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Crime Readathon Annoucement!

Hello everyone! I’ve teamed up with two of my wonderful pals to bring you the Crime Readthon from 25th October to 8th November 2020! So, for two weeks we will be turning our reading time into reading crime!

The Crime Readathon is going to focus on making us read more books from the crime genre, both fiction and non-fiction. It will also help us learn more about the genre and provide an opportunity for others to join in if they wish to do so! The readathon will run over two weeks giving you plenty of time to get a line or even a full house on the bingo card!

A quick disclaimer that we of course, do not condone violent crime and we disagree with glorifying serial killers in any way. We are running the Crime Readathon as a way to help people read more of the crime genre (fiction and non-fiction), learn more about the genre and for others to join in if they wish to do so!

We have tried our best with our Crime Readathon Bingo Card to make the topics as inclusive as possible. That’s why we have a range of topics to read about and every topic can be read as a fiction or non-fiction crime book! If you’re struggling for a book to read for a specific square, let us know and we’ll recommend you something.

The Crime Readathon will take place on the 25th of October to the 8th of November 2020 (midnight to midnight in your timezone). That’s two whole weeks to get a line or even a full house on the bingo card! Or even just one or two marks on the bingo card!

The topics on the Crime Readathon Bingo Card are:

  • Unsolved Case This is a crime that has been left unsolved
  • Under 200 Pages – Pretty self-explanatory, a crime book that’s under 200 pages
  • Adaptation A book that’s been made into a movie or TV show, true or not!
  • Conspiracy – A story about two or more people plotting a future crime
  • Whodunnit – Basically Cluedo, but in book form
  • Middle Grade – An easier read, a crime book written for younger people
  • Medical – A crime relating to medicine or medical scenarios
  • Outside of the UK and US – A book based outside of the UK or US (the author or the story!)
  • Cult Story – Fact or fiction about a cult
  • Memoir – Probably the only tricky square, read someone’s account of crime or an account from a surviving victim
  • Young Adult – A crime book aimed for a young adult audience
  • High profile – A high profile media crime case
  • Disappearance – The story of a missing person
  • Graphic Novel – An illustrated crime story
  • Local story – A Crime story that is local to your area. Define this as you wish
  • Prison – After the crime, a book set in prison

I hope you join in with Sarah, Sophie and I for the Crime Readathon! PErsonally, I cannot wait to change my reading time to reading crime for two weeks. The hashtag for all socials is #CrimeReadathon. Keep your eyes out for a giveaway running throughout the readathon too!

The Crime Readathon starts on the 25th of October, so get your TBRs ready and let us know what you are reading!

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