TrekAThon Round 2 – Starfleet Academy

Welcome, Cadet, to Starfleet Academy!

Over the four-year course of study, you’ll join the best and brightest minds in the Federation. If you study hard and challenge yourself, you’ll graduate with honours, and have your pick of Fleet assignments!

As well as a TBR for this readathon, you should create a character for your Cadet. Give them a name and a backstory, and share it on Twitter, Instagram etc. Are they human, or from another Federation world? Which career path are they choosing — operations, science or command — and why?

You could even use an online doll creator to really bring your Cadet to life!


Sign-ups are open now and will remain open throughout the readathon (latecomers are welcome!).

The readathon itself will run from 1st to the 28th February 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 #TrekAThon

Follow and tag @trekathon_ 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 comments of this post to join up.

That’s it!

You can use the graphic above (or not) to announce your TBR or track your progress.

The Rules.

Pick one of the three Speciality prompts — operations, science or command — then read the four Year prompts to work your way through the Academy.

One book = one prompt.

If it can be added on Goodreads, it counts. Novellas, graphic novels, audiobooks etc. are all fair game.

Your TBR can change over the course of the readathon.

The Prompts

Operations Operations includes engineers, security and tactical. These cadets need to keep up-to-date on all the ship’s activities, anticipate problems and react to emergencies. Make sure to keep up with technical update memos by reading a short book.

ScienceScience Cadets have a broad selection of subjects to choose from — from medicine to physics to botany. Make sure you’ve chosen the right subject for you by reading a piece of non-fiction.

CommandCommand Cadets have to think on their feet, make difficult decisions and take the lead. Step up to the plate and pick this path by reading a book that intimidates you.

First YearFirst Year is all about finding your feet and settling into your classes. It’s exciting and fun, and a great time to make connections and meet new people. Remember, your life might depend on your fellow cadets one day.

Read a book with a strong friendship or found family.

Second YearYou’ve settled into class, but Starfleet want to challenge you with a brief shipboard assignment. It’s a leap out of your comfort zone, but could really pay off for your future career.

Read a book that’s not your usual genre.

Third YearIt’s time to face The Kobayashi Maru, a simulation of a no-win situation, designed to test a cadet’s character.

Read a book you think you already know the ending to (e.g. a reread, a film adaption, something you know through pop culture). To beat the Kobayashi Maru, you’ll need to get creative, so think outside the box.

Fourth YearThe library is calling your name and you’ve got a lot of studying to cram in before those final exams. Can you even see over that huge stack of books?

Read a thick book.

If you have any other questions, please comment or contact me via twitter 🙂

All graphics made by Foxes and Fairytales using Canva. Feel free to use for your own blog posts, Twitter posts, Instagram stories, readathon tracking etc.

15 thoughts on “TrekAThon Round 2 – Starfleet Academy”

    1. You totally can! I so thrilled you’re interested! 😀
      And thick is totally subjective, be it coffee table artbook, a 350 page book or a 800 page one. 😀 I love readathons, but I know I personally am really guilty of shuffling off bigger books when I want to squeeze in more, so this was a prompt to make me work for it lmao.


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