50 Book Challenge

Welcome one and all!

What is 50 Book Challenge?

50 Book Challenge is a way to track and share the books you read throughout the year. Some people also choose to set personal goals to read more books, or more non-fiction, or more new books. The point is that it's up to you what you want to do.

Do I have to read 50 books? What if I read less/more/long books/etc? Can I include kids' books/comic books/picture books/etc?
Read as few or as many books as you want - 50 is just a suggestion.

Some people also track the number of pages they read, particularly if they're reading a lot of longer books this year. One way of finding a number of pages for the challenge is to multiply the number of (shorter) books you might have read by 300 (e.g. 50 x 300 = 15,000 pages).

You can include (or exclude) any types of books you want (including but not limited to rereads, graphic novels, comic books, audiobooks, and kids' books). Same goes for including reviews, ratings, or summaries, tagging your books, and using a progress meter (such as this or this) - do it if you want to, don't do it if you don't.

This sounds like fun! How do I start?
To begin, click "Post a new topic". Include your LibraryThing username in the subject, then put your first book(s) in the message. Or your to-read list. Or make it a simple hello post, if you like. When you want to update - when you finish a book, or monthly, or every three books, whatever - just make a new post in your topic.

Your Challenge year doesn't have to start January 1!
If you don't remember everything you've read since the beginning of the year, you can start your year when you join and keep track until this time next year.

(50 Book Challenge group originally created by Heina.)

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
BookDoc16: 20219 unread / 9BookDoc16, Today 4:44pm
jwrudn's 2021 Reading List7 unread / 7jwrudn, Today 2:00pm
Elle's 2021 "Lowering-the-Bar" Challenge10 unread / 10Ellesee, Yesterday 1:32pm
Lou-Ann's Joy of Reading in 202117 unread / 17Lou-Ann, Friday 5:33pm
Chiliihead's 2021 list6 unread / 6chiliihead, Friday 3:13pm
Stringcat3's 2021 50-Book Challenge19 unread / 19stringcat3, Friday 4:18am
Seitherin's 2021 Book Challenge28 unread / 28seitherin, Thursday 2:19pm
bookworm3091 2021 Book Challenge4 unread / 4bookworm3091, Thursday 5:51am
QuestingA's 50 in 202127 unread / 27QuestingA, Thursday 3:20am
rocketjk and the 2021 magical reading lamp48 unread / 48rocketjk, Wednesday 10:53am
TAir 20217 unread / 7TAir, Wednesday 6:33am
Madcow's 2021 60 BOOK CHALLENGE29 unread / 29Madcow299, Tuesday 2:38pm
lizaandpaul [paul]189 unread / 189lizaandpaul, Tuesday 7:21am
MELsBks for 20211 unread / 1melsbks, Monday 3:15pm
Yuki's reads in 20219 unread / 9Yuki-Onna, Monday 2:47pm
Lamplight's 2021 challenge (almost made it last year!)43 unread / 43lamplight, Sunday 12:32pm
Soelo's 40 books in 202114 unread / 14soelo, May 1
In 2021, Ilithyia is binge reading through life15 unread / 15Ilithyia, May 1
Arrianarose's 2021 Reading Adventure21 unread / 21arrianarose, April 30
clong's 50 book challenge for 202114 unread / 14clong, April 29
PlaidApple goes for 554 unread / 4rocketjk, April 28
50 Book Challenge - Disease / Medical History 202119 unread / 19asukamaxwell, April 27
Janiece’s 2021 50 Book Challenge5 unread / 5janoorani24, April 27
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 202118 unread / 18jlshall, April 27
Nommie's 2021 Reads2 unread / 2Nommie, April 25
Jean_Sexton and Her 2021 Books15 unread / 15Jean_Sexton, April 25
Captainsflat will be well, be well, all will be well in 202121 unread / 21captainsflat, April 25
glwebb's 2021 books9 unread / 9glwebb, April 24
CompSki's Books, Continued!50 unread / 50compskibook, April 23
Tropics' 2021 40 Book Challenge15 unread / 15tropics, April 20
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 202134 unread / 34Ameise1, April 20
Corinne's 2021 60 Book Challenge17 unread / 17Corinne, April 8
PaperbackPirate reads 45 in 2021!10 unread / 10PaperbackPirate, April 3
SF_fan mae's 2021 50 Book Challenge5 unread / 5SF_fan_mae, April 1
misscleasia: 50-Book Challenge 20217 unread / 7misscleasia, March 23
kgramer 2021 challenge3 unread / 3kgramer, March 12
Seidchen's 2021 Challenge2 unread / 2seidchen, February 24
2021 is gonna be my year!!!4 unread / 4readinggeek, February 16
Genealogy_Nana's 2021 Book Challenge3 unread / 3rocketjk, February 11
utbw42's 50 for 20214 unread / 4utbw42, February 1
Jean_Sexton and Her 2020 Books64 unread / 64Jean_Sexton, January 31
Tropic's 2021 40 Book Challenge1 unread / 1tropics, January 13
PaperbackPirate reads 44 in 2020!24 unread / 24PaperbackPirate, January 12
kelsey.5821 - 50 book challenge:)7 unread / 7kelsey.5821, January 7
arrianarose's 50 Book Challenge 202043 unread / 43arrianarose, January 5
PlaidApple's 2020 50+ decade opener9 unread / 9PlaidApple, January 5
SF_fan_mae's 2020 50 Book Challenge16 unread / 16SF_fan_mae, January 4
DrApple's 2021 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1DrApple, January 4
karyberg 50 books in 20211 unread / 1karyberg, January 3
Rabbitknitter’s 50 in 20215 unread / 5Rabbitknitter, January 3
rocketjk's 50(+) in '20178 unread / 178rocketjk, January 3
Ilithyia gives up adulting to read her way through 202063 unread / 63Ilithyia, January 3
Tropics' 2020 50 Book Challenge52 unread / 52tropics, January 1
Belgrade18 50 Book Challenge for 202031 unread / 31belgrade18, January 1
Soelo's 2020 50 books19 unread / 19soelo, January 1
edgewood's 50 Book Challenge for 20208 unread / 8edgewood, December 2020
50+ Book Challenge : Seitherin's 2020 Book Challenge80 unread / 80seitherin, December 2020
QuestingA's 50 in 202078 unread / 78QuestingA, December 2020
utbw42's 50 for 202026 unread / 26johnsimpson, December 2020
50 Book Challenge - Biographies 202031 unread / 31asukamaxwell, December 2020
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 202050 unread / 50jlshall, December 2020
readinggeek has high hopes for 2020!!!27 unread / 27readinggeek, December 2020
Stringcat3's 2020 50-Book Challenge63 unread / 63stringcat3, December 2020
2020: Captainsflat thrives like a weed27 unread / 27captainsflat, December 2020
clong's 50 book challenge for 202045 unread / 45clong, December 2020
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2021!1 unread / 1rachelle-a-tron, December 2020
si: Reads in 202039 unread / 39si, December 2020
Corinne's 2020 60 Book Challenge46 unread / 46Corinne, December 2020
notmyrealname's 50 books in 202012 unread / 12notmyrealname, December 2020
2020 Reading List for Lamplight49 unread / 49lamplight, December 2020
BookDoc16: 50 for 202019 unread / 19BookDoc16, December 2020
Kanarthi continues to read authors of color30 unread / 30rocketjk, December 2020
Madcow's 2020 60 BOOK CHALLENGE. Definitely getting 60 this year.83 unread / 83Madcow299, December 2020
Sammy's 50 book challenge 202067 unread / 67Yuki_Onna, December 2020
frahealee 2020 50bks or 15,000pgs73 unread / 73frahealee, December 2020
TAir 202016 unread / 16TAir, December 2020
Reading 50 in 2020 -- Lou-Ann's challenge10 unread / 10Lou-Ann, December 2020
chiliihead's 2020 list11 unread / 11chiliihead, December 2020
kgramer 2020 challenge14 unread / 14kgramer, December 2020
glwebb's 2020 books11 unread / 11glwebb, November 2020
jwrudn's 2020 challenge9 unread / 9jwrudn, November 2020
All 50 states2 unread / 2chas69, October 2020
Biodancer1976 50 reading challenge9 unread / 9Biodancer1976, October 2020
People of All Colors books2 unread / 2rocketjk, October 2020
Books I read in 2020, for now ...3 unread / 3Sisif, August 2020
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 202067 unread / 67Ameise1, August 2020
BuffyCharpentier 100 Book Challenge2 unread / 2BuffyCharpentier, July 2020
Hatsepshut gives 50 another go23 unread / 23Hatsepshut, July 2020
Returning to Reading: 25 Books This Year11 unread / 11TheoChick, July 2020
Leona's 50 book challenge in 20192 unread / 2mnleona, June 2020
Aya.Herron's 50 Book Challenge for 2020!5 unread / 5aya.herron, May 2020
shrram's 2020 50 book challenge5 unread / 5mahsdad, April 2020
originalslicey reads Diverse Books in 2020.6 unread / 6originalslicey, February 2020
Bowerbirds-Library (well, one half) catalogues 20207 unread / 7Bowerbirds-Library, February 2020
Jean_Sexton and Her 2019 Books66 unread / 66Jean_Sexton, February 2020
Jay_Braggart 50 books for 2020.......hopefully8 unread / 8jay_braggart, February 2020
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 2019113 unread / 113Ameise1, January 2020
50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1DrApple, January 2020
2020 50 by aquascum4 unread / 4aquascum, January 2020
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2020!3 unread / 3rachelle-a-tron, January 2020
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