August is fast approaching it’s end but there are still a few things to celebrate! 1) It’s my birthday on Sunday, hurrah! 2) It’s a bank holiday in the UK on Monday.
To celebrate I’m having the whole of next week to myself. No work, no stress. To add a bit of fun, though, I’ve created a bit of a reading challenge for myself. If you’d like to join in, feel free.
What’s it all about?
The premise of this readathon is to travel around the fictional Isle of August by book. Each book read during the readathon allows me to tick off a destination on the map below. How many areas can I visit over the next few days?
From the tranquil sea air on Dusky Beach to the heights of Butterfly Mountain- there’s no end of fun to be had on this journey.
Friday 23rd August @ 00:01 UK time – Friday 30th August @ 23:59 UK time.
The maximum number of destinations on the map is ten (which is very wishful thinking on my part :P).
Any format of ‘book’ will do for any destination. There’s no genre restrictions – it can be a volume of manga, a novel, a short story, completed audiobook. Anything goes really because essentially this is just a bit of fun!
If you want to try it yourself but want more of a challenge, why not try for a book that makes you think of the destination you’re visiting- such as a beach read for ‘Dusky Beach’ and a story featuring pirates for ‘Sailaway Cove’. Maybe go for a book with animals in it for ‘Fox Hideaway’ and try for a book set in a quaint town for ‘River Town’.
But that’s just some of my suggestions. I think it’s fun to let loose, get creative and tell your own story with the books you choose to read for each destination.
And don’t forget to give yourself a stamp on your passport for everywhere you stop at!
Follow My Travels
I’ll be posting as I go using the hashtag #itravelbybookreadathon on Twitter and Instagram. I will also post updates here.
Talk To Me
Have you ever created a reading challenge for yourself? Let me know. Also feel free to join me on this bookish adventure if you want to.