Climb the World Tree, Yggdrasill!
Learn the secrets of true wisdom and magic with Odin.
Make mischief with Loki.
Fight alongside Thor.
Sign-ups are open now and will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!).
The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 30th September in your own timezone.
Please feel free to post Twitter updates, reading sprints, Instagram photos or just generally share how you’re getting on with the readathon using the hashtag #mythothon2. Follow and tag @mythothon for updates, info and retweets.
Any questions, just let me know!
Create a full or partial TBR on any platform that suits you — YouTube, Twitter, blog post, Goodreads etc. — and leave a link in the comment to join up. I’d really appreciate if you could also provide a link back to this information page in your post.
If it can be added on Goodreads, it counts — novellas, graphic novels, audiobooks etc. are all fair game.
One book per square.
Your TBR can change over the course of the readathon.
There are a couple of different ways to play: it’s entirely up to you! Get a five-in-a-row bingo line, tackle the Nine World prompts in the centre (blue) or challenge the gods around the outside (yellow). This should mean you can increase or decrease how challenging you make your month. I’d love to hear what you’ve decided on!
From Wikipedia: “In Norse mythology, Ratatoskr is a squirrel who runs up and down the world tree Yggdrasil to carry messages between the eagle perched atop Yggdrasil, and the serpent Níðhöggr, who dwells beneath one of the three roots of the tree.“
In case of an emergency, Ratatoskr can carry you over a square. This will let you switch that prompt out for any book by a marginalised author (POC, queer, disabled etc.). You can switch one prompt using Ratatoskr over the course of the readathon. If you want any clarification on this, just let me know.
To be clear, the books you choose DO NOT need to be mythology related to count, they just need to fit the prompt. For anyone who really wants to max their #mythothon2 game and work more norse retellings and mythology-inspired books into their TBR, I’ll have a list of suggestions for you to look out for next week.
HELHEIM – LAND OF THE DISHONOURABLE DEAD: Read a book about or featuring death in a significant way.
SVARTALFHEIM – LAND OF THE DWARVES: Read a book that’s less than 250 pages in length.
NIFLHEIM – REALM OF MIST: Read a book with a “cold” coloured cover.
MUSPELHEIM – REALM OF FIRE: Read a book with a “hot” coloured cover.
MIDGARD – LAND OF HUMANS: Read a contemporary novel.
ALFHEIM – LAND OF THE ELVES: Read a book that’s part of a series.
JOTUNHEIM – LAND OF THE GIANTS: Read a long book.
VANAHEIMR – LAND OF THE VANIR GODS: Read an award-winning or nominated book.
ASGARD – LAND OF THE ÆSIR GODS: Read any book you choose!
ODIN, GOD OF WISDOM AND MAGIC: Read a non-fiction book.
THOR, GOD OF THUNDER: Read a book that makes a lot of noise: hyped, controversial etc.
FRIGG, GODDESS OF BEAUTY, LOVE, FERTILITY AND FATE: Read a book with a fantasy or magical element.
HEL, GODDESS OF THE UNDERWORLD: Read a book with a duel or multi-POV.
FREYA, GODDESS OF LOVE, FERTILITY AND BEAUTY: Read a book with a beautiful cover.
BALDUR, GOD OF BEAUTY, KILLED BY MISTLETOE: Read a book set around a holiday (Christmas, Halloween, Diwali etc.)
IDUN, KEEPER OF THE APPLES OF YOUTH: Read a YA or MG novel.
FREYR, GOD OF FERTILITY: Read a book with a sequel.
HEIMDALL, GUARDIAN OF THE BIFROST: Read an LGBT+ book.
SKADI, GODDESS OF HUNTING AND WINTER: Read a book with a weapon on the cover.
HUGINN AND MUNINN, ODIN’S RAVENS: ‘THOUGHT’ AND ‘MEMORY’: Read a book set in the past.
TYR, GOD OF WAR, LOST A HAND TO FENRIR: Read a book with a disabled character.
MIMIR, GOD OF WISDOM, DECAPITATED: Read a book with a face on the cover.
SLEIPNIR, AN EIGHT-LEGGED HORSE: Read a book about an animal or with an animal on the cover.
BRAGI, GOD OF POETRY: Read some poetry.
LOKI, GOD OF MISCHIEF: Read a standalone novel.
If you have any other questions, please comment or contact me via twitter 🙂