Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Booktube-a-thon 2016 Information & TBR

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Booktube-a-thon is one of my favourite things of the whole year. Seriously, I think about it from January on - it's an annual celebration of books and reading, created and hosted by Ariel Bissett - it's just a lovely week where everyone tries to read more, interact with other readers, and share lots of book love. This year, it's running from July 18th - 24th.

For information on what Booktube-a-thon is, have a look at this years information video.

Even though the week is predominantly based around YouTube, you do NOT have to be a Booktuber to take part. You don't even have to blog. You just have to love books and reading. Every year this gets bigger and bigger, and I would love to see more people from Ireland and the UK taking part.

Every year, there are seven challenges. I really love the challenge prompts this year!

Here are my choices:

A book with yellow on the cover - The End of the World Running Club by Adrian J. Walker
A book that must only be read after sunset - Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
A book I discovered through BookTube - Change Places With Me by Lois Metzger (discovered this via Emily May's Goodreads but she does YouTube too so that totally counts)
A book by one of my favourite authors - Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
A book older than me - The Beetle by John Marsh (written 1897)
A book and movie - Mermaids by Patty Dann, movie starring Cher & Winona Ryder
A seventh book - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Will I manage seven books this Booktube-a-thon? I definitely didn't manage to complete it last year, but I went over the year before. The worst thing that could happen is that I get stuck on something boring and it takes my reading mojo with it (exactly what happened last year) but keep an eye on the Booktube-a-thon YouTube or Twitter if you want to participate with challenges and readalongs!

Please let me know if you're taking part this year and I'll update the post to include links if you post about it!


  1. Yay BookTubeAThon! Some solid choices there, I have a list but I say mine will change during the week. I hope I can do 7 books and not double up on challenges! (not that there's anything wrong with that but I've been in a reading slump past few weeks)

  2. aw this sounds really good. i used to be an avid reader but think since social media was invented my mind has become so lazy and i have been really uninspired by books. i have made a conscious decision this year to read more and i am, i'm proud of myself for sticking to it. this is such a good idea to read various different books but right now i'm just taking each book as it comes, i'm so hard to please so it's just whatever is inspiring me!


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