Even though Australia hasn’t fully embraced Halloween it’s my favourite holiday ever. I start celebrating in September, tbh. I love absolutely everything about it. Horror is my favourite genre, but I know most people like waiting until Halloween to start reading “scary” books. I figured since this is my first Halloween in ages that I’m actually reading again and because I’m blogging that I’d make a Halloween Read-A-Thon. I searched Google, YouTube and Twitter to make sure I wasn’t stealing someone else’s feature and I couldn’t find anything. If I missed something I’m really sorry!! Can you really have too many Halloween themed things anyway?
💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October. This was decided by an extremely scientific Twitter poll.
💀 You can join in at any time until the end of the read-a-thon.
💀 You can read as many or as little books as you want!!!
💀 The books HAVE to be horror, thriller and/or have some kind of supernatural element!! Except for one challenge, but more on that below. I’m sorry if these genres aren’t your cup of tea, but it wouldn’t really be a Halloween themed read-a-thon otherwise.
💀 When posting your TBR link back to this post so other people can join in!! Share the spooky love!! If you don’t have a blog that’s okay!! You can post your TBR on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube – ANYWHERE!!
💀 Use the hashtag #HalloweenWR to share your progress on social media!!
To participate in the read-a-thon you don’t have to complete the challenges! This read-a-thon is just all about reading spooky books! Personally, when I’m participating in read-a-thons I just like having something base my TBR around. Also, once again, thanks to an extremely scientific Twitter poll where people said they prefer challenges in read-a-thons I decided to include these. This is my first time trying to think of challenges and I’m not the best so bear with me.
💀 You’re able to use the same book for multiple challenges.
💀 Feel free to make any changes you want because I want to keep this read-a-thon as chill as possible!
💀 You’re welcome to use the banners I made for your own TBR posts if you’d like!
🕸 Pretty self explanatory. There’s no “guidelines” if you think a cover is creepy for whatever reason then it counts!
🕸 By Supernatural or Paranormal I mean books that feature things such as: ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves ect.
🕸 Example: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
🕸 In my opinion people are scarier than monsters so for Horror or Thriller this means a book where real people are the ones who are causing all the scariness.
🕸 Example: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
🕸 Again, pretty self explanatory. Fun fact: the witching hour is 3am-4am, but obviously I’m not going to force you all to read at that time 😅. Unless you’re like me and have insomnia. So just read a book after the sun has set! This doesn’t have to be done in one night! You can read a book at night for the duration of the read-a-thon.
🕸 There’s two options for this challenge. You can choose TRICK and read a scary book you’ve been putting off OR you can choose TREAT and read any book you want from ANY genre (not just horrors ect.)
🕸 Read six books! Your sixth book can be any scary book you want. Only do this if you want! I know how it is to feel intimidated by read-a-thons so I really wanted to try and make this as relaxing as possible. There’s probably no way I’m going to be able to do this, but it’s fun to try!
🕸 Link back to this post when you post your TBR and I’ll add your name!