The Irish Readathon 2021 is almost here!
I’m joining in in hosting The Irish Readathon with Aoife at Words of Clover and Leanne Rose again this year. The Readathon will be running for the entire month of March and to participate you only need to read one book related to Ireland or complete any one of the reading tasks we’ve created.
We’re also running a 24hr Readathon in March that I completely forgot to mention in the video! The 24-hour readathon will run March 20th-21st and the goal is simply to read as much as possible in a 24hr period so you can pick the times you read and how much you want to read.
We are running a competition this year to win our group read The Henna Wars. You have three opportunities to enter; on my Instagram, Aoife’s YouTube and Leanne’s Twitter. Due to everything that’s going on the competition is open to residents of Ireland only.
Our group read for this year is The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar.
Synopsis from Amazon:
Nishat and Flávia are rivals at school, but Nishat can’t help the secret crush burning in her heart – even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after? A gorgeous, heart-warming, queer YA love story for fans of Becky Albertalli.
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants – as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to lose her family, but she also doesn’t want to hide who she is, which only gets harder once Flávia walks into her life.
Beautiful and charismatic, Flávia takes Nishat’s breath away. But as their lives become tangled, they’re caught up in a rivalry that gets in the way of any feelings they might have for each other.
Can Nishat find a way to be true to herself… and find love too?
Adiba Jaigirdar is a stunning new voice in young adult fiction, writing uplifting, authentic stories from a Bengali-Irish perspective.
As always, we have a few challenges for the readathon but you do not have to do these to take part. All you need to do is read a book connected to Ireland in some way and you’ve joined in, hooray!
The Irish Readathon 2021 Challenges
- Read a green book
- Read a non-fiction book
- Read a ‘new to you’ author
- Read a BIPOC/LGBTQIA author or book
- Read a book with mythology/folklore
- BONUS: Read the group book (The Henna Wars)
Visit my Instagram to enter the Giveaway