Read-a-thons are a great way to make a dent in your TBR or to get out of that reading slump. I’ve noticed though that some find it hard to find the right read-a-thons for them or at the right time. Here I will link you to the read-a-thons that tend to reoccur a few times a year or I think are going to reoccur. This isn’t a calender one with all the dates as I find that can become somewhat confusing, but this way you can search out some interesting ones and keep track of when they are behing held yourself.
24 Hour Read-a-Thons
Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon
Held: each April and October Dewey’s is one big 24 hour read-a-thon that is held twice throughout the year. All the readers start at the same time. 24 Hours later you all finish together. There are various challenges held on the website each hour.
24 in 48
Held: various dates
This read-a-thon was created for those that found the 24 hours read-a-thon a bit to taxing to complete or did not have much time within th 24 hours to read. In this read-a-thon you read 24 hours within 48 hours. You can decide how you want to fill this in.
Bout of Books
Held: various dates throughout the year that you can find on their website
Bout of Books is a read-a-thon that has been growing since 2011. This read-a-thon lasts for a week and is low pressure.
Held: various dates throughout the year as announced on their twitter account.
RYBSAT is short for the read your bookshelf read-a-thon. For this read-a-thon you pick a shelf and start reading your unread books from this specific shelf. If you have a complete series unread on there you only have to read the first book.
Blossom Books Read-a-thon (Dutch)
Held: in May
Blossom Books is a Dutch publisher that hosted this read-a-thon for the first time in 2015.
Held: various dates
Rainbowthon is organised by Gingerreadslainey over on booktube, and some of her friends. In this read-a-thon you can choose your TBR by picking books that are only one colour or choose 6 books that each have another colour of the rainbow.
Held: various dates that are announced on their twitter account
TBR takedown focuses on taking down that TBR. Optional is to do the challenges which is pick a book that corresponds with the challenge, like an unread book that has been on your shelf for longer than a year.
Make Me Read It Read-a-thon
This read-a-thon takes a different take. You set up your TBR beforehand. However you let others choose before the start of the read-a-thon which books should be read first which is a really interesting way to approach a read-a-thon and to make it socially interactive.
Held: first time May 2016
Mental Health Awareness read-a-thon focuses on reading books that have as theme mental health to create more awareness and read more diverse.
Held: each full first week of the month
Ayearathon is a Goodreads group that holds a read-a-thon each month. Generally these have a different theme each month.
Held: first time April 2016
Genrethon encourages you to read outside of your comfortzone genre wise.
Held: first time in 2016
This read-a-thon focuses on the authors. You can pick a TBR with books of the same author or you can pick your TBR with the challenges that are focused on authors.
Held: each November
This focuses on the holiday reads.