2024 Reading Challenges

2024 Reading Callenges


Nine 2024 Reading Challenges have been created to encourage reading a variety of books, to support causes, and diversity, and to support authors from all over the US and the world.

Readers have power and books can inspire change. By reading books by diverse authors, with diverse characters, books about topics such as equal rights, civil rights, and women's rights, books about the environment, and books from cultures and countries other than our own, we educate ourselves, we expose ourselves to truths and cultures different from our own, we adapt an accepting mindset, and we become a part of the change. 

It is so easy to get stuck on reading the books everyone else reads, the books with the biggest marketing budgets, the books backed by publicists, the books in the big box stores, the books that are visible, and the books on the bestseller lists. 

Read indie and traditionally published books, fiction and non-fiction, US and international books, recently published books, and books that have been around for a while. 

Let's support authors and causes through our reading lists, let's read outside the "box" once in a while. We can still read the books with the big budgets, the romances, and the New York Times bestsellers, but on occasion we can pick up a book by an author who does all of the book marketing, or one who was published years ago, or one who was published by a small publisher with a limited marketing and publicity budget. 

If you enjoyed the book, tag the author's social media accounts and make their day. The author might even like your post, leave a comment, and/or share it on his or her social media. 

Then support the author by leaving reviews on Amazon, Apple, Goodreads, and other places where you can buy their books.

Which reading challenge will you choose? 


The 2024 Reading Challenges

  • πŸ“— The Women's Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The BIPOC Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The 50 States Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The Indie Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The World Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The Environment Reading Challenge
  • πŸ“— The LGBTQIA+ Reading Challenge. 
  • πŸ“— The Florida Reading Challenge 
  • πŸ“— The Southern Reading Challenge 

The goal for all of these reading challenges is to diversify our TBRs. There should be a 2024 reading challenge for almost anyone. 

Some of the reading challenges have levels you can choose to fit your own reading goals such as choose 5, 10, or 20 books in a challenge, while others such as the 50 States Challenge clearly has 50 books. This was done because not everyone read 100 books in a year. 

Many of the reading challenges overlap, so you can read a book from an indie author with BIPOC characters from Florida about women's rights and all of a sudden, you'll have checked 4 boxes by reading 1 book. 

Throughout the year update your readers on your reading challenge progress. When you have completed a challenge, share it with your readers and with the Authors and Book Lovers United page on Instagram or the group on Facebook. If you forward or tag Authors and Book Lovers United on Instagram, I will make sure to share it as well. 


2024 Women Reading Challenge.

The Women Reading Challenge

πŸ“– Join the 2024 Women Reading Challenge. 

 ♀️ Let's support women authors. 

Women's rights are constantly under attack, and even though we as women have come far, we are still living in an unequal world. 

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by women authors about women's issues and women's rights.

♀️ πŸ“– The 2024 Women Reading Challenge: Read 10 books by a woman author about women's issues or women's rights 

Include the hashtags below in your posts and reviews on social media:

#WomenReadingChallenge #IReadBooksAboutWomen #2024WomenReadingChallenge 


Don't know of any books about women's rights and women's issues? 

My Instagram feed is full of books written by women about women and women's rights. You can also search online or ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. 

Women's fiction and non-fiction hashtags to use and search for include:


As the year progresses, you can also click through the Women Reading Challenge hashtags to see what women's rights and books about women's issues other readers read. 


 πŸŒŸ Give us your women's rights and women's issues book recommendations in the comments below. 



2024 BIPOC Reading Challenge

The BIPOC Reading Challenge 

Join the 2024 BIPOC Reading Challenge. 

❤️ Let's support diverse authors and authors who write books with diverse characters. 

BIPOC = Black, Indigenous, & People of Color 

The world has been dominated by white authors & white characters. It's time to let diversity inspire our reading lists. 

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by diverse authors, books with diverse characters, books about equal rights, racism, and inequality. 

πŸ“– The 2024 BIPOC Reading Challenge: Read 5, 10, or 20 books written by diverse authors, books with diverse characters, & books about equal rights, racism, & inequality. 

Include the hashtags below in your social media posts/reviews: 

#BIPOCReadingChallenge #IReadBIPOCBooks #2024BIPOCReadingChallenge #BIPOCbooks 

Where to find BIPOC books and authors?

Don't know any BIPOC books or BIPOC authors? My Instagram feed has many recommendations for BIPOC books, but you can look for #BIPOC hashtags, or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. As the year progresses, you can also click through the BIPOC Reading Challenge hashtags to see what books others read. 

You can also look for these hashtags on social media:

🌟 Give us your BIPOC book recommendations in the comments.

 

2024 50 States Reading Challenge.

The 50 States Reading Challenge 

Join the 2024 50 States Reading Challenge. 

 ❤️πŸ“š Let's support authors from all states. 

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by authors from all 50 states.


πŸ“š The 2024 50 States Reading Challenge: Read a book by an author from each of the 50 states.


Include the hashtags below in your posts/reviews: 

#50StatesReadingChallenge #IReadBooksFromAll50States #202450StatesReadingChallenge

You can also use a hashtag for the state you read from. Example #Floridabooks 


Don't know authors from each state? 

Do an Internet search or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. As the year progresses, you can also click through the 50 States Reading Challenge hashtags to see what books other readers read.  

🌟 In the comments, tell us what book from your state that you recommend.


2024 Indie Author Reading Challenge

The Indie Reading Challenge 

πŸ“š Join the 2024 Indie Reading Challenge. 

πŸ“– ❤️ Let's support indie authors. 

πŸ“š The 2024 Indie Reading Challenge: Read 5, 10, or 20 books by Indie authors

Include the hashtags below in your posts/reviews: 

#IndieAuthorReadingChallenge #IReadBooksByIndieAuthors #2024IndieReadingChallenge 


Don't know of any indie books or indie authors? 

Bookstagram, Facebook, and BookTok is full of indie book recommendations. Look for hashtags such as:

#indiebooks

#indieauthors 

You can also do an Internet search or ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. As the year progresses, you can click through the Indie Author Reading Challenge hashtags to see what books other readers read. 

🌟 Give us your indie author book recommendations in the comments. (And yes, you can recommend your own)



2024 World Reading Challenge

The World Reading Challenge 

πŸŒŽπŸ“– Join the 2024 World Reading Challenge. 

❤️πŸ“š Let's support authors worldwide. 

As readers, we learn through reading, and we're exposed through other cultures and countries through the books we read. 

πŸ“š The 2024 World Reading Challenge: Read 10 books by authors from 10 countries other than your own.

Include the hashtags below in your social media posts and reviews: 

#Worldreadingchallenge #IReadWorldBooks #IReadInternationalBooks #2024WorldReadingChallenge 

 You can also use a hashtag for the country the book you read is from. #USbooks or #Australianbooks


Don't know of any books by authors from other countries than your own? 

Bookstagram is full of book recommendations from all over the world, so look for hashtags, but you can also search online or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. Check out Hoopla from your local library, or check out Apple, Amazon, or Goodreads. 

As the year progresses, you can click through the World Reading Challenge hashtags to see what books by international authors other readers read. 

🌟 What's your favorite book from your country, or do you have any book recommendations from countries other than your own.




2024 Environment Reading challenge

The Environment Reading Challenge

🌳 πŸ“– Join the 2024 Environment Reading challenge. 

❤️πŸŒΏπŸ“š Let's support authors who write about the environment, sustainability, nature, & eco-friendly living. The environment is under constant stress from our way of living, and it is up to each individual person to educate themselves and make lifestyle changes before it's too late. 

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written about the environment, sustainability, & eco-friendly living. 

πŸŒ³πŸŒŽπŸ“š The 2024 Environment Reading Challenge: Read 5 books about the environment, nature, sustainability, & eco-friendly living.

Include the hashtags below in your posts/reviews: 

#EnvironmentReadingChallenge #IReadBooksAboutTheEnvironment #2024EnvironmentReadingChallenge 

You can also use the hashtags: #sustainabilitybooks #ecobooks 

Don't know of any books about Nature, the environment, eco-friendly living & sustainability? You can do an Internet search, look for hashtags, or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. 

As the year progresses, you can also click through the Environment Reading Challenge hashtags to see what environment, nature, sustainability, & eco-friendly living books other readers are reading. 

♻️ Give us your environment, nature, sustainability, & eco-friendly living book recommendations in the comments.


2024 LGBTQ Reading Challenge

The LGBTQIA+ Reading Challenge

🏳️‍🌈 πŸ“– Join the 2024 LGBTQIA+ Reading Challenge. 

🌈 Let's support LGBTQIA+ authors & authors who write books with LGBTQIA+ characters. 

It's time to let diversity inspire our reading lists. Readers have power, and books can inspire change. In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by LGBTQIA+ authors, books with LGBTQIA+ characters, and books about equal rights & inequality. 


πŸ“– The 2024 LGBTQIA+ Reading Challenge: Read 5, 10, or 20 books written by LGBTQIA+ authors, books with LGBTQIA+ characters, & books about equal rights & and inequality. 

Include the hashtags below in your social media posts and reviews: 

#LGBTQIAReadingChallenge #IReadLGBTQIABooks #2024LGBTQIAReadingChallenge 

You also use #LGBTQIAally & #LGBTQally 

Don't know any LGBTQIA+ books or LGBTQIA+ authors? Look for #lgbtqbooks, #lgbtqiabooks, #lgbtqiaauthors #lgbtqauthor hashtags, or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. 

As the year progresses, you can also click through the LGBTQIA+ Reading Challenge hashtags to see what books others read. πŸ“š


🌟 Give us your LGBTQIA+ book recommendations in the comments.


2024 Florida reading challenge

The Florida Reading Challenge 

🌴 πŸ“– Join the 2024 Florida reading challenge. 

❤️πŸŒžπŸ“š Let's support Florida authors.

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by Florida authors, both indie and traditionally published books, and both recently published books and books that have been around for a while. 


🌴 πŸ“š The 2024 Florida Reading Challenge: Read 5 or 10 books by Florida authors.


Include the hashtags below in your social media posts and reviews: 

#Floridareadingchallenge #IReadFloridabooks #Floridabooks10in2024 or #Floridabooks5in2024 

If you tag Florida Authors and Book Lovers on Instagram and Facebook, I will make sure to share your posts and reviews.

Where can you find Florida books and authors? Check out the Florida Authors & Book Lovers website and the Instagram feed. Ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations, or search for Florida Book Awards. As the year progresses, you can also click through the Florida Reading Challenge hashtag to see what Florida books other readers read. 


🌟 Give us your Florida book recommendations in the comments.



2024 Southern Reading Challenge

The Southern Reading Challenge 

🌺 πŸ“– Join the 2024 Southern Reading Challenge. 

πŸŒžπŸ“š❤️ Let's support Southern authors. 

In 2024, I challenge you to seek out books written by Southern authors, both indie and traditionally published books, fiction and non-fiction, and both recently published books and books that have been around for a while. 

πŸ“š❤️ The 2024 Southern Reading Challenge: Read a book by an author from each Southern state 

Include the hashtags below in your social media posts and reviews: 

#SouthernReadingChallenge #IReadSouthernBooks #2024SouthernReadingChallenge 

You can also use a hashtag for the state you read from: #georgiaauthors #southcarolinaauthors #floridaauthors #northcarolinaauthors #virginiaauthors #westvirginiaauthors #alabamaauthors #tennesseeauthors #louisianaauthors #kentuckyauthors #mississippiauthors #arkansasauthors 

If you tag Southern Authors and Book Lovers on Instagram in your reviews & posts or send it to me, I'll make sure to share them. 

Don't know of any books by Southern authors? There will be posts with book recommendations in the Southern Authors and Book Lovers feed. Do an Internet search or go ask your local bookstore or library for recommendations. As the year progresses, you can also click through the Southern Reading Challenge hashtags to see what Southern books other readers read, or click on one of the state hashtags. 

🌟 Give us your Southern book recommendations in the comments.



So many of our rights, including the right to read, are under attack, by posting reviews and encouraging others to read a book, you help amplify the voices of authors, and you reward them for the books they spent years writing. So, if you enjoyed a book, review the on your own social media channels and post reviews to Goodreads, Amazon, and wherever, the books are sold. 

Please help me spread the word about these reading challenges. You can share directly from my social media accounts or the Authors and Book Lovers United Instagram account. 



You can find more info about the reading challenges at the Authors and Book Lovers United Instagram page. 

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