10 Fantastic Reading Challenges To Push You to Read Something New in 2017

Wondering what to read in 2017? Thinking about exploring a new genre? Looking for the perfect 2017 reading challenge? Never fear, I have put together a list of 10 fantastic reading challenges that are taking place this year to inspire you!

For everyone… Take the seasonal challenge of the Bookish Bingo cards: 


Run by: Bekka @PrettyDeadlyReviews

Dates: December 1st 2016 – February 28th 2017 (Winter) But she runs one every season!

Description: Every 3 months (new season) a new bingo card is released. Each square on the card has it’s own challenge – the aim to cross of as many boxes in rows as possible. Check out my latest Bookish Bingo update here.

Original Post: http://www.prettydeadlyblog.com/bookish-bingo-winter-2016-2017/

For those looking for an eclectic challenge… Try this year’s Popsugar reading challenge:



Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: Designed to make you mix up your reading list and pick up something you never would have thought to, the POPSUGAR reading challenge is back again this year. With enough tasks for you do one every week this is a great challenge to take on!

Original Post: https://www.popsugar.co.uk/love/Reading-Challenge-2017-42802963

For those looking to read more diversely… Try one of these challenges: 


Run by: Lisa @Books and Feminism

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: Only read books written by women for a whole year – are you up to it?

Original Post: https://booksandfeminism.com/2016/12/07/women-writers-2017-reading-challenge/


Run by:  Gina @Book Dragon’s Lair

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: Read at least one book this year with an LGBTQIA character in it – simple!

Original Post: http://www.bookdragonslair.com/2016/11/lgbtqia-reading-challenge.html


Run by: Alysia @Sistahs & Satire

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: This challenge asks you to add diversity of race to your reading list this year!

Original Post: https://sistahsnsatire.com/2016/12/30/2017-poc-reading-challenge/

For those looking to stick it to the man… Try reading some banned books:  


Run by: Gina @Book Dragon’s Lair

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: Fight censorship and encourage bookshops and libraries to continue buying banned book!

Original Post: http://www.bookdragonslair.com/2016/11/hosting-bannedchallenged-books-reading.html

For Crime fans… Spend the year adventuring with the world’s greatest consulting detective: 


Run by: Marian @Noonlight Reads

Dates: January 1st 2017 – April 2018

Description: With this challenge you’ll be reading the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes novels and short stories in the order that they take place in the great detective’s life. All in 16 months!

Original Post: http://noonlightreads.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-chronological-sherlock-holmes.html

For those from whom one world is not enough… Try exploring the galaxy or another world this year: 


Run by: Melissa @The Space in Between

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: This challenge is inviting you to read some of the great SFF books that you haven’t got round to reading yet.

Original Post: http://readingchallengeaddict.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_4.html?m=1

For those looking to learn something new… Try picking up some non-fiction books from your shelf:


Run by: Michelle @Gather Together & Read

Dates: Any five years of your choice

Description: This challenge has a bit more freedom than others and could fit really well around your other reading as you’re only required to read an average of 10 books a year. Pick at least 50 non-fiction books, pick a starting date (your end date will be five years later) and get reading!

Original Post: http://www.gathertogetherread.com/p/a-non-fiction-adventure.html

For those looking for more than prose… Get stuck into some verse:  


Run by: Serena @SavvyVerseandWit

Dates: January 1st 2017 – December 31st 2017

Description: The aim of this challenge is to read more poetry this year, and maybe if you’re feeling brave enough try reading a new type of poetry!

Original Post: http://savvyverseandwit.com/2016/12/poetry-reading-challenge-2017.html

Are you taking part in any reading challenges this year, let me know in the comments!

Happy reading everyone!

Check out my last post: New Year’s Resolutions 2017

~ Lizz


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