT & if it is on Twitter you can tag @TBRJarRAT too!
If you are unsure how to announce it, it could be as simple as posting a pic of your TBR jar and say you are getting ready of #TBRJarRAT or if you want a bit more then you can tell us all the books that are going in your TBR jar! Whatever works is fine, just make sure you link back to be entered!

TBR Jar ReadAthon Announcement Post

TBR Jar ReadAThon Twitter

Copy of Goodreads Synopsis

Now, onto all the other ReadAThons! As usual it is split up into time frames for easy browsing. If there are any others you know of then please let me know! Be aware this is for ReadAThons only, not Reading Challenges.

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Read Your Face Off – 24 Hour ReadAThon

Read You Face Off is a Goodreads group that does monthly reads & discussions and stuff. However, they do hold a 24 Hour ReadAThon as well. There are no rules, just read as much as you can in 24 hours!

The ReadAThon goes from 9:00am on the 14th till 9am on the 15th of July.

24 Hour ReadAThon Event

Read Your Face Off Book Club

Indian Lit ReadAThon

This is a ReadAThon dedicated to reading books by Indian Authors or Authors that originated from India. It is a 48 hour ReadAThon and your goal is to try and complete at least 3 books in this time. There are 10 challenges for you to choose from, so you have some variety & you can also use 1 book for up to 3 challenges. There is also a Sign Up form that I have linked below.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight (IST) on the 7th till 11:59pm on the 8th of July.
This one everyone starts at once! So you will have to google the conversion from IST to your time zone to figure out when you need to start reading.

Reading Challenges:

1. A book with a queer main character
2. A banned Indian book
3. A book translated from any regional Langauge of India
4. A book with an ethnic design on the cover
5. A book with an Indian name in the title
6. A book by an author of the same Indian state as yours
7. An Indian folklore book or a book based on Indian mythology
8. A book perfect for a rainy day
9. An award-winning book by an Indian author
10. A book set during India’s Freedom Struggle

Indian Lit ReadAThon Announcement

Indian Lit ReadAthon Sign Up

Indian Lit ReadAThon Twitter

Indian Lit ReadAThon Instagram 

24in48 ReadAthon

This one is pretty simple you aim to read for 24 hours within a 48 hour time block.

The ReadAThon goes from 12:01am on the 21st till 11:59 pm on the 22nd of July.

The only other thing you need to know is that you need to sign up with the form in the bottom of the 24in48 ReadAThon announcement post which I will leave below. They said they had nearly 2,000 people sign up last time which is crazy & I was one of them.
Also use the hashtag #24in48 on all social media.

Announcement & Sign Up Post

24in48 Twitter

24in48 Instagram

24in48 Facebook

24in48 Litst: @24in48

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Biannual bibliothon

This is one of the major ones and one I will be participating in! Biannual Bibliothon is a week long ReadAThon that happens twice a year! Once in Summer and then another in Winter. This ReadAThon has everything! There are Reading challenges, Video challenges, Blog challenges, Instagram Challenges, Reading sprints, a group book & an awesome group of people! They also have quarterly reads and hold live shows to discuss those books on the Biannual Bibliothon YouTube, however that is seperate to the ReadAthon. The book for May – August is Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson. If you just want to do the ReadAThon that is fine too.

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

Reading Challenges:

1. Group book: THE WICKED DEEP
2. Choose from someone else’s TBR
3. Try the first chapter of 3 books and pick 1
4. Read a book that has been on your TBR for over a year
5. Read a predicted 5 star read
6. Own voices – different than YOU
7. Read the last book you bought

Biannual Bibliothon Announcement Video

Biannual Bibliothon Reading Challenge Announcement

Biannual Bibilthon Twitter

Biannual Bibliothon YouTube Channel

Biannual Bibliothon Instagram

Video Challenge Announcement

#BecauseDragonsRAT

This is round 5 of this awesome Fantasy based ReadAThon and again I will miss it as it hits right at the same time as TBr Jar ReadAThon does and unless I put only fantasy books in my jar and ignore the reading challenges it just won’t work. Anyway as I said this is for Fantasy lovers, so Fantasy books only & this one has reading challenges & a giveaway!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 1st till 11:59 pm on the 7th of July.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a fantasty with red on the cover
2. Read a fantasy based on a mythology you are unfamiliar with
3. Read a fantasy with a strong friendship (The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni – Yes I will recommend this series anywhere I can!)
4. Read the last fantasy book you acquired
5. Read a fantasy with dragons (#BecauseDragons 😂)

Everything else is explained in THIS Instagram post including how to enter the giveaway! She also uses her own Twitter at times too.

TweetAThon

This is Round 2 of TweetAThon & this is a week long ReadAThon held on Twitter. This one has Reading Challenges & reading sprints!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 9th till 11:59 pm on the 15th of July.

Reading Challenges:

1. Verified: A book by a verified author (I’m assuming that means an author that has the blue tick verification on Twitter)
2. Tweet Tweet: A book with a bird on the cover
3. Trending: A hyperd book
4. #TBT: A book by a favourite childhood author
5. Read 5 books

TweetAThon Twitter

Read-Eh-Thon

Okay this one I had to dig for info but I have now figured out that this is an 8 day long ReadAthon all about reading canadian books/authors! No you don’t have to be Canadian to join. There are Reading Challenges & multiple giveaways. The Reading Challenges are optional.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 1st till 11:59 pm on the 7th of July.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book with red on the cover
2. Read a book by a Canadian women
3. Read a book by an Indigenous author
4. Read a book set in a provience you’ve never visited
5. Read a book with “E” & “H” in the title.

You can double up on challenges. So 1 book can count for 2 challenges

Read-Eh-Thon Twitter

I will link all the announcements from all the hosts as you need to follow to keep an eye out on how to enter giveaways (that will be announced in each persons dedicated TBR video)

Ashley @ SaidTheStory’s Announcement

Lala @ BooksandLala’s Announcement

Natasha @ MyReadingIsOdd’s Announcement

Zoe @ YerABookNerdZoe’s Announcement

The last partial host is Joce @ SquibblesReads but she doesn’t have announcement up due to being pregnant & sick.

BookTube-A-Thon

This is another really popular one and another I will be doing! This is a week-long ReadAthon that is happening at the very end of July & into August! As it is so far away we don’t have info yet but I will feature it again in my August ReadAThon Guide or you can keep an eye on their Twitter.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 30th of July till 11:59 pm on the 5th of August.

BookTubeAThon Twitter

BookTubeAThon YouTube

StrangeAThon

This is a week long spooky themed ReadAThon. This one has Reading Challenges, reading sprints & live streams.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 9th till 11:59 pm on the 15th of July.

Reading Challenges:

1. Undead Summer: Read a book with someone without a pulse
2. Lazy Days: Take the full ReadAThon to read a book
3. Halloween is everyday: Read a book you’ve been saving for October
4. Abandoned TBR: Read a book from another TBR that you didn’t get to
5. Friday 13th: A book about Luck or Serial Killers
6. Bonfire: Read a book with matches, lighters, fire or smoke
7. Lonliest Review: Read a book that you’ve heard no one talk about
Bonus Challenge:
The F-Up: Accidently pick a book that doesn’t fit any challenge

StrangeAThon Twitter

Astrothon

This one is an 8 day long ReadAThon that has reading challenges! The goal is to finish 4 books & you are allowed to use 1 book for 2 challenges.

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

Reading challenges:

Sun: Finish a book in 24 hours
Mercury: A book with an important message
Venus: A book by a female author
Earth: A book you see yourself represented in
Mars: A book about someone/something lost
Jupiter: A book you can finish in one sitting
Saturn: A book with an eye-catching cover
Uranus: a character with a cold demeanour
Neptune: A book with blue on the cover
Pluto: A book written in a non-traditional format
Moon: A book in a series

The announcement for this one is on the Insta account @book.by.book

#AYEARATHON

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.

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

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

#AYearAThon Goodreads

#AYearAThon Twitter

DUODECATHON

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 by the end of the year you will have done all the challenges.

Upcoming dates:

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

Duodecathon Goodreads

Retell-A-Thon

This one is an 8 day long ReadAThon all about reading retellings! This one has Reading Challenges & you can double up, so 1 book can count for more than one challenge! There is also a group book as one of the reading challenges.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 8th till 11:59 pm on the 15th of July.

Reading Challenges:

1. Love at first sight: A retelling of your favourite fairytale
2. True Love’s Twist: Read a queer or gender-flipped retelling
3. Faraway Kingdom: Read a retelling of a fairytale from your heritage
4. Under a Spell: Read the Group Book
5. Unhappily Ever After: A retelling with a dark twist.

Group Book:

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

9781407185538

RetellAThon Twitter

RetellAThon Announcement Twitter Thread

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Tome Topple ReadAThon

This one is the reason I wanted to get this up a little early as I know how popular it is and it does cross over from June into July. This is a 2 week long ReadAThon and the main challenge is to read Tomes. If you don’t know a Tome is any book over 500 pages. This ReadAThon has optional Reading Challenges, Instagram Challenges & will have reading sprints happening on Twitter.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 29th of June till 11:59 pm on the 12th of July.

Some rules are you can only read Tomes, so over 500 pages or very very close. If a book is 499 then go for it. The Creator has said that 475 is an absolute minimum but over 500 pages are prefered. Also, another rule is that short story collections DO NOT count as a Tome even if they have more than 500 pages. Graphic Novel bind ups DO count as it’s very hard to find Graphic novels over 500 pages, whereas bind ups are a collection of 2 or more volumes together in 1 book. Audiobooks do count as long as the physical copy of the said book is a Tome.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read more than 1 Tome
2. Read a Graphic Novel/Bind Up (Over 500 pages)
3. Read a Tome that is part of a series
4. Buddy Read a Tome (You can head to the Goodreads group linked below to find a buddy if you wish)
5. Rean an Adult novel

Tome Topple Announcement

Tome Topple Twitter

Tome Topple Goodreads Group

ThoughtsOnTomes Instagram (Where Instagram Challenges will be announced

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Summer Alphabethon – Month Long Special

This is an extra round of Alphabethon that will be a month long instead of the usual week. This is happening during the american Summer holidays, so they decided to make a special month long ReadAThon.

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of July.

If you have heard of Alphabethon before you will know that each round they read a single letter of the Alphabet. BUTTT for this month long edition your challenge is to read the entire Alphabet! Okay, maybe not all 26 but challenge yourself as much as possible. The next challenge is that you have to read in Alphabetical order! So you can’t just pick and choose letters, you have to read A then B then C, etc.
Another rule is this time books will only count if the first letter in the title is the specific letter. Usually Author first & last name counts too but for this month long edition only book titles count.

Alphabethon Announcement Post

Alphabethon Twitter

High Summer ReadAThon

This is a month long ReadAThon that has no reading challenges besides just to challenge yourself and read more than usual. There is also a bonus Christmas in July mini ReadAThon happening (28th – 31st July) wherein you are challenged to read Christmas books.

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of July.
However, this one you are encouraged to all start at the exact same time rather than midnight in your time zone. So it starts on Midnight on the 1st of July in Central US Time. So you will need to convert to your time so you know when to start & finish.

High Summer ReadAThon Announcement Post & Sign Up

Seasons of Reading ReadAThons Facebook Page
This is where they talk about all of the ReadAthons that are hosted throughout the year, not just the High Summer ReadAThon. They hold about 5 or 6 a year.

Around the World ReadAthon

This is a month long ReadAThon all about reading books from different countries. This ReadAthon works on a Bingo Board but the unique thing with this Bingo Board is you have to pick a starting point somewhere on the board and then make your way around using the adjacent squares (Horizontal does count). Also, all the books you read must be by authors from a country besides your own unless the bingo card says otherwise.

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of July.

Bingo Card:
*This image belongs to the host of the ReadAThon I’m just sharing info!

around-the-worldathon-bingo-card

There is a description of what each square means in the announcement post that will be linked below.

Around the World ReadAthon Announcement Post

Book recommendations for Around the World ReadAThon

Road Trip ReadAThon

This is a month long ReadAThon based on taking a road trip and I actually love the idea of this one!

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of July.

Basically what you do is choose a state/country. They are basing it on the US states but if you are outside of the US you could still choose to do the US OR you could do your own states/countries/territories/provinces (whatever word you use) OR you could choose another random continent and use their States & such. You could be in the UK but choose Australia and use our states & territories.
Anyway after you choose your state you read a book set in that state, then you move to the next state, however, it has to be a connected state. Like if you were on a Road Trip, you can’t just start in Queensland jump over Northern Territory and choose Western Australia instead. You have to travel from state to adjacent state. You just keep doing this until the end of July!

They have an example on the announcement post which I will link below.

Road Trip ReadAthon Announcement

Copy of Goodreads Synopsis

Well, that is all the ReadAthons I can find!

If you know of any other ReadAThons happening in July then please either comment or tag me on Twitter or Instagram @duskangelreads

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10 thoughts on “ReadAThon Guide – July 2018

  1. Thank you for including the #ReadtheWorldathon and helping us spread the word.
    Your readathon round ups are a great idea and I’ll definitely be checking back to find more to take part in when I’m not co-hosting my own readathon! 🙂

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