What Challenge

I started reading a bunch more towards the end of 2016 and have been ‘forcing’ myself to take the bus to work more often and using that time to read a bit more (instead of wasting time with Reddit or random mobile games). I stumbled across this reading challenge on Reddit and thought that it would be fun to participate in.

I’m just doing Easy Mode (each title read can check off any number of items), but going to try and back-fill after I finish to minimize the number of titles that fill more than one category.



  1. Read a book in the Science Fiction genre
  2. Read a book in the Fantasy genre
  3. Read a book labelled as Young Adult
  4. Read a nonfiction book
  5. Read a History book, fiction or nonfiction
  6. Read a Biography, whether normal, Auto, or Memoir.
  7. Read a book about Politics and/or Religion
  8. Read a book in the Thriller or Suspense genre
  9. Read a Mystery book
  10. Read a book labelled as Dystopian
  11. Read a book in the Paranormal genre
  12. Read a book labelled as a Satire or Allegory
  13. Read a book from the Self-Help, Health, Travel, or Guide category
  14. Read a collection of poetry
  15. Read a book from the Horror genre
  16. Read a Romance and/or Erotica book


  1. Read a book originally published in a language you do not know
  2. Read a book written before 1950
  3. Read a book written after 1949
  4. Read a book published this year
  5. Read a self-published book
  6. Read an indie book, where the publisher is a small or niche house and not one of the top 6 publishers
  7. Read a book published under one of the Big 6 publishing houses
  8. Read a debut book from this year

Popularity and Notoriety

  1. Read a book that was turned into a movie
  2. Read a popular book, with at least 1 million ratings on any one website
  3. Read an unknown book, with no more than 100 ratings on any one website
  4. Read a book that won a literary award
  5. Read a book labelled as a Best-Seller from this year
  6. Read a book that was, or currently is, banned by a government


  1. Read a book by an author born in the same country as you
  2. Read a book written by a man
  3. Read a book written by a woman

Characters or setting

  1. Read a book with a contemporary setting
  2. Read a book that features animals
  3. Read a book where the main character goes on a journey
  4. Read a book where a stranger comes to town
  5. Read a book by or featuring a character that is LGBT
  6. Read a book set in your country
  7. Read a book not set in your country, but exists today

Book features

  1. Read a short story, one with less than 5,000 words
  2. Read a short book, one between 5,000 and 100,000 words
  3. Read a long book, one between 100,000 and 250,000 words
  4. Read an epic book, one with over 250,000 words
  5. Read the first book in a series
  6. Finish a series
  7. Listen to an Audiobook
  8. Read a book on paper
  9. Read a book with pictures in it


  1. Read a book for the second time
  2. Read a book that's been on your to read-list for more than a year
  3. Combining all the letters of all the titles of all the books you've read this year, complete the Alphabet
    • A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Completed 34 / 52 challenges.

Completed Books