Hey guys, if you haven’t heard, the Biannual Bibliothon is next week (Jan 20-26)!! The Biannual Bibliothon is a week long readathon hosted by a group of YA booktubers. Throughout the week there are reading challenges, blog challenges, video challenges, and Instagram challenges you can participate in. I’m so excited to participation in this readathon because it will be my first of the year, AND because I’m one of the blog hosts for this round!
Like most readathons, the Biannual Bibliothon has reading challenges you can participate in throughout the week. Since the readathon is seven days long, there are seven reading challenges you can participate in, but of course you don’t have to if you don’t want to.
The seven reading challenges are:
- Read the group book: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
- Read a sequel
- Read a book you’ve never heard of before
- Read a book about mental illness
- Read a book that was mentioned in another book/movie/tv show
- Read a book under 200 pages
- Read a backlist title
For this readathon you’re allowed to double up on challenges, but no more than two challenges per book.
Since one of my goals this year is to lower the number of unread books on my shelves, I’m only going to read books I already own. I’m not going to complete all the challenges because I don’t have books that can fit into all of them, but I am going to try and complete four of the reading challenges.
Blood Promise – I’ve been trying to reread the Vampire Academy series for a few months, and am currently ~ 50 pages into Blood Promise. I’m planning on using this readathon to get through this book, and it satisfies the challenge of reading a sequel.
She Regrets Nothing – Since I’m only reading books I own, I’ve heard of all the books on my shelf. Instead of reading a book I haven’t heard of I’m changing to challenge to read a book I don’t know much about. I’ve heard good things about She Regrets Nothing, but I don’t really remember what it’s about.
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend – I’ve had this book on my shelf for a while, and it came out in 2013, so I’m using this to complete the backlist book challenge.
The Year of Magical Thinking – I currently don’t have any tbr books that are under 200 pages, but this book is ~213 so I’m going to read it for the under 200 page challenge.
I’m so excited to participate in the bibliothon as a reader, and as a blog host! I came up with a blog post challenge, that any blogger can enter, and at the end of the readathon I’ll choose my favorite and the winner gets a prize.
My challenge for those that want to participate is create a post with your snow day reading list! On the day of my challenge (Jan. 20) I’ll have my post with my snow day reading list and more information about what the prize is, where you can comment with the link to your post to enter the challenge.
There are six other blog hosts for the week, and their challenges are up on the Biannual Bibliothon’s Instagram page, so if you want to check out and participate in more of the challenges, you definitely can!