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*

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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

#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!

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. 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

Thrillerathon

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.

Challenges:

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

Arithmancy

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

Astronomy

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

Charms

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

Divination

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

Herbology

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

Potions

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

Transfiguration

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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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

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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

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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

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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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April 2018 #AYearAThon TBR

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Here is my TBR for the #AYearAThon, this is one of the months where I will actually try and complete both the theme and the challenge. Some of them I just don’t care for so I won’t complete them! I will only be concentrating on 1 book that will complete the challenge. But all books will fit the Theme.

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

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Benchwarmers:

Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

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This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

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The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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Graevale by Lynette Noni

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One Word Title

Graevale by Lynette Noni

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WELL, THAT IS ALL! WHO ELSE IS PARTICIPATING?!

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#BecauseDragonsRAT & #AYearAThon TBR

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So this will be the month of ReadAThons!

#BecauseDragonsRAT crosses over with #AYearAThon so I decided to just do one TBR.

#BecauseDragonsRAT & #AYearAThon goes from midnight on the 5th till 11:59pm on the 11th of March. 

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#BecauseDragonsRAT

1. Read a blue fantasy book
2. Read a fantasy book that takes place on, in, or underwater
3. Read a debut fantasy novel
4. Read a fantasy book that features war
5. Read a fantasy book with dragons

#AYearAThon

Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

I won’t be able to marathon a series as with the 5 challenges for BecasueDragons the books just won’t fit. But I will read a retelling.

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1. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
2. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
4. Armada by Ernest Cline
5. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Retelling –  Batman: Nightwalker

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Well, that is my TBR for #BecauseDragonsRAT! Who else is participating!?

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February #AYearAThon TBR

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So I have decided to participate in the #AYearAThon this year as well as Duodecathon! However, I will be adapting the challenges and stuff to fit me as quite simply I am not interested in some of the challenges or I’m confused. For example, I skipped January because the theme was ‘Harry Potter’ and the challenge was ‘Adaptations’ and I just don’t get it? Is there any Harry Potter adaptations?? Not that I know of, so I’m confused as to what was meant to be read for this!

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

So for this month, I will not be reading any translations as I don’t own any and I’m not going to go out and buy a book specifically for this challenge. So I will be concentrating on authors that I have never read before! This is a great chance for me to get to some of the ARCs I have!! So here is my TBR!



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This will be the first book I read as I need to read and review it before it comes out on the 13th (but I like to have ARC revies scheduled for a week before they release). And yes, I have never read anything by Tamora Pierce before!

And these are just 3 other ARCs I have atm that I am behind on and need to read!!



And that is my TBR! I’m not doing a crazy big TBR but if I finish these there are a few others on my shelves that I could pick up too!

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Read-A-Thon Guide – January 2018

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This is a bit late this month but between Christmas, work and a ReadAThon I am currently in I just haven’t had the chance to write anything but reviews for the books I have read. So let’s jump straight in!



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Bout of Books is a week-long ReadAThon that is pretty chill. There are no reading challenges for this ReadAThon. The only challenge is to try and read more than you normally would in a normal week!

The Bout of books will run from midnight on the 8th till 11:59pm on the 14th!

You can find all the Info on there Blog HERE and you can find their Twitter HERE! You are encouraged to connect with others participating through the hashtag #boutofbooks

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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!

Jan 1st – 7th
Theme: Harry Potter
Challenge: Adaptations

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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So this is one of the more well-known ReadAThons that happen regularly! This ReadAThon has reading challenges, video challenges, photo challenges, blog challenges, a group book and live show discussion and heaps more! Obviously, you don’t have to participate in everything, but if you want a bit of an extra challenge give those photo/video/blog challenges a go! You could also win prizes by participating too!!

You can find their Twitter HERE & YouTube Channel HERE and here are the links to the Announcement, Video Challenges & Reading Challenges for this round!

This round goes from midnight on January 20th till 11:59pm on the 26th. The live show is on the 27th and the time is TBA.

The Group book for this round is Otherworld by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller!

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Reading Challenges:
– Read the group book
– Read a sequel
– Read a book that you’ve never heard of before
– Read a book about mental illness
-Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/TV Show  (Can also include books that have quotes from other books in the begin of the book)
– Read a book under 200 pages
– Read a backlist book (book published before 2017)
As always with this ReadAThon you can use a book for 1 or 2 challenges but no more than 2!

Video Challenges:
*As each video challenge has a giveaway attached I will put the corresponding book in bold next to the challenge*
20th Jan: Character Recommends Challenge – We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
21st Jan: Bookish Roast – Paperweight by Meg Haston
22nd Jan: Bookish Routine – Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
23rd Jan: Modernise a book – Warcross by Marie Lu
24th Jan: Bookish Aesthetic – Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
25th Jan: Bookish Free-for-all – Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier 
26th Jan: Fictional MASH – Red Rising by Pierce Brown

For more detailed info on what you need to do for each video, just go to the video challenges link above!

As far as I can tell the Blog challenges and photo challenges have not been posted yet!

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So this ReadAThon is exactly as it sounds! You try and read for a total of 24hours in a 28hour ReadAThon.

This round goes from midnight on the 27th till 11:59pm 28th of Jan.

The only requirement of this ReadAThon is to try and read for the 24 hours. There are no other challenges.

You do need to Sign Up HERE to say you are participating! You can find their Twitter HERE, Instagram HERE, Facebook HERE & Litsy @24in48.



Well that’s all the ones I can find! I am going to try and participate in #AYearAThon & Winter Biannual Bibliothon, but we will see! I will either be participating in #AYearAThon or Duodecathon this year. But I am waiting to see Duodecathons challenges for the year before I decide and Duodecathon hasn’t announced their dates and challenges yet! Hopefully it will be up by the 1st.

As always if you know of any others that are happening in Jan then please let me know so I can add them!

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Read-A-Thon Guide – December 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 Duodecathon!



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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!

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.

UPCOMING DATES:

December 25-31

CHALLENGES TO PICK FROM:

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 Because Dragons ReadAThon will only be a mini round! BecauseDragonsRAT is fantasy themed ReadAThon that this time goes for 4 days! There are 3 challenges in this ReadAThon and also there is a giveaway too!

It goes from midnight on the 15th to 11:59pm on the 18th of December.

Challenges:

Read a book with a morally gray character
Read a book that features travel or adventure
Read a book with treasure on the cover or in the title

You can find their Twitter HERE!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is share your TBR for the ReadAThon using the hashtag #becausedragonrat

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Okay, so this looks like a new ReadAThon and there is very little info on it! All I can tell is that it goes for the first week of December, so that would be 1st-7th.

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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HarryChristmasToYou is a month long ReadAWatchALongAThon! So basically you read the books and watch the movies! You can read as many of the books as you can in the month! You do not have to read them all, just as much as you can. This might be a time to do a reread using the first 3 illustrated editions seen as Prisoner of Azkaban just came out!

Now I am assuming this will be on this year! There isn’t an announcement video up yet for this year, they still have last years pinned to the top of the page. But there are hints in the other Tweets that it is on. All my information is based on how it has worked in previous years.

For the WatchALongAThon part there will be a different youtuber for each book & movie and they will be posting on Twitter when to watch the movies if you want to watch them at the same time as everyone else.

There is also usually Video challenges, Trivia Nights and a house cup! You can win points from heaps of different things and then everyone in the winning house will go in the draw to win a prize!

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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AVeryMerryReadAThon is a christmas themed ReadAThon that is pretty laid back! There are only 3 reading challenges and the ReadAThon goes for 5 days. You can also use one  book for multiple challenges, so if you are really talented you could read 1 book and complete the ReadAThon!

HERE is the announcement post!

The ReadAThon will take place from midnight on the 4th till 11:59pm on the 8th of December.

Challenges:

Read a book that takes place during the holidays
Read a book with a Christmas colour/s on the cover
Read a book just because you want to

You can find their Twitter HERE! And if you are talking about the ReadAThon on Twitter make sure you tag them and use the hashtag #AVeryMerryReadathon on other social media.

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Okay, so as far as I can tell this week long ReadAThon is aimed at your currently reading books and trying to get that number down as we go into the new year! So this would be exculsively for people that start multiple books and don’t finish them. I would not be able to participate as I just don’t do that, I’m a one book at a time kind of person. She also said in the announcement that this is a ReadAThon to finally finish those books or DNF them completely. But I’t if it still counts as completing a challenge if you DNF.

The ReadAThon takes place from midnight on the 11th till 11:59pm on the 17th of November.

There are challenges for this ReadAThon but you don’t have to complete them. Obviously, because you are restricted to books you have already started you simply may not have a book that fits a certain challenge, so that is fine. You can also use one book for more than one challenge.

Challenges:

Finish a book that you put down over a year ago
Finish a book you put down sometime this year
Finish a book that you put down at halfway
Finish a book you are actively reading
(so not one that you put down a while ago and just haven’t finished.)
Finish 5 books

You can find their Twitter HERE!

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The Cramathon is a week long ReadAThon happening after Christmas and crosses over a little into Janurary! The Cramathon has reading challenges.

The ReadAThon takes place from midnight on the 26th of December and finished at 11:59pm on the 2nd of January.

You can find the Twitter page HERE! Also HERE is Ali’s announcement video!

Reading Challenges:

A book with under 200 pages
A book with LGBTQIAP+ rep
The shortest book on your TBR
A book with your favourite colour on the cover
A book that was gifted to you
One of the hosts’ favourite short books (If you can’t get your hands on one of these then you can choose a book that a friend recommended.)
– The Grownup by Gillian Flynn (64 pages)
– Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott (169 pages)
– George by Alex Gino (208 pages)
– And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrick Backman (96 pages)
Read 7 books.

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This is a month long ReadAThon, but I would actually call it a challenge too. Basically all you have to do is try and read as many diverse books as possible in the month of December. You don’t have to read only diverse books but the challenge is just here to encourage you to read more diverse books!

HERE is the announcement post on Books & Munches Blog!

All you have to do is make a blog post saying you are participating and your possible reads! Pretty simple right?! Make sure you use the hashtag #diversedecember when posting on social media.

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This ReadAThon is a 12 day ‘choose your own adventure’ ReadAThon with so much going on!! But I will get to all that!

This ReadAThon goes from midnight on the 13th to 11:59pm on the 24th of December!

Firstly there are challenges! This works in a map system similar to the map of the Scallywagathon! So you start at the bottom and when you reach the top you have finished! There are signposts all over the map which have challenges on them. Whenever you get to one, that is the challenge you complete. Some of the signposts are on intersections and you have a choice of which path (and challenge) to take. I will insert the map below. There are also 2 examples in their blog post if you wish to see them.

**All pictures are from novelthoughts.co**

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** Save the photo and zoom in if you are having trouble reading the signposts**

As you can see, there are only single words on the signposts. Each of them links to a challenge which you can find in the image below.

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Depending on which path you take you will land on 1 of 4 characters. These characters match 1 of the 4 ‘houses’ which you are part of for the House Cup part if you wish to take place, this is optional.

Make sure you post a TBR on your blog or social media and say if you are participating in the House Cup challenge and which ‘house’ you are in. Use the tag #holidayadventureathon when posting your TBR! There are 4 separate hashtags for each of the houses to share just with your house! They are #holidaypenguin #holidayreindeer #holidayelf & #holdaysnowman

There are heaps of ways to earn posts for your house! I will copy and past them direct from the AdventureAThon post below!

  • Posting YouTube videos about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR videos, reading updates, daily or weekly vlogs, wrap up videos.
  • Posting blogs about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR posts, reading updates, wrap ups.
  • Posting photos of your TBR or reading progress. (10p)
    Post with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts.
  • Tweeting about the readathon. (10p) (MAX 12)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidayadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts. Only one Tweet per day will count points towards your team.
  • Participating in Twitter sprints. (5p)
    Tweet with the hashtag #holidaysprints.
  • The number of pages you read. (1p)
    1 point will be awarded for every 1 page you read. Audiobooks are also counted.
  • Finishing books. (200p)
  • Completing readathon challenges. (100p)
  • Completing your entire readathon path. (500p)

There is a FAQ section on the post too if you have any other questions or comment on their post!! You can find their announcement post HERE and you can find their Twitter HERE!

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This ReadAThon focuses on f/f romances and the only rule is to read books with f/f romances that involve the MC! This ReadAThon has a bingo board of challenges! You can use 1 book for more than 1 challenge too.

The ReadAThon goes for 2 weeks and starts at midnight on the 14th and finishes at 11:59pm on the 28th of December!

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You can find their Twitter HERE! You can also find the announcement blog post HERE which includes recommendations for each challenge!



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

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