Ready to diversify your reading this year? Join the best Reading Challenge of 2021 and read a book a week with the Booklist Queen!
Want to up your reading game in 2021? Then I have the ultimate goal for you – The Booklist Queen 2021 Reading Challenge.
Join thousands of others as we read a book a week in 2021. That’s right, this 2021 Reading Challenge has 52 different categories to expand your reading selection.
When I originally launched the reading challenge a few years ago, I worried I would be the only one crazy enough to want to do a 52 book challenge. Oh, I was so wrong.
Since then, I’ve been joined by thousands of readers who are just as crazy as me.
If you feel overwhelmed by 52 categories, don’t worry. It’s okay if you don’t finish the challenge. I want this Reading Challenge for 2021 to be aspirational. I want to push you to read more – whether that’s 12 books a year or 52. I want you to get out of your reading rut and try new genres.
Don’t like one of the categories in the 2021 Reading Challenge? Change it or skip it. Double count a book for multiple prompts. Interpret the prompts any way you like. Do what you want to make this reading challenge your own.
As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.
Reading Challenge 2021
A Book A Week with The Booklist Queen
1. A Productivity Book
2. Book Becoming Movie in 2021
3. Goodreads Winner in 2020
5. About a Pressing Social Issue
6. A Book About Books
7. Set in the 1920s
8. An Author Who Uses Initials
10. A 2020 Bestseller
11. Recommended by a Colleague
12. With a Number in the Title
13. Bottom of Your To-Read List
14. Reread a Favorite Book
15. Own Voices Story
16. Published in the 1800s
17. Local Author
18. Longer Than 400 Pages
19. A Book Turned Into a TV Series
20. A Book That Makes You Think
21. A WWII Story
22. A Highly Anticipated Book
23. Eye-Catching Cover
24. A Summer Read
25. Coming of Age Story
26. Bestselling Memoir
27. Book Club Favorite
28. A Book About Friendship
29. An Audiobook
30. Set in Australia
31. By a Nobel Prize winner
32. About an Immigrant
33. Time Travel Novel
34. An Author You Love
35. Childhood Favorite
36. Classic Read in High School
37. Borrowed from the Library
38. Nonfiction New York Times Bestseller
39. From an Indie Publisher
41. A Sequel
42. Recommended by a Librarian
43. Psychological Thriller
44. Oprah Winfrey Book Club Pick
45. A Book About Technology
46. Title with Three Words
47. Debut Novel of Famous Author
48. Genre You Don’t Usually Read
49. A Book Everyone Is Talking About
50. You Own But Haven’t Read
51. Borrowed from a Friend
52. A 2021 New Release
Printable Reading Challenge
While the bookmark is great for Pinterest, it’s way too small to write your book selections on it. I would know because I’ve witnessed my husband try it.
That’s why, exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, I’ve created an awesome printable handout for the 2021 Reading Challenge that has space for all your book selections.
Not a subscriber yet? Just enter your email below to join the weekly newsletter. You’ll stay up to date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and receive exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of this reading challenge’s prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers.
If the full 2021 Reading Challenge feels like to me, you can break it down into monthly segments. Feel free to do the Reading Challenge in order or skip around. If 52 books are too many, just try one of these monthly challenges and do it instead. That’s only 4 or 5 books to read in a year.
Need a little more challenge than that but not ready for the full Reading Challenge 2021? Just pick one category from each month.
Personalize my 2021 Reading Challenge as much as you want. The goal is for you to read more and to have fun doing it!
Read Along with Me
Be sure you don’t miss a thing. Sign up for my weekly newsletter. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and provide exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of the reading challenge prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers. Plus, only subscribers get the printable version of my Reading Challenge 2021 with space to fill in your selections.
Have fun reading in 2021! Be sure to let me know what books you pick for the 2021 Reading Challenge.