#CatchUpTogether Summer Read-a-thon

Catch Up Together illustration with Bookshare members reading ebooks

Reading 200,000 Books Together!

102,842 books read

Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: July 31, 2021
Last updated: August 1, 2021


Let’s Read 200K Together

Last year's summer read-a-thon was a huge success—let's do it again! After a difficult year, let's come together virtually for a national campaign to share in the common bond of reading.

This summer, celebrate the joy of reading and catch up on the books you want to read during Bookshare’s #CatchUpTogether Summer Read-a-thon. Join Bookshare readers from around the world to escape, enjoy, and explore books for readers of every age and level. By July 31, we aim to have read 200,000 ebooks as a community.


How does it work?


Books of the Week

Every week, we will highlight a book from each age category in the summer reading lists.

The Four Winds The Gilded Ones Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home Oona


Handpicked Summer Reads

Explore these fantastic reading lists handpicked for young readers, middle school students, teens, and adults.


Not Yet a Bookshare Member?

Get access to Bookshare's summer reading books and many more. Join today! 


Top Downloaders of the Week

Every week, we will celebrate our top individual and school readers who have downloaded the most books. You may get a shout-out on our social media and weekly newsletters, too!

Top Downloaders

  1. Henry V. in Walnut Park, California
  2. Sam S. in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  3. Samantha S. in Monroe, Georgia

Top Schools

    1. Tennessee School for the Blind Library in Nashville, TN
    2. Cedar Hill High School in Kings Mountain, NC
    3. University of North Texas ODA in Denton, TX

        Bookshare Book Club

        Bookshare Book Club logo.Bookshare hosts a monthly book club for open for all.

        July’s book will be The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris.

        Everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members!

        Learn more about the book club.

        Let's get social

        Follow us on social media for the latest Bookshare updates. Use #CatchUpTogether and share what you're reading this summer!

        Facebook  Twitter  Instagram  YouTube


        Summer Read-a-thon Pledge for Kids

        Pledge form thumbnail.Parents! Download this pledge form to help children set goals, log the books they read, and make a commitment to keep their reading on track over the summer.


        Online Dyslexia Assessments

        Do you believe your child has dyslexia? Get a convenient, online assessment with the Dyslexia Screening Test App from Neurolearning. The tool screens for dyslexia with students 7 years or older who have not previously received intensive dyslexia-appropriate reading instruction. Students screened for dyslexia through Neurolearning can obtain a Proof of Disability to join Bookshare. Learn more and see pricing at Neurolearning.