Travel the World in Books

Travel the World in Books Readathon Schedule, October 2015

Travel the World in Books Readathon Schedule for October 18-31, 2015. Read as much as you can to explore other countries and cultures. Check out our schedule of mini-challenges, Twitter chats, daily discussion topics and more to get you talking about the world's best books.
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Welcome to our 2nd annual Travel the World in Books Readathon from October 18-31, 2015. We had so much fun during last year’s readathon that Becca, Savvy and I decided to do it again and invite 2 fantastic more co-hosts to help us! The purpose of our readathon is simply this:

Explore countries other than the one you live in. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TTWIBRAT

We have what we think is a fun schedule of events to encourage you to keep learning and reading about other cultures We hope you find some fellow book lovers to discuss your travel and book journey with and have fun along the way.

Here’s what we have in store for our Travel the World in Books Readathon Schedule so far. This page will be updated each day as links go live and events get added. This year we are going to have daily linkups where you can share your old or new blog posts and comments regarding that day’s topic. We want to encourage discussion about our favorite books and authors we’ve read or would like to read, so gather your thoughts, get those post ready and let’s share our excitement over our favorite books from around the world.

Monday, October 5, 2015

* Sign up is easy. Just enter your blog, social media link, Goodreads links in the linkup or simply leave a comment that you are joining us for the readathon. Sign ups are open until the end of the readathon October 31 at 11:59EST. You must be registered to be eligible for giveaways.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

* Linkup your readathon goals. Make it as simple or as detailed as you want. The goal is simply to read and talk about the world’s best books! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

* Readathon officially begins at 12:00am EST.
* Daily Discussion Topic: Getting to Know You Post (tell us about you and your blog, where you live, your favorite world lit, your favorite reading nook, etc, we want to get to know about you and anything you want to share with us). If you need ideas on what to write, you can answer last year’s questions. 
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Selfie with a favorite world lit

Monday, October 19, 2015

Today’s post includes:
* Make Your Own Book Map & Listing Your Reads by Country Mini-Challenge & Giveaway hosted by Guiltless Reading – Start up your own book map using Google Maps … put in some of your past or recent reads. Be creative!
* Daily Discussion Topic & Linkup: World lit you want to read
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Books to Read for the Readathon
* 18 Book Giveaway opens!

Travel the World in Books Readathon Oct 2015 Giveaways! Sign up and enter to win one of 18 great books from around the world.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Today’s post includes:
* Author Adria Cimino shares 5 Ways I Get Inspired to Write
* Co-host Guiltless Reading shares free printable bookmarks featuring quotes from her favorite books from around the world.
* Daily Discussion Topic & Linkup: Why do you think it’s important to have diverse authors and books? What do you hope to learn/gain from books set in other countries?
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: World lit shelfie, show us your shelves

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today’s post includes:
* Author Angela Correll shares Limestone, Mystery and Love + a GIVEAWAY!, a look into life on her Kentucky farm and the country she visited that reminds her of home. Check out her giveaway of homemade natural beauty products and a copy of her book, Guarded, that comes out in December. Thanks for being our guest today Angela!
* Daily Discussion Topic: Books or favorite authors from Africa or Asia
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Books or favorite authors from Africa or Asia

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Today’s post includes:
* The Perfect Couple Mini challenge: Couple your favorite international books with international bookmarks + Travel the World in Books bookmark giveaway hosted by From Isi.
* Daily Discussion Topic: Books or favorite authors from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Rim or Europe
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Books or favorite authors from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Rim or Europe
* Twitter chat 2-3pm EST, follow #TTWIBRAT, @momsvictories and I’m Lost in Books

Friday, October 23, 2015

Today’s post includes:
* Blogger Kate from Diary of An Urban Housewife shares her 5 Favorite Reading Spots in Amsterdam
* Daily Discussion Topic: Books or favorite authors from North or South America
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Books or favorite authors from North or South America

Saturday, October 24, 2015

* Author Meera Klein: A Lasting Legacy and Giveaway of My Mother’s Kitchen (Indian food!)
* Daily Discussion Topic: All about food! Tell us your favorite international food to eat, favorite recipes or cookbooks, or your favorite fiction or nonfiction featuring food from around the world
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Books featuring international food

Sunday, October 25, 2015

* Mini-challenge: Sharing Book Covers Featuring Favorite Characters + Giveaway (US/Can for print copy, International for Kindle copy) hosted by Fictional 100
* Daily Discussion Topic: Favorite world YA/MG/Kidlit books or world lit characters
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Favorite world lit characters

Monday, October 26, 2015

Today’s post includes:

* 3 Spanish book bloggers share their recommendations for Travel to Spain in Books
* Daily Discussion Topic: World classics
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: World classics

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

* American Author Vicki Lesage shares what it’s like Raising “Enfants” in Paris
* Daily Discussion Topic: World nonfiction
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: World nonfiction

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Today’s post includes:

* Mini-challenge: Share Your Books and Props that Represent that Country & GIVEAWAY!hosted by Based on a True Story
* Daily Discussion Topic: A travel post, somewhere you’ve been or a bucket list of places you’d like to go
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Travel photo, a place you’ve been or would like to go

Thursday, October 29, 2015

* Daily Discussion Topic: Do you judge a book by it’s cover? How do you mark your spot? Are you an ereader or paper book reader? Feature your favorite world lit covers and bookmarks
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Favorite world lit covers or bookmarks
* Twitter chat 9-10pm EST #TTWIBRAT, follow @fictional100 and @savvyworkinggal
 

Friday, October 30, 2015

* Mini-challenge: Spine Poetry
* Daily Discussion Topic: Favorite world drama, short stories or poetry
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Spine poetry

Saturday, October 31, 2015

* Daily Discussion Topic: Wrap Up Posts, share your small victories and big accomplishments during the readathon!
* Instagram Photo Challenge #TTWIBRAT: Your book map

It’s going to be a fun couple of weeks and we can’t wait to share with you all the fantastic, diverse and creative authors and guest posts we have to share with you. We hope our event encourages you and your kids to enjoy reading about different cultures and embrace our diversity.

Don’t forget to sign up for our no-stress Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge and join us in our Travel the World in Books Reading challenge Goodreads group too!

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