This compilation is a list of all the year-long reading challenges that we could find … so far. It will be constantly updated through 2024.
- The 52 Book Club Reading Challenge. The goal is to read 52 books from the 52 different categories provided – find a book that meets the criteria and check it off!
- Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. Fill your bowls with one book for each letter of the alphabet
- Alphabet Soup – Author Edition Reading Challenge. The challenge is to read one book that has an author whose first name or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet.
- The Audiobook Challenge. The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios this year.
- Backlist Reader Challenge. Read books that have been published before 2023 AND are already on your TBR list or pile.
- Bands & Books Challenge. A 142 prompt reading challenge matching musical bands of several genres to reading prompts. Designed to be a year long challenge, but can be adapted to your own reading pace as a long-term challenge if preferred.
- Beat the Backlist. Let’s tackle all the books you keep meaning to read and still haven’t.
- BiblioLifestyle 2024 Reading Challenge. A challenge with a series of prompts that you can follow in chronological order or mix and match as you see fit.
- Book Bingo 2024. Read a book for a Bingo – A fun bingo style reading challenge with a normal or hard mode.
- Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge. Read Harder has 24 fun and serious tasks designed to help you break out of your reading bubble and expand your worldview through books.
- Book to Movie (and TV). Read books being made into movies for release this (with additional levels for adaptations in other years).
- Books in the Freezer Horror Reading Challenge. Can you find a horror book for each of these 10 reading prompts (+3 bonuses)?
- Books in Translation. Read a book that’s been translated from any language into the language of your choosing. The challenge is not limited to translations to or from English.
- Books of Horror Challenge. Feast on this horror reading challenge where there are 24 reading challenge prompts.
- Bookish Books Reading Challenge. Read books where the main themes is books (reading them, writing them, hoarding them, stealing them, eating them, burning them, decorating with them, organizing them, sniffing them, selling them, etc.).
- Booklist Queen’s Reading Challenge. Read a book a week with these 52 different categories to expand your reading selection.
- The Booknerd Backlist Reading Challenge. This is a laid-back way to read more of the books you already own. The reading prompts are 100% voluntary and can be completed in any order! They’re only here to help if you’re looking at a massive TBR and have no idea what to read
- Bookopoly. This was posted many moons ago, but it’s too good not to share here. Read a book for each category on the boardwalk but roll the die like you would in Monopoly to determine what to read. Skip 2 categories if you have a Get Out of Jail free card!
- Build Your Library Reading Challenge. The theme this yead is “Reading Through History” There are prompts that offer you the chance to thoroughly explore the theme in fun and unique ways.
- Calendar of Crime. Read 12 mystery books, each from of the categories in the month on the Calendar of Crime.
- Classics Reading Challenge. The idea is to explore the classics by reading one classic book each month chosen for the challenge prompt.
- The Clock Reading Challenge. The goal is to read 12 books, each with a number from 1 to 12 in the title.
- Color Coded. Choose books where the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover.
- COYER Unwind. Clean Out Your Electronic books (eBooks and audiobooks) … and more. There are 4 seasonal challenges with different rules for each. A completely fun way to get through your books.
- 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.
- Crossing Continents. Read a book each month for the theme which represents a choice from each continent.
- Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies. Read only cozy mysteries of your choice or read through the different sub-genres of cozy mysteries.
- Dark Academia Book Challenge 2024. A challenge centered on the fiction (not the aesthetic) that can be labeled as Dark Academia. Here we’re all about moody prose, questionable characters and nontraditional stories.
- Decades Reading Challenge. Challenge yourself to reading books set in each decade from the 1800s through today!
- Decolonize Your Bookshelf. Explore an incredible range of voices by reading a book for each of the prompts. #decolonizeyourbookshelf
- Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge. The idea is to pick one prompt related to each movie.
- Disney Reading Challenge 2024. This year there are 40 prompts based on a random selection of Disney characters. You can complete these prompts at your own leisure throughout the year, in any order you want. Take part in as many or little.
- Diversity Reading Challenge. Read as many diverse books as you can, and also complete a read for the monthly theme.
- 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.
- The European Reading Challenge. Read books set in European countries or books by European authors. The books can be of any genre and you can participate at different levels, but each book must represent a different country — either written by an author from a different country or set in a different country.
- Epic Reads Next Page Reading Challenge. Our bookish prompts throughout the year will help you step up your reading game, go outside of your comfort zone, and maybe even make some fellow book nerd friends in the process. In addition to the reading prompts, we also came up with a series of off-the-page challenges to do every month as well. Before you get stressed, don’t worry—a majority of these challenges are things you can do from the comfort of your favorite reading space, and we encourage you to get creative!
- Fairytale Reading Challenge. Each month there is a fairytale prompt. You can read a retelling or the original fairytale.
- Fantasy Reading Challenge. Explore more fantasy and sci-fi books with the 2024 fantasy and sci-fi fanatics reading challenge!
- Feminist Reading Challenge. Read a book for each of the prompts, and try to read books by women, non-binary writers and writers of color
- Finishing the Series. This challenge is focused on finally finishing those series that you’ve started but not yet completed.
- Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. Read historical fiction books from sub-genres like Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult, History/Non-Fiction using the BINGO provided.
- Humor Reading Challenge. Read books that you consider funny or humorous.
- In Case You Missed It: Backlist Reading Challenge (ICYMI). Each month, choose a book published in a different year, starting with 2012 in January and working your way up to 2023 backlist books by year-end.
- Key Word Reading Challenge. Read a book each month with one (or more) of the key words in the title.
- Libro.FM Audiobook Challenge. Here are 24 challenges (that’s two per month) to help you read more and diversify your audiobook-listening this year
- Linzthebookworm/Logophile Reading Challenge. The challenge is organized into 5 levels of 12 prompts. This is a choose-your-own-adventure challenge. Play however you like: pick your challenge level of choice and try to complete everything within those levels… or bounce around willy-nilly and read whatever you feel like.
- Literary Fifteen 2024. A reading challenge sampling 15 literary awards for translated fiction, poetry, non-fiction, short stories, fantasy, political novels, queer lit and more. #LiteraryFifteen
- Literary Escapes. Read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia.
- Medical Examiner’s Mystery Reading Challenge. Your goal as Medical Examiner is to issue as many Toe Tags as you can by reading murder mysteries and documenting the cause of death of the unfortunate victim(s)
- Meet Me At the Movies. We have taken the top movies in 15 genres, from the 4 movie eras and created this amazing reading challenge for you, 60 prompts total.
- Memoir Reading Challenge. Read a minimum of five memoirs from any of the categories listed. One book can only count for one category.
- Mental Health Reading Challenge. Read any book related to mental health – fiction or non-fiction.
- Motif Reading Challenge.
- Mount TBR. Knock out some of those books you OWN that have been waiting in the wings for weeks … months … even years.
- Mystery Marathon. The Mystillery Literary and Athletic Association (MLAA) welcomes you to the first running of the Mystery Marathon! Your goal is to to complete the marathon by reading 26.2* mysteries during the year. (No actual running is required.)
- Myths & Dreams Fantasy Challenge. It’s all about myths, fantasy realms, unique magic systems, and the dreams that we love to escape into.
- The Nerd Daily’s Reading Challenge. Consisting of 52 challenges, you could potentially read a book a week or use this a tool to help select your next read.
- The Nerdy Bookworm 50 Books a Year Reading Challenge. Read 50 books by picking one for each of the prompts, or complete the BINGO!
- Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of NetGalley/Edelweiss books sitting on your shelf to be read? Then this is the reading challenge for you!
- Not the Bees: A Nicolas Cage Inspired Reading Challenge. Do what you will with the prompts! Follow them, or let the quote inspire something else. Just use #notthebees2024
- NoveList Reading Challenge. Stretch out of your comfort zones by reading books for the theme of the month.
- Nonfiction Reader Challenge. Read and review a book from the categories listed or select, read and review any nonfiction book.
- #Ozathon. A readalong of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum.
- Picture Prompt Book Bingo. Match books that you’ve read to one of the pictures on the bingo card.
- Picture Prompt Bingo. Match books that you’ve read to one of the pictures on the bingo card
- Popsugar Reading Challenge. This year, we have a fun theme you’ll see pop up throughout our prompts — in keeping with embracing the magic of words, you’ll find subtle references to dictionaries.
- Pick Your Poison. Check out the printable – 26 topics with 4 categories in each – so “Pick Your Poison”! It could be anywhere from a Baker’s Dozen – 1 category from any of the 13 topics … all the way up to a Freaky Reader – complete all the topics.
- The Purrfect Reading Challenge. Read mysteries that have cats as main characters.
- A RAD Reading Challenge. Choose to read from any or all of the nine categories in the printable.
- Read Across the Caribbean (Storygraph). Read a book from each of 10 Caribbean countries. You can also check in on Instagram #ReadAcrossTheCaribbean (original post on Instagram)
- Read It Again Sam. This one is all about re-reading … re-visiting old friends in books.
- Read With Allison. There are 52 reading prompts on the printable so challenge yourself to find a book for each, or as many as you can get to this year.
- Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks. The goal is easy – Read 52 Books – how you get there is up to you. We have a variety of weekly, monthly mini challenges, annual and perpetual challenges to entice your reading taste buds.
- Reading With Muffy. Our aim is to help you conquer you read more with these 12 unique book prompts designed to add diversity to your reading list.
- Reading by the Numbers. Log all your books. No pre-set challenge levels. You decide your goal for the year and then just keep track of the books you read.
- Reading My TBR. 20 prompts to help you tackle your TBR.
- Read Your Bookshelf. This is a low pressure reading challenge with reading prompts for every month of the year.
- Read Your Shelf. There are 60 prompts (some repeated) to help you pick and read books you already have on your shelves.
- Reading Romance Challenge. A romance reading book bingo challenge.
- Scavenger Hunt TBR Book Challenge. Although not set up just for 2024, this is a fun one that can be done every year. All of the prompts are connected. The book for one prompt will later be used for the next prompt. But – read books only from your TBR. Or at least try to.
- Series Enders. Let’s knock out those pesky last books in a series.
- SFF Title Challenge. Read an SFF Book which has one of the words from the board in the title. It can be apart of a bigger word or be spelled differently.
- She Reads Romance Books Reading Challenge. The goal with this reading challenge is to read ONE romance book each month, for a total of 12 romance books for the year. Each month also has a specific romance category as well as a fun reading challenge.
- Six Shooter Mystery Challenge. Your goal is to shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author).
- Southern Literature Reading Challenge. Read books by Southern authors set largely in the South (US).
- Spacetime Reading Challenge. Read fiction books set in space or time.
- The StoryGraph’s Genre Challenge. The purpose of our Genre Challenge is to encourage you to read outside of your comfort zone, reach for books across genres you might not normally try, and generally have a great time doing it!
- The StoryGraph’s Onboarding Reading Challenge. A low-pressure way to explore the range of features StoryGraph offers. Each prompt will guide you to a different part of the app, including the community page, recommendations, and reading challenges.
- The StoryGraph Reads the World. The aim of this challenge is to get people picking up books from countries they’ve never read from before, to broaden our reading horizons, and appreciate literature from around the globe.
- Studio Ghibli Reading Challenge. Read one (or more) book(s) per month that fit the description in the table of prompts (but don’t be afraid to bend the brief slightly if you’re struggling).
- 2024 TBR Challenge. Read at least 2 books each month from your “to be read” list.
- 2024 TBR Challenge (Instagram). Each month, choose a book for the reading prompt – but it has to be from your “to be read” pile.
- TBR 20 in ’24. FInd a book to read using the quotes from 10 TV series and 10 movies as inspiration. #tbr20in2024
- TBR Challenge 2024. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: once a month pull a dormant book out of your TBR pile and read it. There are themes for each month, but they are optional.
- TBR 24 in ’24. The goal is to read 24 books from your TBR shelves in 2024.
- Thoughtful Reading Challenge. Read a book each month for the challenge prompt.
- Turtle Recall – A Journey Through Discworld. Read books set in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
- UK’s Biggest Cities Reading Challenge 2024. Read books for these writing prompts based on UK’s biggest cities.
- Unabridged Podcast Reading Challenge. Read at least one book for each of the 10 reading prompts.
- Uncorked 2024 Reading Challenge Bingo For Travelers. Travel around the world with a good book (or movie) with quarterly bingo cards filled with themes related to travel, diverse authors, history, and fantastical beings and places.
- Vintage Scavenger Hunt. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to find as many objects on the scavenger hunt list as possible on the covers of the mystery books you read. As always, you may play along in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras (or, for the more adventurous, both).
- Virtual Mount TBR Reading Challenge. This challenge is for all those folks with mile-long “wish-list” of TBRs who would like a chance to climb as well.
- What An Animal Reading Challenge. Read books where animals play a major role in the book or the main character is (or turns into) an animal.
- What’s in a Name Reading Challenge. Read a book for each of the 6 categories listed.
- Your TBR is calling … 2024. 13 challenge prompts (and 3 bonuses) for you to choose books from your TBR to read.
Also check out The 40 Most Popular 2024 Reading Challenges on StoryGraph. Special mention to the Reading Trope Challenges hosted by honyombooks on Storygraph. These are not time based. Horror, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Action & Adventure, Romance and Fantasy.