The Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges Master List

Reading challenges are so much fun. If you want to join in, you’ll find below a list of all the 2017 year long reading challenges hosted by #bookbloggers. It will be continually updated through the end of this year to give you a comprehensive resource.

Scroll down to “M” to find the challenge we host here at Girlxoxo!

The Master List of 2017 Reading Challenges

  • 52 Weeks, 52 Books. There are 52 different challenges set up for you so that you can expand your reading. #52wks52bks







  • Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017. Challenge yourself to read a certain number of fantasy books.
  • 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 2017. Complete the Bingo card of challenges with fiction or non-fiction 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.
  • 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.



  • 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.
  • Library Love Challenge. The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library.
  • 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.



  • 2017 New Release Challenge. Read books released in 2017.
  • Netflix and Books Challenge. This is going to be a yearly challenge focused on watching television shows we’ve been wanting to get to (both new and old), and reading books we’ve been wanting to read that match some fun challenge prompts
  • Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge. Tackle your review books, stumble upon new ones, and get your Netgalley percentage to the desired 80%!
  • New Adult. Any books read for this challenge must be New Adult, but any genre.
  • New Authors. 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.
  • Newbery Reading Challenge. Challenge yourself to read more Newbery and Caldecott Award Winning books.


  • Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge 2017. 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
  • Oldie But A Goodie. To read books that were published before 2008. This challenge is to be centered around historical romance.
  • Operation Deepen Faith. Read the Bible and / or read some Christian Non-Fiction books.
  • Out of this World. Read more romance that has sci fi elements.
  • Outdo Yourself. Set your intention to read more books in 2017 than you did in 2016.
  • Outlander Series Reading Challenge. Read through the Outlander Series and the shorts.





TBR (To Be Read) Challenge. Pull out long neglected books from your “to be read” list, following the theme of the month – and read.




Finally sign up at Reading Challenge Addicts if you’re participating in multiple challenges!

If you have any to add – please leave a comment to let us know, and we’ll add it to the list.




// Comments //

  1. Alison

    Jan 12

    I’d like to submit my challenge to the list if that’s OK. It’s a challenge encouraging readers to read books that fall within a series. Any book, whether the first or the twentieth in a series counts for this challenge.

    More info here:

  2. Thank you so much for adding the POC Reading Challenge. How are you? I have been off the grid but I am jumping back in this year with a new blog It is new and still a bit on construction going on. LOL!

    Can you add Mocha Girls Read book Bingo to the list? Thank you!!

  3. Shaunesay

    Dec 31

    I’m hosting a challenge I would love to add, if that’s okay.

    It is the Award Winning Science Fiction and Fantasy Challenge and the goal is to read books awarded with, or finalists for the different SFF Awards. Here is the link to the sign up:

    Thank you!

    • Tanya Patrice

      Jan 01

      @Shaunesay Added it! And I’m going to be updating my own personal challenges post and participating!

      • Shaunesay

        Jan 01

        Wonderful! Welcome and thanks so much! 😀

  4. Thanks for compiling this list. I updated our Travel the World in Nooks Reading Challenge page today and excited to kick off another year.

    I’ve noted a few of these to join. I really want to get back to listening to audiobooks and I love a good witchcraft or fairy tale retelling.

  5. Tracey

    Dec 30

    Thanks for compiling such a wonderful list.

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