Oh my gosh! Already 6 months of 2022 have passed, and we all know there’s no better time to grab your TBR list and take part in a reading sesh for a mid-year readathon to smash your goals and to keep the mid-year freakout at bay. 🤭

What are you grabbing to read, and which stories are you excitedly waiting to unravel? 📚

That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.

Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Whether you’re attending your friend’s destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast ✈️, lounging on a sun chair in front of a pool, or sitting on your balcony surrounded by your collection of plants 🌱, there’s always time to dive into new destinations, talk about new experiences, or dream about new fantasies – from books, that is.


Books transport us to brand new places every time we read them, even if we don’t physically travel anywhere else. And, as you may already be familiar with mid-year readathons, we have prepared yet another roundup for 2022 for all you book lovers!  

BOOK your one-way ticket (get it? 😉) to your favorite new destinations, experiences, or fantasies alongside some excellent company – books. 

So, according to your TBRs, where are you traveling? 🗺️

Here are 14 mid-year readathons happening in these upcoming months. It’s time to sit back, relax, and plan your next reading escape! 

Mid-Year Readathons To Join Right Now

🍬 DessertAthon (1-30 June) – this month-long readathon is sure to hit your sweet tooth, or better yet, your sweet spot! Is your recipe for this readathon basic or unique? Based on your recipe choice, you’ll have ten prompts to delight yourself with 🍨🍯.

🍬 For The Culture Readathon (1-30 June) – in honor of Juneteenth, the theme for this readathon is 🎶black music🎵. Celebrate Black Culture and Black books with 16 prompts – one for each musician and song pair.   

🍬 Golden Girls Readathon (1-30 June) – who doesn’t love the Golden Girls?? 👵👩‍🦳👩‍🦰👱‍♀️. Choose your favorite Golden Girl (we’re team Blanche), and based on your choice, your 10-book prompt will be ready for your reading pleasure! May the best girl team win!    

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🍬 Jurassic Journey Readathon (1-30 June) – looking for a more relaxed readathon? This one’s for you, then! This readathon has no teams or points. There are a total of 33 prompts, and completing one prompt from each category will take you on your Jurassic Journey. There are over 10,000 possible combinations available, so everyone’s journey will be completely unique! 💫

🍬 Marvel-a-thon (1-30 June) – need we say more? 🦸‍♀️🦸‍♂️ Choose your favorite superhero (or villain; we’re not judging 🦹‍♂️🦹‍♀️) and try to complete all 21 books.

🍬 Queer Lit Readathon (5-11 June) – join the 9th edition LGBTQ+ friendly readathon with brand new, more inclusive prompts and fun challenges 🏳️‍🌈.

🍬 Because We Can Readathon (13-19 June) – if you’re feeling tired from school or work, don’t worry, we’re right there with ya 🥱! Join this low-key, last-minute, life-has-been-a-lot edition of a mid-year readathon, and read what you like!   

🍬 Buzzword Readathon (1-7 June & beyond) – this readathon runs the first week of every month, and features a new buzzword 🐝(designated word/word theme) each time. You have a week to read as many books with that particular word in the title as possible. June’s buzzword is: “name/title,” July’s is “last,” and August’s is “time of day.”

🍬 Whatever-You-Want-A-Thon (1-30 June) – you know it, you 💖 it, and it’s back by popular demand and bigger than before! Read whatever you want, in whatever format, and as much as you want. Great for first-timers! 

🍬 Casual Readathon (1 June – 10 August) – this readathon includes fun challenges and is one of the more lenient readathons. Also great for first-timers.📖

🍬 ThankfulAThon (1-30 July) – which books are you thankful for 🙏? This month-long readathon is for those books that you love and really appreciate. If you’ve been waiting to reread your favorite books or find new ones, this mid-year readathon is the one for you. 

🍬 SeasonAthon (1 June-31 August) – this readathon takes place every month (from the first day to the last) with brand new challenges starting at the beginning of each month; the perfect seasonal readathon! 📚

🍬 Trope-ical Readathon (1-31 August) – choose your team, choose your genre, and try one of the 13 common challenges or two team-specific ones and get to reading! 🌴🥥

🍬 DraconAthon (1-31 August) – everything draconic-related 🐉 and more! Hop on this wild ride and gear up for the ✨fantasy✨. Roll to read: will you score a critical hit for this mid-year readathon and slay all the dragons of the realms?

There you have it, book lovers! Stay curious and a little mysterious ✨ 

Check out this year’s 2022 readathons list, as well as our list of the best beach reads to add to or cross something off your readathon challenge or prompt. 

Never joined a readathon before? No problem! Here’s our guide to help you out. 

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

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Which readathon are you doing right now? Is there another readathon you’d like us to add to the list? Let us know in the comments down below!

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