2021 Challenges (to help feed your challenge habit)


As incredible as it may seem, challenge hosts are already starting to post their challenges for 2021. I will add challenges as I find them to help you track down challenges that meet your interests. 

If you find a challenge not listed here or are sponsoring a challenge yourself, please email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com and I will update the page as soon as possible.

2021 Challenges
12-Month Reading Challenge (@American Lifestyle)
19 in 2021 Reading Challenge (@ The Literary Life)
20 in 21: Oh the Places You'll Go (@ Hidden Bookshelves)
#21 in 2021 TBR Challenge (Kristin on Instagram)
The 25 X 250 Reading Challenge (Alex and Books on Twitter)
52 Books Bingo (Robin @ Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks)
1000 Books Project: French Classics (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
2021 Book Bingo Challenge (Shinjini @ Modern Gypsy)
2021 Book Challenges (Sharon @ In the Thick of It)
2021 Book Club (@ Blogger's Bookshelf)
2021 BTB Reading Challenge (Books That Burn on StoryGraph)
2021 e-logue Book Reading Challenge (@elogue2020 on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (Allison @ Read With Allison)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Anime Planet)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Better World Books)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Blydon Square Books)
2021 Reading Challenge (Chantelle @The Glorious Outsiders)
2021 Reading Challenge (Christa @ Simply Christa Anne)
2021 Reading Challenge (Debbie Macomber @ debbiemacomber on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (Elizabeth @ Books Are Our Super Power)
2021 Reading Challenge (Faranae @ What We've Been Reading/HabitRPG)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Foggy Pines Books)
2021 Reading Challenge (Helen @ Pink & Dizzy)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Her Novel Collective)
2021 Reading Challenge (Jess on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (Jordan @ Read with Wine)
2021 Reading Challenge (Kirsten @ Beyond the Bookends)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Linz the Bookworm)
2021 Reading Challenge (Louise on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challnege (@Melbourne Mama)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Nat With Her Books on Instagram)
2021 Reading Challenge (tatedecaro @ A New York Tate of Mind)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ A Novel Spot Bookshop)
2021 Reading Challenge (Paige @ Creating & Co)
2021 Reading Challenge (The Penny University on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (Rachel @ Rachel.ie
2021 Reading Challenge (#ReadWithSumaiyya on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (@ Tygergalreads on Twitter)
2021 Reading Challenge (Victoria @ BiblioLifestyle)
2021 Reading Challenge [x three] (Olivia on Twitter)
2021 Re-Read Challenge (Jessi @Novel Heartbeat)
2021 Themed Reading: World Religions (Adam @ Roof Beam Reader)
A-Z Reading Challenge (Crystal & Megan @ Bookstacks & Golden Moms)
AtoZ Reading Challenge (Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf)
Academic Reading Challenge (Reb @ Reading & Listening)
Alphabet Soup Author Edition (Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book)
Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book)
Audiobook Challenge (Kimberly @Caffeinated Reviewer)
Aussie Author Reading Challenge (Jo @Booklover Book Reviews)
Back to the Classics (Karen @ Books & Chocolate)
Backpacking Bookworm's Challenge (Hayley @ Backpacking Bookworm)
Beach Comber Challenge (Rick @ Rick Mills Project)
Beat the Backlist (Austine @ Novel Knight)
Black Prose Club Reading Challenge Bingo Card (@ BlackProseClub on Twitter)
Book Bingo 2021 (@ Unruly Reader)
#Book Bingo 2021 (@LJholmes6 on Twitter)
Book Blog Discussion Challenge (Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight)
Book Challenge [52 books in a year] (The Geordie Coach on Twitter)
Book Rant's Reading Challenge (@bookrantpodcast on Twitter)
Book to Movie Challenge (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
Book Theme Challenge (Matilda @ Matilda Iglesis)
Booklist Queen's 2021 Reading Challenge (Rachael @ Booklist Queen)
Books & Tea Reading Challenges (@ Northern Plunder) [three challenges]
Books in the Freezer Reading Challenge (@Books in the Freezeer on Twitter)
Books in Translation (Jennifer @ Introverted Reader)
British Crime Classics (Rehka @ The Book Decoder)
Build Your Library Challenge (@ Build Your Library)
Buzzword Challenge & Readathon (Books and Lala on Goodreads & Storygraph)
Calendar of Crime (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
Christian Reading Challenge (Jami @ Young Wife's Guide)
Chunkster Reading Challenge (Annette @Impressions in Ink)
Clear the TBR Pile (@ BTS Book Club on Twitter)
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge (Carol @ Carol's Notebook)
Coffee & a Good Book (@ Coffee & a Good Book on FaceBook)
Color Coded Reading Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
#COYER 2021 (Berls & Michelle @ Because Reading Is Better Than Real Life)
Cozy Mystery Reading Challenges (private group on Facebook)
Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge (Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book)
Cruisin' Thru the Cozies (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
Creativity Reading Challenge (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of)
Currently Reading 2021 Reading Challenge (@ Currently Reading podcast)
Debut Author Challenge (Amber @ Books of Amber)
Decades Reading Challenge (Angela & Melissa @ The Book Girls' Guide)
Diverse Poetry Challenge (StefLeavitt on StoryGraph)
Diversify Your Reading Challenge (Kelly @ Mongan Moments)
Diversity Reading Challenge (@ Celebrity Readers)
Diversity Reading Challenge (@ Lukten av trykksverte)
Drinks With the Bees Reading Challenge (Becky @ Bookcase & Coffee)
Dungeons & Randomness Book Challenge (Brianna @ Dungeons & Randomness)
Dystopia Reading Challenge (Britanni @ Game, Read, Teach)
Ebbw Rawr 2021 Reading Challenge (Ebbw Rawr English on Twitter)
The Emotion Based Challenge (blebor6 on StoryGraph)
Epistolary Reading Challenge (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of)
European Reading Challenge (Gilion @ Rose City Reader)
Every Day I Write The Book Blog Challenge (Gayle @ Every Day I Write The Book)
Family Reading Challenge (@ Soli Deo Gloria)
Fanfic Reading Challenge (Juulna on Tumblr)
Fantasy Reading Challenge (@Books in Wonderland)
FFL's 2021 Reading Challenge (@ Future Female Leaders)
Fiction-NonFiction Challenge (Vinay @ A Bookworm's Musing)
The FOLD Challenge (@ thefoldcanada.org)
For the Love of Books Reading Challenge (Laura @ Books, Interrupted)
For Reading Addicts Challenge (Jacqui @ For Reading Addicts)
From Baby to Bronte (on Twitter)
Gaia/Nature Reading Challenge (@ Gum Trees & Galaxies)
Georgian Reading Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge (rynicoleread on StoryGraph)
Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge (Julianne @from the library of Jules Buono)
Hamilton Reading Challenge (Aida loves Daisy Jones & the Six on Twitter)
Hebben Reading Challenge (use Google translate to switch from Dutch to English)
Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (Marg @ The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader)
Historical Romance Book Bingo (Ally @ Ally's Appraisals)
HPOOTP-Flourish & Botts (on Facebook--private group, would need to join to see rules)
Humor Reading Challenge (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of)
I Read Horror Year Round Challenge (Michelle @ Castle Macabre)
I Read Romance Challenge (Rosa @ Word Crumbs --in Italian, use Google translate if needed)
Ivyclad Bingo (Hannah @ Ivyclad Ideas)
Kids' Printable Reading Challenge (Brittany @ Good Books for Catholic Kids)
Language on the Move Challenge (@ Language on the Move)
Library Love Challenge (Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures AND Anne @ Books of My Heart)
Libro.fm Audiobook Challenge (Claire @ Libro.fm)
Literary Escapes Challenge (Lori @ Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book)
Literary Loners Challenge (@ Readeropolis)
Marvel-Themed Reading Challenge (Caroline on Twitter)
Medical Examiner Challenge (Rick @ Rick Mills Project)
Memoir Reading Challenge (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of)
Mental Health Reading Challenge (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of)
Monthly Book Award Challenge (Kim & Tanya @ Girlxoxo)
Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge (Kim & Tanya @ Girlxoxo)
Monthly Motif Reading Challenge (Kim & Tanya @ Girlxoxo)
Mood Reading Challenge (Molly @ Silver Button Books)
Mount TBR Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
New Release Challenge (Linda @ [Un] Conventional Bookworms)
New (To You) Narrator Challenge (Jennifer @Introverted Reader)
Newbery Reading Challenge (Julie @ Smiling Shelves)
NJM Book Challenge (Nicki @ Nicki J Mark/Asta Idonea)
NLF Reading Challenge (@ NLF Online)
No White Writers Challenge (@moonlitchild on Twitter)
Nonfiction Reader Challenge (Shelleyrae @Book'd Out)
Out of Your Comfort Zone (Caro @ Bookcheschirecate)
Pick Your Poison (@ Take a Walk Down Gregory Road)
PJ Harvey Reading Challenge (@ TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog)
Poetry Reading Challenge (Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit)
PopSugar Reading Challenge (Tara @ PopSugar)
Pretty Mess Reading Challenge (Danielle @ Pretty Mess Reading)
Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge (@ Professional Book Nerds podcast)
Psych Reading Challenge (voidshelves on StoryGraph)
The Purrfect Reading Challenge (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
#QueerBookFun2021 (Alexandra @ Enthralled Bookworm)
A RAD Reading Challenge (RAD @ Rachel A. Dawson)
Rai's Reading Challenge 2021 (Rai @ Aspects of Me)
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (Robin @ Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks)
Read Around the World Challenge (Becki @ A Book Lover's Adventures)
Read Around the World (Angela & Melissa @ The Book Girls' Guide)
Read Christie Challenge (@ Agatha Christie Website)
Read Classics in 2021 (#Classics Community on Youtube)
Read Harder Challenge (@ Book Riot)
Read It Again, Sam (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
Read Native 2021 (@ AILA: American Indian Library Association)
Read the Alphabet Challenge (Lindsi @ Do You Dogear?)
Read Your (Book) Shelf Challenge (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
Read Your Bookshelf Challenge (Chantel @ An Intentional Life)
Reading A Shortlist Challenge (Luna @ Bookish Luna)
Reading Challenge 2021 (Alixx @ Alixx Black)
Reading Challenge 2021 (@ Elif the Reader)
Reading Challenge 2021 (anindianreader on instagram)
Reading Challenge 2021 (@ Fully Booked)
Reading Challenge 2021 [bingo-style] (Once Upon a Read on Tumblr)
Reading Challenge for Travel Lovers (@ The Awkward Traveler)
Reading Classic Books Challenge (Erika @ The Broken Spine)
Reading Glasses Challenge (Brea & Mallory @ Reading Glasses)
Reading Goals 2021 (C. E. @ Content Creative)
Reading Trans Authors (dytiscusfriend on StoryGraph)
Reading with Muffy Challenge (Shalini @ Kohl eyed Me)
Reading Women Challenge (@ Reading Women Podcast)
Reporter's Reading Challenge (Ellie @ The Challenge Factory on GoodReads)
Romance Book Reading Challenge (Leslie @ She Reads Romance Books)
Sapphic Reading Challenge (Jae @ jae-fiction.com)
Series Enders Reading Challenge (Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know...)
#ShelfLove 2021 Challenge (@ Fortified by Books)
Short Story Reading Challenge (@ Short Story Book Club)
Sirens Reading Challenge (@ sirensconference.org)
Sister Reads Challenge [inspired by the musical Hamilton] (@ Callaloo Soup)
Six Shooter Challenge (Rick @ Rick Mills Project)
Something Bookish Reading Challenge (@ The Something Bookish Podcast)
Southern Literature Reading Challenge (Jennifer @ Introverted Reader)
Spacetime Reading Challenge (Jemima @ Jemima Pitt)
Stellar Reading Challenges (Jorrie @ Starry Night Elf)
TBNT Book Challenge (Two Book Nerds Talk Books on Twitter)
The TBR 21 in '21 Challenge (Gilion @ Rose City Reader)
#TBR Reading Challenge (Wendy @ The Misadventures of Super Librarian)
The 52 Book Club's Reading Challenge (Liz @ The 52 Book Club)
Thoughtful Reading Challenge (Michelle @ Book Thoughts from Bed)
Thrills 'N Chills Challenge (Thrills 'N Chills Book Club on Twitter)
Travel Reading Challenge (MJ @ Traveling with MJ)
Turtle Recall Challenge (Annemieke @ A Dance With Books)
Unabridged Reading Challenge (@Unabridged Podcast on Twitter)
Uncorked Reading Challenge (Christine @ The Uncorked Librarian)
The (Unofficial) TMA Reading Challenge @ bookblr but make Chaotic Neutral)
Unlocking the Past Reading Challenge (Crystal @ Dangerously Good Historical Romance)
Unread Shelf Project 2021 (Whitney @ The Unread Shelf)
Victorian Reading Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
Victorian Reading Challenge (Sarah @ Belle's Library)
Virtual Mount TBR Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
Wat'cha Reading? 24 Book Challenge (Desert View MS & Library on Twitter)
What an Animal Reading Challenge (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
What's in a Name? (Andrea @ Carolina Notebook)
When Are You Reading Challenge (@ Taking on a World of Words)
While I Was Reading Challenge (Ramona @ While I Was Reading)
Wise Wolf Books Reading Challenge (Wise Wolf Books on Twitter)
Witchy Year Reading Challenge (Julie @ Julie Cornwell)
The World of HistFic Reading Challenge (#HFChitChat on Twitter)
World War II Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Reviews)
Worlds Without End Roll Your Own Challenge [a whole galaxy of challenges] (@ Worlds Without End)

Perpetual Challenges (No Limit or None Indicated)
Century Club Challenges (Rick @ Rick Mills Project)
Historical Fiction Through the Ages (inkyspines on StoryGraph)

Reading Events/Limited Challenges/Group Reads/Read-Alongs/Etc.
Aubrey/Maturin Chapter-a-Week Read-along (Deacon Nick @ One Catholic Life_
Bible Reading Challenge (Peter @ Knowable Word) [now through March 31, 2021]
Big Book Summer Reading Challenge (Sue @ Book by Book) Memorial Day - Labor Day
Book Challenge by Erin 14.0 (Erin on Facebook) [January through April 20, 2021]
Book Challenge by Erin 15.0 (Erin on Facebook) [July through October 2021]
Chapter-a-Day Read-Along (Deacon Nick @ One Catholic Life)
Children's Classic Read (@ Book Hippie)
#Chunkster Readathon (Monika on Instagram)
Coastal Magic Reading Challenge (@ Coastal Magic Convention Site) [June 2020 - Feb 2021)
Foodies Read [Monthly Challenge] (Heather @ Based on a True Story)
Queer Lit Readathon (@queer_lit on Twitter)
Slow Read: The Count of Monte Cristo (Erika @ The Broken Spine) [Jan 3 - March 26]
Summer Reading Challenge for Adults (Coffee, Pancakes & Dreams) 
Summer Reading Challenge 2021 (Amy @ The Messy Middle)
Summer Reading Challenge 2021 (@ Hayley by the Book)
Winter's Respite Read-a-thon (Michelle @ Season's of Reading) [February read-a-thon)
Words & Whimsy Reading Challenge (Monthly challenges at Facebook Group)


  1. Wow! What an incredible list of reading challenges. Thank you so much for providing this.

  2. Hi Bev, Thank you for listing 52 Books Bingo. I've updated the rest of the challenge for 2021 if you would please link it.
    http://www.read52booksin52weeks.com/2020/12/2021-read-52-books-in-52-weeks.html :)

    1. Robin: It's there--under "R" for Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks

    2. Awesome! Didn't see it before. Thanks and Hugs!

  3. Can't wait to crush my 2021 reading goals!

  4. Once again, thanks so much for including my Aussie Author Challenge in this fabulous resource! Wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays...

  5. Thanks for always doing this! I forgot you kept it going - it's such an amazing resource.

    I'm hosting the European Reading Challenge again on Rose City Reader. This is the 9th year for the challenge. It makes a good crossover with other "read the globe" and "read in translation" challenges. 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!

    1. Gilion, I just got yours posted today! And...I'll be signing up again after taking a year off from Europe.

  6. Hi there! I saw that my reading challenge was listed online on a great big spreadsheet filled with reading challenges, in two places actually, here and on a Facebook group called 'Sleep Less, Read More' (where the spreadsheet is found), but that it was credited to someone else! I just wanted to give the correct link, which is (https://fanfic-reading-challenge.tumblr.com/) for the site as a whole, though it's a side-blog to my main, which is @juuls on Tumblr. The direct link to the challenge post is this: (https://fanfic-reading-challenge.tumblr.com/post/639119297488306176/the-2021-fanfic-reading-challenge-is-now-live) and as you can see, I sign it with 'Juulna' which is my writing pen name as well as part of my Blogger sign-in email (juulna.writes). juuls=juulna. And yeah, haha, I had the name before the vape pen came along. xD

    But I think what happened is someone just shared their reblog of it or a reblog that crossed their dash, which would have put the other person's blog name in the 'title space' for the website window. If that makes any sense to you? I'm not sure who is and isn't familiar with Tumblr these days.

    Anyway! It's no big deal, and I'm totally sticking around for all the other awesome book challenge reads and bingos and more that you have here, but I wanted to bring this up with you before anything else. I'll be leaving a comment in the DMs of the Facebook group manager right now as well, and then heading to sleep; I'm long overdue.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them, of course! Like I mentioned, it's not a huge deal, but we do take proper accreditation pretty seriously on Tumblr and in Fic circles when and where we can.

    Thanks so much for your time. Take care, and all the best to you and yours!

    1. Sorry about that, Juulna! I think I've got it fixed now.

  7. Gosh I'm impressed. I had no idea that there were so many reading challenges out there.

    Thank you for sharing.