Reading Challenges

Goodreads Reading Challenge


Hosted by: Goodreads

Goal: 52 books

Check my progress here

Around the Year in 52 Book Challenge

Hosted by: LauraZazSophieEmm and Katie

Goodreads group

Challenges crossed out have been completed

  • A book that was nominated for or won an award in a genre you enjoy
  • A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title (Who, What, Where, When, Why)

  • A book where the author’s name contains A, T, and Y

  • A book with a criminal character (i.e. assassin, pirate, thief, robber, scoundrel etc)

  • A book by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare

  • A book with a dual timeline

  • 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #1

  • 2 books related to the same topic, genre, or theme: Book #2

  • A book from one of the top 5 money making genres (romance/erotica, crime/mystery, religious/inspirational, science fiction/fantasy or horror)

  • A book featuring an historical figure

  • A book related to one of the 12 Zodiac Chinese Animals (title, cover, subject)

  • A book about reading, books or an author/writer

  • A book that is included on a New York Public Library Staff Picks list

  • A book with a title, subtitle or cover relating to an astronomical term

  • A book by an author from a Mediterranean country or set in a Mediterranean country

  • A book told from multiple perspectives

  • A speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, scifi, horror, dystopia)

  • A book related to one of the elements on the periodic table of elements

  • A book by an author who has more than one book on your TBR

  • A book featuring indigenous people of a country

  • A book by an author from an island
  • A book with a number in the title or on the cover

  • 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #1 Something Old

  • 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #2 Something New

  • 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #3 Something Borrowed

  • 4 books inspired by the wedding rhyme: Book #4 Something Blue

  • A book off of the 1001 books to read before you die list

  • A book related to something cold (i.e. theme, title, author, cover, etc.)

  • A book published before 1950

  • A book featuring an elderly character

  • A children’s classic you’ve never read

  • A book with more than 500 pages

  • A book you have owned for at least a year, but have not read yet

  • A book with a person’s name in the title

  • A psychological thriller

  • A book featured on an NPR Best Books of the Year list

  • A book set in a school or university

  • A book not written in traditional novel format (poetry, essay, epistolary, graphic novel, etc)

  • A book with a strong sense of place or where the author brings the location/setting to life

  • A book you stumbled upon

  • A book from the 2018 GR Choice Awards

  • A book with a monster or “monstrous” character

  • A book related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) [fiction or nonfiction]

  • A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)

  • A multi-generational saga

  • A book with a (mostly) black cover

  • A book related to food (i.e. title, cover, plot, etc.)

  • A book that was a finalist or winner for the National Book Award for any year

  • A book written by a Far East Asian author or set in a Far East Asian country

  • A book that includes a journey (physical, health, or spiritual)

  • A book published in 2019

  • A book with a weird or intriguing title


A to Z Reading Challenge

Hosted by Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

 The goal is to read a book for each letter of the alphabet. You can use ANY of the first letters of the main words in a title of a book (don’t use words like “a”, “the”, “or”, and “of”).

  • A: Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
  • B: The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
  • C: Chaos by Jamie Shaw
  • D: Dirty by Kylie Scott
  • E: European Travels for the Monstrous Gentlewoman by Theodora Goss
  • F: Fall by Kristen Callihan
  • G: The Girl who Drank the Moon by Kate Barnhill
  • H: Havoc by Jamie Shaw
  • I: Idol by Kristen Callihan
  • J:
  • K: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  • L: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  • M: Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
  • N: 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai
  • O: Odin’s Ravens by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • P: Play by Kylie Scott
  • Q:
  • R: Riot by Jamie Shaw
  • S: Songwoman by Ilka Tampke
  • T: Twist by Kylie Scott
  • U: The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen
  • V: Vicious by L.J. Shen
  • W: The Wicked King by Holly Black
  • X:
  • Y:
  • Z: