2018 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.

2018 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.)

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.

Please NOTE: This list is NOT meant to be a complete list of ALL the reading challenges available for 2018. It's mainly just challenges that seem attractive to me. But I'm not necessarily recommending any of these — just keeping track.

Two more things. In general I'm not a fan of the "check list" type of reading challenge with a bunch of set categories — so I'll list a few, but not every one of them. Also, I don't do a lot of social media hanging out, so if a challenge is being hosted primarily on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, you probably won't find it on this list.


For more comprehensive, up-to-date lists of 2018 Reading Challenges, you can check the A Novel Challenge website or the Reading Challenge Addict website.

Challenges in red are ones I've signed up for.
  1. 2018 All About the Trope Challenge | Host: The Herd Presents
  2. 2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge | Host: Escape with Dollycas
  3. 2018 A to Z Reading Challenge | Host: Megan and Crystal @ Ginger Mom
  4. Aussie Author Challenge 2018 | Host: Booklover Book Reviews
  5. Author Love Challenge 2018 | Host: Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life
  6. Back to the Classics Challenge 2018 | Host: Books and Chocolate
  7. Beat the Backlist 2018 | Host: Novel Knight
  8. Birth Year Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe
  9. British Books Challenge 2018 | Host: Chelle @ Tales of Yesterday
  10. Celtic Coasts 2018 | Host: Riedel Fascination
  11. Charity Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  12. 2018 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge | Host: Host: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!.
  13. 2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  14. 2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge | Host: Andi's ABCs
  15. COYER Winter Switch | Hosts: Berls @ Fantasy Is More Fun; Michelle @ Because Reading; Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!.
  16. Craving For Cozies 2018 | Host: Escape With Dollycas
  17. Creativity Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  18. Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  19. 2018 Debut Author Reading Challenge | Host: Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
  20. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  21. Ethereal 2018 | Host: Riedel Fascination
  22. 2018 European Reading Challenge | Host: Rose City Reader
  23. Family Tree Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews
  24. 2018 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | Host: Celebrity Readers
  25. First Reads Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Bookish Indulgences with Book Reviews
  26. Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  27. Foodies Read 2018 | Host: Heather @ Based On a True Story
  28. Full House Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Kathryn T @ The Book Date
  29. Gentle Spectrums 2018 | Host: Riedel Fascination
  30. 2018 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge | Host: Passages to the Past
  31. Humor Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  32. Kitty Lit Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  33. Let's Read Indie 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: As Told By Tina
  34. LGBTQIA Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Moyas Buchgewimmel
  35. 2018 Literary Escapes Reading Challenge | Host: Escape With Dollycas
  36. Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!
  37. Literary Voyage Around the World Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Gathering Books.
  38. 2018 Memoir Reading Challenge | Host: Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!.
  39. 2018 Middle Grade Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  40. Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  41. 2018 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge | Host: Kimberly Lynne @ girlxoxo.com
  42. Mount TBR Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  43. My Kind of Mystery 2018 | Host: Riedel Fascination
  44. 2018 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge | Host: Bookish Things & More
  45. New Authors Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Literary Escapism
  46. 2018 Newbery Reading Challenge | Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves
  47. 2018 New Release Reading Challenge | Host: Lexxie @(un)Conventional Book Views. 
  48. 2018 Nonfiction Reading Challenge | Host: Doing Dewey
  49. The Official 2018 TBR Pile Reading Challenge | Host: Roof Beam Reader
  50. Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Katie Fitzgerald @ Read-at-Home Mom.
  51. 2018 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge | Host: Everyday Gyaan
  52. 2018 Paranormal Reading Challenge | Host: Whole Latte Ideas
  53. 2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  54. 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge | Host: Popsugar.com.
  55. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  56. Reading By The Month Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Lady in Read Writes
  57. Reading Challenge Addicts 2018 | Host: Bev (of My Reader's Block) @ Reading Challenge Addict blog
  58. Reading Naturally Challenge 2018 | Host: Hotchpot Cafe
  59. 2018 Reading the Bible as Literature Event | Host: Roof Beam Reader
  60. 2018 Read It Again, Sam Reading Challenge | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block
  61. 2018 Read the Rainbow Reading Challenge | Host: Mia Sutton
  62. 2018 Reformation Reading Challenge | Host: Becky @ Operation Actually Read the Bible
  63. 2018 Series Enders Reading Challenge | Hosts: Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know and Holly @ Words Fueled by Love.
  64. 2018 Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  65. Strictly Print Reading Challenge | Host: Book Dragon's Lair
  66. 2018 Try Something New Challenge | Host: The Herd Presents
  67. Twelve Months of Books - A 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: Book Fifty
  68. 2018 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  69. 2018 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Belle's Library
  70. Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2018: Just the Facts | Host: Bev @ My Reader's Block.
  71. 2018 What An Animal Reading Challenge | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  72. What's In A Name 2018 | Host: Charlie @ The Worm Hole
  73. 2018 When Are You Reading? Challenge | Host: Sam @ Taking On a World of Words
  74. While I Was Reading 2018 Reading Challenge | Host: Ramona Mead @ While I Was Reading
  75. Wild Wild West Reading Challenge 2018 | Host: Nick Senger @ One Catholic Life
  76. 2018 Wish List Reading Challenge | Host: Elsa @ La Cercatrice di Storie
  77. 2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge | Host: Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf.
  78. 2018 YA Reading Challenge | Host: Whole Latte Ideas
More to come....?



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

  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 :)

  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 (:

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

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

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

  7. You might want to include this one, too.

    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.

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

  9. And this one, too;

    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!

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

  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

  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!

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

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

  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:

  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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