2017 Reading Challenge

This year is coming to a close, which means it’s time to look ahead at 2017! Many of us set goals for the new year, and, just like last year, we’re challenging ourselves and everyone who would like to join to not only read, but to try different kinds of books. There are no hard, fast rules to the challenge. If a book fits multiple categories and you want to check them all off, that’s fine. If you want to read one book for each challenge item, you can do it that way.

Throughout the year, we’ll be posting some recommended reads for each challenge prompt. We’d love to hear your recommendations too. The list is posted below and you can download a PDF Version with spaces to fill in your book choices. Be sure to check in here or on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Litsy (Username: BetterWorldBooks) to let us know what you’re reading!

From now until January 31, 2017, you can get 10% off two or more books* with the coupon code: CHALLENGE so you can stock up on books that fit the challenge. Happy reading!

2017 Reading Challenge

* Sale IS valid on all used books that ship from Better World Books. Offer is NOT valid on new books or books that ship from other sellers. Discount code “CHALLENGE” is required. Offer doesn’t combine with other promotions. Sale ends Friday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59:00 PM EST. If you’re not sure if a book is on sale, you can look for the seller name for each book when you view your cart. The seller name must be “Better World Books” for the discount to apply.



  1. You’ll want to change the year to 2017 in your *endnote at the end of this promotion. Great reading challenge!

  2. Yes, I’ll take the 2017 Reading Challenge!
    Jan Hecht

  3. I was wondering if there was a reading challenge for kids. My nine year old was highly interested in this challenge. I have decided to modify the list secifically the “romance that takes place during travel” part.

  4. Pauline Robillard says:

    I love books mostly cozy mysteries

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  6. Teresa Sotelo says:

    Yes I want to be challenged

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  15. Hi! Is there going to be a 2018 reading challenge? Oh, please, please, please say yes! I really enjoyed the 2017 challenge and am looking forward to doing another one with this great community of readers.

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