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 ✨

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 🌴

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 (more details about this one coming soon), there will be prompts all throughout the year to keep you engaged 🏳️‍🌈

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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