It’s time, dear reader, to gather your spooky, paranormal, mysteries, thrillers and bump in the night reads or listens for Caffeinated’s Fraterfest 2020 Read-a-thon. This year’s event will be held from Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 24th. Bwahaha!
You pick your FEAR Level. If a historical murder-mystery raises the hair on the back of your neck… so be it. Yep, cozies, whodunits, and hellhounds allowed!
This event will be low key. I will offer a fun random participant prize. Everyone who completes challenges and takes part in the readathon by finishing at least one book will be eligible.
- Link-up (You can link up using your blog, Goodreads bookshelf labeled Fraterfest2020 or link a social media account) A start up post is not required.
- Spread the Word. Share the post and invite your friends to join. Grab graphic and or share button on your blog.
- Read or listen to qualifying books from Midnight October 15th until 11:59 pm October 24th. (Your Time Zone)
- Approved Reads/listens: Thrillers, Urban, Paranormal, Cozy, Suspense, Mystery, Historical Suspense, Zombies, Horror, Dystopian, Ghosts, Serial Killers, Fantasy and Supernatural. I don’t care if there is romance mixed in, as I said you pick the fear level. Sparkle, bloody… all approved. Novellas and graphic novels count too!
- You can combine this with other read-a-thons, and challenges.
- Use #FraterfestRAT hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to share progress and when spreading the word.
- Have fun, read, and make new friends!
During the event there will be mini-challenges with prizes. This is a fun way to meet bloggers and Instagrammers. I am looking for a few Zombie Hosts to post games and offer goodies. If you want to host a challenge, please email me: Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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Fraterfest was inspired by Rhiannon Frater whose zombies, vampires and necromancers offer thrills and chills, I began #Fraterfest in 2012. I hope you have a spooktastic time!
I just signed up and I am so excited. It would be so much fun.
Welcome, Njkinny. I am following you on Twitter and Insta so I can see your updates. Happy reading!!
Hi Kimberly! I just entered and added my link. I am little late to the party so sorry!
Yay.. we just started so puur-fect!!
Mareli @ Elza Reads
Hi Kimberly! I’ve just added my link and decided to do a sign up post. Just for the fun of it!
Will start updating as soon as possible! This is going to be so much fun.
Thanks for hosting!
So glad you are joining us. I can’t wait to start.
I almost forgot! I can’t wait to start, I have a few books in mind for this. 🙂
Yay.. so happy you are joining in again this year 🙂
Angela @ Simply Angela
I’m looking forward to this years Fraterfest. Sorry I was unable to host Bingo this year (I had too many things going on to come up with a bingo board).
No worries, I am glad you are joining in the fun 🙂
I’m signing up now, and this will be my st time doing this readathon. I was wondering if rereads counted, I really have a problem connecting to new stuff this year 🙂
Hey Aly, glad you signed up. I don’t have a problem with it.
That’s really cool, thanks!
I hope I am not too late for the sign-up. How time flies, didn´t realize that it is that time of year again *smile* Oh well, 2020 …
Not at all Vi. I only closed the reminder form. It sent out an email on Thursday to those already linked up that the RAT begins this Thursday.
I usually try to force myself into reading something truly scary and then fail. This year, I’m going to plan on either suspense or urban fantasy – something I won’t be too sacred too read lol!
Side note… It’s not letting me sign up. Says something is wrong with my link? I’ll keep trying.
I switched to Instagram and it worked. Lol
I do the holiday readathon every year but I think this will be my first year doing Fraterfest!
Sweet, you pick your level of spooky from cozy to terror 🙂
I am so excited for this event!!! Love spooky things ?
Yay… me too Sharon 🙂
Woot! Me too, I’ve got a real mix up in my pile so far from ghosts to murder.
This is just what I need this spooky season! I got so excited to sign up, I already have a list of books for this event!
The toughest thing is narrowing down the list!
This sounds like fun! I’m in! Now to decide what to read …
That is always the hard part 🙂
Right? Well I’m working on my new Fraterfest 2020 goodreads bookshelf- what a great idea! So many books I want to read for this read a thon!
Exciting! It will be spooky-licious!
I’m so excited–I think it will help put me in the Halloween mood!
Yes, it gets me in the mood too 🙂
This sounds positively SCARY…in a good way of course! Can’t wait to see what everyone dives into!
Delighted to see you’ve joined!
Tyler H. Jolley
This is my favorite ‘athon’ to following along to every year. Can’t wait, Kimba! Love that you’ve created this tradition.
I’m in! I love the Fraterfest challenge. Thanks so much for hosting it, Kimberly!
I’ve already got a few books set aside for the challenge. 🙂
As long as I can read paranormal Romance I’m in! I don’t read any of yhe other stuff.. Ive read ONE Stephen King novel… never again!! Lol I’m such a chicken!!
I love King..but yes, paranormal, urban fantasy all good.
Okay. Ready or not. I love a good spooky book.
I am the same. The toughest decision will be choosing which books and audiobooks!
Lol just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. I’m a scaredy-cat so I think I will be reading what is on my Kindle with Pawsitively Cursed by Melissa Erin Jackson or Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost …maybe. That’s if I can’t find a copy of Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. I really want to read that one. I’ve heard it was good so IDK.
i have flagged the email and will think about this. right now i am trying to scale back on committing to anything other than previous R2R authors and tours to fill in the spaces. it’s tough to say no
I hope you join. All you need to do is read and have fun.
I’m sure this will be so much fun!