March Readathon Guide

February 20, 2018


It's time to start preparing for next month's readathons! Here is a list of readathons happening in March, with further information about challenges/themes.

Be sure to check back here in case this post is updated with more/new readathons!

For the complete readathon calendar for 2018, visit this page.


The Irish Readathon focuses on reading books with Irish authors, stories, publishers, etc. readathon aims to encourage people to read books written by Irish authors and celebrate the brilliant literary past and present of the country.

1-31 March

Challenges:
A book by an Irish author published in the last 10 years
An Irish classic (or modern classic)
A book by a female Irish author
A book based or focused on an event in Irish history

ANNOUNCEMENT



Munches in March is a month-long readathon where you attempt to complete at least one 'bingo' row using the challenges on a bingo card.

1-31 March

Challenges:
Spaghetti - a possible 5-star rating
French fries - a book in a genre you always enjoy
Hot chocolate - will likely make you warm and fuzzy inside
Ice cream - concerning heartbreak

Candy - something sweet on the cover
Pizza Slice - next installment of a series you already started
Popcorn - thriller/suspense novel
Fish & Chips - mostly blue on the cover

Soup - about someone with an illness
Cake - hyped book
Nuts - situated in nature
Onion rings - likely to make you cry

Coffee/tea - book you read in 24 hours
Cupcake - book on your TBR with the most beautiful cover
Fresh fruit - colourful cover
Candied apple - fairytale ending

BLOG w/ BINGO CARD



Empty Shelfie occurs every month and each round has a different set of reading challenges. They also host a monthly book club on Goodreads.

1-31 March

Challenges: TBA

GOODREADS | TWITTER | YOUTUBE



Emojiathon is a month-long readathon with reading challenges based on different emojis. The goal is to complete as many challenges as possible - you can double/triple/quadruple/etc. up on challenges. There is an optional bingo card for the challenges, which can be found here.

1-31 March

Challenges:
- Read Dylan's book pick (We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson)
- A book you haven't read and you don't know why
- A mental illness book
- A book that involves sport
- A road trip book/a book that features travel
- Buddy read a book
- Read Brittany's book pick (The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls)
- A book that you're cautious to start/is out of your comfort zone
- A nonfiction book
- A diverse book
- Listen to an audiobook
- A book that's been adapted
- FREEBIE (any book you want)
- A fantasy book
- Read an ebook
- A book that everyone has been telling you to read
- A book you have started and haven't finished
- A book that's older than you
- Read Jay's book pick (Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker)
- A book you've never heard of before OR an indie author/unknown author
- A sci-fi book
- A horror/thriller book
- A book with your favourite colour on the cover
- A smutty/New Adult/Adult book
- Read Chelsea's book pick (The Hating Game by Sally Thorne)

TWITTER



The BookTube ReReadathon is a series of monthly readathons that occur every month. Each month there are different challenges that push you to reread various types of books.

1-31 March

Challenges:
Reread a nonfiction book
Reread an autobiography
Reread a memoir

ANNOUNCEMENT



March Mystery Madness is an annual readathon all about reading mystery novels. The reading challenges are prompts that are open to your own interpretation. You can decide what they mean and how they apply to the books you read. For some pointers on how you could interpret each challenge, take a look at co-creator Elizabeth's announcement video.

1-31 March

Challenges:
Shelf
Borrow
New
Historical
Foreign
Opposite

GOODREADS | TWITTER



#Readathonbyzoe is a 24-hour readathon. There are no reading challenges or particular themes, however, Zoe has a personal goal to catch up on series if you are interested in doing the same.

3 March

ANNOUNCEMENT



Read-O-Rama is a series of week-long readathons that are held 3 times a year, with reading challenges.

3-9 March

Challenges:
Read 7 books
A book with R A M A in the title/author name
A LGBTQIAP+ books
A book published in Spring
A new to you author
A borrowed book
Choose one host's pick:
- Tash Hearts Tolstory
- Obsessed
- Of Fire sand Stars
- Peter Pan

TWITTER



#becausedragonsRAT is a readathon for 'book dragons and fantasy lovers.' There are reading sprints and photo challenges, with the opportunity to win a prize.

5-11 March

Challenges:
A blue fantasy book
A fantasy book that takes place on, in, or underwater
A debut fantasy novel
A fantasy book that features war
A fantasy book with dragons

GOODREADS | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER



The #AYearAThon occurs once a month, and each round has its own theme and challenge. The theme determines what books you will read for the readathon, and the challenge is an optional prompt.

5-11 March

Theme: Retellings (of any kind)
Challenge: Marathon a series

GOODREADS | TWITTER



The ReReadathon2018 is entirely focused on rereading books. Each day there will be a giveaway held on YouTube, Instagram and a blog, meaning there are 21 giveaways in total.

18-24 March

Challenges:
Reread an old favourite
Reread a recent favourite
Reread a book to give it a second chance
Reread in preparation for a new release

ANNOUNCEMENT



Cosmo Readathon is run by the Cosmo Readers Book Club and has reading challenges.

19-25 March

Challenges:
Buddy read a book
A Book from your wishlist/immediate TBR pile
A book with special effects (visually, special layout, plot, experimental writing style/topics etc.)
Reread a book
A book the suits a song lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENT



Duodecathon is a series of week-long readathons that occur once a month. There are 12 challenges in total, and each round you can choose 1 of the 12 to complete so that by the end of the year, you have completed all 12 challenges.

22-28 March

Challenges: choose one of the following
Read 1,200 pages
A second book in a series
A book about a villain/antihero
A book published the year you were born
A 2018 bestseller
An award-winning book
A book with multiple points of view
A book with antonyms in the title
A banned book
A book with a great first line
A "high school" book you haven't read
A book recommended by someone in the Duodecathon Goodreads group

GOODREADS | TWITTER



The Four Seasons 24 Hour Readathons are a series of 4 readathons held once per season.

23 March

Challenges:
A book set (or mostly set) in that season.
A book about an event that takes place during that season.
A book with the season in the title.
A book that depicts the season on the cover.
A book with a character named after the season.
A book by an author named after the season.

BLOG



Manga Madness Readathon is focused on reading manga. The aim is to complete reading challenges on a bingo card.

24-30 March

Challenges: TBA

TWITTER

#TheReadingQuest | WEEK THREE UPDATE

September 4, 2017



I can't believe we only have one week left! Let's see how I've done so far...

Huge thanks to Aentee of Read at Midnight, the genius mind behind this reading challenge, and CW of Read, Think, Ponder, for the incredible character art.






PAGES READ: 2925
BOOKS STARED: 8
BOOKS COMPLETED: 7
CHARACTER QUESTS COMPLETED: 0
SIDE QUESTS COMPLETED: 3

READ
CURRENTLY READING
TO BE READ


ROGUE PATH
  • A BANNED BOOK: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • A BOOK COVER WITH A PARTIALLY OBSCURED FACE: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • A BOOK WITH <500 RATINGS ON GOODREADS: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • A BOOK PUBLISHED BY A SMALL PRESS: Graevale by Lynette Noni
  • A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE: Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

MAGE PATH
  • A BOOK THAT CONTAINS MAGIC: Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
  • A BOOK BASED ON MYTHOLOGY: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

SIDE QUESTS
  • POTIONS: Because You Love to Hate Me anthology edited by Ameriie
  • MULTIPLAYER: TBD
  • GRIND: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
  • TIME WARP: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
  • OPEN WORLD: Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman
  • RESPAWN: TBD
  • EXPANSION: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • MINI-GAME: Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 Volumes 19-21 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • ANIMAL COMPANION: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

#TheReadingQuest | WEEK TWO UPDATE

August 28, 2017



We are halfway through #TheReadingQuest! Let's see how I'm doing...

Huge thanks to Aentee of Read at Midnight, the genius mind behind this reading challenge, and CW of Read, Think, Ponder, for the incredible character art.





PAGES READ: 2085
BOOKS STARED: 6
BOOKS COMPLETED: 4
CHARACTER QUESTS COMPLETED: 0
SIDE QUESTS COMPLETED: 2

READ
CURRENTLY READING
TO BE READ


ROGUE PATH
  • A BANNED BOOK: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
  • A BOOK COVER WITH A PARTIALLY OBSCURED FACE: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • A BOOK WITH <500 RATINGS ON GOODREADS: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • A BOOK PUBLISHED BY A SMALL PRESS: Graevale by Lynette Noni
  • A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE: Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

MAGE PATH
  • A BOOK THAT CONTAINS MAGIC: Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
  • A BOOK BASED ON MYTHOLOGY: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
  • A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • THE FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES: Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

SIDE QUESTS
  • POTIONS: Because You Love to Hate Me anthology edited by Ameriie
  • MULTIPLAYER: TBD
  • GRIND: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee
  • TIME WARP: The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
  • OPEN WORLD: TBD 
  • RESPAWN: TBD
  • EXPANSION: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  • MINI-GAME: Fullmetal Alchemist 3-in-1 Volumes 19-21 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • ANIMAL COMPANION: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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