2019 Reading Challenges Index

Posted November 5, 2018 by Tina in Reading Challenges / 17 Comments

It is that time of year again! I love the promise of a new year because that means I can find new reading challenges to join and challenge myself with. This year, I decided to compile a list of reading challenges that I find so that you can join as well.

You can find a full list of reading challenges on this page or you can check out this page. If you find any reading challenges that aren’t include, you can send them to me at tinaskindle91@gmail.com or comment down below!

2019 Reading Challenges




  • Backlist Reader Challenge – The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) encourages you to read all those older books that have been piling up on your TBR pile or list—not just the books you already own, but also the books you’ve wanted to read for a long time but haven’t gotten around to yet.
  • Bad Boys Of Romance – read books that feature the bad boys of romance ex: the Mafia, assassins, the MCs, etc.
  • Beat The Backlist – is all about knocking off those older books from your to-read list.
  • Blog All About It – Basically there’s a word each month and any time during the month you can blog about that word. In any way you want. Review, recipe, photos, stories, etc.
  • Blogger Shame – this is a way to cheekily catch up on review request copies that have been languishing on your review pile for at least 6 months and are way past due to the author or publisher
  • #BOOKIARY2019 – Our primary goal is to have fun, not to read as many goals as possible! Apart from this we’ll try to read 52 books, so one book per week or ca. four books per month. But there will be monthly goals to reach, and a little prize is waiting for you if you finish all tasks!
  • Book Challenge 2019 – challenge yourself with a list of prompts to complete throughout 2019.
  • Book Challenge by Erin – (this is a Facebook group) – This runs for 4 months and has various categories. (this sounds like a ton of fun).
  • Booked Seasonal Reading Challenge – a year long reading challenge broken down by the seasons. There will be six prompts for each season for a total of 24 prompts spread across the year.
  • Books ‘N’ Tunes – Love your tunes? Get a song stuck in your head after reading a book or maybe during? Maybe you create playlists for your favorite books, characters or series just like the authors. Then this might be the challenge for you.


  • Calendar Of Crime – My Reader’s Block is pleased to present the brand-new Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge. Like the soon-to-be retired Follow the Clues, this is another reading challenge that will allow mystery readers to include any mystery regardless of publication date.
  • Caly Reading Challenge – read a specific book each month.
  • Charity Reading Challenge – Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge.
  • Children’s Classics Reading Challenge – a list of 12 classic Children’s books to read in 2019.
  • Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge – read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • Cloud of Witnesses – Read Christian Non Fiction who are “the cloud of witnesses” in other words have passed away. (a list of suggestions is also included.
  • Color Coded – Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2019.
  • Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – read as many Contemporary Romance books as you’d like.
  • Craving For Cozies – Feed your need to read cozy mysteries.
  • Creativity Reading Challenge – This challenge is about reading books on creativity, art, crafts, writing, film making, photography, cosmetology, DIY, cooking, music and any other topic that helps you live a more creative life.
  • Cruisin’ Thru The Cozies – read cozy mysteries of your choice.


  • Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi– The Challenge focuses on fantasy and sci-fi through prompts to fill with books. There are 3 sections and you can choose to do 1,2 or all 3 sections. Whatever best fits your reading year. There are also bingo cards to save and/or print to easier keep track of it all.
  • Diversify Your Reading – Pick a book from one of the twelve genres each month. Choose a different genre each month That’s it! 12 books in 12 genres over 12 months.
  • Diversity Reading Challenge – challenge yourself to read more diversely!
  • Dresden Files Challenge – read all the Dresden Files books in a little over a year.


  • Epistolary Reading Challenge – The challenge will be to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way.



  • Georgian Reading Challenge – challenge yourself to read more from the Georgian era.
  • Golden Trio Reading Challenge – Flourish and Blotts wants you to choose your own reading challenge! Below is a list of 52 prompts! Complete as many as you like and see which golden trio member you are!
  • The Good Rule Reading Challenge – a challenge to help you balance reading your newly acquired books and the books that have been sitting on your shelf for a while.



  • I Spy Reading Challenge – If you’re a reader who enjoys book hunting, perhaps this I Spy Challenge will add to your reading pleasure.
  • Indie Challenge – read some books published by independent publishers


  • Just The Facts, Ma’am – participants in the 2019 version of the Just the Facts, Ma’am Challenge will be playing detective. The objective is to answer all the important questions of Who, What, When, Where, How and Why to complete cases in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras (or for the more adventurous, both).



  • Learn Something New – have you wanted to learn something new? Crochet? Knitting? Anything like that? Then join the Learn Something New challenge.
  • #LetsReadIndie – If you want to read more self published or small indie published, join #LetsReadIndie today!
  • Library Love – challenge yourself to use your library card more in 2019 and join the Library Love challenge today!
  • Literary Escapes Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia
  • Literary Pickers Reading Challenge – This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up. The reader picks and chooses how many books and what list items they want to find. It can be a commitment to ten reads a year or a hundred.





  • Pick-a-theme Challenge – Pick-a-Theme is a 2019 Reading Challenge where you choose a theme each month and read books that fit that theme
  • Picture Book Challenge – challenge yourself to read more picture books.
  • Popsugar 2019 Challenge – the ultimate book reading challenge hosted by PopSugar.
  • Print Only – A reading challenge to challenge you to dust off some of those books that have been sitting on your shelf waiting to be read.
  • #PWOW Reading Challenge – This challenge has 30 prompts in total – 5 times 5 regular prompts and 5 bonus prompts.
  • The Purrfect Reading Challenge – this challenge is all about reading mysteries that have cats as the main characters.







  • Victorian Reading Challenge – if you are interested in reading more Victorian literature, join this challenge. Challenge also includes bingo, and a checklist.
  • Virtual Mount TBR Challenge – Have you had a book on your TBR for a long time but haven’t gotten around to it? Join the Virtual Mount TBR Challenge!





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