2021 Buzzword Readathon and Reading Challenge

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If this is your first experience with the Buzzword Readathon, you can check out Kayla’s explanation of the 2021 Buzzwordathon in this YouTube video. Alternatively, you can read Kayla’s own Blog Post about it here. If you want a quick breakdown into what this is, and what my plans are for the year, keep reading. 🙂

The Buzzwordathon started out as Kayla (from BooksAndLala) creating a weeklong challenge to try and read as many books with a certain word in the title, i.e. the “Buzzword” for the week. Having noticed the abundance of certain words in her TBR, Kayla decided to create the Buzzwordathon to dedicate a week to trying to read as many books with the buzzword in the title.

However, for 2021 Kayla decided to change things up a bit. Instead of picking a word and making the readathon happen on a certain week, she got her community to help her pick specific words and themes to be the focus for each month.

I plan on doing this through one of Kayla’s suggestions: trying to read one book a month that fits the prompt. That way I’m not forcing myself to try and read a certain amount of books in a certain amount of time. Doing it this way makes it more of a reading challenge, as Kayla says in her video, and allows for more flexibility.

Below I have a list of the monthly prompts. I plan on updating each month with the corresponding book review/s as I post them. While it may seem like I’m already behind for the year, I can assure you that I did, in fact, read January’s pick in January. I’ve just been a little slow with uploading content, which is why this post is going up now – in the second week of February.

Without further ado, here are the prompts for the year (by month) and the books that I’ve chosen to read for them:

January: Dream

Book/s: In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

Post-month Book/s: The Peasant’s Dream by Melanie Dickerson

February: A Colour

Book/s: Boring is the New Black by Megan Bryce

Post-month Book/s: Condition Black by Gareth Worthington and Stu Jones

March: Time

Book/s: A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong

Post-month Book/s:

April: Space/Galaxy Terms

Book/s: Witching on a Star by Erin Bedford

Post-month Book/s:

May: House/Home


Post-month Book/s:

June: Name/Title


Post-month Book/s:

July: Last


Post-month Book/s:

August: Time of Day


Post-month Book/s:

September: Dark


Post-month Book/s:

October: Elements


Post-month Book/s:

November: Lost


Post-month Book/s:

December: Day/Month/Season



If you’ve chosen to join in at any point this year, I would love to hear what you’ve read for this Readathon/Reading Challenge. I’m always looking for a good book recommendation. And if we’ve read some of the same books, I’d love to hear how you felt about it/them.

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