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message 1: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
1. Read a 2017 release
2. Read a diverse book
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover
5. Start and finish a series
6. Read a book in 24 hours
7. Read a new to you author
8. Buddy read a book
9. Read a horror/thriller
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
11. Read an eBook
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)

If you have any questions about these, feel free to ask one of the hosts!


message 2: by Chelsea (last edited Oct 13, 2017 05:29PM) (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Here are out Announcement Videos/Posts if you want to read them or watch them for some examples!

Chelsea - https://averybookishgirl.wordpress.co...

Jessica - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blb1c...

Amanda (She did both because she's a superstar) - https://acourtofbooksandlove.com/2017...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_DKb...


message 3: by Crystal (new)

Crystal | 3 comments Cant waittt


message 4: by Gabby (new)

Gabby | 3 comments So excited!


message 5: by Erin (new)

Erin Getting excited! This will be my first Read-a-thon.


message 6: by MaryJane (new)

MaryJane (mj_reads) | 5 comments Thanks for the invite to this group, I'm notoriously bad at read-a-thons but I'm pretty behind on my reading challenge so I am hoping that this will motivate me to pick up! Either way I'm super excited to read & chat with everyone :)


Gemma ♕ Bookish Gems (bookishgems) Thanks for the add to the group! Never done a readathon before so very excited for this! Might actually make me read my arcs!!!


— Massiel [taking a break] (rollitosdecanela) Thanks for the invitation! This will be my first read-a-thon so don't know what to expect.

Joining :D


message 9: by Megan (new)

Megan Rogers (rogersreads) | 2 comments Im excited! Except for the week I am co-hosting borrowathon, I will be working on thinning out my bookshelves!


message 10: by Megan (new)

Megan Rogers (rogersreads) | 2 comments Megan wrote: "Im excited! Except for the week I am co-hosting borrowathon, I will be working on thinning out my bookshelves!"
Oh wait, there's a library book challenge, yes!


message 11: by Tabitha (new)

Tabitha Kelly (tabbyisnotacat) | 2 comments Ooh, this sounds good! Especially since I already bought 11 books this month (oops). I definitely won't be able to complete them all though, due to school, but I might try to do that last one for sure! :D


message 12: by Golden (new)

Golden Books (golden_books_) Thanks for letting me join this group!
I never did a readathon, so I hope i do my best and follow up with you guys.. This is soo exciting!! 📖💙


message 13: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Circe wrote: "Thanks for the invitation! This will be my first read-a-thon so don't know what to expect.

Joining :D"


We are super laid back and it'll be a fun time! I hope you enjoy :)


message 14: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Megan wrote: "Megan wrote: "Im excited! Except for the week I am co-hosting borrowathon, I will be working on thinning out my bookshelves!"
Oh wait, there's a library book challenge, yes!"


Yesssss We added that challenge in to make it easier for people doing both! So Excited you found it XD


✶Rachelle✶  | 1 comments I’ve never done a read-a-thon either, so I’m really excited to be starting this one! 😁


message 16: by Duskangelreads (new)

Duskangelreads | 1 comments I have decided to join! I am also participating in the House Cup Reading Challenge which crosses over with this one as it has already started and ends on the 12th of November.
It was a bit of a challenge getting both Events challenges to fit the same books but I have done it.
I have a total of 10 books on my TBR for Read-A-Thin. 3 of which are audiobooks, so only 7 physical books.
I have a total of 19 possible reads for November in total with my TBR for the House Cup Reading Challenge.
This is going to be another crazy month!


message 17: by Zoey (new)

Zoey Zane (justmekendra) | 6 comments Is it bad I want to try to find a book to fit each challenge? Hahaha! I definitely won't read 18 books in one month (it's never happened!) but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Side note - this is going to be super fun! I missed out on August's so I can't wait for November to start! Yay!


message 18: by Kristina (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) Kendra wrote: "Is it bad I want to try to find a book to fit each challenge? Hahaha! I definitely won't read 18 books in one month (it's never happened!) but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Side note - this is goi..."

I feel the same! It's always so much fun to PLAN the books, even if you only end up reading a few.


message 19: by Jamie (last edited Nov 01, 2017 05:31PM) (new)

Jamie Barringer (Ravenmount) (ravenmount) Looks fun. I already know I can't do all of them- I am too broke to afford getting books via subscription boxes. The rest look pretty do-able, though. Now I just have to try not to check out any new library books for a while, since my other goal for November is to decrease my stack of library books from 26(now) to under 10(by Nov30).
1. Read a 2017 release -
2. Read a diverse book -
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji-
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover-
5. Start and finish a series-
6. Read a book in 24 hours-
7. Read a new to you author-
8. Buddy read a book-
9. Read a horror/thriller-
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre-
11. Read an eBook-
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own-
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon-
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest-
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously-
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)-
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)-


message 20: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 4 comments :) I'm looking forward to the next round. I recently bought a lot of classics so I will see if they can be used for some of the challenges. With those and what I haven't finished this month I should have a good amount of reading material. lol I will be building my list soon.


message 21: by Littlebookterror (new)

Littlebookterror | 6 comments I was wondering, #5: does it have to be the same series or is start a series and finish a(nother) series?


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Got some of my TBR picked out ,the rest I'll pick out as I read ,


message 23: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Rachelle wrote: "I’ve never done a read-a-thon either, so I’m really excited to be starting this one! 😁"

Yay! I'm so glad you'll be joining us. It's going to be so much fun!


message 24: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Littlebookterror wrote: "I was wondering, #5: does it have to be the same series or is start a series and finish a(nother) series?"

It is start and finish the same series, so good ones for this would be duologies and trilogies


message 25: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Kendra wrote: "Is it bad I want to try to find a book to fit each challenge? Hahaha! I definitely won't read 18 books in one month (it's never happened!) but hey, a girl can dream, right?

Side note - this is goi..."


I do the same thing, I pick a book for each challenge and then end up reading the minimum because I just fail, but at least it gives us options to choose from!!


message 26: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Chloe wrote: "Guys this is gonna be awesome! I plan to do a big chunk of these challenges, the only ones I know I won't do are the audiobook, library and subscription box ones because I don't use those methods o..."

And that's ok that you can't do them all! We just wanted to make some easy challenges for other readathons we knew were going on that we knew about in case people wanted to participate in them all. I'm super glad you'll get to your unread owned books, that's our whole goal!!


message 27: by Kristina (last edited Oct 30, 2017 02:18PM) (new)

Kristina (kristinalawhead) I'm so excited to plan/start this!
*will finish the rest at home

1. Read a 2017 release
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
2. Read a diverse book
Peony in Love by Lisa See
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji (the cry-laugh one)
The Andy Cohen Diaries A Deep Look at a Shallow Year by Andy Cohen
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover (fall colored-ish)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
5. Start and finish a series
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater
6. Read a book in 24 hours
As If! The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney
7. Read a new to you author
8. Buddy read a book (Work book club pick for November)
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
9. Read a horror/thriller
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
The Residence Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower
11. Read an eBook
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
Long Lankin (Long Lankin, #1) by Lindsey Barraclough
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc) Won from a Goodreads Giveaway
Wrecked by Maria Padian
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)


message 28: by Samge (new)

Samge | 1 comments Count me in! Thanks for inviting me, this is going to be my first Readathon


message 29: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexallot) First readathon, super excited!


message 30: by Erin (new)

Erin As of right now I know I can do 3 of the challenges.
1.Read a 2017 release

9.Read a horror/ thriller

14.Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest.

But I'm still undecided on what other 3 challenges to pick.


message 31: by MaryJane (new)

MaryJane (mj_reads) | 5 comments Okay so here is my tentative list, I'll probably change it a few times over the month. I also doubt I'll be able to read all of these, but at least I have a few options!

1. Read a 2017 release
Starfish
2. Read a diverse book
Wild Beauty
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji
Fire (I'm on a PC but the flame emoji is my fave)
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover
This Savage Song -- Fall colors count, right? hahah
5. Start and finish a series
Tithe Valiant Ironside
6. Read a book in 24 hours
The Battle of the Labyrinth
7. Read a new to you author
History Is All You Left Me
8. Buddy read a book
Probably going to skip this unless anyone here wants to BR any of the books I've chosen :)
9. Read a horror/thriller
You
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
The Princess Saves Herself in this One
11. Read an eBook
Dark Matter
Skipping # 12 & 13
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
Moxie
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Skipping # 16
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)
Shadow and Bone (reread)
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)


I'm pretty pumped to see how many of these I actually manage to complete :)


message 32: by Sherri (last edited Nov 22, 2017 06:09PM) (new)

Sherri | 4 comments My November TBR :)
1. Subscription & new author: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
2. Favorite emoji, (light blush, happy smile) & fall-theme cover (walking on falling leaves) The House of Hawthorne by Erika Robuck
3. Start a series: The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1) by Michael Scott Completed
4. Finish a series & another readathon (tome readathon) The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy, #3) by Deborah Harkness Completed
5.Listen to audiobook & Library read Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2) by Deborah Harkness Completed
6. Read in 24 hours & 2017 realease: Mistress of All Evil A Tale of the Dark Fairy by Serena Valentino Completed
A couple extra I am thinking on as well... Lair of Dreams (The Diviners, #2) by Libba Bray
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) by Alan Bradley completed Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray


message 33: by Sona (new)

Sona Via (sonavia87) | 3 comments this is so exciting:)) I have my TBR planned already :)

Quick Question: Is it okay to skip couple of challenges?


message 34: by Elizabeth (last edited Nov 02, 2017 09:59AM) (new)

Elizabeth My Read A Thon TBR
1:Read a 2017 release: The Whispering Room (Jane Hawk #2) by Dean Koontz

4:Read a book with a fall themed cover: The Grievance Collectors Dead Day by Karla Hull

7:read a new to you author: Sinking the Sultana A Civil War Story of Imprisonment, Greed, and a Doomed Journey Home by Sally M. Walker

9:Read a horror/thriller: Mind Game (Eve Duncan #22) by Iris Johansen

15:Read a book you ended up putting down previously: It by Stephen King ( was reading it at the start of this month but I ended up getting sick)

17: Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc) The Demon Crown (Sigma Force #13) by James Rollins 11/2/17


message 35: by Cloud (new)

Cloud Riser (cloudsriser) | 1 comments 1. Read a 2017 release

Secret Lives of Introverts - Jenn Grannamen

3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover
5. Start and finish a series
6. Read a book in 24 hours

Strangers in the Kingdom

7. Read a new to you author

Roses and Rot - Kat Howard

9. Read a horror/thriller
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
11. Read an eBook
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own

City of Glass - Cassandra Claire

13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest

Shadowcaster - Cinda Williams Chima

17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)

Wonder

18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)


Jordan (Rashell Reads) (rashellreads) 1. Read a 2017 release
History Is All You Left Me
2. Read a diverse book
The Wrath and the Dawn
3. Read a book that is related to your favoriThe Perks of Being a Wallflowerte emoji
👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩It's Not Like It's a Secret
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
5. Start and finish a series
?
6. Read a book in 24 hours
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
7. Read a new to you author
A Court of Thorns and Roses
8. Buddy read a book
?
9. Read a horror/thriller
?
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre
?
11. Read an eBook
The Becoming of Ellicia Wayfield
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
The Hate U Give
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
?
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest
?
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
?
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box
Warcross
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)
The Book Thief
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)


message 37: by Chelsea (last edited Oct 30, 2017 01:00PM) (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Sona wrote: "this is so exciting:)) I have my TBR planned already :)

Quick Question: Is it okay to skip couple of challenges?"


Of course! The goal this time around is to finish at least 8, reading a total of 4 books :)


message 38: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (thewrittenadventure) | 2 comments I'll be able to finish a few of these challenges!
1. Read a 2017 release
The Grievance Collectors: Dead Day

6. Read a book in 24 hours
Weave a Murderous Web

7. Read a new to you author
The Fifth Petal

8. Buddy read a book
Six of Crows with Amanda
and I think I'm doing one with Jess as well?

9. Read a horror/thriller
It

11. Read an eBook
Possibly one of my Arcs?

12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own
Secondborn

15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously
My Sister's Keeper

17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)
Tess of the Road

18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)

So that's reading 10 novels in a month. I do have Thanksgiving Break, so we'll see if I actually can get around to reading 10!


message 39: by Ally (new)

Ally | 1 comments Here's mine!

Challenge: Read a diverse book
Challenge: Read a new-to-you author
Book: the Help by Kathryn Stockett

Challenge: Read a horror/thriller
Challenge: Read a book in 24 hours
Book: Between You and Me by Lisa Hall

Challenge: Read a book that counts toward another readathon
Challenge: Read a book that is related to your favourite emoji
Book: The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
(Technically this isn’t towards a specific readathon, but it is towards my 2017 books to finish, so I’m counting it!)

Challenge: Read a book outside of your favourite genre
Challenge: Read a book you ended up putting down previously
Book: The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers (memoir, non-fiction)


message 40: by natalia (new)

natalia | 2 comments Ok my first monthly challenge:

1.Read a 2017 release
2.Read a diverse book
7.Read a new to you author
WILD BEAUTY BY ANNA M. MCLEMORE
8.Buddy read a book
9.Read a horror/thriller
IN A DARK DARK WOOD BY RUTH WARE
IT BY STEPHEN KING
3.Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji -😏
10.Read a book outside of your favorite genre -Romance
11.Read an eBook
FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL
4.Read a book with a fall themed cover -colors count....
5.Start and end a series -I read the first book, four more
6. Read a book in 24 hours
THE SELECTION SERIES BY KIERA CASS
THE ELITE - Fall themed cover
THE CROWN - 24 hours
18.Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)


message 41: by Sona (last edited Nov 29, 2017 01:16AM) (new)

Sona Via (sonavia87) | 3 comments Well this is my overly ambitious TBR for all the challenges :D

1. Read a 2017 release- Before She Ignites DONE
2. Read a diverse book-Before She Ignites DONE
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji-Queen of Hearts
4. Read a book with a fall themed cover-November 9 DONE
5. Start and finish a series-Wolf by WolfDONE
6. Read a book in 24 hours- I am sure I will be reading one of the books within 24 hours lol DONE
7. Read a new to you author-Wolf by Wolf DONE
8. Buddy read a book-The Handmaid's Tale DONE
9. Read a horror/thriller-A Head Full of Ghosts
10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre-A Head Full of Ghosts
11. Read an eBook-A Head Full of Ghosts
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own-The Handmaid's Tale DONE
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon- November 9 I am participating in Read-O-Rama as well DONE
14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest-November 9 DONE
15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously-Queen of Hearts
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box-Before She Ignites DONE
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc)-The Handmaid's Tale DONE
18. Read 4 books (At least 8 challenges)- I am reading more than 4 books hopefully. DONE


Gemma ♕ Bookish Gems (bookishgems) OMG it's November!!! Yay! So these are the challenges I'm hoping to do!

1. Read a 2017 release
2. Read a new to you author
3. Buddy read a book
4. Read an ebook
5. Read a book you got for free
6. Read a book outside of your favourite genre
7. Read a book in 24 hours

I have about four or five different options for each challenge and some that fit multiple so I'm just gonna pick as I go! So excited!


message 43: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Completed Challenge 17 :Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc) The Demon Crown (Sigma Force #13) by James Rollins 11/2/17


message 44: by Erin (new)

Erin My list:
1. Read a 2017 release: The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
7. Read a new to you author: No one is coming to save us by Stephanie Powell Watts.
9. Read a horror/thriller: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.
14. Book due back to the library the soonest: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld
15. Book you ended up putting down previously: He said/She said by Erin Kelly.
17. Book you got for free: Small Sacrifices by Ann Rule.

I may add more to the list.


message 45: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexallot) My ambitious TBR:
#1 Read a 2017 release: There's Someone Inside Your House
#2 Read a diverse book: Flame in the Mist
#6 Read a book in 24 hours: Milk and Honey
#7 Read a new-to-you author: I Hate Everyone But You
#9 Read a horror/thriller: The Girl on the Train
#11 Read an ebook: Genuine Fraud
#12 Listen to an audiobook of a book you own: Library of Souls
#14 Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest: Dark Matter


message 46: by Erin (new)

Erin One challenge down, Read a 2017 release: The Afterlife of Holly Chase.


message 47: by Sona (new)

Sona Via (sonavia87) | 3 comments Erin wrote: "One challenge down, Read a 2017 release: The Afterlife of Holly Chase."

awesome :))) I am done with one book too!! Happy reading <3


message 48: by Mima (last edited Nov 25, 2017 04:44PM) (new)

Mima (mimajay) There's no way I'll read all of these, but a girl can dream

9/14

✔︎1. Read a 2017 release We Are Okay
✔︎2. Read a diverse book Ramona Blue
3. Read a book that is related to your favorite emoji Tash Hearts Tolstoy
✔︎4. Read a book with a fall themed cover All the Crooked Saints
✔︎5. Start and finish a series The Rivals
✔︎6. Read a book in 24 hours Without Merit
✔︎7. Read a new to you author Finding Audrey
8. Buddy read a book
9. Read a horror/thriller The Accident Season
✔︎10. Read a book outside of your favorite genre Frogkisser!
11. Read an eBook
12. Listen to an audiobook of a book you own (look that's not even a possible for me so lets read a book with something to do with audio content) Radio Silence
13. Read a book that counts toward another readathon
✔︎14. Read a book that is due back to the library the soonest The Fix
✔︎15. Read a book you ended up putting down previously (have read the first chapter a couple of times, let's read the whole book this time!) Night Swimming
16. Read a book you got from a subscription box (I once received a candle subscription box with a tinker bell candle, hope that can count) Peter Pan
17. Read a book you got for free (gift, ARC, giveaway, etc) The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater The Rivals (The Mockingbirds, #2) by Daisy Whitney Without Merit by Colleen Hoover Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle Frogkisser! by Garth Nix Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
The Fix by Natasha Sinel Night Swimming by Steph Bowe Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie The Scandalous Life of Sasha Torte by Lesley Truffle


message 49: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Chloe wrote: "I cannot find a book with a fall themed cover! Anyone know any that might appeal to me, as primarily a fantasy reader?

I've done one challenge so far (the 24 hours read) and I'm 50% on my buddy re..."


Do you have any that have orange on the cover? That could count right?
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood has a fallish cover. And they're contemporary, but The Shock of the Fall and Far from the Tree have fall covers.


message 50: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea | 33 comments Mod
Chloe wrote: "I cannot find a book with a fall themed cover! Anyone know any that might appeal to me, as primarily a fantasy reader?

I've done one challenge so far (the 24 hours read) and I'm 50% on my buddy re..."


Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2) by Sara Raasch

I'm reading Ice Like Fire for mine purely because it has a tiny little scene that looks slightly autumnal on the cover, so you can really say that any book gives you fall vibes and use it honestly lol.


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