November #Bookish Events

One of the most awesome things about the book blogging community is all the events that you can participate in. Here are a few that you can join in November.

November Bookish Events (Online)

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Oct. 29- Nov. 30. Nonfiction November. The schedule of weekly topics is up!. Every Monday, one of the hosts will post a discussion question and a link-up for sharing your responses, plus any nonfiction reviews you do. Every Friday, there will be a round-up post sharing highlights from your posts that week.

Nov. 1-30. Margaret Atwood Reading Month. Just read one thing by Margaret Atwood or one hundred things (well, poems add up). Something. Anything. Printed page or audiobook: whatever tickles your fancy.

Oct. 31 – Nov. 6. Witch Week. A chance to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors. This year’s focus is Feminism+Fantasy, in honour of the late Ursula K Le Guin.

Nov. 9-15. HoHoHo Read-a-Thon. For this read-a-thon you must read holiday themed or winter setting reads.

Nov. 19-Dec. 2. Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge. Read at least one holiday tale, even if it’s just to read some children’s books with your kids or some holiday short stories. Use #CSreadathon to check in on social media.

Nov. 22-Dec. 24. 12 Books of Christmas. Read at least 1 winter holiday themed books to qualify for Elf status … but the more you read, the closer you get to being Santa’s favorite.

Nov. 23-Jan. 7. 2018 WholeLatteXmas Readathon. Read any number of books that are winter or holiday themed.

Nov. 21-25Thankfully Reading Weekend. Just read – anything you can, as much as you can. Check in on Twitter with #thankfullyreading

TBD – The 2019 Tournament of Books long list comes out. A battle to see which of these 72 books will survive in a head to head battle. Can you predict it?

Ongoing …

Sep. 1-Nov. 22. Sweater Weather Reading Challenge. Books that may counted can have Fall / Autumn themed titles, the word Fall in the title, the months of Fall in the title, the word harvest in the title, be about school themes (fall is time to go back to school), have leaves, fall colored trees, apples, or pumpkins on the cover.

Sep. 1 – Nov. 30. Bookish Bingo: Fall 2018. Bookish Bingo is a seasonal feature wherein we try to expand our reading horizons a bit and cover as much of the bingo card as possible. You can only use one square per book, and all books must be read in September, October or November.

5 #Bookish Photo Challenges on Instagram

+ #TheYASisters hosted by @saraellawrites + @maryweberauthor and @nadinebrandes -3 authors hosting a book challenge with giveaways of books too.

The YA Sisters Instangram Book Challenge

+ #NOVINBOOKS18 hosted by @bookisglee – this one will make you dig deep into your bookshelves.

novinbooks18 instagram book photo challenge

+ #BookQueensNov18 hosted by @fablesandwren@thisdreamofmine | @readitandweep_girls a themed month of “This or That” prompts

bookqueensnov18 instagram book photo challenge

+ CozyNov18 hosted by @estherthreetimes and @chezmelodie – lots of prompts that can involve books … or not.

cozynov18 instagram book photo challenge

+ #readgushsept18 hosted by @marissa_writes | @kylielovesbooks | @alice_in_her_bookland | tall_telle_tells_tales | @justicereads – as usual, loving the prompts for “special” holidays like Book Lover’s Day.


+ Check out @bookstagramchallenges for more #bookchallenges on #Instagram


Major Book Awards in November

Nov. 4, 2017. World Fantasy Award Winnersthis award recognizes excellence in fantasy writing from the past year.

Nov. 14, 2017.   National Book Awards winners – a set of annual U.S. literary awards given for the best in Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young People’s Literature and Poetry.

Nov. 19, 2017. The Scotiabank Giller Prize winners – a literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection.

Nov. 20, 2017. Costa Book Awards shortlist – the only major UK book prize open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland.

What events are you participating in this month? Do you know of any other #bookbloggingevents happening in November?


// Comments //

  1. Naomi

    Nov 06

    Thanks for highlighting our event!
    There is so much going on! Which of these are you planning to participate in?

  2. Thanks for sharing Nonfiction November! I always have fun with that event and I’m looking forward to joining Witch Week as well 🙂

    • Tanya Patrice

      Nov 02

      Witch Week looks like such a fun event. I’m “unofficially” participating in Non-Fiction November too 🙂

  3. Thanks for the round up. As always in the book blogging world, there are some fab events coming up. My fav is HoHoHo Readathon and I’m already rounding up my books for it.

    • Tanya Patrice

      Nov 02

      I’m in definite need of a readathon. I’ll be joining that one too.