Motivation for the Month – July

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So anyone who regularly visits this blog will know I’ve been having a bit of a slacking period over the past few weeks with so much else going on. With this being said I definitely need a little motivation to help me up my game over the next month. So if you have had slow couple of weeks like me, I hope you will find this blog post useful. Below are some of the read-a-thon’s happening this month over a period of days, hours or even weeks. I am going to try my best to participate in as many of these as possible because I definitely need to extra kick in the right direction of my reading challenges.

This seems to be a popular weekend for read-a-thons as you can see below, click on the title to learn a bit more about the read-a-thons and how to participate.

Trees of Reverie

So this read-a-thon began a matter of hours ago depending on where in the world you are but there’s nothing from stopping you joining in immediately. This page is one to watch when it comes to read-a-thons as they run quite often throughout the year and have helped me blast through some books on my TBR. I also like this read-a-thon as there is usually a page telling you when the read-a-thon starts in your area given where you live in the world so grab the nearest book to you and get joining in.

2015 Reading Challenge

This is a relaxed reading challenge running through a page on goodreads and once again is running this weekend. However it takes a more laid back approach because it runs over 24 hours but this doesn’t mean an all-nighter approach should be taken. In fact in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section it states that read-a-thons are supposed to be fun and you can split the 24 hours of reading to suit a busy schedule that still includes a regular sleeping pattern. This is exactly what I need this weekend as I am in work both Saturday and Sunday and will only have the evenings to make the most of my books this month. Keep an tab on this page though as there are four read-a-thons running throughout the year.

The High Summer Read-a-thon

This is a read-a-thon running on the Seasons of Reading blog and it takes place from Monday 20th July to Sunday 26th July. There are no specific books requirements for this read-a-thon but you can sign up through the blogpost. It has no mini-challenges but does have a big giveaway taking place at the end of the week and to qualify you need to link a wrap up post afterwards. Full week challenges are a great way to blast through your TBR list for the month and spread it out with your daily commitments.

Christmas in July 2015

This is a fun read-a-thon running from the 1st of July until the 31st of July and I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that the theme is Christmas or winter themed books. However it is suggested on the page that is you celebrate Hannukkah, the Winter Solstice of Kwanzaa that this challenge is open to you too. Sign up’s are open throughout the month and social network participation is encouraged with #ChristmasinJulyRES. This is a read-a-thon that I might participate in as there are some Christmas books on my shelves that I haven’t read yet but I would quite like to read with a good mug of tea and a blanket on the sofa. After all Christmas is only 23 weeks away.

The Re-Readathon Challenge

This is another read-a-thon running through goodreads but at the end of the month. It’s a great chance to break out your old favourites and give them another read. This read-a-thon takes place from Tuesday 28th July until Monday 3rd August which also helps readers start of August on the right foot. This is a great chance to read some of the first books in a series especially if any sequels are being released soon. For those fans of social media, it is also encouraged to share across Instagram and Tumblr with the tagline #thebookishdragonrereadathon

Summer Reading Challenge

Now I’m a little late posting about this challenge as it runs from the 1st of June through until the 31st of August and is a relaxed read-a-thon by setting your own reading goals and including different book genres. It is suggested that books could be summer themed but I suppose each individual reader’s mood will dictate that. So why not give it a go and join in now while you can.

So there we have it, no excuse for that TBR pile on the shelves this month as there is plenty to stay motivated so close that laptop and pick up the book next to you. Time to tackle those reading challenges or at least it is for me.

Happy Reading!


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