If you read my July TBR you might remember that I mentioned my affinity for themed readathons. That comment gave me the idea to host my own, so here we are after much planning and over a month later! I’m pleased to announce the first ever Princess-A-Thon!
I’ve been obsessed with princess movies my whole life so I thought it’d be fun to have a readathon themed around them! Most of these movies are part of the official Disney Princess canon, but a few of them aren’t (including my personal favourite). With that little disclaimer let’s get into some more info!
The Princess-A-Thon is a month-long readathon running from September 1st to September 30th 2019 with challenges themed around different fictional princesses.
There are 16 challenges, including reading our group book. Combining challenges is allowed, but you may only count 1 book for 3 challenges. For example, our group book is Ice Massacre (more info on that below!), which can count for Ariel, Elsa & Anna, and Merida but you couldn’t also count if for Belle, because that would be 4 of the challenges. You’re welcome to read any genre and age category of books you wish to fulfill these prompts.
There is a Twitter account you can find here where we’ll be hosting an intro chat on Sunday September 1st at 6pm EST/9pm PST and sprints throughout the month! There is also a Google folder here that has graphics to use in your Twitter threads/blog posts, as well as a rehashing of all the info in this post
Snow White: SNOW WHITE (1937) — Read a book over 5 years old
Cinderella: CINDERELLA (1950) — Read a retelling
Aurora: SLEEPING BEAUTY (1959) — Read a book with an iconic villain
Ariel: THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) — Read the group book (Ice Masscre)
Belle: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) — Read a book heavy on romance
Jasmine: ALADDIN (1992) — Read a book with criminal activities
Odette: THE SWAN PRINCESS (1994) — Read a book you predict to be 5 stars
Pocahontas: POCAHONTAS (1995) — Read a book by an indigenous author
Anastasia: ANASTASIA (1997) — Read a book inspired by history
Mulan: MULAN (1998) — Read a book with military or war themes
Kida: ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE (2001) — Read a book inspired by a culture other than your own
Tiana: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (2009) — Read a book with magic practitioners
Rapunzel: TANGLED (2010) — Read a book over 500 pages
Merida: BRAVE (2012) — Read a book with a strong female protagonist
Elsa & Anna: FROZEN (2013) — Read a book with strong family dynamics
Moana: MOANA (2016) — Read a book with an adventure
Our group book for this readathon is Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner! This is a young adult fantasy, and you can find it on Goodreads here. I’ve also provided the cover and synopsis below!
A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death.
The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.
Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer.
For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.
There will be a Twitter chat to discuss the book and general readathon progress on Saturday August 31st at 6pm EST/9pm PST. I hope you can join us!
Teams in this readathon are mostly for fun, but each team also has a small advantage! You can pick what team you’d like to be based on which colour you prefer, which advantage you’re most interested in or even what team your friends joined! The teams are as follows:
Team Faerie’s advantage is the ability to make books count for 4 challenges!
Team Mermaid’s advantage is the ability to change their TBR throughout the month!
Team Warrior’s advantage is the ability to start 3 days early on August 29th!
Team Witch’s advantage is the ability to DNF as many books as they’d like!
If you have any more questions you can DM the readathon Twitter account as linked above! Feel free to @ us in your TBR posts, and don’t forget to use #PrincessAThon in your updates! I hope you have fun participating!