It’s Time for the Second Reading Road Trip!

The first Reading Road Trip was a blast – and now, Britta and I are excited to be back for another year!

Never heard of the Reading Road Trip that inspired EpicReads’s United States of YA? Here’s the post that started it all. In any case, let me give you a short rundown.

The Reading Road Trip is an annual event hosted by Brittaย and myself. The event takes place during the month of July and spans the entire North American continent. 3 countries and 50 states (and one District of Columbia!). Think of it as a unique twist to the classic giveaway hop we see gracing the blogosphere.

Each day during the Road Trip, one or two blogs will post a giveaway with some fun facts about his/her state/country/district.

The giveaway must feature:
(a): books that take place in your chosen state/country,ย OR
(b): books written by an author who lives in your chosen state/country.

Who can sign up to host? Any blog is welcome to participate! Both hosting blogs are YA driven, but the road-trip is open to all levels. YA/Adult/MG will be specified in the final list.

Once sign-ups are complete and assignments are finalized, we’ll put up another post with a list of all the hosts and locations. We’ll even publish an trip itinerary with easy links and dates that you can bookmark and visited all month long!

Ready to be a host? The sooner you sign up, the higher the chance of your first choice state being available!

Simply fill out the form below with your top three choices of a state/country. We will assign the places at a first come, first serve basis. If your top three have already been taken, you will be contacted and allowed to choose over the people who signed up after you (and so on).

I want to host, but I don’t know what book to giveaway… We’ve solved that problem this year! See THIS LIST for YA novels by the state they take place in.

I’m ready, now how do I promote it? Grab one of the buttons I made!

IceyBooks and I Like These Books Reading Road Trip
IceyBooks and I Like These Books Reading Road Trip

Before you sign up, here are some rules:

  • RRT must be the first post you see on your blog on your assigned date
  • Not posting will result in exclusion from future RRTs
  • Giveaway must be open in the country the stop is in (Mexico stop must be open to Mexican entries, and Canada stop must be open to Canadian entries)
  • Giveaway can be for a book that features the given state/country, or a book who’s author is from said place
  • Giveaway MUST have a free entry. Requiring a follow is NOT allowed (but you can do this for extra entries)
  • Requiring a follow will result in exclusion from future RRTs

Please do NOT sign up if you can not keep the commitment. One person not posting throws off the whole trip!

So sign up and spread the word. The second Reading Road Trip is upon us!

(If you are having trouble with the embedded form, see the link HERE)


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Melissa (i swim for oceans)

    June 4, 2013

    This sounds like such fun, Hafsah! Perhaps I'll have to join in this year :)

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    Jenna D.

    June 4, 2013

    AWESOME! So glad to see that you will be doing this again. I submitted the form and am now crossing my fingers!

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    June 5, 2013

    Wow, I can't believe it's already been a year since the first reading road trip! Looking forward to participating again this year :)

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    Haley G

    June 21, 2013

    I can't do giveaways, so I guess I can't sign up.
    I noticed on the YA novel by state, there's a lot of mistakes. Lies Beneath is set in Wisconsin, not Minnisota.

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    Jen S

    July 11, 2013

    THis is so cool. I hope you do it again next year so I can sign up