Discworld Read-A-Long · Reading

Discworld Read-A-Long: It Begins

(Well, officially it begins tomorrow. But close enough.)

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I’m really looking forward to my Discworld Read-A-Long this year! I’ve been wanting an excuse to do a major Discworld binge, and this seems like the perfect time! If you want to join me for this 2019 reading challenge, here is how you can do it.

If you like, create a blog post with your intentions for joining the Read-A-Long! If you do, link back here and include the following rules in your initial post.

Here are the rules for the 2019 Discworld Read-A-Long:

  1. The Read-A-Long will start on January 1, 2019, and will end on December 31, 2019.
  2. This is only for Discworld novels. However, as it appears there are 41 novels, there are plenty of books to choose from.
  3. Read a Discworld book! Then review it! Then post a link to your review on my monthly Read-A-Long post!
  4. At the end of the year (after giving people a week or two to link their reviews) I will be choosing a winner (or two?) using a random number generator. Each Discworld book read and reviewed in 2019 counts as one entry for the drawing. The winner will get a prize pack of to-be-determined cool stuff.

A few more specific details:

The Discworld graphic novels count too. Terry Prachett non-fiction DOES NOT, even if it’s related to the Discworld. While I love the “art of” and “science of” types of books, I’m not counting them for this challenge. The books also must be novel-length. This particular Read-A-Long does not include short stories (not even when compiled into a bigger book). This Wikipedia link has a list of all the Discworld novels.

As the name of the Read-A-Long indicates, it must be Discworld, and it must be a 2019 read and review. Reviews can be posted on your blog, or Goodreads, or anywhere else online as long as you can share a link to it and I can access it to read your review.

International shipping is okay! It might take longer to reach you, but if you have a mailing address, linking your reviews will make you eligible to win.

Where you start and which books you read are entirely up to you. Start at the beginning and work your way forward. Start at the end and work your way back. Read only books with your favorite characters. Go in alphabetical order. Pick based on what is on the shelves at your local library. Read the books in rainbow order based on the covers. It’s entirely up to you.

“…I find it now rather embarrassing that people beginning the Discworld Series start with The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, which I don’t think are some of the best books to start with. This is the author saying this, folks. Do not start at the beginning with Discworld.”
– Terry Pratchett

And that’s it for the rules! I hope you join me; reading challenges are a lot more fun when shared with others. You can join in for as many books as you like. Read one, read all 41! It’s all up to you.



17 thoughts on “Discworld Read-A-Long: It Begins

    1. Thanks! I was amused when I found the reading order guide, too. I think that’s basically saying you can start reading anywhere without too much trouble…

  1. Oh, neat! I’ve already started my Reread a couple of years ago^^
    I’ll join you so we can read together from now on 🙂 I am reading chronologically without ‘Pyramids’ (hate that book!) and am now up to ‘Moving Pictures’.

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