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5 Award-Winning Reading Challenges



There are over a thousand different literary awards given across the world each year. That’s a lot of books to read! Will we ever be able to read all the books that have won awards.

Maybe a challenge will help… We’ve collected 5 Reading Challenges for Award-Winning books to help you get started on this journey of awards. Which are your preferred literary awards? Which ones do you look forward too?

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…


5 Never-Ending Reading Challenges



Until now all posts that we have done on reading challenges have been mostly yearly challenges, that is they begin is January and end in December. But I got wondering if those where the only type of challenges out there. Yes, there are those challenges with are for 5 years and such sometimes, but are there any challenges that run forever?

Most posts on this blog have come about because of a question and this post is no exception. 🙂 My question led me on a hunt for never-ending challenges across the internet and I did find them, in a variety of genres and types. Here are 5 perpetual reading challenges that I wanted to get started on right away!


5 Classic Book Challenges for the Classic Junkie


At some point in their lives everyone would have read at least one of the classics. But there are so many classics out there, books that should not be missed, books that must be read in this lifetime, books that just have to be on the bucket list and must be completed before doomsday.

That said, not only are we talking about a lot of books but also the additional challenge of the large number of new books being published everyday. We live in the constant reader dilemma of what to read, the olden golden classic or the squeaky spanky new paperback. I’d like to read both the Jane Austen and the Nicolas Sparks. But how do I make sure I don’t slip up on my plan?

It was this thought of making time for the classics that set me hunting for challenges to keep me on my chosen path. A plan and a group of people to guide and motivate me and keep me from going astray. Here are 5 remarkable challenges I found for the classic junkie. 🙂


5 TBR Challenges to Help You Reduce Your To Read List

Photo Credit: Sweetaholic / Pixabay
Photo Credit: Sweetaholic / Pixabay

Most readers TBR piles are always over-flowing. I have racks filled with books to be read, piles sometimes so large it feels like I may get buried and never found if they topple someday. The task of reading them all seems insurmountable and the temptation to buy more to add to the pile just doesn’t help.

My TBR list gives me sleepless nights at times, and the guilt trips I have undertaken are innumerable. In a search to find a way to win this battle or even just make a sizable dent in the list, I went hunting for fellow readers who have the same problem and have found solutions.

Along the way I found challenges that seemed to be the perfect fit for my problem. These challenges are a great way to motivate and create a community that will help each other achieve their goal. Here are 5 challenges I found that I hope will help beat back that mountain of to-read books… (more…)

3 Interesting Reading Challenges for Book Bloggers

On Monday we talked about Bookish Memes and listed out 7 interesting memes bookish people would love. 🙂 But memes are just one part of the diversity of activities and opportunities in the book world. So, getting diverse ourselves :D, today we’re talking about challenges.

Book Challenges come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and more, but at a basic level it is a time bound challenge with a specific objective. It has a clear aim, goal and purpose that will enrich your reading experience and enhance your library.

There are a lot of challenges out there (and we’ll talk about them in the coming weeks) but for now, here are three offbeat Book Challenges to jump into before the end of this year. (more…)