Craving for Cozies

Cozy mysteries, also referred to simply as “cozies”, are a sub-genre of crime fiction mysteries. The crime-solver is an amateur sleuth, usually but not always a woman, who is thrust into the aftermath of the murder. The protagonist frequently has an occupation or hobby that brings appealing information to the reader. This challenge is specifically for the cozies. read more

Chunkster Reading Challenge

This challenge focuses on books that are more than 450 pages. Since I am also doing the Go Big or Go Home challenge, I will be aiming at 6 books that are between 450 pages and 500 pages. read more

Victorian Reading Challenge

To qualify for this challenge, books should be originally published between 1837 and 1901. Nonfiction books about the Victorian era are good, as are biographies of people who were notable during the Victorian era. read more

Ultimate Fantasy Reading Challenge

  1. A book inspired by mythology
  2. A book by a Black author
  3. A fantasy romance book
  4. A book written over 50 years ago
  5. A book set at sea
  6. An urban fantasy book
  7. A book that is a fairytale retelling
  8. A book that has won an award
  9. A young adult novel
  10. A book with witches in it
  11. A book by a queer author
  12. A historical fantasy book

To play along, visit HERE.

The Unread Shelf Project

Books for this challenge should come from your TBR list or be books you already own. If you use a library for most of your books, adapt the prompts and necessary. read more

StoryGraph’s Genre Challenge

  1. A memoir or autobiography by an indigenous author
  2. A book that’s both a horror and a comedy
  3. A crime-thriller book written by a Black author
  4. A historical fiction book that’s not set in WWI or WWII
  5. A literary or contemporary novel by a trans or nonbinary author
  6. A graphic novel by an author from outside the US and UK
  7. A middle grade novel by a Latinx author
  8. A poetry collection under 100 pages
  9. A short story collection by a new-to-you author
  10. A YA, middle grade, or children’s book by an author who also writes books for adults

To play along, find this challenge on the StoryGraph site

LGBTQ+ Tropes Myth-busted

  1. A book by a historical lesbian author
  2. A book with a gay couple where no one dies
  3. A book with a bisexual protagonist who isn’t a woman with magical powers
  4. A book with trans characters who are loved and accepted by their family
  5. A book with a nonbinary character who isn’t from outer space
  6. A book by a queer or two-spirit indigenous author
  7. A book about an adult coming out story
  8. A book with an intersex protagonist
  9. A book featuring a BIPOC author who identifies on the ace spectrum
  10. A book by a queer, trans, or intersex BIPOC author
  11. A book with a pansexual romance plot line that isn’t a love triangle
  12. A book by a queer disabled author
  13. A queer-centered book that has positive acceptance by characters of a particular faith (all faiths – or non-faiths – count)
  14. A nonfiction book about LGBTQ+ history (the more specific the better)

To play along, find this challenge on StoryGraph HERE

Reading Women Challenge

This year focuses on reading international authors. All authors should be women. Reading trans women and those of other marginalized genders who are comfortable being included in feminine-coded initiatives is highly encouraged. One book may cover more than one prompt. read more

Build Your Library

Hygge is a Danish word that describes a lifestyle placing emphasis on coziness and happy living. Embrace the hygge lifestyle by reading books that evoke feelings of warmth and comfort with the people you hold dear. read more

Back to the Classics

All books must have been written at least 50 years ago (1971 or before) to count. (Recent translations of older works are acceptable.) Each book may count for only one prompt. read more