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Extreme Reader Challenge Category Archive

2021 Extreme Reader Categories

  1. A book about climate change, opens a new window 
  2. A book about music or musicians, opens a new window 
  3. A book about or involving social media use, opens a new window 
  4. A book about or with art or museums, opens a new window 
  5. A book about or written by a journalist, opens a new window 
  6. A book about or written by a woman in STEM, opens a new window 
  7. A book about social justice, opens a new window
  8. A book about the American Civil War, opens a new window 
  9. A book in which a natural disaster takes place, opens a new window 
  10. A book of your own choosing 
  11. A book published in the year you were born 
  12. A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics, opens a new window 
  13. A book set in an abbey, cloister, monastery, vicarage, or convent, opens a new window 
  14. A book set in Ireland, opens a new window  
  15. A book set on a mode of transportation, opens a new window 
  16. A book that passes the Bechdel Test, opens a new window 
  17. A book that takes place during the 1920s, opens a new window 
  18. A book that takes place during the Middle Ages, opens a new window  
  19. A book that takes place during winter, opens a new window  
  20. A book where the characters save (or attempt to save) the world, opens a new window 
  21. A book with a book on the cover, opens a new window 
  22. A book with a character who is older than you 
  23. A book with a glyph in the title, opens a new window 
  24. A book with a heist in it, opens a new window 
  25. A book with a map, opens a new window 
  26. A book with a medical professional, opens a new window  
  27. A book with a metallic cover, opens a new window 
  28. A book with a person’s name in the title, opens a new window 
  29. A book with a royal moniker in the title, opens a new window  
  30. A book with a skull on the cover, opens a new window 
  31. A book with a title featuring repeating words, opens a new window 
  32. A book with an unlikely pair, opens a new window 
  33. A book with crafting or related to the Do-It-Yourself “DIY” movement, opens a new window 
  34. A book with military personnel, opens a new window  
  35. A book with one of the four elements (Fire, Water, Earth, Air) in the title, opens a new window 
  36. A book with only words on the cover, opens a new window 
  37. A book with parents or parental figures in it, opens a new window 
  38. A book written by a South American author, opens a new window 
  39. A book written by an author that uses an initial(s) in their name , opens a new window 
  40. A book written by an author you’ve never read before 
  41. A book written in the first person, opens a new window 
  42. A book you finished in one day  
  43. A Goodreads Choice Awards winner (Adult Fiction list, opens a new window | Teen & Adult Non-fiction list, opens a new window)
  44. A legal thriller, opens a new window  
  45. A magical realism book, opens a new window 
  46. A play, opens a new window  
  47. A prequel or a sequel to another book or series, opens a new window 
  48. A Pulitzer Prize winning or finalist book from the non-fiction category, opens a new window 
  49. An Afro Futurism book, opens a new window 
  50. An alternate history book, opens a new window 
  51. An anthology book, opens a new window  
  52. An antiracist book, opens a new window 
  53. Reread a favorite book 
  54. Two books that share the same title, opens a new window (Title A) 
  55. Two books that share the same title, opens a new window (Title B) 

2020 Extreme Reader Categories

  1. A book about or set during World War II (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  2. A book about politics or politicians (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  3. A book based on a real person (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  4. A book commonly assigned to read in high school (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  5. A book from a LibraryReads list (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  6. A book of your own choosing
  7. A book over 500 pages (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  8. A book published when the author was under 35 years old (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  9. A book recommended by library staff or an independent bookseller (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  10. A book revolving around a puzzle or a game (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  11. A book set in outer space (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  12. A book set in the state or country where you were born
  13. A book suggested by a person younger than you
  14. A book that inspired a common phrase or idiom (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  15. A book that takes place during a single day (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  16. A book that takes place in a country outside of the United States (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  17. A book that takes place in multiple time periods (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  18. A book translated from its original language (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  19. A book under 200 pages (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  20. A book with a bookstore in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  21. A book with a brewery or winery in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  22. A book with a character who has a superpower (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  23. A book with a circus in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  24. A book with a large cast of characters (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  25. A book with a number in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  26. A book with a planet in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  27. A book with a punny title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  28. A book with an amateur detective (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  29. A book with an anti-hero or anti-heroine (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  30. A book with an image of a feather on the cover (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  31. A book with an image of a sword on the cover (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  32. A book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  33. A book with drawings, diagrams, photos, or pictures in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  34. A book with siblings in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  35. A book with sports in it (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  36. A book with the name of a month in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  37. A book with the word “Book” in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  38. A book with the word “Extreme” or “Reader” in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  39. A book with the word “Salty”, “Sweet”, “Spicy”, or “Bitter” in the title (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  40. A book written by a celebrity (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  41. A book written by a woman of color (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  42. A book written by an author with an alliterative name (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  43. A book written by an Indigenous author (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  44. A book written by an LGBTQIA+ author (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  45. A book you have purposefully avoided reading
  46. A book you meant to read in 2019
  47. A collection of essays (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  48. A Michael L. Printz winner or honor book (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  49. A non-fiction and fiction book about the same topic (non-fiction book) (printable list, opens a new window)
  50. A non-fiction and fiction book about the same topic (fiction book) (printable list, opens a new window)
  51. A true crime or crime fiction novel (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  52. An historical fiction novel (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  53. An “own voices” book (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)
  54. Read a book in a format you don’t normally read 
  55. The first book in a series (printable list, opens a new window I catalog, opens a new window)

2019 Extreme Reader Categories

  1. A book suggested by another Extreme Reader
  2. A book with a female protagonist, opens a new window
  3. A Hugo Award winner or nominee, opens a new window
  4. A beach read, opens a new window
  5. A book set in the South, opens a new window
  6. A western, opens a new window
  7. A collection of short stories, opens a new window
  8. A book set somewhere you’ve never been, opens a new window
  9. A book you own but have never read
  10. A book with food in it, opens a new window
  11. A book with royalty in it, opens a new window
  12. A graphic novel, opens a new window
  13. A book with a birthday in it, opens a new window
  14. A love story, opens a new window
  15. A dystopian novel, opens a new window
  16. A book about books, opens a new window
  17. A sad book, opens a new window
  18. A book set in Washington, opens a new window
  19. A book inspired by another literary work, opens a new window
  20. A book with X, Y, or Z in the title, opens a new window
  21. A book from a library display
  22. A book with a lifestyle different from your own
  23. A book with a character you intensely dislike
  24. A nonfiction book, opens a new window
  25. A book with garden in the title, opens a new window
  26. A book with a red cover, opens a new window
  27. A book with a mental illness, opens a new window
  28. A book by a Washington author, opens a new window
  29. An autobiography, opens a new window
  30. A book with a season in the title, opens a new window
  31. A book with a floral cover, opens a new window
  32. A book published posthumously, opens a new window
  33. A book with a one-word title, opens a new window
  34. A book you choose based entirely on its cover, opens a new window
  35. An epistolary book, opens a new window
  36. A book you love … read it again!
  37. A wildcard book
  38. A book on the Great American Read list, opens a new window
  39. A retelling or reimagining of a story, opens a new window
  40. A paperback book
  41. A book with an animal in the title, opens a new window
  42. A book with a city in the title, opens a new window
  43. A mystery or thriller, opens a new window
  44. Listen to an audiobook, opens a new window
  45. A book published this year
  46. A book made into a movie or TV show, opens a new window
  47. A book with a witch in it, opens a new window
  48. A book with multiple narrators, opens a new window
  49. A book of poetry, opens a new window
  50. A book that is a modern classic, opens a new window
  51. An author’s first book, opens a new window
  52. A literary novel, opens a new window
  53. A popular book you never got around to reading
  54. A book written by two authors, opens a new window
  55. A book you never finished
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