Reading Challenges

Reading challenges can be a fun way to try different books and keep your reading lists interesting. Whether you are completing a book journal or just want to try something new, there is usually something for you!

These were some of the most recent book challenges that I completed.

  1. Rainbow Book Challenge
  2. Fairytale Retelling Challenges
  3. ABC Challenge
  4. Barnes & Noble Bingo Challenge 2022

Rainbow Book Challenge

The Rainbow Book Challenge lets you look for colorful covers. Your goal in this challenge is to read every color cover.

**There is a printable template below. Formatted for both 8.5×11 and A5 notebooks. **


Fairytale Retelling Challenges

If you grew up liking Disney, fairytales, or something different, these may be challenges for you. Over the last 5 years, I have been creating fairytale retelling challenges for my mom. Now, I am sharing it with you!


The one that started it all came from Pinterest. After this one, I began creating the lists myself!

January: Wendy Darling: Vol 1 by Colleen Oakes

February: Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

March: Hook by K.R. Thompson

April: Second Star by Alyssa Sheinmel

May: Never Never by Brianna Shrum

June: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

July: Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Berry

August: Peter and the Shadow Thieves (Peter and the Starcatchers) by Dave Barry

September: Peter and the Secret of Rundoon (Peter and the Starcatchers) by Dave Barry

October: Tiger Lily by: Jodi Lynn Anderson

November: Hook’s Revenge, Book 1 by Heidi Schulz

December: Pan: The Untold Stories of Neverland (Vol 1) by K.R. Thompson


January: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Cristo

February: Part of Your World by Liz Braswell

March: Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon

April: Poor Unfortunate Soul by Serena Valentino

May: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning

June: Silence by Demelza Carlton

July: Fathomless By Jackson Pearce

August: Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie

September: Don’t Speak by Kathy Regnery

October: Drown by Esther Dalseno

November: Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley

December: Brine and Bone by Kate Stradling


January: A Tale of Beauty and Beast by Melanie Cellier

February: Beauty and the Beast by K.M. Shea

March: Belle By Dokey Cameron

April: Beast – A Tale of Love and Revenge by Lisa Jensen

May: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

June: Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley

July: Entreat Me by Grace Draven

August: As Old as Time by Liz Braswell

September: Of Beast and Beauty Stacey Jay

October: Beast by Brie Spangler

November: Beauty by Robin McKinley

December: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly


January: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell

February: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

March: The Stolen Kingdom by Bethany Atazadeh

April: The Golden Lamp by Catherine Berry

May: Desert Nights by Elm Vince and Helena Rookwood

June: Desperate Measures by Katee Robert (for 18+ readers)

July: Wish by Demelza Carlton

August: Granting Wishes by Kaitlyn Davis

September: Of Wishes and Nightmares by Nicole Zoltack

October: A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

November: The Princess and the Lamp by A.G. Marshall

December: Aladdin and Arabian Nights


January: The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

February: Hood by Stephen Lawhead

March: Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead

April: Tuck by Stephen Lawhead

May: Knight of Shadows: A Guy of Gisburne Novel by Toby Venables

June: Hood by Jenny Elder Moke

July: Robin Hoods Dawn by Olivia Longueville and J. C. Plummer

August: Robin Hoods Widow Olivia Longueville and J. C. Plummer

September: Robin Hoods Return Olivia Longueville and J. C. Plummer

October: Hawksmaid by Kathryn Lasky

November: Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

December: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle


ABC Challenge

There are two ways that you can complete the ABC Challenge.

Option 1: By the title of the book.

Personally, I will exclude the words (The, A, An) from the title to make it more manageable, but you can leave them in for an extra challenge.

Option 2: By the Author’s first or last name.

**There is a printable template below. Formatted for both 8.5×11 and A5 notebooks.**


Barnes & Noble Bingo Challenge 2022

This bingo board came directly from Barnes & Noble social media. They created and designed it. I am just using it for my personal book journal.

Instagram: @barnesandnoble