I tried (ish) to resist Believathon this year, but I just couldn’t! Believathon is a month-long readathon, starting on 1st November and finishing on 30th November celebrating middle-grade books which is organised by the wonderful Gavin Hetherington @Believathon (Twitter). I had a LOT of books to choose from, but these are the ones which made it to my final choices. I changed my mind a fair few times before settling on these!
In order to solve The Mystery of the Missing Maleficarum, I need to navigate my way through the Manor of Make-Believathon and pick up clues by completing reading challenges along the way.
Here are my choices:
The Key: read a mystery: The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr
The Fingerprints: read a book written by an author from a different culture: A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi
The Scream: listen to an audio-book or read a book out loud: Jolly Foul Play by Robin Stevens
The Torn Page: read a book with a supernatural element: The Weather Weaver by Tamsin Mori
The Crown: read a book that is set in an alternate world to our own: Delivery to the Lost City by P.G. Bell
The Spilled Ink: read a book that features ghosts: The Ghost of Gosswater by Lucy Strange
The Dagger: read a book that is set in a dangerous setting: The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael
The Backpack: read a book by a new-to-you author: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
The Footprints: read a book that features a prominent villain: The Promise Witch by Celine Kiernan
The Hand Mirror: read a book with a beautiful cover: Tamarind & the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan
The Chain: read a book that features a colourful cast of friends: Return to Roar by Jenny McLachlan
The Flash of Lightning: read a book that incorporates folktales: The Hungry Ghost by H.S. Norup
The Shadow: read a book that was first published in 2020: Another Twist in the Tale by Catherine Bruton
In order to discover the villain, Gavin will be doing an unmasking video on his Youtube Channel, How to Train your Gavin, on 30th November.
I’m really looking forward to my November reading month. Are you taking part in Believathon?