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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!

HOW IT WORKS

  • 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.

THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAILS

~ 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.

BOOK AWARDS RESOURCES

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

SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE

~ 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.

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LINKS TO THE MONTHLY CHECK-INS

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  1. KRISTA

    May 10

    So I am a little ahead on this, I just needed to plan out the TBR lists for books that are supposed to be read in certain months and only those months, I can’t find awards given in October. Are there any?

    • Yes. The Nommos Awards, British Fantasy Awards, The Booker Prize, and the Nobel Prize for Literature all traditional present in October. 🙂

  2. Dyandra Cabrera

    Jan 11

    Sounds fun! Count me in!

  3. Ashley Mc

    Jan 10

    Doing the challenge this year!!
    I will be reviewing my monthly reads and updating my progress on my goodreads account.
    Super excited

  4. Mel R

    Jan 04

    I would like to participate in this challenge, but I don’t see that the January link has been turned on yet.

  5. Theresa

    Jan 03

    Count me in for 2021!

  6. SarahT

    Jan 01

    Count me in! Although the linky appears to be inactive … so … ?

    • @SarahT The linky has reached its limit so just leave your link in the comments. Thanks!

      • SarahT

        Jan 01

        Ah, thanks! I will post on IG at @mockturtle17, and I hope to revitalize my “Addicted to Story” blog at mockturtle.wordpress.com, posting somewhat longer takes there.

  7. Krista Marie Kirby-Dempsey

    Dec 11

    I’m totally joining this year! Super excited.

    • @Krista Marie Kirby-Dempsey Yay! It’s going to be a lot of fun.

    • Ashley Mc

      Jan 10

      Doing the challenge this year!!
      I will be reviewing my monthly reads and updating my progress on my goodreads account.
      Super excited

  8. Bev Baird

    Nov 04

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

  9. Nicole Miller

    Jan 01

    Would love to do this for 2021

  10. @Nicole Miller Great!! We’d love to have you join us.

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