I can’t get enough of readathons! I joined my first one last month and, although I wasn’t able to get to as many books as I wanted, it was really cool to have a set goal to achieve. So, if you’re like me and want some extra motivation to read this next month, these are some exciting readathons happening in November.
1 — 30th November • #atozreadathon
The goal behind this readathon is to cover all the letters of the alphabet with the titles and/or authors of the books you read. There are two modes you can choose.
Normal Mode: Pick either author name or book title, then read books to make sure you’ve covered every letter of the alphabet.
Hard Mode: Pick author last name or title. Read one book for every letter.
1 — 30th November • #RemNovember
Still haven’t achieved your Goodreads goal? This is the perfect readathon since November Remember is all about reaching goals and completing challenges you may have started throughout the year but haven’t finished.
1 — 30th November • #mythothon
Inspired by Greek mythology, the Mythoton challenges you with 25 different challenges. The rules are: everything that can be added on Goodreads counts and each book only counts for one challenge.
- Zeus. King of the Gods. God of the Sky — Read a book at least 400 pages long.
- Hera. Queen of the Gods. Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families — Read a book about royalty.
- Hebe. Goddess of Eternal Youth — Read a Middle Grade or Young Adult book.
- Poseidon. God of the Sea— Read a book which features the sea – mermaids, pirates, surfers etc.
- Hermes. God of Travellers and Thieves — Read a book set in a country not your own.
- Aphrodite. Goddess of Love and Beauty — Read a book with a beautiful cover.
- The Hydra. Multiheaded Serpent — Read a book with more than one POV.
- Iris. Goddess of the Rainbow — Read a book with your favourite colour on the cover or in the title.
- Ancient Greece — Read a book set in the past.
- Hestia — Goddess of the Hearth. Read the first book in a series.
- Dionysus. God of Wine — Celebrate this year by reading a 2018 release.
- Achilles and Patroclus — Read a book with an LGBT+ protagonist.
- Homer — Read a retelling (of a myth, fairy tale, classic novel etc.)
- Hephaestus. God of Fire and Smiths — Read a book with a disabled character.
- Ares. God of War — Read a book with a compelling antagonist or a written from the villain’s POV.
- Echidna. Mother of Monsters — Read a book about monsters – dragons, zombies, serial killers etc.
- Herakles — Read a popular book (define ‘popular’ as you wish).
- Gaia. Primordial Earth Goddess — Read a book which was published at least 5 years ago.
- Artemis. Goddess of the Moon and the Hunt — Read a book with an animal on the cover or in the title.
- Athena. Goddess of Wisdom, Strategy and Crafts — Read a book that’s not the first in the series.
- Persephone. Goddess of the Underworld and Springtime — Read a book which is less than 200 pages.
- Apollo. God of Prophesy, Plague and Poetry — Read a collection of poetry or short stories.
- Hades. God of the Underworld and Riches — Read a book which you got for free (library, from a friend, ARC, Kindle offer etc.)
- Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture — Read a book with a nature word in the title – e.g. leaf, wind, flower etc.
You can also officially sign-up and enter a contest to win a book of your choice.
1 — 30th November • #readathing
The main goal of the Read-A-Thin is to read books you already own and thin out your TBR pile. The challenges are:
- Read a book that’s been on your TBR for over a year.
- Read a book that was gifted to you or that you got in a subscription box.
- Read a book with a Fall colored cover (Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, etc).
- Read a book in a non-traditional format (eBook, Audiobook, graphic novel, manga, etc).
- Read a book entirely in a cozy spot.
- Read the group book: Dress Codes For Small Towns by Courtney Stevens
4 — 11th November • #borrowathon
BorrowAThon is all about reading borrowed books, be it from the library, a friend, family, etc. You don’t need to own books to be considered a reader, and this is readathon is a good reminder of that. There are 6 challenges you can join in that are completely optional:
Are you guys thinking about joining any readathon this month? If yes, which one?