Head to the library or your favorite bookstore, get your e-reader loaded and pick those books that will take you on a journey around the world with us for our 2nd annual Travel the World in Books Readathon. The readathon officially starts Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 12:00am and is your chance to explore other countries and cultures through books. We have a jam-packed schedule of fun for this year’s readathon so be sure to sign up here and check out the mega 18 book giveaway, mini-challenges, Instagram challenge and chats we have in store for you.
Want to know more about our readathon? It’s simple, really…our goal is to:
Explore countries and cultures other than the one where you live. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TTWIBRAT
My Travel the World in Books Readathon Goals
My goals are pretty simple since I’ll be busy hosting but I do hope I have more time to read this year!
1. Finish The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
2. Finish The Determined Heart by Antoinette May
3. Update my book map for Guiltless Reader’s Mini-Challenge
4. Attend all the Twitter and Facebook chats!
5. Start another book from my TTWIB shelf! I arrange my books by location (the US vs. everywhere else in the world) so I know just where to go when I need a book for our challenge.
6. Read about other countries with my kids.
Where in the World is Your Reading Taking You?
It’s time to tell us where in the world your readathon books will be taking you! Tell us your goals for the next two weeks. Either linkup a blog post, a Goodreads shelf, a Twitter or Instagram picture or just leave a comment and tell us what you hope to accomplish during the Travel the World in Books Readathon. Do you hope to get lost in paradise or in a creepy castle haunted by ghosts? Do you hope to revisit a land you love or learn about a place you’ve never been? Are you reading for yourself or with your kids? Tell us, we want to know!