Travel the World in Books Readathon Announcement and Sign Ups – Sept 2014


Lost in Books, Savvy Working Gal and I are happy to announce our Travel the World in Books Readathon, coming September 1-14, 2014! The readathon is a chance to explore our world by reading books set in other countries or by authors from countries other than the one where you live. Learning about other cultures helps promote diversity, cultural tolerance and understanding. If you think #WeNeedDiverseBooks just as much as we do, sign up your blog and join us. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to comment, share on social media or Goodreads. Don’t forget to sign up for our no-stress Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge too, where you choose your own adventure and set your own rules!


Read book(s) set in another country or by author(s) from another country. Sign up whether you are reading for your own pleasure, with your kids, or both, fiction or non-fiction, it’s all fair game. Easy, right? If your TBR is like mine, I’m sure you have at least one book that qualifies! Perfect for busy parents who want to encourage learning about diversity and other cultures with your kids too. Read as much as you can or want.


Sign up now in the linky below by adding your blog, Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads URL. If you don’t have any of these, let me know in the comments that you intend to participate before the readathon officially ends on September 14, 2014 at 11:59pm so that you are still eligible for the giveaways.

Begin linking up your goals as early as Friday, August 29, 2014 so that you will be ready to go on Monday, September 1st!

Our event schedule includes Facebook and Twitter chats, mini-challenges and giveaways during the readathon.  If you are a blogger who would like to host a mini-challenge, please complete the Mini-Challenge Host Form or a publicist who would like to giveaway a qualifying book during the readathon, please complete the Book Giveaway Form.


Grab a button and share the news about our first ever Travel the World in Books Readathon! Be sure to use our #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT hashtag. Feel free to create your own button and leave me a link in the comments so others can use it too.





Sign Up Linky:
(Link up your blog URL showing your intent to participate. Just for fun, indicate what country you reside in. You can state your goals later. By entering your email address in the linky, you may be sent email notifications of Travel the World in Books challenge news and events.)

We hope you will participate and enjoy your journey around the world from the comforts of your home! Where will your journey lead you?


  1. Thank you so much for creating this fantastic readathon. I did everything except…remember to bring my books home from school! Oh well. I’ll start to read tomorrow!

    1. lol, that sounds like me Deb. I took my book to the pool and have 4 pages to show for the 4 hours we were there (and I didn’t even get in the water)! That’s a really slow reading rate! Better luck tomorrow. So glad you’ve joined us Deb and excited we could get this kind of event together. Couldn’t do it without fabulous co-hosts, authors and bloggers who are just as excited about it as I am!

  2. Hi! I’m visiting from the Blog Staycation.

    This is a lovely idea! The timing is bad for me but I would love to give this a whirl sometime when things settle down for me.

    Thanks for sharing and it was a pleasure to “meet’ you.

    Wishing you a lovely week.

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer. Well I hope you do sign up (just link up your blog), we have some great giveaways…I wish I could win them! 🙂 We have the ongoing Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge where you choose your own adventure and set your own goals. Hope you will join us if the readathon doesn’t work for you. So great to meet you too, Blog Staycation was great!

  3. Your challenges/readathons/link ups are always the best because they’re so wide open to interpretation. This looks great – I have to decide if I want to participate because I’m so burnt out right now I need to read exactly what I want to read with no pressure. 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks April. I enjoy encouraging positive thinking and expanding our horizons. Well we won’t pressure you to participate but do hope you join us anyway. Feel free to sign up and see how it goes. 🙂

  4. Yay – so excited to sign up! I’ll be writing posts that have to do with books set in different parts of the World – and it’s even mroe awesome because the last 2 weeks in September is the #diversiverse event – and both your challenge and that even go together 🙂

    1. Becca from Lost in Books told me just today about #diversiverse! I’m glad our events are complementary to one another and not at the same time. Do you still have the Olympics reading challenge? I wanted to compile a list of reading events that encourage diversity and reading around the world. I have a few on my list and wanted to make sure to include yours. So glad you’ve signed up to participate. It should be a fun couple of weeks!

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