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Guys! GUYS! GUYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYS! I have some awesome news about a new readathon in town! It’s called Marvelathon, and in case you haven’t already guessed, it’s based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I found about it yesterday, which was also the day it started, but needed some time to think about the rules and the challenges and my TBR and twitter thread and not getting too over excited about a potentially super event!

Now, the rules and the challenges and what not. There are quite a few of them because there’s lots of films, so I’ll be copying a lot from the host’s post keep on track with all the correct info and the good stuff. This amazing month-long readathon is being hosted by Jami and is her magical brainchild, and is taking place throughout the month of June; she deserves all the plaudits for creating an amazingly thought through readathon. Her readathon announcement post can be found on her blog: Jami Shelves but she can also be found at the twitter handle @jamishelves.

Let’s get started shall we?

The Challenges

Phase I

Iron Man

Spellslinger Sebastian de Castell


The Incredible Hulk – Buddy Read

The Witches Roald Dahl


Iron Man 2

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated J K Rowling


Thor – Buddy Gain

Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman

Captain America First Avenger


The Avengers – Buddy Donate

Prodigy by Marie Lu


Phase II

Iron Man 3

Milk And Honey Rupi Kaur


Thor The Dark World

Royals Rachel Hawkins


Captain America Winter Soldier – Buddy Read

The Arctic Incident (Artemis Fowl 2) Eoin Colfer


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 – Buddy Gain

Sandman Vol. 1 Neil Gaiman

Avengers Age of Ultron


Ant-Man – Buddy Donate

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl 1) Eoin Colfer


Phase III

Captain America Civil War – Buddy Read

Vicious V E Schwab


Doctor Strange

When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Saga Vol. 1 Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples


Spider-Man Homecoming

This Savage Song V E Schwab

Thor Ragnarok

The Twits Roald Dahl


Black Panther

The Children of Blood and Bone Toni Adeyemi

Avengers Infinity War

Eve of Man Giovanna and Tom Fletcher


Captain Marvel

Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey

Avengers 4

Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch


The Rules

– The aim of this challenge is to read as many books as you can, and to finish the challenge you reach the final movie in the MCU phase three (Avengers 4)

– You can read books in any order WITHIN phases, but need to complete the phase to move onto the next one.

– We’ve all skipped watching a Marvel movie here and there, which means you’re allowed two skips per phase, and skips can be rolled over into the next phase if they’re not used. So in total you have 6 skips to play with.

– You can’t use one book for multiple challenges one book per category must be read.

– Books can be ANYTHING and any length. Audiobooks, ebooks, graphic novels, comics, fanfics and anything else you can think of.

Buddy Reads

Marvel movie’s are more fun when watched together, and sometimes you ned a friend to summarise a movie you haven’t seen for you before you watch the next one. This is why Buddy Reads can be used to complete challenges even if you haven’t read the books.

If you read a book with a friend, they can then ‘give’ one of their reads to you if it’s within the same phase as you’re working on. So say you and a friend read the “Iron Man” challenge together, but your friend has also read Captain America from that phase, and you’ve read Hulk. After the buddy, you can count their Captain America read as one of your reads, and they can count your Hulk read as theirs. Essentially, you both get a free read on top of the buddy read.

You can do this ONCE per phase (of course you’re free to Buddy read more than that, but the ‘give away’ will only be allowed once per phase.


I am usually quite the fan of regularly updating a master post on my blog, but if I am honest, I have been finding blogging hard of late and don’t think this is the best way for me to keep myself and everyone else posted. My housemate and buddy reader Emma @ The Terror of Knowing is also taking part and has been a fan and convert to the twitter thread. I haven’t embraced it fully yet, but I love the simplicity of it, and the visual nature of having emoji’s and GIFs does appeal to me. So, for the first time in a readathon, I am giving the twitter thread a go for MarvelAThon. I actually started reading for this readathon yesterday, and created the thread when I began, so it’s already taking shape. If you want to follow it:

Are you taking part? What are you reading/skipping?

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