INDIAN LIT READATHON!!! | Books, reading and other fun stuff

an image of the Indian Lit Readathon banner with a blue and yellow background and INDIAN LIT READATHON” written on it.

Sooo if you don’t follow me on twitter you probably should because I am the best!

But also because a few days back some of my blogger friends, Charvi @Not Just Fiction, Nandini @Unputdownable Books, Shruti @This is Lit and I announced the first ever Indian Lit Readathon!!



Now if you don’t know anything about this readathon don’t worry because I’m about to tell you in a second.

So the Indian Lit Readathon as you already know is organized by us 4 bloggers, Charvi, Nandini, Shruti and me where we read books written by Indian authors or authors of Indian origin.

The reason we’re going to read books by Indian authors is that

a) We’re all Indians and while we were talking we realised that except for a few books we haven’t actually read many books by Indian authors (ok but I don’t know about them but this reason is true for me)

b) We want to create awareness about Indian literature and these authors because there are so many books out there which you and I’ve probably never heard of but they’ve got so much potential.

c) Reading books is fun!

So that is the basic stuff which you need to know about the Indian Lit Readathon!

Now onto the rules –

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An image of the rules of the readathon on a blue and yellow background.
  • Only books written by Indian and authors of Indian origin – We want to promote these authors, their books and the culture hidden in them* which is why we’re only going to be reading books by Indian and authors of Indian origin.

           *That was deep I know

  • Participants will have to complete at least 3 out of 10 challenges – Now to make this readathon even more fun we have incorporated some challenges (around 10 of them) and you’ll have to complete at least 3 of them and no need to worry because they’re not that hard 🙂
  • Books of all genres are allowed – And we also want make people aware of books of all genre so whether it is non – fiction, fantasy, historical fiction or self help, you’re allowed to read them all!
  • Poetry books are also allowed – And don’t fret poetry books are also allowed since this readathon would be incomplete without them.

Now the fun part!! We’re also going to have challenges which will make this readathon 1000x fun!!

We have decided on 10 challenges and we’re going to be releasing recs for them soon.

image of the first 5 challenges of the readathon
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Image of the last 5 challenges
  • A book with a queer main Character – It’s also PRIDE MONTH!
  • A banned Indian Book
  • A book translated from any regional language of India – Let no language be a barrier between you and those wonderful books!
  • A book with an ethnic design on the cover – Let’s appreciate all the beautiful covers please!
  • A book with an Indian name 
  • A book by an author from the same Indian state as you – If you don’t live in India, no need to worry, you can choose any state and then read a book by an author from that state. 🙂
  • An Indian folklore or a book based on Indian mythology – There are loads of them out there!
  • A book perfect for a rainy day – This prompt is pretty simple. Just read any book you think is perfect for a rainy day 🙂
  • An award winning book by an Indian author
  • A book set during India’s freedom struggle – Just open your history text books or ask your parents or search on the internet!

If I haven’t convinced you yet to join this readathon, then I have something which will definitely…..WE’RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TWITTER SPRINTS!!! *goes off computer to find the meaning of twitter sprints*

If you don’t know what twitter sprints are they’re basically something where you read (so surprising I know) but as far as my research goes you basically read continuously for whatever time has been chosen.

So say person A says “Hey let’s do a readng sprint from :20 to :50″, people will have to read from say in their timezone it’s 9:10 am, so they’ll read from 9:20 to 9:50.

That’s basically all you have to know about this readathon!!And if anyone’s confused you can always contact us (btw it’s my first time doing a readathon too so you can always dm me for help :))

Email – indianlitreadathon (at) gmail (dot) com

Twitter: @IndLitReadathon

Instagram: @IndianLitReadathon

And to all the people interested in participating, the readathon will be held on the 7th and 8th of July for 48 hours

It will begin from 00:00 Indian Standard Time on 7th July and will end at 11:59 Indian Standard Time on 8th July.

If you all want to participate in this readathon fill the details and sign up for the readathon in the form attached.

Click me to participate in the readathon!

And that’s all you need to know for now!! You’re basically a pro now at this readathon! you can prepare for this readathon by buying books or ebooks or asking your grandma and grandpa’s for recs or whatever you want to do (or you can read my other posts *wink* no self-promo though)

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Sooo are you going to participate in this readathon? Did I convince you? Have you read any good book by any Indian author lately? Or maybe you’re planning to read it? Do you have any favourite book written by an Indian author? Tell meeeeee!!!

❤ aDiTi



12 thoughts on “INDIAN LIT READATHON!!! | Books, reading and other fun stuff

  1. Aditi,
    OK, what an fun reading challenge! I won’t be able to participate because I will be going on a family vacation (to Arizona) but I wish you the best of luck. I’m white and American, and even though we’re about an ocean 🌊 apart, I think it’s awesome that you’re spreading awareness of amazing books 📚 by Indian authors! I will be sure to pick up some good books that go with the challenges, even though I won’t be participating. I love reading your blog (but you already know that lol) and keep up the good work!
    -Katie K 🌸

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