That’s right folks, Easter Readathon is back.
I set this up last year as the first readathon I’ve ever hosted, and I enjoyed it so much that I’ve decided to run it again this year.
How It Works
Easter Readathon will run from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April, over the holiday weekend. That’s four full days of reading. Get your bookmarks ready.
There will be reading sprints on Twitter every few hours, hosted by me. The aim of these is to smash through your TBR, like you would a chocolate egg.
We’ll be using the hashtag #EasterReadathon, so make sure to add any progress updates there. (And please show me the chocolate you get, if you celebrate Easter.)
Everyone is welcome to join in! You don’t have to celebrate Easter to take part, the only reason I named it ‘Easter Readathon’ last year is that I wanted to host a readathon over the holiday weekend.
This year there will be optional challenges to complete, if you’d like to. There’s no obligation, but I thought it would provide an extra element of fun, and if you complete one challenge you get entered into the giveaway (more about this below).
This year’s challenges are as follows:
Only some are spring-related because I felt that having them all themed around a season would limit people’s TBRs.
You can choose to complete as many or as few challenges as you like. The graphic novel challenge is the only one that specifies the type of book you need to read, but it can be any type of graphic novel – manga, manhwa, web comics – anything.
For the other seven challenges you can read novellas, poetry, short story anthologies, graphic novels, of full length novels.
You can double up on challenges with any of your books. So, for example, if I decided to read The Disasters by M.K. England, that could count for the following challenges:
1. A new-to-me author
2. A book by a new-to-me author
3. An LGBTQIAP+ book
Check out my full TBR here!
This year, I thought it would be fun to run a giveaway for those taking part. The prize is a book of your choice (up to £10 in value) from Book Depository. This can be a book that’s already released or a pre-order.
- Anyone can enter as long as Book Depository ships to you.
- To enter, you must have posted your TBR on either your blog, YouTube channel, or social media, and have completed one of the reading challenges listed above.
- You can get one extra entry if you complete a line of challenges on the bingo card (must be three in a row).
- You can get two extra entries if you complete a full house on the bingo card. (This isn’t that hard when you consider that you can double up books for more than one challenge!)
The giveaway will open when the readathon starts, so at 12am on Thursday night (as Thursday becomes Friday).
Here’s a link to the giveaway. Happy entering!
If you decide to take part feel free to link me to your TBR/announcement posts so I can come and see the books you’re planning to read. If you have any questions about the readathon, come chat to me!