Holiday (& Other) Readathons to Check Out
Readathons are a great way to have fun with the book community, whether it be reading for a day, a week, or even a month! If you need some help making your TBR pile smaller I suggest participating so you can virtually read with many others who are trying to finish off their books before the new year!
#aFairytaleathon - Every round that is held will have a set of challenges and/or group reads centered around fairytale retellings! Round 2 has yet to be announced, but will take place some time in Winter 2018 so it’s a good time to join in! To get a better idea of how it’s run watch their announcement video from their first event. | Hosted by A Bear and a Bee Books and other co-hosts listed under the video description.
#BiannualBibliothon - This one is pretty self explanatory, it's a biannual readathon with both reading and video challenges! | Hosted by Zarriah, Brittni, Catriona, Momo, Red, Dylan, and Kassie. The Winter Biannual Bibliothon will take place January 12th - 18th, 2019. The live show for the group book will be on Saturday, January 19th and timing is TBA.
#Cramathon - Basically the idea is to cram as many reads in as possible. | Hosted by @dylanistweeting, @hardbackhoarder, @theawkwardbookw, and @juliasapphire_. The next one should have had its challenges posted on November 28th or you can learn more about it here. It will take place between December 22nd - 28th, 2018!
Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon - You guessed it! It’s a readathon dedicated to consuming books for a complete 24 hour time frame! Catch the gist of how it came to be over on their website. Next one will be hosted on April 6, 2019 so mark your calendars and sign up ahead of time!
#EndofYearathon - Where you attempt to read the rest of your books by the end of the year! | Hosted by @amandalynnbxo and @whatvickyread on Twitter. The bookathon will be running between December 26th through January 1st, 2019!
#Finishathon - A biannual 5 day readathon inspired by the idea of finishing your current reading goals whatever they may be! | Hosted by the book blog Chapter Charms over on Twitter. Occasionally a #Finishathon24 is held in a 24 hour time frame.
#Magical Readathon - Dedicated to reading magical books with many prompts all inspired by Harry Potter! | Hosted by Book Roast over on BookTube. The next one takes place from December 16th - 26th, 2018 with 12 readathon prompts and you can find out more by watching Book Roast’s announcement video!
#Readathin - A readathon dedicated to thinning out your TBR pile (we all could probably use this tbh). | Hosted by @courtofbooklove, @jescamarie493, and @deuces_x. It seems as if they hold a readathon daily which are held by a different host every day - you can find the rest of the co-hosts here.
#TheReadingRush formerly known as #BookTubeAthon - BookTubeAthon was originally a readathon that held challenges periodically for people on BookTube, but recently it has underwent a transformation into The Reading Rush where they just achieved getting the funding to create a website for readers to join in an online book community. Nothing has been said of late, but know that it is in the works! Hosted by Ariel Bissett and Raeleen Lemay, you can also stay up to date with the latest happenings over at Ariel’s and Raeleen’s BookTube channels.
#AVeryMerryReadathon - This one is pretty self explanatory, every year it takes place sometime in the month of December. | Hosted by @TinyBookDragon, @cristydt89, @cupofwonderland, @SunWoodsLife @paperxfaerie, and @BkishPorcupine. This year’s will taking place from December 10th - 16th, 2018!
#WitchAThon - Where book nerds and witches read to appreciate the witchiest times of the year! | Hosted by Rhiannon the Wicked on Twitter (where you take part in sprints) and YouTube. The next challenges are almost in session (December 14th - 21st, 2018) so go check it out for more info. and don’t forget to prepare for the livestream session on December 21st @ 10 PM CST! The group read for this readathon is The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden which is on my TBR so I may participate in this one!
#24hourathon - Another readathon to catch up on your reading in a 24 hour period that’s held every few months. | Hosted by @kellysbookspill & @dylanistweeting. The next one will take place on December 16th!
#24in48 #Readathon - This is a fun option for those who have trouble committing to a complete 24 hour day readathon and it’s inspired by the original Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon. All you have to do is read for 24 hours within 48 hours. You can participate by joining them on either their Twitter or Instagram account. Their next one will take place from January 26th - 27th, 2019! You can also check out their official page to learn more.
To take a look at a complete list of the most popular readathons visit @littlebookowl’s site where she has a complete list of them scheduled out on a convenient calendar for you! If you have your very own readathon space feel free to enter your info. into her online form so she can add it to the list! Follow Readathon News to stay up to date on all the latest readathons taking place online!
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