ReadAThon Guide – August 2018

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Okay, so this is a bit later than usual but it is here! Here are all the ReadAThons I could fine for August. For August I couldn’t find any ReadAThons shorter than a week or any that were in the 2-4 weeks category. I think with the crap tonne of ReadAThons that happened in July, August is a little more chill.

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Break your TBR Apart

This is a week long ReadAThon all about conquering those TBRs! This ReadAThon has 7 reading challenges that should be easy for anyone to find on the TBR pile they already have.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 10th till 11:59 pm on the 16th of August.

Reading challenges:

1. Read the last book you purchased
2. Read a book you have had on your TBR for quite a while
3. Read a book that has something to do with summer (can be because of the title, the cover, or the colours in general)
4. Read a book with a character that is different from you (can be of race, religion, etc.)
5. Read a book published from the last 3 years (2018, 2017, 2016)
6. Read a book that has the letter ‘N’ in the title
7. Read 7 books

Break Your TBR Apart Twitter

Bout of Books

It’s round 23 for Bout of Books! This one is later in the year so there aren’t any details up yet! I will link the Twitter below though, so if you are interested you can see updates there. This ReadAThon has Reading Challenges and they are currently looking for ideas!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 20th till 11:59 pm on the 26th of August.

Bout of Books Twitter

Bout of Books Blog

Manga Madness ReadAThon

This is a ReadAThon all about reading Manga. This ReadAThon has challenges but they give you 3 options in which you can participate.
The first is to complete challenges based on a bingo card! Image below. Your goal is to complete a bingo.
The next option is to read whatever you want, as long as it’s Manga.
And lastly is to concentrate on a certain series that you want to get to.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 10th till 11:59 pm on the 18th of August.

Here is the Bingo board
*This image is not mine, it belongs to Drink Coffee and Read Books*


Manga Madness ReadAThon announcement post + Sign Up

Manga Madness Twitter

The TBR BustAThon

TBR BustAThon is dedicated to reading the books on your TBR! So rereading does not count. There are 7 challenges for this. But if you don’t have a book to fit a challenge then simply skip it as the idea is not to be adding more books to your TBR by buying new books. If you wish you can use 1 book for 2 challenges but no more than 2. There will also be sprints held on Twitter.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 6th till 11:59 pm on the 12th of August.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read a book with less than 300 pages
2. Read a book with a mythological creature on the cover
3. Read a book whose title begins with the first letter of your name
4. Read a 2018 release
5. Read a book with some kind of school supply on the cover
6. Read four books
7. Read a book from your childhood/a children’s book

TBR BustAThon Goodreads Group

TBR BustAThon Twitter


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!

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


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. You can double up challenges if you only start part way through the year, but the aim is still to complete all challenges by the end of the year.

Upcoming dates:

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


This is a week-long thriller themed ReadAThon! Obviously, the goal is to read thrillers but there are also 5 reading challenges to try and complete.

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 20th till 11:59 pm on the 26th of August.

Reading Challenges:

1. Read the thriller you are most anticipating
2. Read the thriller that has been on your TBR the longest
3. Read the thriller you most recently added to your TBR
4. Read the thriller with the best cover
5. Revisit a thriller book or author

ThrillerAThon Twitter

Series Crackdown

Series Crackdown is a 10 day long ReadAThon. The goal of this ReadAThon is to crack down on series that you want to read! There are no specific challenges, just choose a series or 2 and get reading! There will be twitter sprints and there is also Instagram challenges!

The ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 3rd till 11:59 pm on the 12th of August.

Make sure you sign up using the link in the announcement post.

Series Crackdown 5.0 announcement

Series Crackdown Twitter

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Magical ReadAThon – NEWTs Edition

So a couple months ago there was a OWLs Edition of Magical ReadAThon. You won’t really be able to do the NEWTs if you didn’t do the OWLs. For this ReadAThon each subject has 3 challenges. However, you can only do the challenges for a subject that you completed in the OWLs edition. Same as at Hogwarts, if you fail a subject in your OWLs you won’t be allowed to continue with that subject. Now, each subject as I said has 3 challenges, one for each of the pass grades you can receive during exams (Acceptable, Exceeds Expectations & Outstand). You have to complete these in order. So you start with the Acceptable challenge and then move up to Exceeds Expectations and then finally onto Outstanding. Hopefully that all makes sense, it is really hard to explain but I will leave links below to the creator’s announcement post.

The ReadAThon will go for the entire month of August.


Ancient Runes

Acceptable: Book set in the past
Exceeds Expectations: One of the most ancient books on your shelves that you haven’t read yet
Outstanding: Book translated from another language


Acceptable: Book of at least 300 pages
Exceeds Expectations: Book that ends on an even-numbered page
Outstanding: A book that’s not a first in a series


Acceptable: Stars on the cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book that has the word ‘sky’ in the title
Outstanding: Story that’s set on a different planet/world

Care of Magical Creatures

Acceptable: Animal on the cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book under 160 pages
Outstanding: Includes dragons in any way


Acceptable: Read a book with magic in it
Exceeds Expectations: A book with a cover that charmed you (would buy without knowing more about it)
Outstanding: A book that you think will leave a mark

Defence Against the Dark Arts

Acceptable: Read a last book in a series
Exceeds Expectations: Read a foiled book
Outstanding: Book with the word ‘dark’ in the title or series name


Acceptable: Set in the future
Exceeds Expectations: Book under 200 pages
Outstanding: Read a mythology book


Acceptable: Book with a green cover
Exceeds Expectations: Book with illustrations
Outstanding: Read a book with either one of these words in the title: light/air/sun/water

History of Magic 

Acceptable: Book that you think would fit right in at the Hogwarts Library
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book published at least 5 years ago
Outstanding: A book that’s at least 400 pages long

Muggle Studies

Acceptable: Read a book written by one of your favourite authors
Exceeds Expectations: Read a biography
Outstanding: Read a retelling


Acceptable: Has the name of a colour in the title
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book with a male lead character
Outstanding: Book over 350 pages


Acceptable: Book with a grey cover
Exceeds Expectations: Read a book from an author you haven’t read anything of before
Outstanding: Read a book that is set in a kingdom/has royals

Magical ReadAThon Announcement

NEWTs letter

Magical ReadAThon Twitter

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Are you planning on participating in any of these ReadAThons?

Do you know of any other ReadAThons happening in August? Let me know in the comments or tag me on Twitter @duskangelreads


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16 thoughts on “ReadAThon Guide – August 2018

  1. Thank you for putting together this list, I always love your Readathon Guides!! It’s sad that there are not more Readathons taking place in August, but I will likely be joining in last minute with the NEWT Readathon 🙂


  2. This list is awesome! Thank you for always posting these. I’ve been getting into readathons more lately and they’re so helpful. Sadly I won’t be participating in most of these because I’m doing #ARCAugust so I can’t do some of the challenges for most of them, but I think I could do TBR Bustathon so I might do that one!


    1. Yeah with the NEWTs I’m kinda limited with what I can do as the books for NEWTs have to be read in a certain order and I have series that obviously need to be read in order. So I’ve already had to make a strict reading order for myself. So any other ReadAThon with challenges would just be impossible. And series crackdown is the only one that doesn’t have specific challenges but I don’t have any full series on my TBR and then again there is the problem of when I have to read things.
      So I think I’m out for this month except NEWTs

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      1. The OWLs was definitely easier as there was only 1 challenge per subject & no order. But this one is definitely more challenging. Which I don’t mind at all haha. But I totally get that it would be a little intense for some people.

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      2. Haha right!! I’m just so bad at sticking to readathons sadly. Hopefully next year, since I’ve been getting into them more lately. The 7in7 readathon last week was my first ever 100% successful readathon.


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