Read a "thin" book. Whatever that means to you. If you would like a specific page number, read a book under 250 pages.
Forgotten on TBR or eReader
Sometimes our books just get VERY out of control and we just forget about some of the books we have. Find one of those and read it.
Read a book that's in a series
This can be any part of the series, but we suggest you focus on reading books that are later in a series, if you can. Try to get closer to finishing some off at the end of the year instead of starting new ones.
Read a book toward your yearly goals
Whether it's a specific book you wanted to read before the end of the year or it going toward a challenge you set for yourself, just read a book that will help you get closer to completing a goal you have!
Read a book you started but didn't finished
If you're anything like me, you have many books on your "currently reading" shelves. But even if you don't, we're sure you've started a book before the end of last month. Finish that!
Read a book you keep saying you're going to read, but just haven't yet.
An author you've never read
Read a book from an author you've never read from before.
Yellow on the cover
The entire cover doesn't have to be yellow, but as long as there's yellow on the cover, it counts.
Read a book from your TBR cart or your TBR shelf.
Play a TBR Game
There are so many TBR games out there now! Feel free to play one to choose just one book for your TBR or the whole thing! Or you can make it super easy and spin a wheel or something like that. You can find a bunch of different examples by clicking the button below.
Oldest Book on Your tbr from an author you've read before
This one's explanation is the same as the name of it. Find a book by an author you've read from before and read another book on your shelves from them.
This can be any sort of illustration for a cover. As long as it's not an actual picture, it would likely work.
Self Care Day
Spend a day taking care of yourself, whatever that means for you!
Go on a walk or sit by a window
We know that it's not always easy for people to get out for walks, so either take a walk or you can sit by a window or door. Do whatever you're able to.
Join in reading sprints
Reading sprints are almost constantly being hosted around YouTube and other socials. Or you can host them yourself, if you'd like! Donna may be running some on YouTube and Manda should be running some in Discord.
Journal (write, art, etc.)
Take some time this month to work on some journaling. You can make a full bullet journal spread, do it completely virtually, or just take some time at the end of the day to write a diary entry, if that's what you feel like doing.
Listen to Music
Turn on some of your favorite songs and just hang out, clean, or anything. Just listen to some music.
Watch a show/movie
There are so many amazing things coming out recently, sit down and relax and watch something!
Do something creative
Do something that you would classify as creative. Feel free to share it in the Discord!
Cozy Reading Night
Curl up one night with a nice, warm drink, a blanket, and a good book and get some reading done. Go all out or just cozy up in bed.
Autumn Drink or Food
Break out that pumpkin spice or apple cider or maple pecan and make yourself a nice drink or snack! Or make a full meal, if you're feeling extra autumnal.
30 mins Social Media Break
Feel free to do this every day, every week, or just once throughout the month. Take 30 minutes and don't get on social media. Turn off your notifications, don't open the apps, nothing. No social media.
Do something you love
This is very much open to interpretation. Do something you love. That's really it. Feel free to make it something that you love doing, but haven't been able to do for whatever reason.
You can go on a date with your partner(s), some friends, family, or even just bring yourself out and treat yourself. Make it at-home or out. There's so many things that you could do for this, but make it fun!
I know this is called a photo challenge, but feel free to make Reels/TikToks or videos following the prompts. You can post on any social media you have or just share in the Discord! Anything you share related to this challenge, make sure you're using the hashtag #Readathin
TBR Game Examples
Here are a few examples of different TBR games that I've seen! Some of these may not be played anymore by the creator, but I still wanted to share it! This is a mix of people I normally watch and some people I found searching on YouTube.
|Completely Melanie||Many Different Ones||YouTube|
|Jesse On YouTube||TBR Cards||January TBR|
|Syd Bookworrom||Spin the Bottle||October TBR|
|What India Read||Wheel Spin||October TBR|
|Bekah, Books, and Bujo||Deck of TBR||October TBR|
|Sarah Hearts Books||TBR Bakery||October TBR|
|Krys' Corner||Phase 10||October TBR|
|CoversWithCassidy||Snakes and TBR Stacks||October TBR|
|MelReads||TBR Jar||October TBR Cart Additions|
|Chelsea Zhao||TBR: To Be Rolled||October TBR|