The Fantasy AdventureAThon

Because it’s about time we did another one!

The basics.

The Fantasy Adventure-A-Thon is a fantasy-themed 'choose-your-own adventure' style readathon that runs from the 25-31 of March.

The idea behind this readathon is that you choose your own reading challenges by navigating a path through the readathon map. Every participant in the readathon will have seven reading challenges, but not everyone's challenges will be the same.

There's also an extra element of (fun) competition to the readathon for those who want more motivation. And there will be motivational reading sprints hosted on the @adventureathon Twitter account.

The map.

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How to read the map.

  • Begin at the bottom.

  • As you follow the path you will come across sign posts, these sign posts will give you your challenge instructions.

  • Sometimes the signposts will simply give you your prompt. Other times you will have to choose between two different prompts.

  • If you have to choose between two prompts, you will then follow the path in the direction of your chosen prompt.

  • At no point should you ever be moving DOWN the map. You should always be moving from the bottom to the top.

  • Continue up the map until you reach the end of the path.

  • To save space, the signposts only have the theme word of the prompt written. The full prompts can be found in the table below.

  • At the end of the path your character will be waiting for you! There are four characters in total.



Example A.

Your reading challenges would be:

Fellowship: read the group book
Cliff: read a book with a nature word in the title
Rat: read a book with brown on the cover
Fate: read a book set in the past
Bewilder: read a book with a plot twist
Adventure: read the first book in a series
Potions: read a book while drinking a drink


Example B.

Your reading challenges would be:

Fellowship: read the group book
Castle: read a book with a royalty word in the title
Rat: read a book with black on the cover
Fable: read a book that features fabulism
Bewitch: read a book with a romance
Journey: read a book longer than 500 pages
Powders: read a book by the fireside

The challenges.

Be wary of using this table to guide your readathon path as it can be a bit more confusing. But you are welcome to use it  for reference to find the full wording of a reading challenge if you need.

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The characters.

Depending on which path you choose through the map, there will be a different fantasy character waiting for you at the end! This character is your 'team' for the Fantasy Feud should you choose to join in. Otherwise you can simply admire the cuteness of your fantasy friend instead!

The Fantasy Feud

Just in case a 'choose-your-own adventure' readathon wasn't fun enough, I've added an EXTRA layer of fun, which I am calling the Fantasy Feud!

The basic breakdown of how the Fantasy Feud works is this: whichever character is waiting for you at the end of your path is your team 'mascot,' if you want to enter the Fantasy Feud then sign up using the form below so that we know to add you to your team list!

The four different teams are:

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Any social media posts, videos, photos, challenges completed, and books that you read will contribute to your holiday team. This will be most fun if you band together with other people who have the same mascot as you to give recommendations and encourage each other to read more!

How to enter:

  • Use the form below to tell us which fantasy team you are in, and post your TBR before the 25 of March.

  • Your TBR can be posted as a video, blog post, tweet, or Instagram post. I honestly don't mind, as long as you share it with the hashtag #fantasyadventureathon and use your team hashtag as well so that we can find your posts.

  • Find other people who are in your team by posting with your team hashtag (see above for the different hashtags), this is your opportunity to find friends and encourage each other to read more!

  • Update your readathon progress using this form to contribute points to your fantasy team!

How to earn points:

  • Posting YouTube videos about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR videos, reading updates, daily or weekly vlogs, wrap up videos.

  • Posting blogs about your readathon experience. (20p)
    Can be: TBR posts, reading updates, wrap ups.

  • Posting on Instagram or Tweeting about the readathon. (10p) (MAX 7)
    Post with the hashtag #fantasyadventureathon and your team hashtag so that we can find your posts.

  • Participating in the Instagram photo challenges. (10p) (MAX 7)
    Follow us on Instagram @adventureathon to see the daily challenges.

  • Participating in Twitter sprints. (5p)
    Tweet with the hashtag #fantasysprints.

  • The number of pages you read. (1p)
    1 point will be awarded for every 1 page you read. Audiobooks are also counted.

  • Finishing books. (200p)

  • Completing readathon challenges. (100p)

  • Completing your entire readathon path. (500p)

Please note only one Twitter or Instagram post per day will count points towards your team.

How to submit points.

As with the last readathon, we will be asking participants to submit their points using the form below so that we can better keep track of how all the teams are doing.

How will we know which team wins?

If you want to track your own points, you are more than welcome to. I will have a master spreadsheet where I'll be tracking the points earned per team as the readathon progresses. There will then be a livestream wrap up on my YouTube channel, Novel Thoughts, where I will reveal the winner of the Fantasy Feud. There may even be prizes awarded to participants who contribute the most points to their team!

Join the feud.

Let us know if you're participating in the readathon by submitting your details below!


As usual, there will be a discord chat for you to participate in and get to know your fellow team mates. Simply click on the link below to join the chat, and tell us what team you’re in to be added to the private team chats.


What if I have already read the group book?

If you have already read the group book, you’re more than welcome to reread it along with us. Or if you desperately don’t want to read the book again, feel free to substitute it for a book of your choice instead, and send us a message letting us know.

What if I can’t get a copy of the group book?

If you can’t get a hold of the group book that is more than understandable. No one should have to miss out on a readathon just because they can’t access a specific book! Just substitute it with a book of your choice and send us a message
letting us know!

Can I read the same book for multiple challenges?

Absolutely! The main goal of the readathon is to try and read seven books for seven challenges, but not everyone can do that (including me!) so if you find a book that covers multiple challenges on your path, use it to your advantage!

Can I just choose seven random reading challenges and do those?

No. That defeats the entire point of the readathon, which is to choose a path to follow on the readathon map.

Do I have to read my seven challenges in order?

No, once you have chosen your path and you know what your seven challenges are, I am happy for you to complete those seven challenges in whatever order you want.

What if I don't want to join the Fantasy Feud ?

That's perfectly fine! The Fantasy Feud is only an optional extra for those who want to find new friends and get motivated to read more.

If I complete my path can I start another path?

Yes! If you are trying to complete more challenges in order to earn more points for your Fantasy Team or if you simply want to do more reading, you are more than welcome to choose a different path on the map to follow!

If I start a second path, will my previous reads count towards any repeat challenges?

If you are trying to complete another path to earn more points for your Fantasy Team then no, any repeat challenges will need to have a different book assigned to them in order to be eligible for points. If you're simply reading for fun then do whatever you want, I'm not your mother!

I can't think of any books that match <insert challenge here> can you help me?

Of course! I will be creating Twitter threads (on my account @novelthoughts_ and on the AdventureAThon account @adventureathon) and blog posts, and possibly even videos, with reading recommendations for some of the trickier reading challenges. If you are struggling to find books for a particular challenge then let me know and I will guide you towards those recommendations!


Get reading!

I hope you're excited for this readathon, because I know I am, and I don't think there's been a readathon like it before! Feel free to let me know any questions you have about how the readathon works. And don't forget to tag me and use the hashtag #fantasyadventureathon in any posts you make about the readathon!