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It’s readathon time, y’all! Fall is the busiest season for publishing, and certainly a time when many readers change gears from summer reading (outside! so many thrillers!) to cozy fall reading (inside! where’s my blanket! time to read Dickens I guess!), and we’ve designed this readathon to help you do just that.
The Fall into Fall Readathon runs from today, September 24th, ’til Friday the 28th. It isn’t about reading as much as you can every day for a week (though you’re welcome, nay, encouraged to do that if that’s your jam). It’s about adjusting your speed, refocusing your reading intentions, making some good old-fashioned lists, and reading what you want, when you want.
Every day we’ll have one bookish task (and optional bonus tasks) designed to help you fall into fall reading, along with a giveaway, and a few posts to help you with the task. And for Day One, our task is to wrap up your summer reading: pick one book that’s left on your summer to-be-read list and start it today. DNF (do-not-finish) the rest.
You had the best of intentions to finish those five books in that pile over there before summer ended, but it ain’t happening. Pick the one you’re most excited about, and return the rest to your shelves/the library/the bowels of your Kindle. Bonus task: weed your TBR piles—yes, all those piles of unread books, whether they’re on shelves, on an ereader, listed on Goodreads, or wherever.
Not a DNFer? Never weeded your TBR pile, like…ever? We’re here to help you clear both mental and physical space for fall!
…and don’t forget to enter today’s giveaway for five of the fall’s most exciting new releases.
That’s it for Day One! Jot down the task in your Bullet Journal/OmniFocus/Todoist/task management system of choice, and get on it. There’s no sign up sheet, and no one here is checking up on you (as you are a grown adult person). And remember: pick just one. Come back tomorrow for your next task, tips, and giveaway!
Fall into Fall Readathon Wrap-up
Missed last week's Fall into Fall Readathon? Get the full task list here!
Fall into Fall Readathon Day Five: Read
This one's easy.
Readthon Giveaway: Kindle Fire
Enter to win a Kindle Fire for the last day of our Fall into Fall readathon!
Cozy Cookbooks for Fall: Fall into Fall Readathon
Excellent cookbooks for fall and the changing seasons.
One-Sitting Reads from Every Genre: Fall into Fall Readathon
Want a book you can get through in one satisfying sitting? We've got picks from every genre.
Fall into Fall Readathon Day Four: Get Thee To the Library
For the fourth day of the Fall into Fall Readathon, we're talking about supporting local libraries.
Readathon Giveaway: Book Riot Library Prize Pack
Enter to win a prize pack of cozy, library-themed socks, t-shirts, and a hoodie!
Comparing Overdrive, Libby, Hoopla, 3M: Fall into Fall Readathon
Check out the pros and cons of various library eBook platforms, including OverDrive, Libby, Hoopla, and 3M Cloud Library.
7 Childhood Faves That Hold Up (And Are At Your Library): Fall into Fall Readathon
Revisit these childhood favorites that stand the test of time, and are probably available at your local library.
Fall into Fall Readathon Day Three: Set Up Your Fall Reading Space
Day three's task is to set up your fall reading space, and we've got tips!
Readathon Giveaway: Cacoon Chair
Enter to win your own cozy cacoon chair as part of our Fall into Fall Readathon!
Tips for Maximum Fall Reading Coziness: Fall into Fall Readathon
First, you're going to need some good socks.
Cozy Fall Bookish Items: Fall into Fall Readathon
Ready to curl up this fall with a good book? We've got your cozy fall bookish items picked out for you!
Fall into Fall Readathon Day Two: Create Your Fall TBR
It's day two of the Fall into Fall Readathon, and we're focusing on prepping your fall TBR list.
Readathon Giveaway: 6-Month Membership to Audible
We're giving away a 6-month membership to Audible as part of our Fall into Fall Readathon! Enter here.
Fall Tasks Perfect for Audiobooking: Fall into Fall Readathon
Baking, knitting, raking leaves: check out this list of fall tasks you can do while listening to an audiobook!
How to Make a Seasonal TBR: Fall into Fall Readathon
Day two's task for the Fall into Fall Readathon is to make your fall TBR: here are a few tricks for making a seasonal TBR list.
Readathon Giveaway: 5 Exciting Fall New Releases
Enter to win five exciting new fall releases, including the latest books from Tana French and Barbara Kingsolver.
How to DNF a Book Like You Don’t Give an F: Fall into Fall Readathon
The saying is true: so many books, so little time. Here's how to DNF a book that you just aren't feeling anymore.
5 Ways To Weed Your Digital and Physical TBRs: Fall into Fall Readathon
Need help weeding your TBR for the Fall into Fall Readathon? With one or more of these techniques, you too can conquer your physical and digital stacks!