👻🎃 Halloween Read-A-Thon: Announcement, Sign Ups & Giveaway!! 🎃👻

Halloween Readathon

That’s right, friends. My Halloween Read-A-Thon is BACK!!!!! You may get a bit of deja vu reading this post because I didn’t change a whole heap. THIS YEAR THERE’S A GIVEAWAY THOUGH!!!!!!!!! For for those of you who didn’t participate last year: LET’S GET READY TO READ ALL THE SPOOKY BOOKS.


💀 The read-a-thon is going to run from the 10th October – 31st October.  

💀 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!!


💀 The giveaway opens on the 26th September and closes on the 30th October. You can enter anytime between those dates. The winner will be announced on the 31st October.

💀 The giveaway is International as long as Book Depository ships to you.

💀 One person will win book(s) of their choice from the Horror, Thriller or Paranormal genre valued up to $20AUD.

💀 You don’t have to complete the challenges to be eligible for the giveaway. All you have to do is leave a link to your TBR and link back to this post.

💀 I’ll need your address so you have to be 18+ to enter or have your parents/guardians permission.

💀 I accept no responsibility for lost or damaged books.

💀 Click the image below to enter via Rafflecopter!

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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.

💀 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.


🕸 I know this isn’t technically reading but what’s Halloween without some spooky movies? All you have to do is watch any movie that falls under the Horror, Thriller or Supernatural genre. If you want to add a bit more of a reading twist to this then you could always read a horror/thriller book and then watch it’s movie adaptation!


🕸 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 seven books! Your seventh 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 or leave a comment when you post your TBR and I’ll add your name!


👻 Jessejane306 👻 Louise @ Foxes and Fairtytales  👻 Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads
👻 Kristi @ Confessions of a YA Reader   👻 Daan @ A Library Monster 👻 Lindsey @ Paradis Books

** Lindsey is offering a US ONLY Giveaway of Vassa in the Night on her Blog **

👻 Heather @ The Sassy Book Geek  👻 Marta @ Moonlit Library 👻 Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads
👻 Kiersten @ Once Upon A Spine  👻 Kai @ Black Cat Kai 👻 Anna @ Reader and Proud
👻 Abbie @ The Fuzzy Bookworm  👻 Cara @ Periods & Semicolons 👻 Lauren @ Wonderless Reviews
👻 Inga @ Lady of Bookland  👻 Maria @ A Daughter of Parchment & Pen 👻 Lizzy @ The Bent Bookworm

** Lizzy is offering an INTL giveaway of a Halloween inspired book sleeve on her blog **

👻 Kelly @ Kelly’s Rambles 👻  Theresa @ The Calico Books 👻 Casey @ Adoptabookaus
👻 Alyssa @ Pucks and Paperbacks  👻 Kris @ Ms. Nose in a Book 👻 Katherine @ kamoorephoto
👻 Kelly Anderson 👻 Tasya @ The Literary Huntress 👻 Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads 
👻 Caffeine and Books

 Will you be joining in?

Do you have any spooky reads planned? My TBR will be up soon.

I hope you’re all having a fantastic day!

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91 thoughts on “👻🎃 Halloween Read-A-Thon: Announcement, Sign Ups & Giveaway!! 🎃👻

  1. Oh yay, I’m so glad to see this challenge back again this year 🙂 I don’t know if I’ll be able to participate – basically, read, I don’t know if I will be able to buy more books I want to read and fitting for this challenge, since I don’t have a library to take books from -, buuuut I’ll think about it for sure. I’m glad to see this again and I’ll be looking forward to everyone’s spooky TBRs and recommendations 😀

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  2. Ever since I saw your tweet I wanted to participate and I was looking forward to this post only because you created it. However, those genres are not my cup of tea so I am not sure what I’m going to go. I will try and look for some books in my TBR that can be included or the TBR because I wanna join but I can’t promise anything 😦 I will try my best though!

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  3. Oooh, this sounds so spooky and fun!! Quick question, is it okay if some books are off of Wattpad? There are some really good horror books there and I’m wondering if that would count as books as well….
    So excited!!


  4. HIGHLIGHT OF MY YEAR IS HERE YAS LAUREN! I’m so excited to join in and write my TBR post i have waaaaaay to many spoopy books on my tbr so it’ll be super fun to get this started AND yay to scary movie or adaptation, I don’t actually watch scary movies that often which is a travesty and needs to be fixed xD Fave horror’s i have watched this year tho are Get Out and IT (i dont rec It to you because clowns but if you havent seen Get Out yet you need it in your life).

    Eeeep again, thank you for creating this readathon hope everyone rocks it ❤ ❤

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  5. So pumped for this. Pretty much using this to hopefully get through the current books I’m reading and my TBR. I need to participate in more readathons!

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  6. Hi! I am new in blogging and just a week ago started my book blog. I will be joining the read-a-thon 🙂 I am not fan of horror and thriller genre, but I love paranormal/supernatural books, so this should be fun. Here is link to my TBR ladyofbookland.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/october-and-halloween-read-a-thon-tbr/

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  7. I want to do this but don’t know where to put my TBR list because I am not a blogger and only have FB. Also all my books are on my Kindle is this ok?


      1. OK! here is my list!
        Apocalypse Hill
        The Haunting of Quenby Mansion
        Agathia Christie Halloween party
        Children shouldn’t play with dead things

        Never read this many in one month but I am gonna give it a try!


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