2017 Reading Challenges (to help feed your challenge habit)

I am not sure how well the folks at A Novel Challenge are keeping up with new challenges--or, since the moderator had to take some time off, if folks haven't been posting their challenges there. I plan to post links to any 2017 challenges I come across here on this page. 

Update: A Novel Challenge seems to be up and running again. But I'm still going to link here--just in case.

If you discover challenges or are sponsoring a challenge, please let me know by EMAIL (phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com) and I will link those up as well.


10th Annual Graphic Novel & Manga Challenge (Nicola @ Graphic Novel Challenge)
13 Ways of Looking at the Lifetime Reading Plan (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
2017 All About Austen Challenge (Whitney @ First Impressions Reviews)
2017 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas)
2017 Award-Winning Sci-Fi & Fantasy Challenge (Melissa @ The Space Between)
2017 Beat the Backlist (Austine @ Novel Knight) 
2017 Better World Books Reading Challenge (@ Better World Books) 
2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge (Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction & Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight)
2017 Bookish Resolutions Challenge (Laura @ trips down imagination road & Michelle @Because Reading)
2017 Books to Movie Reading Challenge (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
2017 Challenge to Keep You Well-Rounded (r/books @ reddit)
2017 Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge (Stormi @Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! & Barb @ Booker T's Farm) 
2017 Creativity Reading Challenge (Julie @ Julie Cornwell.com) 
2017 Cruzin' Thru the Cozies (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
2017 Debut Author Challenge (Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl)
2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge (Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales & Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat)
2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge (Tracy @ Cornerfolds) 
2017 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (Amy @ Passages to the Past) 
2017 Horror Reading Challenge (GracieKat13 thru Sci-Fi & Scary) 
2017 European Reading Challenge (Gillion @ The Rose City Reader) 
2017 Feminist Reading Challenge (@ Femividual)
2017 Grown Up Reading Challenge (Elyssa @ Elyssa Nalami)
2017 Literature for Kids Challenge (Linda Jo @ LJ Martin Web)
2017 Literary Escapes Challenge (Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas)
2017 Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge (Claudia @ My Soul Called Life)
2017 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge (Kim & Tanya @ Girl XOXO) 
2017 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge (Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy)
2017 Netgallery & Edelweiss Reading Challenge (Katrina @ Bookish Things & More) 
2017 New Adult Reading Challenge (Ashley @ Ashleyz Wonderland)
2017 New To Me Challenge (@ The Herd Presents) 
2017 Operation Deepen Faith (Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible)
2017 Outdo Yourself Challenge (Corinne @ Everyday Gyann)
2017 Paranormal Reading Challenge (Julie @ Whole Latte Books) 
2017 Parenting Reading Challenge (Julie @ Julie Cornwell.com)
2017 Pick Your Genre Challenge (@ The Herd Presents) 
2017 Picture Book Reading Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews) 
2017 PoC Reading Challenge (Alysia @ Sistahs & Satire)
2017 Read Harder Challenge (@ Book Riot) 
2017 Reading Assignment Challenge (Michelle @ Because Reading is better than real life) 
2017 Reading Challenge (Natalya @ The Island Reader) 
2017 Reading Challenge (Shannon @ Twice Sold Tales)
2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge (Sandy @ Somwhere Only We Know & Holly @ Words Fueld By Love)
2017 Share-a-Tea Reading Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews) 
2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge (Katrina @ Bookish Things & More)
2017 Victorian Reading Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Review) 
[see also Sarah's Victorian Challenge below] 
2017 Well Read Pagan Reading Challenge [nonfiction] (@ The Domestic Witch)
2017 Where Are You Reading? [Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair] 
2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge (Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf)
2017 Witchy Fiction Challenge (@ The Domestic Witch)
2017 YA Reading Challenge (Julie @ Whole Latte Books)
Audiobook Challenge 2017 (Melanie @ Hot Listens & Nora @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer)
Audio Books Reading Challenge 2017 (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair)
26- or 52-book 2017 Reading Challenge (Hannah @ Hannah Braime
52 Books in 52 Weeks (Robin @ My Two Blessings) 
Aussie Author Challenge 2017 (Joanne @ Booklover Book Reviews)
Australian Women Writers 2017 ( @ Australian Women Writers)
Back to the Classics 2017 (Karen @ Books & Chocolate) 
Banned/Challenged Books Reading Challenge  (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair)
#Bestseller Code 100 Challenge (Roberta & Karen @ It's a Mystery Blog)
Birth Year Reading Challenge (J. G. @ Hotchpot Cafe)
Birthstone Bookology Reading Challenge (Robin @ My Two Blessings)
Blogger Shame Review Challenge (@ The Herd Presents) 
Book Challenge by Erin (@ Texerin-in-SydneyLand)
Books N' Tunes challenge 2017 (Sopia Rose @ Delighted Reader) 
British Books Challenge 2017 (Chelle @ Tales of Yesterday) 
Celtic Coasts 2017 (Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination) 
Charity Reading Challenge 2017 (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews) 
The Chronological Sherlock Holmes (Marian @ Noonlight Reads) 
Classic Horror Challenge 2017 (Kendra @ Making Sense of the Stars) 
Clouds of Witnesses Reading Challenge (Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible)
Clocks, Cogs, & Mechanisms Reading Challege (@ R.A. Vucci) 
Color Coded Reading Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block) 
Comic Book Bingo Reading Challenge (Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog)
The Completist Christie Challenge [informal] (Chris @ Exploding Steamboats)
Contemporary Romance Challenge 2017 (Andi @ Andi's ABCs) 
Couples Reading Challenge (Elyssa @ elyssanalami.com) 
Craving for Cozies 2017 (Dollycas @ Escape With Dollycas) 
Deal Me In 2017 (JayC @ Bibliophilopolis)
Decades of Sci-Fi 2017 (Lilyn @ Sci-Fi and Scary) 
Dread & Read (J.G. @ Hotchpot Cafe) 
eBooks Reading Challenge (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair) 
Epistolary Reading Challenge 2017 (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!)
Ethereal 2017 (Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination)
The Fantasy Project (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read)
Flights of Fantasy (Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books AND Rachel @ Hellow, Chelly) 
Follow the Clues Mystery Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block) 
Foodies Read 2017 (Heather @ Based on a True Story) 
Full House Reading Challenge 2017 (Kathryn @ The Book Date)
Gentle Spectrums (Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination)
GWB 2017 Book Bingo (Suzanne  @ The Grand World of Books)
Historical Romance Reading Challenge (Ezrah @ I Heart Romance & YA) 
Humor Reading Challenge 2017 (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!)
LGBTQIA Reading Challenge 2017 (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair)
LGBTQIA Reading Challenge (Alexia @ Pretty Deadly Reviews) 
Library Love Challenge (Bea @ Bea's Book Nook)
Literary Loners Reading Challenge 2017 (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!) 
Literary Pickers Reading Challenge [Romance] (Sophia Rose @ Delighted Reader)
Memoir Bingo Reading Challenge 2017 (Jamie @ Whatever I Think Of!)
MGR [Mocha Girls Read] Reading Challeng: 2017 Book Bingo (Alysia @ Mocha Girls Read)
MIA (Mental Illness Advocacy) Reading Challenge (@ Opinions of a Wolf) 
Monthly Mix-up Mania 2017-2019 (Gina @ Book Dragon)
Mount TBR Reading Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
My Kind of Mystery (Carolyn @ Riedel Fascination)
Nebraska 150 Reading Challenge (@ Nebraska 150 Books)
New Authors Challenge (Jackie @ Literary Escapism)
New Release Challenge (Kathy & Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!) 
Newbery Reading Challenge 2017 (Julie @ Smiling Shelves)
A Non-Fiction Adventure (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read) 
Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge (Katie @ Read-at-Home Mom)
Oldie But A Goodie [Romance] (@ Addicted to Romance)
Out of this World (Romance w/Sci-Fi] (@ Addicted to Romance)
Pages Read Challenge (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair) 
Pervy Girl Reading Challenge (@ The Herd Presents)
Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge 2017 (@ R.A. Vucci) 
Poetry Reading Challenge (Serena @ Savvy Verse & Wit) 
POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2017 (Emily @ POPSUGAR)
The Purrfect Reading Challenge 2017 (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
Read All the Books (@ The Herd Presents) 
Read All the Youth Media Award Books (Anne @ My Head Is Full of Books) 
Read It Again, Sam Reading Challenge (Bev @ My Reader's Block) 
Read the Books You Buy 2017 (Kathryn @ Book Date)
Read Scotland (Peggy Ann @ Peggy Ann's Posts--GoodReads site)
Read Your (Book) Shelf 2017 (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read) 
Reading Naturally Challenge (J. G. @ Hotchpot Cafe) 
Reformation Reading Challenge [Oct 2016 - Oct 2017] (Becky @ Operation Actually Read Bible)
Reporter's Challenge 2017 [Ellie thru The Challenge Factory on GoodReads] 
Retellings Reading Challenge 2017 (Jo @ Once Upon a Bookcase)
Russian Literature Reading Challenge 2017 (Keely @ We Went Outside & Saw the Stars)
Serious About Series Reading Challenge (Alison @ Uncertain Somewhere)
Shelf Love Challenge 2017 (Julie @ Chapter Break & Terri @ Second Run Reviews)
Single Ladies Reading Challenge (Elyssa @ elyssanalami.com) 
Sirens Reading Challenge (@ Sirens Conference)
Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge (Amy @ Pages of Starlight)
Spooks, Howls & Fangs (@ Addicted to Romance)
Strictly Print Reading Challenge (Gina @ Book Dragon's Lair) 
Summer 2017 Bookish Bingo (Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Blog)
Summer Reading Challenge 2017 (@ Little Miss Drama Queen) 
Summer Reading List (Berls@Fantasy Is More Fun; Michelle@Because Reading; Stormi@Books, Reviews, Movies! Oh My!)
Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt 2017  (Bev @ My Reader's Block)
Victorian Reading Challenge (Sarah @ Belle's Library)
[see also Becky's Victorian Challenge above]  
War Bingo Challenge (Becky @ Becky's Book Reviews)
What An Animal Reading Challenge 2017 (Yvonne @ Socrates' Book Reviews)
What Would Jane Do? Reading Challenge (@ R.A. Vucci)
What's in a Name? 2017 (Charlie @ The Wormhole)
Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 (Bruce @ The Bookshelf Gargoyle)
Wired Into Sci-Fi 2017 (Lilyn @ Sci-Fi and Scary) 
Women Challenge 2017 (@ Peek A Book)
Women Writers 2017 (Lisa @ Books & Feminism) 
World From My Armchair Challenge (Paul @ Halfman, Halfbook)
WWII Reading Challenge (@ War Through the Generations) 
You Read How Many Books 2017 (Gina @ Book Dragons' Lair)

Reading Events, Limited Challenges, & Read-Alongs
12 Months of Read-Alongs (@ Book Bloggers International)
2017 Bible as Literature Group Read (@ Hibernator's Library)
2017 Sci-Fi Experience (Carl V @ Stainless Steel Droppings)
Bookish Bingo: Winter 2016-17 (Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Blog)
Bout of Books 18 (@ Bout of Books)
The Classic Book-A-Month Club (Adam @ Roof Beam Reader)
New Year's Resolution Reading Challenge (Joy @ Joy's Book Blog)
New York Times: 6 Books to Help Understand Trump's Win (@ Hibernator's Library) 
Oprah's Book Club Selections--Reading Buddies (Chantale @ The Brown Bibliophile)
Paradise Lost & Lord of the Rings Read-A-Longs (Risa @ The Next Chapter)
The Handmaid's Tale: A #Resistance Read-a-Long (Michelle @ Gather Together & Read_
The TBR Dare Redux [Jan/Feb/March] (Lizzysiddal @ Lizzy's Literary Life & Annabel @ AnnaBookBel)
Vintage Science Fiction Month (Andrea @ Little Red Reviewer) 
Wheel of Time & Wizard of Oz Read-A-Longs (Louise at Lone Star on a Lark) [one book per month]


  1. Thanks for posting my challenges. I don't know what is going on at Novel challenge either. I submitted mine for next year, using "other" as my start and end date, indicating that they will run from Jan. to Dec. '17. I'll keep looking here for new ones and will let you know of any I find, per your request.

  2. Thanks, Jamie! I have also submitted my 2017 challenges to A Novel Challenge...we'll see if they appear.

    1. I just now saw one of mine on a Novel Challenge.

  3. Here's another:


  4. Here's another:


  5. And this one. According to the comments, you can sign up anytime.

  6. Here's mine! It's very casual, but I hope that it still counts! http://makingsenseofthestars.weebly.com/classic-horror-challenge.html

  7. The Popsugar challenge:

    I love doing this one.

  8. http://www.onceuponabookcase.co.uk/p/retellings-reading-challenge-2017.html

  9. The Wormhole just posted the sign up for What's In A Name

  10. http://thebrownbibliophile.blogspot.ca/2016/11/oprahs-book-club-selections-reading.html

  11. https://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.ca/2016/11/2017-cruisin-thru-cozies-reading.html

  12. Thanks, everyone! Looks like I need to get busy and start signing up....

  13. http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/2017-victorian-reading-challenge.html


  14. http://blbooks.blogspot.ca/2016/11/picture-book-reading-challenge.html

  15. Thank you for listing my challenges. This is a great list. I was wondering if A Novel Challenge was still active.

  16. http://blbooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/charity-reading-challenge-2017.html

  17. Here's another one that just got posted:

  18. This is a new one I'm hosting for cat mystery lovers. It's called The Purrfect Reading Challenge at http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-purrfect-reading-challenge-2017.html

  19. Read-a-longs (one book a month):

    Wizard of Oz Read-Along
    Wheel of Time Re-Read-Along

    Both hosted by Louise at:


  20. The Monthly Motif Challenge is up:

  21. https://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/join-in-the-chase-wild-goose-chase-reading-challenge-2017/

  22. Folks...I love you all to pieces and am glad you're alerting me to challenges. But, please, would you email me the links as requested above? This thread is getting a bit long and I look at me email more often. Thanks!!

  23. Oh, wow. Thank you. I realise I am an addict, and to have them all in one place.... Thank you. Thank you. Now back to my reading....

  24. I'm looking for Romantic Suspense or Horror challenges. The 2016 challenge hosts for those genres are not hosting for 2017.

    1. Do the "Pick Your Genre" challenge and indicate that those are the genres of your choice.

    2. Ah, yes. I could do that. But there's a 12 book minimum for each genre! Not sure I can swing that.

    3. Would this one work for you?

  25. It's great to have these all listed in one place! Thanks!

    I just posted signups for my annual challenge:

    2017 Annual Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge


  26. Thanks so much for adding my challenge (Deal Me In short story reading challenge) to your list. "Official" sign up page is up as of today. https://bibliophilica.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/its-the-most-wonderful-day-of-the-year-announcing-the-7th-annual-deal-me-in-short-story-reading-challenge/ Thanks again!

  27. I'm waiting to see if the following challenges occur: Historical Fiction, Southern Literature, Books in Translation, Nonfiction, and Feminist Reading. The blog that ran the Feminist challenge I did this year has been deleted, and the link to the nonfiction challenge I did was deleted as well (the blog for that one still exists, however).

  28. Every once in a while I get scruples as to 'maybe I've signed up for enough challenges this year'...silly me!

  29. Has anyone seen a Book to Movie Challenge?

  30. FYI, Chantal @ The Brown Bibliophile posted on her blog that she will be MIA for a while. So I guess her challenge isn't happening (Oprah's Book Club Selections --Reading Buddies)