Catastrophe Read-a-thon

Posted January 29, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in challenge / 4 Comments

I like the idea of this challenge, it ties in with some of my own blogging/reading goals for the year.  As long as I can fit it all in with my review books, I should be able to do it!  It’s being sponsored by Olivia at Olivia’s Catastrophe.  Here is the info from her blog post:


The catastrophe the read-a-thon is
centered around is the TBR Catastrophe! To help solve it we are going to
be reading books that have been on our TBRs for too long.


14th – 28th of February. Two weeks of reading!


You can use this hashtag on Twitter,
bookstagram or booktube if you’re sharing or participating on those
sites! The hashtag is #catreadathon

Reading Prompts

You can read whatever you want, but here are 7 reading challenges to keep you busy.

  1. Read your oldest unread book
  2. Read a 400+ tome
  3. Cover Buy
  4. So old you don’t know where it’s from
  5. An author you know and love
  6. A new to you author
  7. A hyped book

Okay, here are my proposed books to read:

  1. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  2. Rabbit and Robot by Andrew Smith
  3. Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
  4. Okay, so there aren’t any books I don’t know where they came from.  Instead I’ll just pick one from a series I need/want to read on in:  Riot  by Jamie Shaw
  5. Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout – didn’t know if I’d read this one, but now I really want to after reading about the newest book in the series.
  6. Hot Winter Nights by Codi Gary – it’s a short book that I want to check out!
  7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, I’ve owned it for a while.  Even accidentally bought a new copy of it when it came out with a pink/red cover instead of the original green one.  So yeah, I need to read it. 

Hopefully I can fit it in with whatever I need to read, I’m a little ahead of my review books at the moment, so I’ll try to keep ahead as much as I can, maybe get further ahead if I can!  Maybe I’ll even change one of the choices above to a audible book I purchased so I can listen to one.

There are some blog challenges too, I am going to maybe join into these:

16th: 400+ Tomes: Show us the top 5 big books on your TBR.

18th: Cover Buy Discussion: Do covers matter? Show us some bad books with pretty covers and great books with ugly covers. 

20th: Can’t remember where it came from: Tell us where you buy your books and why there?

22nd: Author you know and love: Show us books by your favourite authors you have yet to read!

24th: New to you authors: Show us books on your TBR by authors you’ve never read before!

26th: The Hype Discussion: Are you more or less likely to pick up a book when it is hyped? What hyped books did you like/not like?

28th: Wrap Up: Share your wrap up of the read-a-thon.

There is a Bookstagram challenge.  I’m not great about keeping up with those, but it would be fun to try.  


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4 responses to “Catastrophe Read-a-thon

  1. Yay! I am so glad you are joining in and I hope the read-a-thon will go well. I am also hoping to read Fangirl so it would be great to see your review of that one afterward if you manage to get around to it. I've read Slaughterhouse 5 before too. Happy reading x

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