2021 Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge

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Welcome to the second annual Book Award Reading Challenge hosted here at GXO. We searched around for a reading challenge featuring book award winners, but couldn’t find any active ones, so we started our own last year. Now we’re back for another year!


  • This is a MONTHLY reading challenge that runs all year long from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.
  • Your task is to read at least 1 book each month that has WON a book award in that month (any year).
  • EXCEPT December. Read ANY book award winner.
  • Post what you’ve read anywhere online – your blog, Goodreads and social media using the hashtag #AwardReadingChallenge
  • Check in with on our monthly post and leave a comment with a link to where you’ve posted or tell us in the comments about the book(s) you chose to read.


~ To count for the challenge, the book read must have WON a book award in that month but in any year. e.g. For January – any book that won the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction in 2020 would qualify, because it was presented on January 27, 2020 – but a National Book Awards winner would not count for that month – because that award is presented in November.

~ All types of books and genres count – Fiction, Non-Fiction, Novellas, Audiobooks, Kid-lit, Adult, Young Adult, Middle Grade Fiction, etc.


Two good places to start are with our own Major Book Awards Calendar for 2020 and the Book Awards list at BookTalk.


~ Sign up by commenting below to participate and announce your participation via your blog, Goodreads, or other social media platform using the hashtag #AwardReadingChallenge.

~ And don’t forget to come back to this post OR our monthly check in post where you can comment with the book you read and a link to your discussion.

award reading challenge


  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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2 Replies to “2021 Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge”

  1. […] pandemic. There’s no telling what 2021 has in store for us, but we’ll be hosting a 2021 Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge, so check out some of the books above and join us – either here or on the GXO Reading […]

  2. Bev Baird says:

    Looking forward to this challenge. I didn’t take part last year but plan to this year.

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