2021 Reading Challenges

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.

This list is NOT meant to be a complete list of ALL the reading challenges available for 2019. It's mainly just challenges that seem attractive to me. And I'm not necessarily recommending any of these — just keeping track.

Also ― I haven't signed up for ALL these challenges! I'm sure I'll be joining in for a few, but definitely not all. (See the challenges I'm participating in HERE.)

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 2019 Reading Challenges, you can check the Reading Challenge Addict website.

  1. 2021 A to Z Reading Challenge | Host: Bookstacks & Golden Moms
  2. 2021 Aussie Author Reading Challenge | Host: Booklover Book Reviews
  3. Back to the Classics Challenge 2021 | Host: Karen K. @ Books and Chocolate.  
  4. 2021 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge | Host: Novel Knight
  5. Books in Translation Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Introverted Reader.
  6. British Crime Classics Challenge | Host: The Book Decoder.
  7. Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK
  8. 2021 Children's Book Reading Challenge - for Adults | Host: Belle's Library.  
  9. Chunkster Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Impressions in Ink.
  10. 2021 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge | Host: Carol @ Carol's Notebook
  11. Color Coded Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK.  
  12. Creativity Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of! 
  13. Cruisin' Thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  14. 2021 Diversify Your Reading Challenge | Host: Kelly Mongan @ Mongan Moments
  15. 2021 Diversity Reading Challenge | Host: Celebrity Readers.
  16. 2021 Diversity Reading Challenge | Host: Lukten av trykksverte
  17. 2021 Dystopia Reading Challenge | Host: Brittani @ Game, Read, Teach
  18. Epistolary Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  19. 2021 European Reading Challenge | Host: Gilion Dumas @ Rose City Reader.
  20. 2021 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge | Host: Celebrity Readers.
  21. 2021 Georgian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  22. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader.
  23. Humor Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  24. Japanese Literature Challenge 14 | Host: Dolce Bellezza. (Note: This challenge runs from January to March 2021)
  25. Memoir Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!.  
  26. Mental Health Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jamie Ghione @ Whatever I Think Of!
  27. 2021 Monthly Book Award Reading Challenge | Host: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO
  28. 2021 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge | Host: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO.
  29. 2021 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge | Host: Kim & Tanya @ GirlXOXO.
  30. Mount TBR Challenge 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK.  
  31. Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews
  32. 2021 Newbery Reading Challenge | Host: Julie @ Smiling Shelves
  33. 2021 New Release Challenge | Hosts: Linda & Brandee @ (Un) Conventional Bookworms
  34. 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge | Host: Book'd Out.  
  35. The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.
  36. Read It Again, Sam 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK
  37. Read the Alphabet Challenge | Host: Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?
  38. Southern Literature Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Introverted Reader.  
  39. The Sweet Southern Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Readeropolis.
  40. Space Time Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Jemima @ Jemima Pett
  41. 2021 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews
  42. 2021 Victorian Reading Challenge | Host: Belle's Library.
  43. Vintage Scattergories: Vintage Mystery Challenge 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK
  44. Virtual Mount TBR Challenge 2021 | Host: Bev @ MY READER'S BLOCK
  45. What An Animal Reading Challenge 2021 | Host: Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews.  
  46. What's In a Name 2021 | Host: Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook
  47. When Are You Reading? Challenge 2021 | Host: Sam @ Taking On a World of Words
  48. 2021 Witchy Year Reading Challenge | Host: Julie @ Julie Cornewell.
  49. 2021 World War II Challenge | Host: Becky's Book Reviews.

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28 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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  16. I am unsure how often you pick up messages at Goodreads. Even though Blogspot does not make commenting easy for Wordpress or rural internet and rejects them, if there is a captcha; I had better see about adding my 3/4 2019 groups that are ready.
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/mykindmystery2019/
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/celtic-coasts-2019/
    https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2019/

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  17. GENTLE SPECTRUMS 2019 is done as well, Joy! Thank you dearly for not using a captcha. Happy new year 2019, for us all! Yours, Carolyn https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/gentlespectrums-2019/

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  18. Thanks so much for linking our 2020 AtoZ Reading Challenge on your list! We really appreciate it :)

    Megan & Crystal | Ginger Mom & Company

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  19. Thanks for sharing this wonderful information. View this also - Best 2020 dystopian books

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  20. Thanks so much for including my 2021 link to the Aussie Author Challenge to this wonderful resource!

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  21. Hi Joy -- I'm hosting the European Reading Challenge again in 2021, for the 9th year now! Can you add it to your list? I'd appreciate the boost! It makes a nice crossover with other "read the globe" or "books in translation" challenges. And we'd love to see you back. Here's the link to the sign up page with more information: https://www.rosecityreader.com/p/2021-european-reading-challenge.html

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know about the 2021 Challenge. I'll add it to my list. And I'll definitely be signing up, too!

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  22. Thank you for joining the Monthly Book Award, Monthly Motif, and Monthly Key Word challenges!

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