Thanksgiving Readathon 2017 Announcement! #ThanksgivingReadathon

Thanksgiving Readathon

We’re only one week away from the start of Thanksgiving weekend, so it’s time to unveil details on how to participate on the first official Thanksgiving Readathon I’ll be running with Jackie from Death By Tsundoku. She’s one of my first real blogging friends, and we’ve been looking for a way to collaborate for a while.

This readathon is meant to be a stress-free way of getting caught up with some reading since I know we’re all trying hard to meet those reading goals at the end of the year. Pie in one hand, book in another – that’s the idea. All the details on how to participate are below, and participation can be really flexible – whatever you have time for and feel like doing.

We’ll also be running a Winter Reading Giveaway alongside the readathon, to get one of you all geared up for some cozy winter reading. I personally slaved over picking cute themed and coordinated items for this, so I’m excited that one of you will get to enjoy them!

How To Participate In The Readathon

Dates: Wednesday, November 22nd – Sunday, November 26th 2017

You can do any or all of the below:

  • Read as many books as you can in those 5 days.
  • Use the hashtag #ThanksgivingReadathon to share your participation and progress on Twitter and other social media sites.
  • Publish a Sign-Up Post between Monday, November 20th and Wednesday, November 22nd with your readathon TBR and goals.
    • Bonus: Share your families holiday traditions if you’d like.
  • Publish a Wrap-Up Post on Monday, November 27th sharing your readathon victories.
    • Bonus: Share what you are thankful for this year.

Jackie and I will have Sign-Up Posts up on Monday, November 20th, and Wrap-Up Posts up on Monday, November 27th, and we’ll have a way to link up your posts on each.

Winter Reading Giveaway Sneak-Peak

Winter Reading Giveaway On Novels And Nonfiction

Good news if you’re participating in the readathon because we’ll also be holding a giveaway at the same time (from Monday November 20th to Tuesday November 29th at midnight) and taking part in the readathon can award you extra entries. The Rafflecopter link for the giveaway will be included in my and Jackie’s Sign-Up Posts on Monday November 20th.

The giveaway will be U.S. only and will include the following six items:

  • a hardcover copy of November 2017 release The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
  • a cable-knit throw from Elle Decor with a fleece lining
  • fuzzy knit sparkly green socks
  • a snowflake patterned mug
  • a peppermint snow scented candle
  • Winter Wake Up tea from Trader Joe’s

There will be multiple ways to enter, including posting Sign-Up and Wrap-Up posts for the Thanksgiving Readathon, so keep your eye out for the Rafflecopter links.

LineAre you planning on taking part in our Thanksgiving Readathon and are you excited about the giveaway? Let us know in the comments!

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  30 comments for “Thanksgiving Readathon 2017 Announcement! #ThanksgivingReadathon

  1. Molly
    November 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    I love this idea! Between my husband’s family and my own, we have 2 Thanksgivings to go to, but I would love to participate in a challenge (even though finishing one book would be impressive!) with the days I have off. I’m relatively new to blogging, so if you have any tips/guidelines for linking up, I would really appreciate it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Hey Molly! We won’t have a formal link-up, so the best way to go about it would be to include links to Novels And Nonfiction and Death By Tsundoku towards the top of your Sign-Up and Wrap-Up posts, comment on any of our Thanksgiving Readathon posts with links to your posts, and also make sure to insert the links for your posts in the Rafflecopter for the giveaway. This way we’ll be sure to be aware of them and share them with others.

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      • Molly
        November 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        Thank you!


  2. November 14, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Can’t wait for the Thanksgiving Readathon!! Several people in my book club are interested in participating as well. They don’t have blogs, but would like to officially sign up. Perhaps they could post their intent to participate on Facebook or Twitter, using the #ThanksgivingReadathon hastag, and then link that post to your signup page… Does that sound like something that would work for you?

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    • November 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Never mind, just saw the above comment that there will not be a formal link-up. Sorry!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • November 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

        My blog is on and the link-up widgets don’t work well on it. But it’s easy to link up via the comments or using the hashtag on social media, and then just include links to Novels And Nonfiction and Death By Tsundoku if you write any blog posts. πŸ™‚

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      • November 14, 2017 at 6:56 pm

        I’m going to work on it though. May find a solution by Monday πŸ™‚

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    • November 14, 2017 at 6:50 pm

      The idea to have them ‘sign-up’ via social media is a great one. We’re encouraging people to use the hashtag on Twitter and elsewhere so that we can interact with them and see their progress πŸ™‚ They can also comment on my or Jackie’s Sign-Up post next week and include their Twitter handle.

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  3. November 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    I’m so in! Now I just need to think about my TBR…

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 14, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      I need to get going on that too! But it’s definitely something I’m looking forward to. So many books to choose from! And also it’s left to decide whether to keep my expectations of my own reading high or low πŸ˜‰

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  4. November 14, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Can’t wait! I’m curating my stack of books, loading my Kindle with some new titles and searching out missed titles on the device. This will be fun! Sure beats watching football.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Awesome! We’re so happy to have you join. I’m really excited to build my TBR as well!


  5. Susie | Novel Visits
    November 15, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I won’t get much reading done with the busy weekend and I have to leave town for a few days the end of the following week, but I’m going to try. Sounds like a fun challenge and a cozy way to avoid the store!

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      You’re welcome to join regardless of how much time you have to read! It’s super chill πŸ™‚


  6. November 15, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Belgium, this definitely sounds fun!
    I’ll have to check my schedule when I get home to see if I can participate but if I can: definitely will! πŸ˜€

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  7. November 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Woohoo! I’m super excited for this readathon! I can’t wait to make some time for reading.


  8. November 16, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Yay! I’m excited to participate! Thanks for hosting with Jackie! She is awesome so I’m sure you are too πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  9. November 17, 2017 at 6:04 am

    This sounds like fun! I have a few review books left for the month but will see if I can jump into this πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Denise Johnson
    November 18, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Sounds like a great idea and yes I am excited for this awesome giveaway!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. November 20, 2017 at 2:45 am

    Thanksgiving read-a-thon is a great new idea! This is an idea that I am trying to spread this holiday season. If you like it, I hope that you will share it. Thanks, Rita

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  12. Sabrina
    November 7, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Hi! Are you planning on hosting a Thanksgiving readathon for this year? Please say you are!


    • November 7, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Sabrina! I’ve had a family emergency these last few weeks so haven’t been blogging and am not sure when I’ll start back up again. Jackie at Death By Tsundoku with whom I hosted the readathon last year is hosting it again this year though so you should go to her blog for all the details! I’m going to try to participate if I can πŸ™‚


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