Animal Crossing Readathon Announcement and TBR

Okay, doing this readathon sounds a bit crazy for two reasons: I never played Animal Crossing, nor do I have the PS4 you need to play it. The second reason I still have a bunch of thrillers I have to read, so yes, I think I need a bookish miracle here. Since I don’t know a lot about this game, I will share all the hosts’ information. I’m heading into this readathon very unprepared, so bear with me. Hosts are Saima @ Storieswithsaima and Caitlyn @ teatimelit. Dates April 1st – 15th 2022.

ABOUT THE READATHON

To get started, you’ll first want to create your ‘Passport’. Click here to access the Passport templates. Simply fill in your name, your island’s name, favorite genre to read, and any social media handles you’d like to share! For your passport picture, you can either use a picture from your own character in Animal Crossing, or you can make your own from some picrew makers, such as these (1 and 2). If you’re struggling to customize your passport, try using canva or Photopea

If you’d like to use the Animal Crossing font, it’s called Fink, and can be found here.

Here are some examples of passports, if you’re stuck:

An Animal Crossing "passport", filled with Saima's island name (Lindenmere), favorite genre (Mystery) and social media links.
An Animal Crossing "passport", filled with Cossette's island name (woodvale), favorite genre (contemporary) and social media links.

Once that’s done, it’s time to choose your reading prompts! Each island has anywhere from two to ten villagers at any given point in time, and it’s up to you to determine how many villagers you have. We’ve broken up prompts by each villager type (cranky, jock, lazy, normal, peppy, sisterly, smug, and snooty) to make it a little easier for you! To fill up your island residents, you can choose a range of prompts from different villager personalities, or all of them from one type as well! After picking out your prompts, you can choose villagers that correspond to each personality type from here and upload them to your resident sheet/passport here

Just like in the game, there are also several NPCs on your island that are a permanent fixture, and some that are visitors! Each NPC has a corresponding prompt, and you’re welcome to choose as many NPC prompts as you’d like. 

Whether it’s through getting a villager in your campsite (which we’ll post about on our socials when this happens), a villager asking to leave, or you simply kicking them out, there are many opportunities to switch out the villagers on your island! Don’t fret if you end up wanting a different selection of villagers, or if you simply want to knock out more prompts! You’re also allowed to double up on prompts as much as you’d like. 

You can view the list of prompts here or by scrolling to the next section.

While there’s a lot of prompts in this read-a-thon, feel free to pick and choose the ones you feel inspired by! Do as much, or as little, as you’d like to do – the purpose of this is to have fun, make new friends, and read more books! 

Here are the prompts:

PROMPTS

A banner with two images of cranky Animal Crossing villagers, Octavian and Bruce, with text that says "cranky villagers are grumpy individuals who are often referred to as "grandpas" because of their mood. they're a little self-centered but very protective."
Cranky villagers are grumpy individuals who are often referred to as “grandpas” because of their mood. they’re a little self-centered but very protective.
  • Read a book based off of a true story
  • Read a classic
  • Read a first person POV
  • Read a historical fiction novel
  • Read a new adult book
  • Read an autobiography/memoir
  • Read an underrated book
A banner with two images of jock Animal Crossing villagers, Roald and Axel, with text that says "jock villagers are all about working out and self-improvement. many times you'll see them awake in the early hours of the day. they are ambitious and encouraging villagers."

Jock villagers are all about working out and self-improvement. Many times you’ll see them awake in the early hours of the day. they are ambitious and encouraging villagers.
  • Read a book centered around sports
  • Read a book in the morning
  • Read a book on your backlist
  • Read a character-driven book
  • Read a long book (over 500 pages)
  • Read a self-help or self-improvement book
  • Read a self-published or indie press book
A banner with two images of lazy Animal Crossing villagers, Stitches and Dizzy, with text that says "lazy villagers are easy-going and laid back villagers. they can be quite childish, and they love food and sleeping in."
  • Read a book centered around food
  • Read a book in bed
  • Read a book where cutlery is on the cover or in the title
  • Read a book where dreams are important/prominent
  • Read a comic/graphic novel
  • Read a slow paced book
  • Reread a comfort read
A banner with images of normal Animal Crossing villagers, Fauna, Marina and Lily, with text that says "normal villagers are friendly and hospitable, and they are the easiest to get along with. many of them enjoy nature and reading."
  • A book within a book, a book about reading, or a book where a library is prominently featured
  • Read a book that you think will be a favorite
  • Read a book with high ratings
  • Read a debut book
  • Read a fairytale retelling
  • Reread a book you had to read for school
  • Reread your favorite novel
A banner with images of peppy Animal Crossing villagers, Freckles, Shino and Tutu, with text that says "peppy villagers are bright and bubbly villagers with short-attention spans and wild imaginations. many of them have aspirations to rise to stardom."
  • Read a bestseller
  • Read a book about or with a fictional celebrity
  • Read a book with art in it
  • Read a book by your favorite author 
  • Read a fantasy
  • Read a lighthearted/fun book
  • Read a short book/novella
A banner with images of sisterly Animal Crossing villagers, Quinn, Diva and Fuschia, with text that says "sisterly villagers are protective individuals. they have a tough exterior but can be very caring, and can teach you how to protect yourself."
  • Read a beach read
  • Read a book about family, or one spanning different generations
  • Read a book that takes place at a party
  • Read a book with strong friendships
  • Read a book with strong sibling relationships
  • Read a heist book
  • Read a mystery/thriller
A banner with images of smug Animal Crossing villagers, Marshal, Zell, with text that says "smug villagers are friendly but slightly conceited villagers. they are confident and enjoy giving advice and learning different languages."
  • Read a book recommended by a celebrity you admire
  • Read a book with beautiful prose
  • Read a book with your favourite trope
  • Read a dark academia book
  • Read a romance novel
  • Read a translated work
  • Read coming of age story
A banner with images of snooty Animal Crossing villagers, Judy, Diana, Eloise, Friga with text that says "snooty villagers are hard to get along with at first as they can be self-centered. after time, they can be friendly and offer fashion advice."
  • Give an author a second chance
  • Read a  book released between 2020-2022
  • Read a book by a celebrity/online persona/influencer
  • Read a book that has/is getting a film adaptation
  • Read a book with 3rd person POV
  • Read a book with an item of clothing or accessory on the cover
  • Read an Adult book
A banner with images of Celeste, KK Slider and Isabelle with text that says "in animal crossing, there are a range of NPCs, otherwise known as 'non-playable characters'. we've come up with reading prompts that go with each NPC."
  • Blathers: Read a non-fiction book
  • Brewster: Read a book that either takes place at a coffee shop, or read one at a coffee shop
  • C.J.: Have a friend pick out your next read
  • Celeste:  Read a book late at night
  • Cyrus & Reese: Read a romance
  • Daisy Mae: Read a book you preordered
  • Flick: Read a book you think your best friend would like
  • Gullivarrr: Read a book that follows a quest or journey
  • Gulliver: Read a book that involves the ocean, or takes place at sea
  • Harriet: Read a book with mixed reviews
  • Harvey: Read a book with the found family trope
  • Isabelle: Read a book that takes place in one day
  • Jack: Read a thriller
  • Jingle: Read a book geared towards early readers
  • K.K. Slider: Listen to an audiobook
  • Kapp’n: Read a book that has the same title as a song or song lyrics
  • Katrina: Read a fantasy
  • Kicks: Read your most recent book purchase
  • Label & Sable: Read a book with a pretty cover
  • Leif: Read a genre-hybrid book
  • Lloid: Read a book in an unfinished series
  • Lottie: Read a beach read
  • Luna: Read a book you’ve been anticipating
  • Mabel & Sable: Read a book with more than one POV
  • Niko: Read a choose-your-own-adventure book
  • Orville: Read a book that takes place somewhere outside of your hometown
  • Pascal: Read a backlist book
  • Pave: Read a book that has a party 
  • Redd: Read a book with an unreliable narrator
  • Resetti: Give a book (or an author) a second chance
  • Rover: Read a book set on a plane, train, or cruise ship
  • Sahara: Read a book you know nothing about
  • Timmy & Tommy: Read a book written by two authors
  • Tom Nook: Read a book with a map
  • Tortimer: Read a classic
  • Wardell: Read a short story
  • Wisp: Read an anthology
  • Zipper: Read a seasonal book
  • Villager in your Campsite: Read a book with a heart, diamond, spade, or club on the cover

If you’d like to share your progress, you can use this Canva template!

A green and cream colored instagram template

Disclaimer: This readathon is not affiliated with Animal Crossing or Nintendo.

My TBR:

As you can see, I picked the Prompts from Peppy and here are the prompts:

Read a bestseller

Read a book about or with a fictional celebrity

Read a book with art in it

I’m cheating here or sort of because, with every chapter, there is a small doughnut design, and I’m counting it as art.

Read a book by your favourite author

Read a fantasy

Read a lighthearted/fun book

Read a short book/novella

The Animal Crossing readathon on Twitter.

Alex

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