I have some super exciting news to tell you all about today! For the entire month of August, Amanda from A Court of Books and Love, Jessica from JessicaMarie493, and Myself are going to be hosting a Read-A-Thon! You may be thinking, hey Chelsea, you spelt it wrong in your title, but that’s where you’re wrong. We first started tossing around names for our Read-A-Thon and we joked about it being a Read-A-Thin and after that it just kind of stuck.
What kind of Read-A-Thon??
So the main goal of this Read-A-Thon is to read books that you already own, that way we can Thin Down our TBRs. We all know how fun it is to get new books but we also know the stress of having your TBR start piling up on you, so this way we can all work together on making a dent in that TBR and getting to some of the books on our shelves we’ve been talking about getting to. We also plan to host this every few months to keep us going strong on thinning out that TBR, so when the time comes for those we’ll keep you updated as well.
What are the rules??
For this round our goal is to complete 6 total challenges, out of a total of 18. I know that sounds like a whole lot, but we are allowing each book to complete 2 challenges. So in the end the minimum of books you can read in the entire month is 3, which isn’t too bad although I hope we all end up getting to more than that! Other than that the only other rule is to have already owned or ordered the whatever book you put on your TBR before the month begins, if not we’re not really thinning out our TBR we already have now are we??
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES??
I know how important this part is so we can all plan our official Read-A-Thon TBRs ahead of time, so let’s just go ahead and get right in to the challenges!
-Read a 2017 Release
-Read a book the same (or similar) color as your birth stone
-Read a diverse book
-Read a book with a title or author that starts with the first letter of your name
(A and The do not count!)
-Read a book related to your favorite emoji
-Read a book starting with a letter from TBR
(again, The does not count)
-Read a book with a summer themed cover
-Read a warm colored book
(orange, yellow, red, brown)
-Start & Finish a series
-Read a book in 24 hours
-Read a new to you Author
-Read a book with water on the cover
-Read a book set in Summer
-Buddy read a book
-Read a recommended book by someone in the community
-Read a guilty pleasure
-Read an adult/new adult book
-Read a book OUTSIDE of your favorite genre
Now I know there are some daunting tasks in this, but remember, just complete 6 challenges! If you have any questions about what fits a challenge or if one just doesn’t make sense to you feel free to reach out to one of us and we will be glad to help you!
We Need Your Help!!
Right now we’re working on setting up our sprint calendar for this Read-A-Thon. If you’re not sure what a sprint is, it’s usually an allotted amount of time chosen by the host to specifically just read, and they are typically held on Twitter. After the sprint everyone tweets about how much they were able to read and it’s just a fun way to come together as a community to work and support each other in reading our TBRs. Which brings me to the help we need! We’re looking for some Twitter Sprint Hosts. If you would like to spend a day hosting sprints on our Twitter page, just message myself, Amanda, or Jessica on any of our social media letting us know what day you’re interested in. We’ll be setting up the calendar here towards the end of the month and once that is set up we’ll let everyone know their scheduled days.
Where you can contact us!!
I really hope to see you all next month while we work on thinning out our TBRs together. If you’re reading this and it’s almost August PLEASE post your TBR below because I would absolutely LOVE to see what you have planned! Happy Reading.