Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!

Hiya, nerds!

If you’ve been following me on social media, you would’ve noticed that all I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days is this readathon.

Readathon 1

What is the Indian Lit Readathon?

The Indian Lit Readathon is a 48 hour readathon where participants read books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors. This amazing readathon is organized by Aditi at Dreamy Reads, Charvi at Not Just Fiction, Nandini at Unputdownable Books, and yours truly.


When is the readathon?

It’s on the 7th and 8th of July, 2018. It starts at 12am IST.

What are the rules?

The rules are quite simple.

  1. Only books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors are allowed.
  2. You need to complete at least three of the ten challenges to be a readathon finisher.
  3. Books of any genre are allowed.
What are the 10 challenges?
  1. Read a book where the main character is from the LGBTQIAP+ community.
  2. Read a banned or controversial book.
  3. Read a book translated from an Indian regional language.
  4. Read a book with an ethnic Indian design on the cover.
  5. Read a book with an Indian name in the title.
  6. Read a book by an author from your own state*.
  7. Read a book based on Indian mythology or folklore.
  8. Read a book perfect for a rainy day.
  9. Read an award-winning book.
  10. Read a book set during or about India’s freedom struggle (1757-1947).

*: If you’re not from India, pick any Indian state and read a book written by an author from that state.

I don’t know which book I should read. What do I do?

Don’t worry! We’ll be giving you book recommendations for each of the 10 challenges on Twitter. Follow us on Twitter if you aren’t already!

Where do I sign up?

Click here to sign up!


That’s all! All you need to do now is decide which challenges you’re going to complete and plan your TBR. Also, keep a close eye on our Twitter and Instagram handles, because we’ll be posting recommendations for each challenge in the coming weeks.

Happy reading!


~ Shruti

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25 thoughts on “Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!

  1. I am not in a position to take part, but I think this is an amazing idea, Shruti – I look forward to hearing how it goes and I’ve retweeted it on Twitter so hopefully more folks can join in:)

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