It’s hard to believe, but March is only a few short days away! If you enjoy participating in readathons, the month of March has quite a few to choose from. Whether you’re looking to finish books you’ve already started, want to read books written in the 20th Century, enjoy specific genres, or like television/movie-themed readathons, you’ll probably find one you want to participate in this month.
This month I have decided to participate in March Mystery Madness. This will be my first time taking part in this particular readathon, and I’m very excited about it. (If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know how much I love a good mystery.)
March Mystery Madness runs from March 1-31st, and is focused on reading all types of mysteries. Cozy mysteries, thrillers, noir, supernatural mysteries…they’re all fair game. In fact, it appears that the only requirement for participating in this readathon is to read at least one mystery during the month of March.
This readathon does have a list of prompts that you can complete, but they are optional. This year’s theme is “Title-rific Twenty Twenty-One,” so all of the prompts are focused on book titles.
According to the announcement videos posted by the event’s hosts, anyone who decides to use the prompts will be looking for books that have something related to one of the following words in their titles: single, number, person, place, weather, color, time, and space. There is also a “bonus” prompt, which requires you to read a book with a title that caught your attention.
Fortunately, these are all pretty general prompts, and it looks like they could be approached in a number of different ways.
I’m really looking forward to participating in March Mystery Madness this year! It sounds like it’s going to be a fun event, and I certainly have no shortage of mystery novels on my TBR list. At this point, I do not know if I will be attempting to complete all of the reading prompts, but I will keep a record of the prompts that I do manage to complete during the month.
Because March Mystery Madness does last for an entire month, I will be posting reviews of the books I read throughout the event. However, I will be spacing out my reviews of these books so that I can continue to review books from other genres as well. I will also continue to post POPSUGAR Reading Challenge updates on Saturdays throughout the month, as usual.
Like I’ve done with previous readathons, I will also be posting a readathon wrap-up once March Mystery Madness is over. But if you’d like more frequent updates, I hope you’ll consider following me on social media. I will be posting updates throughout the month on both Twitter and Instagram.
If you would like to learn more about March Mystery Madness, I highly recommend taking the time to visit the March Mystery Madness Twitter account. On Twitter you will be able to access all of the announcement videos for the event, and you’ll find links to the event’s Goodreads group and Discord.
And, if you’d like to learn about some of the other readathons happening during the month of March, you can check out this year’s Readathon Calendar on the Little Book Owl website.