*note* this page has been updated to include alternate text for the bingo boards — if the alt text is confusing, please let me know so I can fix it.
The TL;DR Version:
- The whole month of October
- Pick a team (Pumpkin Spice, Cozy Sweater, Boxed Wine)
- Adapt any of the prompts to your needs
- All forms of books are books
- Read as many or few books as you want – if you can say how 1 book fulfills 3 prompts on the bingo board to get a bingo then that counts too!
- Just have fun with it!
- There are 6 hosts this year – 2 for each team
- #AutumnEssentialsReadathon, #TeamPumpkinSpice, #TeamCozySweater, #TeamBoxedWine
- Twitter @AutumnReadathon, Instagram @autumnessentialsreadathon, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/910137876148255/?ref=share
- Since the announcement video there has been a change in a team boxed wine prompt. The new version reads “Moscato – a boxed white wine often shared with friends – Read Something Outside Your Own Cultural “Box”
Welcome to the Autumn Essentials Readathon! If you’d like to know the background on how this readathon was created check out this blog post that started it all: https://victoriarmendes.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/basic-bish-readathon-announcement/
We’d like to start out by saying that this readathon is just out here to encourage people to read. If these prompts do not fit your needs we encourage you to adapt them to whatever way works for you.
While the Autumn Essentials Readathon runs the whole month of October and is hosted by people in the northern hemisphere this year, we recognize that people who live in different climates may be experiencing different seasons/temperatures. If you’d rather adapt these prompts to your climate/season please do so!
To “win”, pick a team! Each team has a bingo board themed around it’s namesake. You can read one book or nine books – as long as you can say how it meets the prompt, it counts! Graphic Novels, Manga, Physical Books, eBooks, Audio Books – any form of book can be counted as long as you have consumed the knowledge conveyed in the book!
There are 3 teams: Pumpkin Spice, Cozy Sweater, and Boxed Wine
Team Pumpkin Spice will be hosted by me (Victoria) from the YouTube channel TheBookishSock and Faye from the YouTube channel Books And Chocaholic.
Team Cozy Sweater will be hosted by Audrey from @under_a_tbr over on Twitter and Nox from Nox Read on YouTube.
Team Boxed Wine will be hosted by the Booktube Goddess from Booktube Goddess on YouTube and Allysa from @allydanielle26 on Twitter.
Meet the hosts:
Victoria can mainly be found on YouTube and Twitter. Their preferred pronouns are she/they – she normally responds to any pronoun as long as you’re referring to them respectfully. Her main goals on her social medias is to share her love for books and spread awareness about the disabled community (specifically those who are chronically ill [and even more specifically those with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome]). If you’d like to know more about them you can follow them here:
Faye can mostly be found on YouTube and Twitter. Her preferred pronouns are she/her though she will respond to any pronouns if done respectfully. Her main goals on social media are to talk about books, centered especially around women and female empowerment. Faye reads books from any age and will try any genre though her preferences are in: SFF of any age, YA and Adult hard-hitting Contemporary, and Adult Historical Fiction. If you’d like to know more about her, you can find her here:
Audrey can mostly be found on Twitter. Her preferred pronouns are she/her. If you’d like to know more about her, you can find her here:
Nox can mainly be found on YouTube and Twitter. Her preferred pronouns are she/her. She is a blogger/booktuber from California in her fifth year studying English Education in hopes of becoming a high school English teacher, where she can connect marginalized students with books that they’re represented in. Nox is always on the lookout for books with mixed-race and/or fat characters, and you can find her at her blog, booktube, Instagram, or Twitter at Nox Reads!
Booktube Goddess can mainly be found on YouTube and Twitter. If you’d like to follow Mx. Goddess you can find your queen here:
Allysa can be found most often on Twitter and YouTube. Her preferred pronouns are she/her. She likes most genres of books, but her favorite is Adventure. Besides reading, she loves music, being in nature, and bullet journaling. Alyssa has a mischievous yet lovable 13-year-old schnauzer/sheltie fur baby named Lady and a very spoiled goldfish named Alfred. Something most people don’t know about her is she hasn’t been able to hear out of her right ear since birth. Her main goals on her social media is to talk about books, make friends, give .gif hugs when needed, and build a community of people who lift each other up. If you’d like to follow Alyssa you can find her here: