I’ve decided to join my first readathon! Many fellow bookworms (including the creator of this readathon, Aentee from Read at Midnight), have said that readathons have been a great way for them to tackle their TBR piles! So, I decided to give it a try because my TBR pile is getting out of control (it’s not a pile anymore, but 3 shelves), and because I love anything and everything Pokémon-related! This is just an awesome readathon idea.
Disclaimer: Pokémon does not belong to me, but to Nintendo!
Okay so, to quote Aentee directly, for those who may also like to join, or just simply want to know that the heck it is that I’m talking about, hahaha:
What Is It?
The Pokémon Indigo League #ReadThemAllThon is a 3 weeks long reading challenge based on the Kanto’s Indigo League. Long-time fans of the series would recognise this as the first set of gyms Ash Ketchum had to conquer in his quest to become the Pokémon Master. Now you, my friends, will also embark on a journey to become the very best. Instead of fighting gym battles, you’ll be reading books instead!
When Is It?
The read-a-thon will run for 3 weeks between Sunday 14th August to Sunday 4th September.
You can sign up anytime between now and the end of the read-a-thon.
How Do I Join?
Create a sign-up post on your own blog/booktube/booklr/etc with the books you will read for the challenge below and title it #ReadThemAllThon TBR or something similar. Then add your link to the link widget below. Please add a link back to this post!
There are 8 reading challenges within this read-a-thon, based on the 8 gyms that are in the Indigo League. Earn a badge every time you complete a book!
Pewter Gym: The First Book In A Series
This Rock-type gym is the first gym Ash and the Pokémon player ever encounters. Finish this challenge to win a Boulder Badge.
The book I’ll be choosing for this badge will be…
339 pages – potential +33CP
Cerulean Gym: A Book That Might Make You Cry
This Water-type gym has a badge that looks like a droplet of your tear, so read a book that will rip your heart out. Finish this challenge to win a Cascade Badge.
The book I’ll be choosing for this badge will be… 348 pages – potential +34CP
Vermillion Gym: A Book With Thunderous Hype
Vermillion City is the home to Lt. Surge and his many Electric-type Pokémon. For this challenge, read a book that’s been hyped all over bestseller’s list and the internet. Finish this challenge to win a Thunder Badge.
400 pages – potential +40CP
Note: This was originally going to be The Wrath and the Dawn, but I moved it down to Cinnabar.
Celadon Gym: A Book That Focuses on Diversity
Celadon Gym is one of my favourites, because of it’s colourful Grass-type aesthetics. Read a diverse book and you will earn yourself a Rainbow Badge.
The book I’ll choose for this badge is…
394 pages – potential +39CP
Fuschia Gym: A Book With A Great Romance
I’ve always been confused by the fact that a Poison-type gym has a heart-shaped badge. Can someone explain please. Read a book that features romance prominently and earn a Soul Badge. The book I’ll choose for this badge is… 387 pages – potential +38CP
Saffron Gym: A Book With Fantasy/Supenatural Elements
Saffron City is where all the Psychic-types hang out, so for this challenge, read a bool with fantasy, magical realism, or paranormal elements. Finish this challenge to win a Marsh Badge. 427 pages (+23 pg prologue) = 450 – potential +45CP Note: Switched out Iron Cast because it doesn’t come out until Oct. and I shouldn’t review it yet…
Cinnabar Gym: A Book With A Red Cover
Cinnabar Island is famous for red earth and Fire-type Pokémon. For this challenge, read a book with a red cover. Complete this challenge to win a Volcano Badge.
404 pages – potential +40CP
Note: I switched out Rooms by Lauren Oliver because I’m not ready for it yet. Moved this book down from Vermillion.
Viridian Gym: A Book With Post-Apocalyptic Setting
The final gym is home to a Team Rocket Leader (OK, if it’s been out 10+ years you can’t cry spoilers) and Ground-type Pokémon. For this challenge, read a book featuring a ruined, post-apocalyptic Earth. Finish this to win yourself an Earth Badge.
The book I’ll choose for this badge is…
454 pages – potential +45CP
Extra Points & Fun
I’ve also decided to go all out with this first readathon by also join in the extra fun! (You can find the details about that in Aentee’s original post here).
And the Pokémon I will be using is Pichu! Because Pichu, Pikachu and Raichu are my favourites and because I don’t have any of them in Pokémon Go, hahaha. So, as of right now my Pichu is starting with 10CP