Readers Without Borders

Readers Without Borders Charity Readathon

Given the global pandemic, many of us have had our routines drastically altered. We’ve needed to find new ways of keeping physically and mentally active and socially engaged.

Here at The Worlds of SFF, we’ve decided we’d love to raise money for ‘Doctors Without Borders’—a global medical aid organisation who are crucial to providing medical care to those in need. To achieve this, we want to encourage people to take part in, and donate to, our June Readathon and share their experience socially. Reading is great for your mental health and can be extremely rewarding socially!

Furthermore, June is Pride month and in the spirit of coming together and promoting diversity we’ll be doing a book giveaway. The selection of books available has been chosen to promote diversity.

Finally, if our Readathon proves successful, we will make it a yearly event!

Donation page:


Anybody who donates (except ‘anonymous’ because we wouldn’t be able to find you) or submits a review to post on our blog will be entered into a random draw to win a book.

We plan to give away three books, however, if anybody wishes to help expand the giveaway and offer a book, or other goodies, please get in contact with us.

Winners will be able to select a book from the list below.

How can you take part?

  • Set yourself a reading challenge and encourage others
  • Write a guest review
  • Promote the event (#ReadersWithoutBorders)
  • Donate via our Just Giving page

We want to encourage as many people as possible to set themselves a reading challenge for June, no matter how small (we have a suggestion for you further down).

We’re also encouraging people to write a guest review, which we will post on our site. All you have to do it submit your to [email protected] and it will be posted on

We reserve the right not to publish a review if we believe it does not match the ethos of our blog.

Our Challenges

  • John will read and review all twelve books in Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon series (3,976 pages according to Goodreads), which the TV show The Last Kingdom is based.
  • Caroline has committed to 100 hours of reading.
  • Ariel has set a target of 10 books

Launch Partners

  • James Latimer @NotJamesLatimer from The Fantasy Hive has set himself a challenge of reading and reviewing three books, which are the third book in a series.
  • Louise @weeziereads will read and review The Guest List.
  • Nighty @so_many_books6 will read and review one book
  • Cassidee @Sassideeee has set a goal of reading fifteen books!
  • Soph @bookblogcandle will read and review two books.
  • David @BookMeanderings has set a challenge of reading five books and will write a guest review.
  • Jake @jakeisreading with read all of the Hugo award finalists for best novel and novella and write a guest review
  • Petrik @PetrikReads of Novel Notions has set a goal to read as many self-published books as books which have been traditionally published in the month of June
  • Samantha @thebookinhand_ is reading 10 self-published books
  • Ella @wonderouspages is reading Royal Rescue by A. Alex Logan and will submit a review when she is done
  • @Madaaworld12 from alalhambrabookreviews is going to submit a guest review

If you’re a blogger or vlogger and wish to share guest reviews we are more than happy. Just get in touch with us via our blog or Twitter. I’ll be making all 12 of my reviews available for posting as a guest review on your site.

What will your challenge be?

Here’s a suggestion… Art of War. It’s an anthology containing forty short stories from forty different authors, which totals 502 pages. And, best of all, the profits go to Doctors Without Borders.

Art of War

Giveaway Conditions:

We may add additional titles over the course of the month.

The Book Depository must deliver to your location and the book must be in stock.

Upon drawing the winners (August to give people time to submit their review. Also donations stop on July 31), we will contact you and give you 14 days to respond with a book choice and delivery details, after this we will draw an alternative winner.

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