Christmas Readathon

Christmas Readathon

Christmas Readathon

Christmas Readathon

Why was the Christmas Readathon Created?

The Christmas Readathon was created to allow people to reach their goals they might not have completed within the year. This includes reading challenges, books you wanted to finish within the year. 

Want to find out more? Here are some things you need to know.

When does this happen?

The Christmas Readathon is a month-long readathon that takes place from the 1st December 00:00 to 31st December 23:59.

This readathon was decided to be a month-long readathon so people will have enough time to fit in the books that are needed to complete the challenges that are shown at the beginning of the month. 

What are the Rules?

1. All of the books read within 1st Dec (00:01) to 31st Dec (23:59) will be accounted for this readathon. Any books start or finished outside of the time frame will not count.

2. One book can count for multiple challenges as long as it fits within those challenges

3. There is no minimum amount of books you can read for this readathon. As long as all of the challenges are completed within the time frame then the readathon has been a success!

What are the challenges like?

All of the challenges within the readathon are all Christmas or End of Year related.

The challenges are these themes because it takes place within the last month of the year.

The end of year challenges is to give everyone a chance to finish a book they couldn’t finish earlier on in the year or a book they were meant to get to.  

 

Past Christmas Readathon Challenges

  • 2018

    1. Read a book you can make a Christmas related word out of the title and/or authors name. You can choose one out of these 5 words to make; Christmas, Reindeer, Jingle, Mistletoe, and Bells.

    2. Read a book with a number between 1 to 12 in its title (e.g. Ready Player One)

    3. Read a book you have been putting off to read for the entire year (2018)

    4. Read a book you got within the first 3 months of the year that is unread

    5. Read an angel book

    6. Read an extravagant/sparkly/beautiful/decorative book that is unread

    7. Read a book set in winter

    8. Read a book with a white or light blue cover

    9. Read a book with snow on the cover

    10. Read a book that has been on your TBR since last year

    11. Read a book you have bought as a gift for a friend

    12. Read a book with ‘Frost’, ‘Snow’, ‘Ice’ or ‘Light’ in the title.

  • 2017

    1. Read a white book

    2. Read a book you have bought someone as a Christmas present in the past

    3. Read a book you have started to read then stopped within 2017

    4. Read a book that you can make the word Christmas out of the title (can use the author’s name if you can’t make it out of the title)

    5. Read a book that has stars on the cover

    6. Read a Christmas Romance

    7. Read a book you have been putting off to read for the entire year

    8. Read an unread 2017 release

    9. Read an angel book

    10. Read a book with a number between 1 to 21 in its title (for example Ready Player One)

    11. Read a book that’s been on your TBR since last Christmas

    12. Read an extravagant/sparkly/beautiful/decorative book that is unread

  • 2016

    1. Read a book with a tree on the cover

    2. Read a book with two colours (white, gold, green, or red) on the cover

    3. Read a book with a candy cane (white and red) colours on the cover

    4. Read a book that you can make the work Christmas out of the title (can use the author’s name if you can’t make it out of the title)

    5. Read a book that has stars on the cover

    6. Read an angel book

    7. Read an extravagant/sparkly/beautiful/decorative book that is unread

    8. Read a book with snow/snowflakes or blue on the cover, in the title or in the author’s name

    9. Read a book that came out before you decided to not buy any more books before Christmas (this can be a book you bought in November)

    10. Read a Christmas Romance

    11. Read a book that someone has bought you for Christmas

    12. Read a book that you got for Christmas last year

  • 2015

    1. Read a book with red and green on the cover

    2. Read a book set during Christmas or a Christmas Classic

    3. Read a hardcover or paperback with either white, gold, or snow on the cover

    4. Read a book set in winter

    5. Read a book you recently got as a Christmas present or a book that was recommended to you by a friend

    6. Read an author you’ve never read before

    7. Read a children’s book set in Christmas

    8. Read a book that’s been on your TBR since last Christmas

    9. Read a summer/holiday romance

    10. Read a book that has a different cultural or religious aspect to your own

    11. Read a book with the word snow, red, white, green or Christmas in the title

    12. As Christmas is the season of giving – donate a book/books to your local charity, goodwill or second-hand bookstore and if you can find a good book there buy one in return and read it

How can I Join?

If you would like to take part in this years Christmas Readathon, I have created a Discord chat where we discuss anything and everything that has something to do with this group.