* NEW * 1st update Dec. 9, 2017: Reading challenges are so much fun. If you want to join in, you’ll find below a list of all the 2018 year long reading challenges hosted by #bookbloggers – so far. It will be continually updated through the end of this year to give you a comprehensive resource. We kept the links to the older 2017 challenges – the 2018 challenges have a “check” ✔ next to them. Each week – we’ll re-post updates with * NEW * next to the newly added challenges.
The Master List of 2018 Reading Challenges
- 52 Books in 52 Weeks. In the graphic (free printable) there are 52 different book categories – find a book that meets the criteria and check it off! The goal is to stretch ourselves to beyond our regular reading. * NEW *
- AtoZ Reading Challenge. Read at least one book for each letter of the alphabet. There’s a kidlit and Adult version, plus throughout the year, there will be mini challenges, read-a-thons, Twitter parties, and giveaways. ✔
- Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. Fill your bowls with one book for each letter of the Alphabet (the word that starts with the challenge letter can be anywhere in the title). ✔
- Author Love Reading Challenge. Pick an author that you love and wish you’d read more of their books and set a goal to read a certain number of books by that author by the end of the year. * NEW *
- All About Austen. Read or watch anything inspired by Jane Austen.
- The Audiobook Challenge. The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios than you did the previous year.
- Audiobooks Reading Challenge. This challenge is for you if you listen to even 1 audiobook this year!
- Aussie Author Challenge. The objective of this challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.
- Australian Women’s Writers Challenge. Read and review books by Australian women throughout the year.
- Back to the Classics. To encourage readers to discover and enjoy classic books they might not have tried, or just never got around to reading. Checck out the different categories. * NEW *
- The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge. Read books that feature a bad boy hero: Rock stars, MC members, street fighters, assassins, mafia, loners, geeks, etc. Only romance series are accepted. * NEW *
- Beat the Backlist. This challenge is focused on knocking off titles that have been on your TBR for a while, or even ones that get pushed aside for new releases. ✔
- Birth Year Reading Challenge. What books were published the year you were born? This challenge encourages you to find out, and then read some of them. ✔
- Blydyn Square Books Reading Challenge. Read at least 18 books and there is a list of suggested categories to choose from. Anyone who manages to read 18 books will entered in a random drawing to win a Blydyn Squares published title PLUS an Amazon gift card. ✔
- Book Blogger Discussion Challenge. To encourage our fellow book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! * NEW *
- Books N’ Tunes Challenge . This challenge is just a fun way to match music to books and share what you have with other readers. * NEW *
- British Books Challenge. The main focus of the challenge is reading and reviewing books by British authors. * NEW *
- Banned/Challenged Book Reading Challenge. Read books that have been banned or challenged. Or you could read non-fiction books about censorship and/or banning books.
- The Birth Year Reading Challenge. What books were published the year you were born? This challenge encourages you to find out, and then read some of them. * NEW *
- Blogger Shame Review Challenge. Tackle those past due review books.
- Bookish Resolutions Challenge. The 2017 Bookish Resolutions Challenge is about setting New Year’s Resolutions for books, book blogging and writing.
- Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. Don’t just read… Read Harder!
- Book to Movie Reading Challenge. Read books being made into movies or tv series during 2017. Choose from the list on the site or add you’re own if it’s not there yet.
- 2018 Charity Reading Challenge. Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge. You can choose your own goal of how many books to read, what charity you’ll be donating money towards, how much money, etc. ✔
- Christian Reading Challenge. Read through any of the 4 lists of book series. Each series has different categories of books that you will choose from. * NEW *
- Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge. Read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genre. ✔
- Color Coded Reading Challenge. Choose books where the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. ✔
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge. The goal is to read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like. ✔
- Craving For Cozies. Read cozy mystery books. ✔
- Creativity Reading Challenge. This challenge is about reading books on creativity, art, crafts, writing, film making, photography and any other topic that helps you live a more creative life. ✔
- 2018 Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge. Read only cozy mysteries of your choice or read through the different sub-genres of cozy mysteries . ✔
- #CBAM2017 The Classic Book-a-Month Club. Read the classics – one book a month each year, or just pop in and out when you can.
- Debut Author Challenge. Read books by first time authors. Books must be classified as a middle grade, young adult, or new adult title. * NEW *
- Dread and Read. This challenge sweetens the deal for list readers who have books they’d rather not read–but have to finish to accomplish their goal of reading all the books on their list. Books must come from your TBR list or another list you’re working on. * NEW *
- Deal me In Short Stories Reading Challenge. Read 52 short stories in 2017 … with a twist involving a deck of cards.
- Diverse Reads Book Challenge. Set your own goals to read diverse books, or follow along with the monthly challenges.
- 2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge. Join us in reading dystopian books – and (or) complete the Dystopia Bingo Challenge.
- Epistolary Reading Challenge. The challenge is to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way. ✔
- European Reading Challenge. Tour Europe through books. * NEW *
- Ebooks Reading Challenge. All books counted must be electronic – so if you read eBooks, then this challenge is for you!
- Finish the Series Reading Challenge. Finally finish those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.
- Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge. Your goal? To follow a set of clues furnished by the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence to support a book court case. Each book clue should lead you to your next read. ✔
- Foodies Read. Do you read books about food? There are books about food in so many different genres, so link up with us each month that you read and write about a “foodie” book. ✔
- Full House Reading Challenge. Complete the Bingo card of challenges with fiction or non-fiction books. ✔
- Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017. Challenge yourself to read a certain number of fantasy books.
- The Grand World of Books Bingo. Complete the Bingo – horizontally, vertically, diagonally … or the entire card! * NEW *
- The Good Rule Reading Challenge. Set your reading goals and make sure to include a balance of reading new and old books (that’s the inspiration for this challenge after all). So decide if you want to set a monthly, quarterly, or a yearly goal for this challenge. Set your goal and then decide if you want your balance to be 50% new to 50% old OR if you want your balance to be 75% new to 25% old. ✔
- Graphic Novel and Manga Reading Challenge. (now a Facebook Group) Write a review and link to it for it to count towards the challenge. Generally, if it has either frames OR speech bubbles it counts. ✔
- Grown Up Reading Challenge. Complete 20 books, one from each theme
- Humor Reading Challenge. Read books that you consider funny or humorous. Books can be fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, graphic novels, poetry collections, plays or picture books. ✔
- Historical Fiction. Simply read historical fiction books – any sub-genre of historical fiction is accepted.
- Horror Reading Challenge. Read horror books – it’s as simple as that!
- Historical Romance Reading Challenge. Any historical romance novel and novella counts toward this challenge of reading historical romance novels.
- The Island Reader’s 2018 Reading Challenge. Read books from the 14 categories on the list, e.g. a debut novel from a romance author, novel by a Caribbean author. ✔
- Kitty Lit Reading Challenge 2018. The goal is to read a minimum of 3 books with cats. ✔
- LGBTQIA. Read one book of at least 100 pages that features a main character or significant secondary character that fits one of the LGBTQIA requirements.
- Lets Read Indie Reading Challenge. Read as many Indie authors as you’d like, i.e. books by self-published authors or published by small indie publishers. * NEW *
- Linz the Bookworm: 2018 Reading Challenge. This challenge is actually several challenges in one. The way it is designed is that you work through one level and then move on to the next. It’s comprised of five different challenges of 12 books each, or 60 books total. ✔
- Literary Escapes Challenge. Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. ✔
- Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2017. Read books featuring a character identified as a loner, outcast, recluse, wallflower, or introvert AND / OR read works written by writers known to have been loners or recluses. ✔
- Literary Pickers Reading Challenge. How keen of an observer are you? This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up. Qualifying books must be romance or have strong romance element. * NEW *
- Library Love Challenge. The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library. * NEW *
- Memoir Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed. One book can only count for one category. ✔
- Middle Grade Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of 6 MG books. Read any books you like, or focus on one author, or select a category from the checklist provided. ✔
- Monthly Motif Reading Challenge. Read a book that corresponds to a different theme or motif each month. This challenge is hosted here at Girlxoxo! ✔
- 2018 Monthly Keyword Challenge. Your task is to read one book each month whose title includes one or more of the keywords for that month. ✔
- Mount TBR Reading Challenge. Knock out some of those books that have been waiting in the wings for weeks … months … even years. ✔
- Mocha Girls Read Book Bingo. Pick a square and read a book that fits the theme of that square. When you complete two lines, whether it’s a straight line or a diagonal line then you have a bingo.
- 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge. Choose-your-own-adventure reading challenge – choose between different checklists: Reading for Growth and Reading for Fun.
- 2018 New Release Challenge. Read books released in 2018. ✔
- ewbery Reading Challenge. Challenge yourself to read more Newbery and Caldecott Award Winning books. ✔
- Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge. Tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!
- New Adult Reading Challenge. Any books read for this challenge must be New Adult, but any genre.
- New Authors Reading Challenge. Find new authors that you’ve never tried before.
- New to Me Challenge. This challenge is all about pushing your boundaries and trying something new, like a new author, series, subgenre, debut from an author etc. To complete the challenge you need to read 12 books minimum.
- Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge. Read and review more children’s books of the past. In general, a book will be considered “old school” if it was published in the decade of your birth or before. Each month, the challenge will focus on a different category. Choose a book that fits the category, read it, and then post a review. * NEW *
- Operation Deepen Faith. Read the Bible and / or read some Christian Non-Fiction books. * NEW *
- Oldie But A Goodie. To read books that were published before 2008. This challenge is to be centered around historical romance.
- Out of this World. Read more romance that has sci fi elements.
- Picture Book Reading Challenge. To have adults read more picture books. There’s even a Bingo Card to read through as one of the options. ✔
- 2018 Popsugar Ultimate Reading Challenge. Read a book from each of the categories on the list. ✔
- The Purrfect Reading Challenge. Read mysteries that have cats as main characters. ✔
- Pages Read 2017. How many pages can you read this year? Pick a goal / level and get to reading.
- Pick Your Genre. This challenge is about diving into specific genres/sub genres you love or just want to check out in 2017.
- Read it Again, Sam Sign-ups. Re-read your favorite books. ✔
- Reading Assignment Challenge. Commit to reading 1, 2, 3 or 4 books a month and make a list of the specific books you will read each month. * NEW *
- Reading Naturally. Encouraging readers to dip their reading toes into books that will deepen their understanding of nature via excellent writing about a variety of subjects. * NEW *
- Reading the Bible As Literature. Open to Christians and non-Christians, together we will be reading the Bible cover to cover. There will be discussion posts weekly, and a schedule that you can follow along with. ✔
- Reading the Rainbow Challenge. Reading books each month of the year with covers that correspond to a color in the rainbow. ✔
- 2018 Reformation Reading Challenge. Read any book BY a reformer, ABOUT a reformer, or ABOUT the reformation. ✔
- Review Writing Challenge. Set a goal of how many reviews you want to write in 2017. Post them on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your own blog. * NEW *
- #RockMyTBR 2017 Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of 1 book per month that is currently published (no arcs with future dates)
- Read All the ALA YA Award Books of the Year. Read the 8 – 11 books from the annual awards which take place in January 2017.
- Read My Own Damn Books. Define your own damn goals or don’t. Vow not to buy books, or whatever. Just #ReadYourOwnDamnBooks some of the time.
- Read the Books you Buy Reading Challenge 2017. Choose from one of the percentages, and go forth and read … the books you buy in 2017. Do not leave them sitting idly on the shelves!
- Read Your Bookshelf Challenge. Pick 12 books from your shelves and read 1 a month.
- Science Fiction vs Fantasy Bingo Challenge. You can choose to do a line, try to do as much as possible in your preferred genre, attack it randomly or go for the full house, it’s really up to you. Let’s see which genre wins at the end of the year! * NEW *
- The Series That Never Ends. Read books from those long series everyone raves about, but you’ve fallen behind on. * NEW *
- Share-a-Tea reading challenge. Love drinking tea? Love reading books? Love reading a book while drinking tea? Then this is the reading challenge for you. ✔
- Swords and Stars Reading Challenge. Read one book that matches up with each one of the challenges. There are 20 challenges and all books must be science fiction or fantasy. * NEW *
- Strictly Print Reading Challenge. Join in this challenge to whittle down your reading list one book at a time. ✔
- Shelf Love. To grow your TBR pile responsibly and read the books you already own. You have ‘em, now read ‘em!
- Spooks, Howls and Fangs. This is a reading challenge for those fun and sexy paranormal reads.
- Steampunk Reading Challenge. Read books with with Steampunk elements in it – so they can be from any genre.
- TBR (To Be Read) Challenge. Pull out long neglected books from your “to be read” list, following the theme of the month – and read. * NEW *
- TBR Pile Reading Challenge. The goal is to finally read 12 books from your “to be read” pile (within 12 months). Each of these 12 books must have been on your bookshelf or “To Be Read” list for AT LEAST one full year. ✔
- Victorian Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of four books form the Victorian era. ✔
- Vintage Mystery Challenge 2018: Just the Facts Ma’am. In the 2018 edition of the Vintage Mystery Challenge, participants will be playing detective. The objective will be to answer the all important questions of Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why to complete cases in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras (or, for the more adventurous, both). See the Detective Notebooks below. ✔
- What An Animal Reading Challenge. Read books where animals play a major role. ✔
- What’s In A Name Challenge. Choose a book to read from each of several categories. ✔
- While I Was Reading 2018 Challenge. There are 12 categories – read a book from each. ✔
- Wild West Reading Challenge. Explore books in the western genre. These are “books set in the American Old West frontier and typically set from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century.” ✔
- Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017. This is a category-based challenge and is designed to be fun, frivolous and filled with feathers.
- Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge. Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction.
- You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge. You’ll have all year to read your books so go ahead and stretch yourself. Level 1 starts at 100 books.
If you have any to add – please leave a comment to let us know, and we’ll add it to the list.