Each year, we start the year with even more books on our TBR list 🥲 It’s like, no matter how much we read, there are still so many books left to read, and following other ink drinkers on social media doesn’t help either – we always end up adding even more books to our TBR.

But there’s a solution for this – reading challenges! 💪 As 2024 has just begun, you might feel motivated to shrink your pile of unread books. But we all know by March, motivation is gone and we find ourselves slowing down. And that’s why reading challenges work so great because they bring just the right amount of pressure (you never want to put too much pressure on yourself to read a certain amount of books; sometimes, life happens) to help you keep your pace. 

Here’s a list of the 2024 readathons we know of so far. Make sure to come back to this article throughout the year as we plan to update it as more readathons and reading challenges are announced. 

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List of 2024 Readathons

Year-Long Reading Challenges

  1. 13 Moons Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – This reading challenge has 104 reading prompts (yes, you read that right, 104!)  divided into 13 categories. Surely, you can find something that can fit the theme 🤔
  2. Bookish Bookology (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – 52 books in 52 weeks – how hard can it be, right? But there’s a catch! You must spell out an author’s name using one book per letter 😎
  3. BiblioLifestyle’s 2024 Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – if you’re looking to expand beyond your favorite genre, this reading challenge is for you. This year’s theme is “Reading for a Change”, and the 12 prompts are sure to challenge your perspectives 🌈
  4. The 52 Book Club (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – Another type of 52 books in 52 weeks type of reading challenge. There are, you guessed it, 52 prompts to go through that are vague enough to leave space for creativity 🦄
  5. The Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – Fill your bowl with soup! 🍜 Each alphabet letter counts as one spoonful of soup, and you have by the end of the year to fill your bowl. 
  6. Caffeinated Reviewer’s Audiobook Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – There are not many reading challenges dedicated to audiobooks specifically out there. So, if that’s your preferred book format, this one’s for you 🎧
  7. The Backlist Reader Challenge 2024 (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – If you get easily distracted by new releases and have books on your TBR list that have been there for more than a year, this challenge is the perfect opportunity to cross them off your list 📝
  8. Beyond the Bookends’ Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – The prompts for this reading challenge are perfect for those who are looking for something fun and easy 🦩
  9. Bookish Books Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – This is one of the most inclusive 2024 reading challenges – any type of book is allowed, even graphic novels or short novellas 📖
  10. Booklist Queen’s Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – Another great reading challenge if you’re looking to diversify your reading. We gotta admit, the “ugly cover” prompt had us chuckling 😆 Surely you know at least one of those!
  11. Books in Translation Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – if you’re reading primarily books that have been written in English, this challenge offers you the opportunity to 🌶️ spice things up a bit. If you’re a native English speaker, you can read books that have been translated into English; otherwise, you can read books that have been translated from English into your native language. 
  12. Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – This one’s dedicated to mystery and crime novels and their subgenres 🕵️
  13. Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – Following on that thought, this challenge is dedicated to cozy mysteries (also referred to as cozies). We can’t wait to snuggle up with a book, tea, and homemade biscuits for this one ☕🍪
  14. Crossing Continents Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – If you’re looking to expand your reading horizons but don’t want to go down the usual try new genres route, try this reading challenge. You’ll have to read a book from each region around the globe 🌎
  15. The 24 in 2024 Banned Books Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – just as the name suggests, this is a challenge where you are encouraged to read controversial, thought-provoking, or revolutionary books. Sooo… what are your picks? 📖
  16. Cosmere Readathon (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – to celebrate the publishing of the 5th book in the “Stormlight” series that will come in December 2024, this readathon is dedicated to re-reading the other books in the series ✨
  17. 30 Books in 30 Days Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – just as the name suggests, this a month-long challenge perfect for tackling a large TBR pile, that will for sure take your reading to the next level, and get you back into the habit 😌
  18. Diversity Reading Challenge (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – a reading challenge where the author or the main character has to belong to a diverse group—described as all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities 🥰
  19. The Buzzword Readathon (Jan 1 – Dec 31) – it began as a monthly readathon with one prompt per month but is now most often completed as a year-long Reading Challenge, where you read just ONE book each month featuring the monthly buzzword until you complete the whole challenge 🤩

January 2024 Readathons

  1. Be Sure athon (Jan 1 – 31) – are you a fan of 🚪 “Every Heart a Doorway”? We’re sure you’ll love this readathon inspired by the “Wayward Children” series by Seanan McGuire.
  2. Cosmic Bookly Readathon (Jan 26 – Feb 4) – We might be just a teeny-tiny bit biased here, but we had to mention it as this is one of the first readathons of 2024. And make sure to keep an eye on our socials as we have more bookish challenges planned for the rest of the year 👀💙

February 2024 Readathons

  1. Once Upon a FAEbruary (Feb 1 – 29) – possibly the most magical reading challenge on this list, this is a fairytale-themed readathon dedicated to fairytale retellings 🧚
  2. Randomathon (Feb 5 – 19) – a brand new readathon hosted by @TheBrightSideGirl with a different theme each year. This year’s theme is circus, carnivals, festivals, and fairs 🎪
  3. Jante’s Inferno Readathon (Feb 6 – 16) – a prompt-based readathon dedicated to infernal love? Count us in 😈

March 2024 Readathons

  1. Marvel-a-thon (March 1-31) – we don’t know any details yet, but who can say no to Marvel heroes, right? 🤩
  2. Trope-ical Readathon (March) – at the time of this article, besides the date, there are no other details announced. But judging by the previous editions, you won’t want to miss this one if you’re in for a tropical escape 🌴

April 2024 Readathons

  1. Odyssey Bookly Readathon (April 19 – 28) – yet another reading opportunity we are excited to share with all bookish communities. 🤩 In our second literary quest of the year we will read together for 10 full days; we’ve got prompts, fun challenges, a lively community, and also, exciting prizes for the most dedicated readers (including a social media special award for our avid social travelers).

May 2024 Readathons

  1. Bout of Books 40 (May 13-19) – Amanda Shofner launched her first readathon all the way back in 2011, and since bookworms enjoyed it so much, she now regularly holds week-long readathons on her blog 🗓️ The next one is in May, but keep an eye out on her socials for new ones.

June 2024 Readathons

  1. Queer Lit Readathon (June 1-30) – although the official dates for the readathon are June and December (December 1-7), there will be prompts all throughout the year to keep you engaged 🏳️‍🌈
  2. Quarterly Read-a-thon (June 7-9) – a quarterly reading challenge that takes place for 3 full days. Interact with the community, follow the guidelines, and don’t forget to have fun reading! 😌  
  3. The Procrastinators Book Club Readathon (June 22-28) – a readathon where you get to read 7 books within 7 days. You can find some templates to prepare your list and check your progress with other readers 📖
  4. Sci-Fi Summer Readathon (June 1-30) – originally inspired by The Haunted Reading Room, this readathon is just what you need if you don’t usually read enough science fiction during the year. Stack your mind-bending titles, and get ready for some prizes too ⭐
  5. Breath of the Wildathon Readathon (June 1-31) – a month-long readathon inspired by the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; a reading challenge full of quests, maps, challenges, and prompts 🤩 

July 2024 Readathons

  1. AYearAThon (July 1-7) – this is part of a year-long readathon with multiple themes, prompts, and challenges to keep you engaged. For the month of July, there will be a list of challenges; choose at least 5 and see if you can achieve them all during the week 💪 
  2. Sci-Fi July (July 1-7) – you can devour your science fiction and dystopia TBR during the whole month of July in this dedicated readathon 🪐
  3. Dewey’s Reverse Readathon (July 26-27) – how about a more laid-back readathon with fewer hourly posts, no prizes, and way less stress for everyone involved? Yup, that’s what this readathon is all about 🤩

August 2024 Readathons

  1. Dewey’s 24-Hour REVERSE Readathon (August 2-3) – a 24-hour readathon to take your reading for a quick sprint, adapted to your own time zone and schedule 📚✌️
  2. AYearAThon – Out of Bounds (Aug 5-11) – this month, you’re challenged to read a book outside your comfort zone or the usual genres you normally pick up. Are you up for a change? 👊 
  3. Avid August (August 1-31) – a month-long readathon focusing on reading intensively throughout August, with various prompts and community activities 🙌
  4. ARC (Advanced Reader Copies) August (August 1-31) – a popular theme starting from 2019-2021, ARC August is all about reading review copies! Whether they’re hot upcoming ARCs or already released, they all count 📝📚

September 2024 Readathons

  1. AYearAThon – Catch Up/ReRead (September 2-8) – this month, you’re challenged to either catch up on your reading session or reread any of your favorite titles 🫡
  2. Sword & Shield September (September 1-30) – a reading challenge started in 2023, dedicated to all fantasy lovers! From epic high fantasy quests to the chill paranormal romance novellas, it all counts! ✨

October 2024 Readathons

  1. AYearAThon – Banned Book & Classics (October 7- get your hands on those most challenged books in history, and those literary classics that every bookworm should know about 😌   
  2. Spookathon (October 14-20) – a Halloween-themed readathon with prompts related to spooky and horror genres 😱

November 2024 Readathons

  1. AYearAThon – Stand Alone & Poetry – if you’re more into stand-alones or poetry, try out this readathon and showcase your love for books that don’t need long lists of companions 🤩 
  2. Nonfiction November (November 1-30) – a readathon that encourages readers to explore nonfiction books, with weekly themes and prompts 🧐
  3. Remember November (November 1-30) – a reading challenge focusing on reading books that have been on your TBR for a long time? Yes, please! Get your chance to finally tick out those titles that have been sitting on your list since foreever! ⭐

December 2024 Readathons

  1. AYearAThon – Wrap Up (December 2-8) – a way to finish those titles you’ve been putting off all year. What better way than finally having the time to wrap up your reading with those books you’ve wanted to read all year? 🥹   
  2. SeasonAthon (December 1-31) – an ongoing reading challenge with prompts and sprints to keep you motivated and let you join group readings this chilly season 🫡📖
  3. December Delights (December 1-31) – a monthly reading challenge all about those new and new-to-you books you’ve been dying to begin reading 💙

Are there any other 2024 readathons you plan on joining that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know so we can add them to this list. Also…

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