All Hallows’ Read Challenge #allhallowsread @ReadsFestive 

Challenge is over congrats to Jill from Rant and Rave About Books, Megan at Bookslayer Reads and Laney. Thanks so much for playing. 

If you missed my post explaining things yesterday you can find it here

My challenge is Halloween Bookish Bingo! I’ll post a Bingo card at the end of this and then you can get busy. Here’s how it’ll work:

For each square you’ll need to take a picture as proof and post it on social media using the hashtag #allhallowsreadNG so I can track it. It can be on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, whatever you prefer. You don’t have to post it on more than one platform but you can if you want to. You can also tag me if you want, I’ll definitely see it easier. I’m on Twitter @novelgossip1, Facebook, and Instagram.  

Think of it like a mini fast paced bookstagram challenge. But don’t spend too much time taking pictures, time is of the essence here! If you already have a picture that fits one of the squares, lucky you. All pictures must be your own no using Google. The first three people to get a bingo will win a prize! Just in case you’ve never played bingo before, you have to fill your card either vertically, horizontally or diagonally to claim Bingo. And I have so many books laying around that I may give away random prizes as well, you never know…

When you get bingo email me at Make sure you do this immediately as this is how I’ll determine who got done first. It will clearly take me some time to go back and double check your entries so please be patient. I do have to take my kids Trick or Treating tonight! The contest will start now and end as soon as three people get bingo. If for some reason no one finishes today, I’ll close it November 1 at 9 am my time. (I’m in Arizona on MST) Winners will be announced here by Tuesday evening as well as on my social media.


Prize One: Print copy of Zaria Fierce book one + signed David Estes Bookmark + Sonora Series Sticker

Prize Two: Alice in Wonderland book tabs + signed David Estes bookmark

Prize Three: Ten Dollar Amazon gift card and a surprise book. 

The first winner will get to choose which prize they want, second goes next, etc. 

Giveaway winners must be 18 years old or older OR have their parents permission. You must also be willing to share your address with me and the original Tour hosts. Giveaway is international!! 

You can’t use the same book for more than one square. Some squares need to be a specific type of book, but if I don’t mention that in my explanation you can use any book.

Now onto the good stuff! Here’s the card and I’ll post an explanation for each square afterwards. Please contact me with any questions. You can comment on this post as well, and if you want to link your progress here that’s fine too. Have fun and be creative! 

Horror: Horror book

Costume: Picture of yourself, kid, pet etc in a costume 

Missing person: Book about a missing person

Skeleton: Pic of a skeleton decoration

Drink: Beverage and book

Monsters: Book with monsters or monster decorations 

Current read: Self explanatory

Serial killer: Book featuring a killer

Leaves: Book and leaves 

Book ombré: Halloween inspired book ombré 

Ghost: White book

Paranormal: Book with paranormal/supernatural elements 

Creepy cover: self explanatory 

Candy: Book and candy

Fall Goodies: favorite fall themed Bookish  stuff or favorite recent  Bookish purchase 

Pumpkin: Book and pumpkin 

Halloween Shellie: Halloween themed Shelfie or stack 

Favorite read: From October 

Candle: Book and candle

Trick or Treat: A book that surprised you either in a good or bad way

Thriller: Mystery/Thriller book

Black cover: self explanatory 

Orange cover: self explanatory 

Vampire: Book featuring vampires

All Hallows Read #allhallowsread

Hey guys! I’m super excited to be a host for All Hallows’ Read tomorrow. Today I’m sharing how to sign up and all the details you’ll need to participate. My challenge is going to be Halloween Bookish Bingo and I think it’ll be really fun. I also have some great prizes for the winner of my challenge, but you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see what they are. 

All Hallows’ Read consists of a combination of typical read-a-thon components (i.e. setting personal reading goals, establishing a bit of friendly competition with fellow participants, sharing daily updates on social media/blogs/booktubes, etc.) alongside a few unique components. During each day of the read-a-thon, a book blogger will be hosting a literary challenge of his/her creation. The specific directions, prizes, etc. for each of these challenges will be posted on the challenge host’s blog according to the following schedule:

All participants, upon signing up for the read-a-thon via the link below, are invited to create a post/video/tweet/Goodreads status update regarding their goals for the week ahead. These goals can range from the number of books you want to complete over the course of the seven day read-a-thon to the number of pages you’re planning to read per day or a specific to-read list that you’re hoping to work through. Once you’ve posted your read-a-thon goals, don’t forget to include the link in a comment below! If you have a few minutes to spare, feel free to do some blog hopping and stop by other participants’ blogs/booktubes/bookstagrams – you may find some new favorites!

You can check in daily over at Festive Reads.  Daily updates can consist of personal statistics for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of pages read, number of books read, your goals for the upcoming day, the books you plan to start/continue during the upcoming day, your thoughts on your reading progress or the books you’ve been tackling – use your imagination!), some of your favorite update posts from other participants, and, if you choose to partake in the daily challenges, your submissions for those. There is no right or wrong method to creating an update post – it can be as formal or informal as you would like.
Individuals who post a daily update for each day of the read-a-thon will be eligible to win one of several Ultimate Prizes. The winners of these prizes will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible participants at the conclusion of the read-a-thon, so keep an eye out for the announcement! The frequency of any additional updates on twitter and Goodreads may increase your chances of winning one of the Ultimate Prizes, giving you a competitive advantage, so get posting!
The read-a-thon will run from Sunday, October 30th at 12:01 am EST to Saturday, November 5th at 11:59 pm EST. Participants are welcome to sign up for the read-a-thon at any point during the week – it is not mandatory that you sign-up ahead of time!

When discussing the read-a-thon on social media (twitter, instagram, etc.), don’t forget to use #allhallowsread
To sign up for the read-a-thon and view other participants, click here.

If you decide to join you can grab this to share 

Any questions feel free to ask me or the original hosts, The Novelty of Life or Brewing Up Books