2017 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge – June, July & August Update

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Okay, so I am here for my next update of the Beat the Backlist Challenge! I have given up on the points part of this for 2 reasons. One is that I kept forgetting to enter the points and then because there was no way to know what I had entered and what I hadn’t I was either missing books or doubling up. Second, was that the host was taking FOREVER to update the points thing to see who was actually winning and it was irritating me when it was like over a month… I get that people have lives but if you don’t have the time to keep up with something then don’t do it in the first place.

Anyway! You can find my January & February Update HERE & my March, April & May Update HERE!

And if you don’t know what the Beat the Backlist Challenge is, it’s basically reading books that aren’t new releases (so for this specific challenge it’s any book published in 2016 or earlier!



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This was a reread for me. You can find my review from when I first read it HERE!

You can find my spoilery review for Shiver HERE!

You can find my spoilery review for Linger HERE!

You can find my spoilery review for Forever HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

This were both rereads!

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This was a reread and I choose to reread this via audiobook! You can find my review for the first time I read it HERE!

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New favourite series (second to Harry Potter of course).

You can find my spoiler free review for Akarnae HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review of Raelia HERE!

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Again a reread via audiobook! You can find the review for my original read HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I didn’t review this book.

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Again a reread and my you can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free Review HERE!

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I listened to the audiobook of this one. You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I didn’t review this book.

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my mini spoiler free review HERE!

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I haven’t reviewed this graphic novel series.

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I also haven’t reviewed any of this series.

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Again a reread via audiobook! You can find my review from my original read HERE!

Again didn’t review this series.

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I didn’t review this but it’s amazingly heartbreaking and I highly recommend the audiobook!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I didn’t review this book!

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I listened to this book as an audiobook!

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You can find my spoiler free review HERE!

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I didn’t review this book.

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I didn’t review this audiobook. And btw this is only an audiobook, there is no physical or eBook edition of this.



And that is all! I read 37 backlist books in this update and that makes my total 67 out of my 94 reads (according to my Goodreads)

And BTW I got new graphics on my blog! Let me know what you think of the new graphics?!

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Summer Bookish Bingo Wrap Up

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Well, the Summer Bookish Bingo is over! HOLY FLYING FUCK I COMPLETED THE WHOLE BOARD!!!!



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Ace Rep: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
Over 5 Years Old: Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Thriller: The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Red Cover: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Latina MC: Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

A Book About Fandom: Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Sci-Fi: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
LGBT+: The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Summer Release: The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
White Cover: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Family Drama: Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Blue Cover: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
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On Your TBR Forever: The Darkest Minds Alexandra Bracken
Revolution and Rebellion: The Life Siphon by Kathryn Sommerlot

A Sequel: Raelia by Lynette Noni
Name in Title: Furthermore by Tehereh Mafi
Royalty: Roar by Cora Carmack
A book with a Map: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Author from Another Continent: Salt to the Sea by Rute Sepetys

Flowers on the Cover: Because You Love To Hate Me (Edited by Ameriie)
Travel: Akarnae by Lynette Noni
Outside Your Comfort Zone: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Romance: A court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Award Winner: End of the World by Nesly Clerge (Amazon #1 Bestseller)



So I got  all 12 bingos!! I still can’t believe I completed all 24 squares!

Did you participate? How did you go? Link me to your Wrap Ups or let me know how you did in the comments!

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Rainbow ReadAThon Wrap Up

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So I’m actually starting writing this book with about an hour left of the Rainbow ReadAThon in my time zone. But I have completed all the reading challenges and I have some free time, so I’m writing this now!

I read/listened to 7 books during this ReadAThon & also started another. I didn’t fully stick to my TBR, but oh well, I still finished all the challenges haha.

You can find my TBR HERE if you were interested!

Also, I didn’t follow the order we were kind meant to follow, but don’t really care. I needed to read certain books first because of #TheReadingQuest.



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Yes, this is more grey, but I don’t care haha. I was trying to find an audiobook that was short (so I could finish it tonight) that was also a thriller (to finish the last square in the Summer Bookish Bingo) with a white cover (for Rainbow ReadAThon) & this was the closest I could find.

COVER THAT MATCHES YOUR HOGWARTS HOUSE COLOUR (GRYFFINDOR)

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You can find my review HERE!

ORANGE COVER

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You can find my review HERE!

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Pink Cover

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Black Cover

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Purple Cover

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So that is all for my Rainbow ReadAThon Wrap Up! I completed all 7 challenges which I’m really happy with! I also read about 20% of The Mime Order during this ReadAthon. The Mime Order was originally meant to be my White book but as it’s such a big book and it’s not a quick read either, I knew I wasn’t going to get it finished by tonight, so I picked The Dispatcher instead.

Did you participate? How did you go!?!? Let me know in the comments!

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#TheReadingQuest – Mid Way Update!

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So it is just after half way through #TheReadingQuest! It is actually day 17 and this is what I’m up to so far!

You can find my TBR HERE!



Here is the Challenge card!

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I started as a Knight, but I have completed all of those challenges, so I’m moving on to the Mage challenges tomorrow!



The books in bold are the ones I have completed!! XP points are in blue next to each completed books!

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Knight Challenges:

The First Book of a Series – Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (10)

A book with a verb in its title – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (20)

A book with a weapon on its cover – Graceling by Kristin Cashore (10)

A book with a red cover – This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (10)

A book that has a TV/Movie adaptation – Coraline by Neil Gaiman (10)

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Mage Challenges:

The Mage challenges also cross over with the Knight challenge for ‘The First Book of the Series‘ challenge.

A book set in a different world – The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

A book based on mythology – Wildefire by Karsten Knight

A book that contains magic – Half Wild by Sally Green

A book with a one word title – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Mini Quest Challenges:

Potions – A book concocted by 2+ authors – The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black (10)

Multiplayer – Buddy read a book – Shatter Me by Teherah Mafi

Grind – A book with 500+ pages – The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Time Warp – A book set in either the past or the future – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (10)

Open World – Read whatever you want – Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Respawn – Read a book you previously ‘DNF’ – Not Completing

Expansion – Read a companion novel or short story – Because You Love to Hate Me (20)

Mini-Game – Read a graphic novel, novella or poem collection – The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 4 by Kieron Gillen (10)

Animal Companion – Book referencing an animal in the title – Not Completing



Total Points: 120 XP (including 10 starting points)

Total Pages Read: 2,963 & 144 graphic novel pages (313 HP including 10 starting points)

Here is my updated Character card!

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Well, that is all for this update! I won’t do another update, just a wrap up after #TheReadingQuest finishes!

I will be picking up Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda next and also starting Half Wilf on audiobook tonight too!

How are you going with #TheReadingQuest?! What are you reading right now? Let me know in the comments!

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Read-A-Thon Guide – September 2017

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This is my guide for the Read-A-Thons happening in September! I couldn’t find a tonne for September but if you know of any others happening please let me know and I will update the post!

At the moment I am only planning on doing the Duodecathon. If I am going to participate I will do a TBR before that ReadAThon before it starts.



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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 September: Standalones
Challenge: One Word Titles

2-8 October: LGBTQIA+ Books
Challenge: Read Poetry & Short Stories

6-12 November: New to you authors
Challenge: Read A Duology

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.

For August there are 2 ReadAThon dates and I’m assuming that is because there wasn’t a ReadAThon date for January. I will only be participating in one and that will be the 11-17 one.

UPCOMING DATES:

September 18-24
October 7-13
November 22-28
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 is a fairly chill ReadAThon! Firstly the only rule is that you have to read only fantasy books! There is reading challenges, however, you just choose however many you want to do, you can choose to do 1 or all 5! There is also photo challenges which you can post to Instagram, Twitter or Tumblr and possibly win a giveaway for doing so (each photo is one entry)!

You can find the creators Twitter HERE & the announcement post HERE.

Dates: 4th – 10th of September

Reading Challenges:

– Read a blue fantasy book. Any amount of blue will do!
– Read a swashbuckling fantasy novel! Think The Three Musketeers or The Princess Bride.
– Read a fantasy book that reminds you of Fall. Maybe this book gives you cosy Fall feelings, maybe the cover has Fall colours, or it could take place in the Fall…
– Read a classic fantasy book! Specifically, anything written before the 1980s. Think LOTR, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Once and Future King, The Earthsea Cycle, The Neverending Story, The Sword of Shannara, etc.
– Read a fantasy book with wings on the cover.

*copied from the ReadAThon announcement post*

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So as far as I can tell with this one the only rule is to read books that you wanted to read last year but never got to! I don’t think there is reading challenges!

Dates: 8th – 11th September

Find their Twitter HERE!

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*Firstly, yes I have slightly changed the graphic between when I originally made this post and this update*

This is a month long ReadAThon hosted by Books & Munches here on WordPress. So the only rule to this ReadAThon is to read sequels!

All you have to do to participate is make a blog post with the books that you will possibly read during Septemeber, so basically a list of the Sequels you own that you have already read the first book to. Make sure you link back to Books & Munches announcement post!

There isn’t a Twitter or any other social media for this ReadAThon but when talking about it on social medai use the hashtag #SequelSeptember !!



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BookTubeAThon 2017 TBR

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The BookTubeAthon 2017 was my first ever ReadAThon, so I thought it was fitting that I did it again this year! This time the BookTubeAThon runs from the 24th to the 30th of July! I am also participating in the Duodecathon & Biannual Bibliothon at the same time! They cross over eachother! Yes it is going to be a tad crazy!

July Duodecathon TBR HERE (19th-25th)

Biannual Bibliothon TBR HERE (23rd-29th)

& also the BookTubeAThon (24th- 30th)

You can find the announcement video HERE

And you can find the announcement of the reading challenges HERE

Find their Twitter HERE



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1. Read a book with a person on the cover
2. Read a hyped book
3. Finish a book in one day
4. Read about a character that is very different from you
5. Finish a book completely outdoors
6. Read a book you bought because of the cover
7. Read seven books



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Read a book with a person on the cover

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Read a hyped book

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Finish a book in one day

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I chose the Great Gatsby for this mainly because it’s a really short book and I should easily be able to read this in a day, I will also be reading this one first so that I can get it done in the 24 hours without having to put another book down to read this one during a day.

Read about a character that is very different from you

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For this, I chose a book with a straight male as I am a Bisexual Female, so there is a fair bit of difference there

Finish a book completely outdoors

I will not be completing this challenge. I live in Australia and at the moment it is the middle of winter and in the next few weeks it is meant to get pretty cold, so I’m out for this one.

Read a book you bought because of the cover

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I didn’t buy this book because of the cover as I quite simply do not buy books only because of the cover, I don’t have the money to waste on books I won’t like. So I’m more going for I first checked out the synopsis of this book because it had a beautiful cover.

Read 7 books

So I need to add 2 more books to complete this challenge, so I chose to shorter books that I got through the InstaFreebie thing and already had on my iBooks app.



So that is all for my TBR! Are you participating in the BookTubeAThon, let me know in the comments and if you have posted a TBR then send me the link and I will check it out!

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ALSO, DON’T FORGET MY GIVEAWAY IS STILL GOING ON! JUST CLICK THE PIC OR HERE TO GET TO THE GIVEAWAY POST TO FIND OUT HOW TO WIN A PAPERBACK OF ONE OF THE PICTURED BOOKS!

Read-A-Thon Guide – July

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This is my guide for the Read-A-Thons happening in July I will post the next one at the end of July for August!

At the moment I am only planning on doing the Duodecathon. If I am going to participate I will do a TBR before the ReadAThon.


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So there isn’t a tonne of info about this ReadAThon except 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 book 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.

July’s challenges:

1. TV Adaptions
2. Paranormal
3. Based on a video game or has characters who play video games

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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 is the challenges, they are an extra challenge. I am not sure whether you have to try and find a challenge that fits into thats 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 is all the future challenges incase you wanted to plan!

3-9 July: Translations
Challenge: Read books from the year you were born

7-13 August: Childhood Favourites
Challenge: Marathon a Series

4-10 September: Standalones
Challenge: One Word Titles

2-8 October: LGBTQIA+ Books
Challenge: Read Poetry & Short Stories

6-12 November: New to you authors
Challenge: Read A Duology

4-10 December: 2017 Debuts
Read the last book (or books) you bought

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So this challenges runs from the 17th to 30th of July. Use the Hashtag #HSreadathon for the ReadAThon.

So this ReadAThon is a seasonal thing, there is 4 different ReadAThons that they run as far as I can tell. This specific one has no reading requirements, you just read as much as you can in that time. There is a giveaway at the end of ReadAThon, you have to participate and post a Wrap-Up to enter. You can either post on a blog, twitter, facebook or Goodreads!

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So as you can probably guess with this one, you attempt to read for 24 hours of the 48 hours the ReadAThon runs for. There is no specific reading challenges for this one.

You can find the Sign Up for this one HERE!

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So this one is run on twitter and includes reading challenges, group book read, blog challenges, video challenges and photo challenges! You can participate in whatever you want, you do not have to do the video, blog, photo or group read! If participating in any of the video challenges you go in the draw to win a book. There is 8 books altogether that they are giving away! Checkout the link below for the Video Challenges to see which books can be one for each of the challenges.

You can find their youtube channel HERE!

This Summer Biannual Bibliothon runs from the 23rd to 29th of July! Also the group book live show is on the 30th of July! The group book for this one is Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.

Reading Challenges:

Read the group book (Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh)
Read a book from one of the hosts favourite genres
– Kassie – Magical Realism
– Caz – Historical Fiction
– Brittni – High/Epic Fantasy
– Emma – Diverse Books
– Kelly – Dystopian/SciFi
– Red – Paranormal
– Momo – Urban fantasy
Read a book that has been or still is banned (There is a tonne of links in the description of the Reading Challenges video, which I have linked above)
Throwback challenge (HERE is a link to previous challenges)
Book to movie adaptation – read & watch
Read a book you’ve seen somewhere other than booktube
LGBTQIA+

As they make videos for everything I will link them below too.

Initial Announcements!

Reading Challenges!

Video Challenges!

Photo Challenges!

Blogging Challenges!

They also have a book club called the Biblio Book Club that runs throughout the entire year! They choose a book every 3 months to read. The last book they read and did a live show about was Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight! They are currently reading The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember, so be sure to follow their Twitter HERE for everything that’s going on!

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The link for the ReadAThon’s Youtube is HERE!

They do have a post that explains the Booktube-A-Thon which you can find HERE!

This ReadAThon is from the 24th to 30th of July! They don’t have anymore info up about it yet as it isn’t till the end of July but I will do a seperate update about it when I post my TBR! Last years BookTubeAThon was the first ReadAThon I had ever participated in and I want to do it again this year for that reason!

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This ReadAThon goes from the 1st of July to the 30th! This ReadAThon only happens once a year during Summer (well Winter for myself).

Make sure you check out their Twitter HERE!

Reading Challenges:

A Classic Fairytale
A book which disney has dramatized
A book that is set in the summer
A book you read as a child
A book with green or blue on the cover
A book to only read outside (well for us in Aus and everywhere else that is in winter in July, that challenge is going to be interesting)

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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. As I have already missed Jan, Feb, March and April I will not get all the challenges done, but I hope to participate every month from now on!

You can find info and join the Goodreads group HERE.

UPCOMING DATES:

July 19-25
August 1-7 or 11-17 (it has two dates on the goodreads pages, so I’m not sure atm)
September 18-24
October 7-13
November 22-28
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 is, as you can probably tell a 24 Hour ReadAThon and is being held again on the 21st of July! As far as I can tell there isn’t any reading challenges, it’s just reading as much as you can in the 24 hours.

You can find their Twitter HERE!


And that is all of the challenges that I know about for July!

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