Happy Booktober, readers! 🎃

A new season, a new month – what a perfect opportunity to join some readathons, take a closer look at our unread shelves and finally going through a chunk of that neverending TBR list we all have, right?

October readathons come with a set of very obvious reading inspiration: Fall is in full swing and celebrating Halloween makes us pick up books that lean toward the spooky, mysterious side. 

So, grab your favorite blanket, get comfy and sing with us:

“Latte foam art, tiny pumpkins

Fuzzy, comfy socks”

Sounds like the perfect readathon routine to us. We couldn’t have said it any better than Bo Burnham. 


Here are the readathons you can join to help you go through your fall TBR pile:

October 2020 Readathons:

🍂 1-7 | Buzzwordathon – This is a monthly readathon, challenging you to read as much as you can for the first week of every month of 2021, based on a given theme. This October, the theme is “elements” 🧪

🍂 1-31 | FrightFall Readathon (Seasons of Reading) – You know it already, right? FrightFall is a spooky fall-themed readathon hosted by Seasons of Reading, taking place every year.

🍂 1-31 | Gothtober – If you’re a fan of the Gothic fiction genre, here’s a readathon just for you. This edition’s theme is Angels vs Demons. Exciting, right?

🍂 1-31 | MonsterHigh Readathon – This month-long reading challenge is for y’all Monster High fans out there who missed their favorite teenage monsters misfits 🧟‍♀️

🍂 1-31 | Hocus Pocus Readathon – With prompts perfect for the wizard/witch hidden in you, this readathon is sure to get you into the Halloween mood. You also get to earn points and join teams with different prompts!

🍂 1-31 | Spooktober – Get ready to join 3 teams that will read thrillers, horrors, and mystery books throughout the month of October. Also, 2 of their recommended reads are The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware, and Arsenic & Adobo, by Mia P. Manansala, definitely thrilling stories!

🍂 1-31 | Spookysapphics Readathon – Enjoy the spooky season and celebrate sapphic books alongside other fellow queer bookworms. The prompts include a book with an eerie cover, a cover matching your favorite sweater, or orange & black cover, and many more.

🍂 1-31 | Trick or Treatathon – If you want to join a bingo-style readathon and you love fall and Halloween, then this is the one for you! The goal is to get as many bingos/points for the team you’re in! 🎯

🍂 8-10 | Off the Grid Readathon – If you need extra help to get through your TBR, this quarterly reading challenge is the one for you! It promotes reading without any distractions, so you can fully focus on your reading goals! 🤓

🍂 9-10 | ReadYourFaceOff – A 24-hour race to read as much as you can between the 9th and 10th of October, to help you get those yearly reading goals numbers as high as you can 

🍂 9-16 | Thrillathon -Let’s get spooky! 🦇 this is a week-long readathon, challenging you to read scary stories, thrillers, mysteries, paranormal books or slashers (for the brave ones).

🍂 11-17 | AYearAThon – This challenge has the theme to finish or catch up on series you’ve been wanting to read but didn’t get the chance yet, this month, with a focus on thrillers and horror stories, for that extra-spooky effect 👻

🍂 14-17 | Read & Chill Bookly Readathon – You’ve signed up for it, right?? Come join us for a cozy reading party! Don’t forget to track your books with the Bookly App and submit your Reading Report on October 18th for a chance to win. Find out more in our dedicated blog post.

🍂 11-31 | Ghostalong – Always wanting to read V. E. Schwab’s City of Ghosts but just never really got to the books? Well then, here’s your chance! Join this read-along and finally read the series!

🍂 26-31 | Hallowseveathon – With Halloween just around the corner, this readathon nudges you to celebrate the holiday eve by reading a children’s book, a book with a green cover or a book that’s over 300 pages in total, for a mild spooky effect 🤭

Never joined a reading challenge before? No problem! We’ve got you covered with the ultimate readathon guide to help you out. 

And don’t forget that Bloo, your personal reading assistant, will always be by your side and help you improve by tracking all the books for your next readathon along the way! 

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Is there another readathon you’re looking forward to joining that you’d like us to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below!

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