We’re already done with half of June and with July peeking around the corner this is the perfect time to go for an official announcement – Indian Lit Readathon is back!
We had a really great response last year and an absolutely amazing time making the readathon happen as well as participating in it ourselves. Now we’re back – bigger and better.
For those who participated in the readathon last year, keep cheering and hooting while I tell our newcomers here what Indian Lit Readathon is about.
What is Indian Lit Readathon?
Indian Lit Readathon is a 48hr readathon aims at encouraging readers to pick up books written by Indian authors or authors of Indian origin. The readathon takes place over the weekend with fun twitter sprints, prompts and giveaways running in the background! It’s being hosted this year by Nandini @Unputdownable Books , Shruti @This Is Lit and yours truly 🙂
When is it taking place?
The second edition of Indian Lit readathon is going to take place over the first weekend of July, that is, July 6th and 7th. It officially starts at 12am on Saturday, Indian Standard Time, and goes on to run till midnight on Sunday.
Who can participate?
This readathon is not exclusive to indian readers only, anyone can participate. The whole aim of this readathon is to encourage international readers to pick up books by Indian authors.
What do I have to do?
You just have to sign-up for the readathon via a form and pick up books by authors of Indian origin and you’re set to go! You can read books from any genre, even poetry and graphic novels as well as audiobooks. Specific prompts are given and you have to complete one line of the bingo to finish the readathon. Keep scrolling down this post to find the link to the sign-up form. You can also choose your books according to the prompts provided below.
What are the rules?
- Only books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors are allowed.
- You need to complete at least one line on the Bingo board to be a readathon finisher.
- Books of any genre are allowed.
SIGN UP FORM
Come sign up for a super fun time right here! It’s just going to take five minutes and will help us keep track of you lovely readers 🙂
PROMPTS + BINGO
This year’s theme for the readathon is Mahabharata and we have 16 exciting prompts and a bingo revolving around it. Don’t be intimidated, one book can be used to cross off multiple prompts.
While doing a full bingo seems like a herculean task I’m sure you can get at least one row crossed so get ready to plan your TBR 🙂
|1. Arjuna: A book with the chosen one trope|
|2. Dhritarashtra: A book featuring a character with a disability|
|3. Ekalavya: A book about the caste system|
|4. Karna: A book with less than 500 ratings on GR|
|5. Krishna: A book about or based on mythology|
|6. Shikhandi: A book with a trans character|
|7. Vyasa: A book written in verse/poetry book|
|8. Yudhishtira: A book with social justice themes|
|9. Indraprastha: A book set in a palace/about royalty|
|10. Kurukshetra: A book about power struggle|
|11. Bhagavad Gita: A self-help/philosophical book|
|12. Chakravyuh: A book which promises plot twists|
|13. Adi Parva: The first book in a series|
|14. Aranya Parva: A book with trees on the cover|
|15. Bhishma Parva: A book about family dynamics|
|16. Stri Parva: A book with feminist themes|
If you don’t have any idea what to read the don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
TWITTER HOSTS SIGN-UP
Throughout the 48 hour long readathon we’ll also be hosting multiple reading sprints on our Twitter and if any of you are interested to host the sprints with us simply sign up here. You can decided how long you want to host and when you want to host – here are no restrictions 🙂
So come join the fun, don’t forget to sign-up and then let’s get ready for a fun-tastic readathon!