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5 Must-Do Author Reading Challenges


There are some authors who have become classics in their own right. They have etched their name in the annuals of history and all such things. Basically they are names that are simply famous and almost always recognizable.

Authors like these are challenges by themselves don’t you think? What I mean is, that they deserve a challenge all to themselves, they and their books should be the only subject of the challenge. Tall order? Not really, because I found a lot of Author Challenges out there.  Here are 5 that you just shouldn’t miss…

The Never-Ending Anne Rice Challenge


Host: The True Book Addict

The name says it all. This is a challenge to read and re-read all of Anne Rice’s books. Since this is a long term challenge there are no fixed deadlines. Participants can chose their own goals and set their own deadlines. Sometimes to help things move, there may be some read-alongs, however nothing is compulsary and any thing goes as long as it’s Anne Rice. 🙂

The Stephen King Perpetual Reading Challenge



Books Are Portable Magic
Michelle Miller  & Kate Bainbridge

I found two Stephen King challenges in the blogosphere but at the core they were the same. The goal of these challenges is to read everything Stephen King has ever written! There are no deadlines for signing up or set time limit to complete the challenge. You can choose to read just his novels, novellas, short fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, essays or even his poems. Or you can read a mix of them all, it’s all up to you. 🙂


M.C. Beaton Cozy Mystery Challenge 

M.C. Beaton Cozy Mystery Challenge

Host: Darlene’s Book Nook

This challenge includes both the Agatha Raisin series and the Hamish Macbeth series. Since both these series have a lot of books in them, this challenge has no end date, you can take as much time as you like to finish them.


Agatha Christie Reading Challenge


Host: Joyfully Retired

This is a perpetual challenge started in February, 2009 by Margot with the goal to read all of Christie’s mysteries in publication order. The challenge page has a complete list of Christie’s work to help you if you’d like to join the challenge.

Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge


A perpetual challenge, this challenge aims to to read as many Heyer novels as possible. You can choose to focus on just the Regency romance novels, just the historical novels, just the mysteries or all of them. It’s your choice.

Who are your favorite authors? Who would you like to read again and again forever? Are you participating in any author challenges?