Sunday, August 2, 2015

Booktube-a-thon 2015 - Information & TBR!


You may remember me talking about Booktube-a-thon last year, but if not, here's a quick synopsis. Booktube-a-thon is a week long readathon, hosted by Ariel Bissett and a host of other booktubers. It's a week of challenges, quizzes, reading sprints, and general bookish fun. You don't have to be a booktuber or book blogger to join in, anyone of any age can take part, it's all about challenging yourself to read more and having some fun along the way. This year, it begins at the stroke of midnight TONIGHT your time, wherever you are in the world. That's August 3rd, and it ends at the stroke of midnight your time on August 9th, next Sunday night.

Find out more:

Official Booktube-a-thon Youtube Channel
Official Booktube-a-thon Twitter
Official Booktube-a-thon Instagram

My Booktube-a-thon posts from last year are here.

This year, Ariel has set a whole new host of challenges! Here they are:

I've been putting my TBR pile together for a few days now, and here are my choices. You don't have to pick a different book for every challenge, you can double up - for example, if you have a book you really want to read that has blue on the cover? That's challenges 6 AND 1 completed.

  • A book with blue on the cover: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • A book by an author who shares the first letter of your last name: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (think it's about time, don't you?)
  • Someone else's favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (Margaret from Bleach House Library's favourite book)
  • The last book you acquired: Memoirs of a Fruitcake by Chris Evans
  • Finish a book without letting go of it: Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret by Judy Blume (should be able to do this in one sitting when the kids are in bed)
  • A book you really want to read: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johann Harstad
  • A seventh book: The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
If you're taking part in Booktube-a-thon 2015 please let me know! I know that Chloe, Breige, Paula and possibly Róisín are taking part so do keep an eye on their blogs too. My 10 year old is going to try some of the challenges too, I love seeing children read so I'll let him write his own little review next week on how he got on. 

Let's do this!!


  1. Oh I love this idea, it usually takes me weeks to read just one book lately but sure I will have a look at it. Rebecca sprang to mind straight away as someone's favourite book too, was gifted it one year :)

    1. I'm in a bit of a rut lately too, taking ages and so tired at night, but this has made me concentrate a little more - don't think I'm going to get all seven read but we'll see!

  2. Yep definitely taking part this year! I cannot wait. It's been way too long since I've read a book and I really miss it. Plus this year the challenges are pretty great.

    1. Fantastic, I'm looking forward to hearing how you get on :)

  3. I used to adore reading but really got out of the way of it must get back into it


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