New Year’s Readathon! #AndABAMFyNewYear

Posted December 6, 2016 by Jamie in Uncategorised // 5 Comments


Are you running behind on your Goodreads challenge and need some time to catch up? We will be hosting a Readathon over December 30th and 31st to help you do just that!

The idea is to read as much as you can during this time, but we wanted to give you guys some prizes for participating, so we have different levels of participation! You can see them below and decide how much you want to (or even can) participate. In the comments below, link up to your blog post with your TBR pile so that we can see what you are planning on reading along with how how many books you need to finish to complete your Goodreads (or other personal) reading challenge!


There are different points that you can acquire for reading different types of media and then depending on how many points you get, you are in a different level of prize chance! We also tell you how to acquire points (some are easier than others!) and then what you can (sort of) trade those points in for prizes!


Sparklers: 5-14 points
Fireworks: 15-24 points
Roman Candles: 25-34 points
Rockets: 35-44 points
Grand Finale: 50+ points
The Ball Drop: finished your Goodreads challenge at 11:59 pm on December 31st (no points required!)


Reading Points

1 point for a single issue comic
2 points for a graphic novel
3 points for a novella
5 points for a novel
6 points for an audiobook
7 points for a book over 500 pages

Alternative Points

2 points for a photo of the book on Instagram
3 points
for a review on Goodreads and Amazon of a book read during this readathon


Sparklers: eBook of your choice under $4.99USD
Fireworks: Signed copy of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
Roman Candles: Signed copy of RED RISING by Pierce Brown
Rockets: Signed copy of A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab + character cards
Grand Finale: ARC of FIREWORKS by Katie Cotugno
The Ball Drop: book of choice up to $15CAD on TBD


How Will We Choose Winners?

Only new reads, reviews, and Instagram pictures will count toward points. We WILL be checking everyone’s updates before awarding prizes, but we expect you to keep track of the points you acquire. We made you a handy sheet to print and fill out as you go along which you can access here! Use the hashtag during the readathon to let everyone (and us!) know how your during. On January 1st, either create a blog post or a thread of tweets explaining your point calculations so we can check the validity of your points and then using a random generator we will choose our winners!


We can’t wait for you guys to participate, gain some points, and win some prizes! If you have any questions or comments, leave them below or tweet us either @booksaremyfandm, @booksandladders, or @dani_reviews! Let’s get these reading challenges completed!

5 responses to “New Year’s Readathon! #AndABAMFyNewYear

  1. Hi, for The Ball Drops level, if i finished my Goodreads challenge BEFORE 11:59 pm on December 31th , does that count?or i have to finish my Goodreads challenge at the exact time of 11.59pm? And also , is the time 11.59pm according to my time zone?

    • We’re giving a 10 minute window: if you finish within 11:50-11:59pm, it counts. We’re counting through the EST time zone so it has to be during that time! 🙂

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