MONSTERathon (2019)


The MONSTERathon is a themed readathon about reading spooky books with monsters. Participants are divided into three competitive teams and every page read is considered a villager scared. There are optional prompts to help wrangle your list (which I definitely needed), but otherwise any book within the theme is allowed, so I'm using this as an opportunity to finish several books that have been sitting on my TBR for way too long. While I'm not officially taking part in the challenge and therefore will not feel any obligation to pull my bookish weight, this will still likely be my last big reading challenge for the year since October and November are dedicated to prepping and participating in Nanowrimo and December is reserved as my yearly month of recuperation.


  1. A book with a classic horror creature
    The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co #1) by Jonathan Stroud (440 PG)
  2. A book that's over 400 pages
    A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (483 PG)
  3. A book that falls under multiple genres
    House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (709 PG)
  4. A book featuring monstrous humans
    City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett (452 PG)
  5. A graphic novel featuring monsters
    Locke & Key Vol. 1 by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez (168 PG)
  6. A book recommended by multiple people
    The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (390 PG)
  7. A book featured in an unhaul video
    Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown (382 PG)
  8. The Beasts: A book with a monster that has animal or plant qualities
    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs (289 PG)
  9. The Haunts: A book with a dead or undead character
    The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (798 PG)
  10. The Conspiracies: A book that involves aliens, robots, or an unclassifiable monster
    Authority (Southern Reach #2) by Jeff Vandermeer (341 PG)

Additional Picks

John Constantine: Hellblazer - City of Angels by Si Spencer & Sean Murphy (123 PG)
One Week in the Library by W. Maxwell Prince, John Amor & Frazer Irving (99 PG)
The Last Wish (The Witcher #0.5) by Andrzej Sapkowski (292 PG)
Pacific Fire (Daniel Blackland #2) by Greg Van Eekhout (336 PG)
Afterlife with Archie Vol. 1 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa & Francesco Francavilla (160 PG)
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney (384 PG)

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