#ReadAThons

Today’s discussion is going to be about readathons and a special announcement at the end of this post.

I have participated in a handful of readathons.  Out of the ones that I have participated in, my favorites are the Biannual Bibliothon and DiverseAThon.  The Biannual Bibliothon occurs twice a year and has reading challenges, video challenges, and Instagram challenges.  I have only ever done the reading challenges, but have participated on Twitter.  The Biannual Bibliothon is always a lot of fun, and the two times I have participated, I have read books that I never thought I would ever read and have been pushed out of my comfort zone.  DiverseAThon is another readathon that I love because it pushes people to diversify their reading, and read books that have more diverse topics.  Diversity is very important because the world we live in is so diverse and I think literature needs to be more reflective of that.  I think DiverseAThon happens more than once a year too, but I’m not 100% sure.  One of the things that I love about readathons is that they are a great way to interact with other members of the online book community.  These are my favorite readathons, what are some of yours?

Special Announcement:
This year for The Summer Biannual Bibliothon, bloggers have been invited to host challenges on their blogs.  I am very excited to announce that I am one of the blogger hosts and get to host a challenge on my blog!  I will be posting a more official announcement in the future with all the details!

#ReadAThon Wrap-up

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I recently participated in two readathons that occurred at the same time.  The first readathon was the DAReadathon hosted by Aentee from Read At Midnight which happened January 1st to the 15th.  The Second readathon was the Biannual Bibliothon and that happened January 8th to the 15th.

I’m going to start with the DAReadathon.  This is a readathon that celebrated diversity and had seven challenges titled after spells from Harry Potter.

I completed 5 out of 7 of the challenges and the titles will by in pink
Expecto Patronum: A List of Cages by Robin Roe
Expelliarmus: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (I borrowed the audiobook from my library)
Protego: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Reducto: Black Moon by Romina Russell
Impedimenta: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
Stupefy: The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Lumos: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh

On to the Biannual Bibliothon:
Group book: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Throwback- For this challenge, you can pick any reading challenge from previous bibliothons.  I chose childhood re-read: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
2016 Release: It wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
BookTuber Rec: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Book I Never Picked Up But Was Excited To Read: Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Retelling: It Wasn’t Always Like This by Joy Preble
Diverse Book: The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

I was able to complete all the challenges and read all the books.