I’ve been talking about this a bit on social media, but it’s time to make the official announcement for my big January readathon…


Late-a-thon is a month-long readathon from January 1st to 31st dedicated to working on overdue review copies and ARCS!

If you don’t read ARCs, or don’t have any overdue ones, you can still join! Just make a list of books you meant to read already, whether they’ve been on your TBR a long time or are leftover from a 2018 reading challenge.

After posting a poll on Twitter, I was STUNNED by the literal hundreds of votes I received in favor of this month-long readathon, so here we are!

I know a lot of you have challenges to begin in January, but don’t fret!

Late-a-thon is the perfect readathon to combine with other readathons and challenges!

You can choose overdue titles to fit the other themes! In this case, I’ll be making a TBR jar of overdue review copies and pulling from that jar, which lets me commit to Late-a-thon and January Jam Jar at the same time.


Here’s how you can join…

  • Create a TBR in a blog post, tweet, or whatever else you like to use. If you’re joining January Jam Jar, make a list of the books going in your jar!
  • Leave a comment here with a link to your TBR so I can add you to the sign-up list below! SIGN-UPS OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 15TH!
  • Use #LateAThon on social media!
  • READ AT LEAST ONE “LATE” BOOK IN JANUARY—that’s it! You don’t have to commit the whole month to it (in fact, many participants are just doing it for a week of their choosing), nor do you have to fulfill a certain number of titles or challenges.

My Late-a-thon Goals:

Like I said earlier, I’ll be making a TBR jar of my overdue review copies for January. Rather than list them all below, I’ll just put a link to my Goodreads shelf here, where you can view the list in its entirety!



Do you have any “late” books you need to read? Let me know in the comments if you’re joining in!


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160 thoughts on “FEATURED ANNOUNCEMENT: Late-a-thon!

  1. Hallo, Hallo Destiny,

    I am taking part in this readathon! 🙂 I was already planning to kick-off the New Year by focusing on attacking my #BacklogueOfReviews – so this fits in perfectly with those goals and the yearly reading challenge which focuses on the same! I’m eager to see what everyone is going to be reading whilst finally getting into the stories i want to be reading myself! I’ll be adding a few more to my list but I etched out the main #mustreads I want to read in January!

    See my list via 2019 Reading Challenges, Readathons and RALs.


      1. Hallo Destiny,

        I was right thinking this applies to both ARCs and review copies which are not ARCs right? I decided to do a combination this month between the two types I receive for review. I just wanted to double-check I understood?


  2. I’d like to join, but I don’t know what any of these acronyms stand for. What’s a ‘TBR’? ‘ARCs’? I’m pretty new to the ‘book community’, so this is a little confusing.


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