Author's Note

#Februwitchy Readathon

In case you missed it over on Twitter, I’m hosting a readathon for the first time! Introducing… #Februwitchy – because why should October get all the witchy fun?


Read witchy books!

The aim is super simple: read books about witches for all of February. There are no prompts, but any books with ‘witch’ in the title, or where the main character is a witch, will count – and to be specific, that’s where the main character is explicitly referred to as a witch on page, not just a book with a magical heroine. Non-fiction about witches is also welcome!

To clarify:

  • The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol would be perfect – it both has a ‘witch’ title and a witch main character!
  • The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton doesn’t have ‘witch’ in the title, but is a witch, so it counts!
  • Witchmark by CL Polk doesn’t refer to its magic-doers explicitly as witches, but it does have ‘witch’ in the title, so it’s in!
  • BUT Harry Potter books would not count – there’s no witches in the titles, and he is explicitly referred to as a wizard, not a witch. See what I mean?

We’ll have reading sprints!

Reading sprints will be held over on Twitter on Wednesday nights from 7pm-8pm (GMT). Follow me @cat_book_tea, and join in with some chunks of reading time and some fun games about what we’re reading. I may award extra broomsticks during these sprints!

There’s also… a prize!

While you take part in #Februwitchy, you can earn broomsticks, and the person who has the most broomsticks at the end will win a book of their choice (up to £10). This is open anywhere the Book Depository ships.

To earn broomsticks:

  • Post a witchy TBR with the hashtag (only once!)
  • Finish an eligible book
  • Participate in a reading sprint (there may be extra broomsticks available during these)
Sign up!
Does this sound like your cup of tea? You can sign up in this Google Doc and add your TBR and finished books! Please don’t alter the ‘broomsticks’ column – I’ll take care of that!
You can take part anywhere you like – your blog, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, anywhere you talk about books – but bear in mind I am only on Twitter and WordPress, so if you want me to see it, you need to tweet me, comment here, or put your posts in the spreadsheet. You can take part as much or as little as you like – not all of your February reads have to be witchy, just as many as you like! And you don’t have to play for broomsticks, they’re only if you want to be in with a shot at the prize – you can read witchy-ish but non-eligible books alongside, I’m still interested to see those even if they don’t earn broomsticks!
And let me know if you have any questions!
I hope you feel like taking part – I’d love to see your TBRs and chat about your favourite witches! We start February 1st 2020 and run until February 29th 2020!

16 thoughts on “#Februwitchy Readathon

      1. It’s difficult to call with that one as the sisters each have an object under their control that was cursed with powers by an ancestor who is a witch- and their timelines cross as they help break the curse? They’re not ‘technically’ witches just cursed-I suspect that Betty May turn out to be a witch though!!!!

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