2017 Challenges

● For the complete list of my current challenges, just click on this link.
● For an index to my completed reading challenges, click this link.

2017 Reading Challenges
(I'll be signing up for some of these, but definitely not ALL!)

The List
(In roughly alphabetical order,
with links to announcement/signup posts/pages.)

Note: The challenges listed here are, in general (although it's not a strict rule), year-long challenges, open to everyone. I don't usually list read-a-thons, read-alongs, "personal" challenges, or challenges linked to special days or time periods. Also, there are innumerable check-list (or to-do-list) types of reading challenges out there; they are generally pretty quirky and idiosyncratic and don't really appeal to me, but I know many readers love them — I list some of these, but haven't tried to find them all.


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  1. 2017 52 Books in 52 Weeks | Host: Robin of My Two Blessings 
  2. 52 Weeks, 52 Books | Host: Books & Ladders 
  3. All About Austen | Host: First Impressions Reviews 
  4. Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book 
  5. Audiobook Challenge 2017 | Host: Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer 
  6. Audio Books Reading Challenge | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  7. Aussie Author Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Lover Book Reviews 
  8. Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 | Host: AustralianWomenWriters.com 
  9. The Backlist Books Reading Challenge | Host: Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews 
  10. The Backlist Reader Challenge 2017 | Host: The Bookwyrm's Hoard  
  11. Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Karen K @ Books and Chocolate 
  12. Banned/Challenged Books Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  13. The Bad Boys of Romance Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Delighted Reader 
  14. Beat the Backlist Challenge | Host: Novel Knight 
  15. Better World Books 2017 Reading Challenge | Host: Better World Books (a list of 24 reading prompts) 
  16. Birthstone Bookology Reading Challenge | Host: Robin of My Two Blessings @ the 52 Books in 52 Weeks website  
  17. Birth Year Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe 
  18. Blogger Shame Review Challenge | Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup 
  19. Books N Tunes Challenge | Host: Delighted Reader 
  20. 2017 Book to Movie Reading Challenge | Host: Gather Together and Read 
  21. British Books Challenge 2017 | Host: Tales of Yesterday 
  22. Celtic Coasts 2017 | Host: Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination 
  23. Charity Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Becky's Book Reviews 
  24. The 2017 Christian Reading Challenge | Host: Tim Challies @ challies.com 
  25. The Chronological Sherlock Holmes Challenge 2017-2018 | Host: Noonlight Reads 
  26. Classic Horror Challenge 2017 | Host: Making Sense of the Stars 
  27. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge 2017 | Hosts: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm 
  28. Clocks, Clogs, and Mechanisms Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: R.A. Vucci 
  29. 2017 Clouds of Witness Reading Challenge | Host: Becky from Becky's Book Reviews 
  30. Color Coded Challenge 2017 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block 
  31. Comic Book Bingo Challenge 2017 | Host: Rabbit Ears Book Blog 
  32. Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Andi's ABCs 
  33. Craving For Cozies 2017 | Host: Escape With Dollycas 
  34. 2107 Creativity Reading Challenge | Host: Judy Cornewell 
  35. Cruisin' thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews 
  36. Deal Me In Short Story Challenge 2017 | Host: Bibliophilopolis 
  37. 2017 Debut Author Challenge | Host: That Artsy Reader Girl 
  38. Diverse Reads Book Challenge | Host: Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales & Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat 
  39. 2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge | Host: Claudia @ My Soul Called Life 
  40. ebook Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  41. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! 
  42. Ethereal 2017 | Host: Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination
  43. European Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Rose City Reader 
  44. Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Alexa Loves Books 
  45. Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge 2017 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block 
  46. Foodies Read 2017 | Host: Based on a True Story (spiritblog.net) 
  47. Full House Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Date 
  48. Gentle Spectrums 2017 | Host: Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination 
  49. Grand World of Books 2017 Book Bingo | Host: Grand World of Books 
  50. 2017 (10th Annual) Graphic Novel/Manga Reading Challenge | Host: Nicola @ Graphic Novels Challenge Blog 
  51. 2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge | Host: Passages to the Past 
  52. Historical Romance Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: I Heart Romance and YA 
  53. Humor Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! 
  54. Island Reader's 2017 Reading Challenge | Host: The Island Reader (this is a to-do-list type challenge with 17 "tasks")
  55. LGBTQIA Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  56. 2017 Library Love Challenge | Host: Bea's Book Nook 
  57. 2017 Literary Escapes Challenge | Host: Escape With Dollycas 
  58. Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! 
  59. 2017 Literature For Kids Reading Challenge | Host: Literature For Kids (list of 25 reading prompts in the genre)
  60. Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of! 
  61. Mocha Girls Read 2017 Book Bingo Reading Challenge | Host: Mocha Girls Read 
  62. 2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge | Host: Modern Mrs. Darcy 
  63. 2017 Moms Reading Challenge | Host: POPSUGAR (list of 25 reading prompts for bookish Moms)
  64. Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Claudia @ My Soul Called Life 
  65. 2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge | Host: Girlxoxo 
  66. Mount TBR Challenge 2017 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block 
  67. My Kind of Mystery 2017 | Host: Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination 
  68. 2017 Netflix and Books Challenge | Host: Lauren @ bookmark lit 
  69. Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Katrina @ Bookish Things 
  70. 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge | Host: Ashleyz Wonderland 
  71. New Author Challenge 2017 | Host: Literary Escapism 
  72. Newbery Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves 
  73. New Release Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
  74. New To Me Challenge 2017 | Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup   
  75. 2017 Oldie But A Goodie Reading Challenge | Host: Addicted to Romance 
  76. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Read-at-Home Mom  
  77. 2017 Operation Deepen Faith | Host: Becky from Becky's Book Reviews 
  78. 2017 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge | Host: Corinne @ Everyday Gyaan 
  79. Outlander Series Reading Challenge | Host: Simply Angela 
  80. Out Of This World Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Addicted to Romance 
  81. Pages Read 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  82. Paranormal Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Whole Latte Books 
  83. 2017 Parenting Reading Challenge | Host: Judy Cornewell 
  84. Pick Your Genre Reading Challenge 2017 |  Host: Herding Cats & Burning Soup  
  85. Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: R.A. Vucci 
  86. Picture Book Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews 
  87. 2017 PoC Reading Challenge | Host: Sistahs & Satire 
  88. 2017 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge | Host: POPSUGAR (another list-type challenge with 52 prompts for reading through the year)
  89. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews 
  90. 2017 Read & Watch Challenge | Host: Roni Loren @ roniloren.com (sign up for her newsletter to receive challenge info)
  91. 2017 Read Harder Challenge | Host: Book Riot 
  92. Reading All Around the World Project | Host: Howling Frog Books 
  93. 2017 Reading Assignment Challenge | Hosts: Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun & Michelle @ Because Reading 
  94. Reading Challenge Addict 2017 | Host: Bev (from My Reader's Block) 
  95. Reading Naturally Challenge 2017 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe  
  96. Read It Again, Sam Challenge 2017 | Bev @ My Reader's Block 
  97. Read Scotland Challenge 2017 | Host: Peggy Ann's Post (this is primarily a GoodReads challenge; see: Read Scotland 2017 Group)
  98. Read The Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: The Book Date 
  99. Read Your (Book) Shelf Challenge 2017 | Host: Gather Together and Read 
  100. Reformation Reading Challenge 2016-2017 | Host: Becky of Becky's Book Reviews 
  101. Reporter's Challenge 2017 | Host: Dead Herring (to participate, see the Challenge Factory group at GoodReads)
  102. Retellings Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase 
  103. 2017 Review Writing Challenge | Host: Delighted Reader 
  104. Rock My TBR 2017 Reading Challenge | Host: Sarah @ The YA Book Traveler 
  105. Russian Literature Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Keely @ We Went Outside and Saw the Stars 
  106. 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge | Hosts: Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know & Holly @ Words Fueled By Love 
  107. 2017 Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews 
  108. Shelf Love Challenge 2017 | Host: Julie @ Chapter Break & Terri @ Second Run Reviews 
  109. Spooks, Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Addicted to Romance 
  110. 2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge | Host: Bookish Things and More & In Wonderland Book Blog 
  111. Strictly Print Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair 
  112. TBR Challenge 2017 | Host: Wendy @ Misadventures of Super Librarian  
  113. Victorian Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews 
  114. Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt 2017 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block  
  115. 2017 War Bingo Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews 
  116. War Through the Generations Reading Challenge 2017: WWII | Host: War Through the Generations 
  117. The Well Read Pagan Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: The Domestic Witch
  118. What An Animal Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews 
  119. What's In A Name 2017 | Host: Charlie @ The Worm Hole  
  120. What Would Jane Do? Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: R.A. Vucci  
  121. 2017 When Are You Reading? Challenge | Host: Sam @ Taking on a World of Words 
  122. 2017 Where Are You Reading? Challenge | Host: Book Dragon's Lair  
  123. Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: The Bookshelf Gargoyle 
  124. Wired Into Sci-Fi Reading Challenge 2017 | Host: Sci-Fi and Scary 
  125. 2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge | Host: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf 
  126. The 2017 Witchy Fiction Reading Challenge | Host: The Domestic Witch 
  127. 2017 Women Challenge | Host: Peek a Book 
  128. Women Writers 2017 Reading Challenge | Host: Lisa Fry @ Books and Feminism 
  129. 2017 YA Reading Challenge | Host: Whole Latte Books 
  130. You Read How Many Books? Challenge 2017 | Host: Book Dragon's Lair

More to come....?

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19 comments:

  1. This is great. As 2015 comes to a close, I've been looking for reading challenges to contemplate joining for the new year.

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  2. So many challenges! If only there was time to join in on them ALL! lol Thanks so much for including mine in your listing today :)

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  3. Ah this challenge tab is so awesome! Thank you for this. I'm going to try to not go crazy this year :P

    I just posted my own challenge if you want to take a look (:

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  4. Thanks for featuring the #ShelfLove Challenge. We would love to have you on board!

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  5. What a fantastic list here! I need to find an hour now to sift through these and make my choices for 2016.

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  6. Thank you so much for a very thorough list of Challenges, I found many here that I am now considering!!

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  7. You might want to include this one, too.
    http://opinionsofawolf.com/mia-reading-challenge/

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. I've added it to the list. I had seen something about the MIA challenge earlier, but couldn't figure out if it was still active.

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  8. Wow these are great---thanks for including mine!

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  9. And this one, too;
    https://annasnook.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/reading-challenge-2016/

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    1. Hi, Jamie. Thanks for pointing the way to this challenge. Actually, though, there are so many "check-list" type challenges out there like this one, I decided not to include them in this list. I sort of think of them as personal reading goals-lists which, while they are definitely valuable tools, tend to differ from individual to individual. I thought about including the POP-Sugar list, since it seems to be the most popular, but in the end just decided to do a separate listing of all the checklists -- I just never got around to it!

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  10. Thanks for sharing the Deal Me In challenge & great work on creating this list!

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  11. Thanks! This list is very helpful! ;3

    One snag though: Hippes Read Too's blog is giving me a 404 error. http://readingeveryseason.hippiesreadtoo.com/2015/11/warm-up-for-winter-reading-challenge.html

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  12. Thanks for linking Literary Distractions! Would you mind updating the link to "http://www.literarydistractions.com/2015/12/14/2016-b-y-o-b-reading-challenge/" please? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, Mary! No problem. I think the links are all updated now.

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  13. This is very helpful. I found several I'm going to try. Thanks!

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  14. I've been looking for the ones for 2017, but there aren't very many yet. I got all mine posted on my blog in October. I'm doing three new ones as well as the one I did this year. A list is up here:
    http://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_4.html

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  15. Joy, I hope I can entice you to any of my 4 this time! As always: they run February 1 to January 31, so finishing them off never takes up time at Christmas! :) Sincere thanks for listing me again! Gratefully, Carolyn Of RIEDEL Fascination.

    CELTIC COASTS 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/celtic-coasts-2017/
    ETHEREAL 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2017/
    GENTLE SPECTRUMS 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentle-spectrums-2017/
    MY KIND OF MYSTERY 2017 https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/mykindofmystery-2017/

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