Readathoning in May

I took a break from any readathons in April, instead focusing on getting back to reading on a daily basis. So now I am itching to start some readathons in May! I am doing only four this month to keep things light and allow me more freedom to choose my next reads.

#Alphabethon (April 30 – May 6)

Goals: Read 4 books that have a title that begin with the letter F

Alphabethon is being hosted over on Twitter, and the blog lists 7 challenges for this month (optional), of which I am doing only one – to read 4 books that begin with F, for which I have the following contenders (I am going to read according to mood)

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) For a Muse of Fire (For a Muse of Fire, #1) Fresh Ink Furyborn (Empirium, #1) The Final Frontier: Stories of Exploring Space, Colonizing the Universe, and First Contact Four Three Two One The Final Six

Disney Read-Along (May 6-12)

Hosted by Hannah, Christina & Cherrie, this is a themed challenge with 5 prompts

1. Frozen – Read a book that’s set during winter
2. Dory – Read a book you forgot you owned
3. Aurora’s Dress – Read a book with pink and blue on the cover
4. Huey, Dewey, and Louie – read a book that’s apart of a trilogy
5. Cinderella – Read the original fairytale (by brothers Grimm) and watch the Disney animated film


Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) The Fragile Ordinary Royal Bastards (Royal Bastards, #1)

grab button for Bout of BooksBout of Books 22 (May 14-20)

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon was created by Amanda Shofner on a complete whim in August 2011*. It took on a life of its own and was such a hit that Amanda decided to do it again and turn it into a somewhat regular occurrence. Bout of Books is a week long read-a-thon, usually from 12:01am on a Monday through 11:59pm on a Sunday in whatever time zone you are in. It is low pressure, meaning participants are only asked to push themselves to read more than they normally would during any given week. There is no competition between readers. How much time a reader wants, and can commit, to read, tweet, or network with fellow bloggers is left to individual preference. All challenges and giveaways are optional. Networking with fellow bloggers is actively encouraged, though never required. Use Twitter to post updates throughout the read-a-thon. Everyone will be tweeting with the #boutofbooks hashtag.

Goals: 7 books

No TBR for this as I am doing it as a mood-read readathon this time.

Series Crackdown 4.0 (May 25-June 3) #SCReadathon


Created by Mel @ Book Moo, the objective is to catch up on series, and I haven’t decided which one to do yet.

What reading challenges are you planning for, this month?

Edit: I found another readathon I’m interested in, so I’m adding that, too!

Buzzwordathon (May 7-13)

This readathon has a simple challenge – there is a buzzword for every iteration, and for the first one, the buzzword is ‘Girl‘. So basically, you read books that have the word ‘girl’ in the title. Lala, one of the hosts (the other is Dylan), explains it better in her booktube.

I checked and well, I have two books already this month that have the word ‘girl’ so I thought that’s a sign that I might as well participate!


Fat Girl on a Plane The Girl and the Grove Hullmetal Girls

4 thoughts on “Readathoning in May

  1. This is a great list. I’ve already got my TBR set for the month, including participating in the Buzzword Readathon.

    But I think if I’m on top of my readathon I might join up to the Series Crackdown as we’ll because it was something I planning to do by myself anyway!

  2. Pingback: Series Crackdown 4.0 Wrap-Up! – The Book Moo

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