2022 Inter-Readathon Summer Reading Challenge

Keep track of your progress on your blog/social media sites, or wherever you like to track your readathons. Post images and discussions related to this challenge on Facebook, Goodreads, Instagram, etc. Yes, you can change stuff to fit your needs, no there are no prizes or rules, and yes this is just for fun. This is a new feature in the Dewey’s universe, and if it proves entertaining enough we will most likely do it again for the winter inter-readathon gap.

  • Go to your local library, bookstore, freecycle book source, thriftstore that sells books, etc. Pick a book at random and check it out/buy it/adopt it. Read it.
  • Get book recommendations from someone on social media. Pick 3 of those recommended books, get them, and read them.
  • Choose a book with at least 300 pages, and a notebook/reading journal. Read the book, stopping every 20-30pgs to journal about your reading(pictures, quotes, reactions, etc.).
  • Read a book published between 2020 and 2022.
  • Read a book originally published before 1950.
  • Browse the current world news. Choose a country/region/issue from the news that interests you. Find a book related to your chosen topic/location, and read it.
  • Read a book set during a world war.
  • Write and post a review for a book you enjoyed this year. (This can be on Goodreads, Amazon, your blog, etc. We will have a folder in our Goodreads group where you can post these, too.)
  • Make a 6-book rainbow (stack up books with a red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple spine). Take a photo and share on social media. Then read those books.
  • Read a book that was selected for a book club or group. 
  • Complete the 2022 Spring Readathon pre-readathon challenges (located in our Goodreads group).


Dates for our Upcoming Readathons

Our 2022 Reverse Readathon will start at 8pm July 22 and run through 8pm July 23.
Our 2022 Fall Readathon will begin at 8am October 22, and end 8am October 23.

Yep, you read that right. Our Reverse Readathon starts at 8pm on Friday, July 22. It is still a 24hr readathon, but it starts in the evening and runs overnight, for us folks in the US time-zones. This event is our youngest, and is quite popular with folks who hate getting up super early, as well as folks in non-US timezones where an 8am EST start time translates to a more obnoxious time. As a night owl, I personally like this format a lot, but don’t let it fool you. The staying awake and reading for 24hrs part is still hard (and fun).

For our traditionalists, our Fall readathon will be on October 22, starting at 8am EST. This is our other long-standing readathon event, pretty much the same as our Spring readathon, just in October.

Our official pre-readathon challenges will be posted in late May for the Reverse Readathon. In addition we’ll have a new Inter-Readathon Reading Challenge starting this year, for folks who need something to fill the long, slow months between our events(more info coming soon).

-Jamie Barringer