COYER Treasure Hunt Starts Now!

Posted June 1, 2019 by Berls in COYER / 16 Comments

It’s time for Summer COYER! Are you ready for the Treasure Hunt? Summer COYER will run Saturday, June 1 – Saturday, August 31! Sign-ups will be open until Saturday, July 6th. Check out all the rules and details and sign up before it’s too late!

Treasure Hunt

Remember, we’re using this old map Cora Coyer found to navigate your way through the summer to the treasure at the X.
Treasure Hunt Map
There’s a variety of ways to move forward a space on the map on this treasure hunt list. And, as promised, here’s the list with the number of steps each book you read is worth.

This map has 65 spaces from the start at “COYER Summer Hunt” to the X with the treasure. As the list will reveal, you can move forward 1 – 5 spaces with every book you read. You’ll use the list to navigate the map towards the treasure. Participating in Read-a-thons will help catapult your forward towards the treasure at the magical x. Making progress, but not quite getting to the treasure will still earn you points!


Don’t forget you can get extra steps by participating the read-a-thons. For full descriptions, refer back to the sign-up post.

  • Deserted Island Read-a-thon: Saturday, June 9 – Saturday June 22  (5 steps)
  • Sharknado Read-a-thon: Sunday, July 7 – Saturday, July 13 (2 steps)
  • Swabbing the Deck Read-a-thon: Sunday, July 21 – Saturday, July 27 (2 steps)
  • Evil Octopus Read-a-thon: Sunday, August 11 – Saturday, August 24 (1 – 40 steps!!)

Social Media

As always we have social media fun planned for the entire event on Facebook, Twitter, and even Instagram.


Be sure to join our Facebook Group for social media games and updates. This the main place to be with questions and conversations during COYER.

  • Monday: Join us to talk about reading plans for the week.
  • Wednesday: We’re going back to random games from prior COYER events. You never know what Wednesday will bring.
  • Friday: Tell us, how was your reading week?
  • Sunday: Stop by for an update of what’s coming this week in COYER


Be sure tweet your reading progress and reviews with the #COYER hashtag. We will also have 3 twitter parties, mark your calendars!

  • Kick Off!: Friday June 7th @ 6pm EST.
  • Midpoint Check-In!: Saturday July 20th @ 1pm EST.
  • Wrap Up & Preview!: Sunday August 25th @4pm.


We’re bringing back the Instagram challenge for the month of August. Michelle will share the prompts later in July.

Treasure Hunt Rafflecopter

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Review Linky

Don’t forget, there’s another $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card up for grabs for simply reviewing those books you read and linking them below. We’re using a different link up system than we have in the past, so you won’t have an image of your book cover. So be sure to list the book title in the “your name” spot when you link up. For example, if I’m reviewing a book called Brookside I would link up: Brookside Review – Berls @ Because Reading. (Put as much as you can before the character limit cuts you off).


Happy Treasure Hunting!!

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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16 responses to “COYER Treasure Hunt Starts Now!

  1. Listed my first two books as far as reviews go but now I’m finding a couple of places they fit in on the Treasure Hunt. Is the point keeping an honor system type of thing for the end of the hunt? Or do I mention it in a message like this? Thanks!

    • It’s honor system – as you’re earning steps on the map just mark them off. When you finish / coyer is finished you’ll report your total on the rafflecopter. On your review just indicate somewhere the item you’ve completed.

      • Thanks Berls! I’m going to keep track of points on my blog page where I announced the challenge and I’m putting in under website. I appreciate your response both here and privately. 🙂 Mr. Linky done for Spirited Away

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