Hey everyone, it’s October, and there are SO MANY Halloween themed readathons happening this month! I wish I could participate in all of them, but that would be a little crazy and unfortunately don’t have time for that. I really enjoy participating in readathons because they are fun, and a great way to knock books off your tbr. This month I’ve decided to participate in two readathons: Spookathon, and Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.
Spookathon: October 16-22
The first readathon I’m participating in is Spookathon. This readathon was created by BooksandLala, Bookerly, and Paige’s Pages and is a weeklong readathon with the aim of reading thrillers or horror stories. There are five reading challenges you can participate in, but of course you don’t have to follow them. The challenges are:
- Read a thriller
- Read a book with a spooky word in the title
- Read a book based on your childhood fear
- Read a book with orange on the cover
- Read a book set somewhere spooky
My TBR for Spookathon
I wish I could read one book for each challenge, but I don’t have that kind of time right now lol. Instead I’m only planning on reading three books (but one is hella long), and I am excited about all of them.
- There’s Someone Inside Your House – I can’t wait to get to Stephanie Perkins’ newest release. This one satisfies the “thriller” book, and “childhood fear”. When I was younger I was terrified that someone was going to break into my house and kidnap me.
- The Madman’s Daughter – I’ve owned this book for a while, and still have not read it…oops. The premise sounds creepy, and it has a spooky word in the title, so it’ll complete one of the challenges.
- It – I got the audiobook for review last month, and have been putting it off because it’s SO LONG (48 hours). I’ve wanted to read this book for a long time, but it’s so intimidating, but now that there’s a readathon and it’s getting closer to Halloween, it’s time to conquer my fear and complete this book! It will check off read a book set somewhere spooky.
Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon: October 21
2017 is the 10 year anniversary of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. The premise of this readathon is to read as much as you can in 24 hours. It’s also a great way to talk about what you’re reading, and see what other book lovers are reading as well. There are also mini challenges you can join throughout the day. There’s no theme or challenges to complete, just read whatever you want.
My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon
This readathon takes place during Spookathon, but I want to take a break from thrillers/horror novels and focus on lighter books that I can accomplish in one day. This tbr is ambitious, but I read contemporary pretty quickly and I like to give myself options.
- Without Merit – I can’t wait to finally get to Colleen Hoover’s most recent release! I bought it the day it came out, but somehow convinced myself to save it until the readathon.
- Busted – I received this book for a review a couple weeks ago and am finally going to have time to get to it. The premise sounds great, so interesting, that I can’t wait to dive in.
- Once Upon a Maiden Lane – For some reason, I’ve wanted to read historical romance recently. I think because I’ve seen so many people in the book community talk about this genre recently, that it’s piqued my interest. This book is another one for review, that is super short, and hopefully super entertaining.
- Any Duchess Will Do – Everyone talks about how great Tessa Dare’s books are, and I finally bought a copy of one! I can’t wait to hopefully get to this next week, because the plot sounds really good and really interesting.