Are you staring at your shelves, planning for the readathon and feeling overwhelmed, like me? Get a stack of books for Christmas or Chanukah and don’t know where to start? Or want to change things up in 2016?
I’ve got some ideas for you. As it’s a new year, everyone seems to be making reading resolutions, of all kinds, and the readathon is a great excuse to get a jump start on those resolutions.
I have to plug the 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, since I wrote it. It’s 24 tasks, designed to help you expand your reading horizons and help you push yourself to read things you might not otherwise would have. It’s so much fun and there is a Goodreads group (along with the suggestions in the linked post) to help you with the tasks.
Personally, I’ll be fulfilling the task for reading out loud to someone else be regaling my dog with a story, preferably one that requires a lot of voices.
If you’re looking for some comics to read during the readathon, also check out the 2016 Panels Read Harder Challenge, which is the same idea as the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge but for comics.
If you’ve got mountains of books in your house that just never seem to get read (despite the fact that you keep buying new ones), check out Andi’s #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks challenge which is exactly what it sounds like. Pull your readathon list from the books you already own and feel a little better about that other resolution to buy fewer books/spend less money.
Do you have a similar problem with ebooks? Kerry’s #CleanYourReader challenge runs until March and is all about finally reading some of those ebooks filling up your reader. I’ve definitely got a couple of romance novels I’m planning on reading during the ‘thon from my reader.
Looking for more ideas? Check out Bustle’s list of 9 Reading Challenges to take on in 2016 (it includes the Read Harder Challenge too).
I hope that gives you some ideas and some inspiration for the readathon. In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a few more ideas and suggestions for your weekend ‘thon. If you haven’t signed up already, what are you waiting for?? Join the 80+ readers already participating.