Hey everyone, so I just wanted to make an announcement letting you know that I’ll be hosting a month long read-a-thon! Woo! A few people on Twitter seemed interested, and maybe this will motivate me to read more since I’ll be the one hosting it, so why not!?
Anyway, what is the themeathon read-a-thon you ask?
Each week in July will host a different theme. So the goal is to read at least one book that fits that theme. Pretty simple, right? I mean, that’s one book per week. I think that’s doable, don’t you?
There will also be mini-challenges to go along with the main challenge, so you can set your own goals for what you want to accomplish during this read-a-thon.
Also, let me just say that this is a relaxed read-a-thon. Do not feel obligated to complete every challenge or participate in Twitter sprints or anything.
To get a better idea of what I’m talking about, here are the dates and the corresponding challenges:
Theme: Daring Hero/Heroine
- Read at least one book that has a daring/courageous hero/ine in it. Example: Katniss from The Hunger Games.
- Read a book with multiple points of view (two people or more). Example: These Broken Stars.
- A book that’s between 350-400 pages.
- A book that isn’t a novel (such as a memoir or non-fiction story).
Theme: Dangerous Love
- Read at least one book with an element of dangerous love in it. This can either be environmental or personal. Example: Juliette and Adam from Shatter Me.
- Read a book with over 450 pages.
- Write a poem to the main love interest in the book you chose (any type of prose/rhyme scheme/format).
- Listen to an audiobook.
Theme: Villain You Love to Hate
- Read at least one book with a villain you love to hate, aka a villain so horrible you want to toss them off a cliff. Example: Valentine from the Mortal Instruments series.
- Describe the book you chose with emojis on Twitter.
- Write a haiku of the villain in the book you’re reading and share it on your blog/Twitter/wherever.
- Watch a book-to-movie adaptation of said book, if there is one.
Theme: Only Standalones
- No series, no duologies, no trilogies. It’s all about the standalones this week. Example: Fangirl.
- Read a standalone that’s not a contemporary.
- Read a standalone over 400 pages.
- A diverse read! Example: Main character is gay, religious, biracial, etc.
Okay, so those are all of the weeks and all of the challenges to go along with it. Again, do not feel obligated to complete every challenge. I mean, you can if you want, but that’s up to you.
Also, let me know if you’ll be participating by either commenting down below or using the hashtag #themeathon on Twitter/Instagram. You can create your own Themeathon TBR post and all that so I can see what you have planned! I’ll post my own TBR closer to the read-a-thon.
I’ll host InLinkz on my own posts each week so those of you who participate can share and see what other people are reading and all that. I’ll be doing weekly wrap-ups so you can see my progress and all that, and I’d love to see yours.
I’ll also be hosting Twitter sprints each week so we can all read as much as we can together. I’ll be hosting them on @SummerReadathon, so be sure to check them out there.
Here’s a schedule for Twitter sprints:
- Week 1: Monday, July 6th @ 6:00PM EST until 8:00PM EST
- Week 2: Tuesday, July 14th @ 5:00PM EST until 7:00PM EST
- Week 3: Wednesday, July 22nd @ 3:00PM EST until 6:00PM EST
- Week 4: Thursday, July 30th @ 6:00PM EST until 10:00PM EST
I’ll post reminders at the beginning of each starting week, don’t worry!
Accompanying video: Themeathon Announcement
So let me know if you’ll be participating down below or on Twitter. I think this will be a fun time and I hope to see you there!