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 
clong's 50 book challenge for 202423 unread / 23clong, Today 12:43pm
Corinne's 2024 Reading Challenge18 unread / 18Corinne, Today 11:00am
rocketjk's 2024 50-book rambles28 unread / 28laytonwoman3rd, Yesterday 8:26pm
Less Reels, More Books for Ilithyia in 2024!45 unread / 45Ilithyia, Yesterday 9:32am
Ted-another (vain?) attempt to read 50 books in 202414 unread / 14ted74ca, Thursday 4:55pm
BookDoc16: Still Here in 202413 unread / 13BookDoc16, Tuesday 2:40pm
lavaturtle's 50 books in 202425 unread / 25lavaturtle, Monday 9:01pm
CompSki's Books, Continued!139 unread / 139compskibook, Monday 6:42pm
Mid-year checkpoint talk, first timer4 unread / 4jd3stacks, Monday 5:51pm
Tropics' 2024 Reading Challenge21 unread / 21tropics, Sunday 3:44pm
my reads in 202445 unread / 45Yuki-Onna, Sunday 2:53pm
2024 will be my year!!!20 unread / 20readinggeek, Sunday 12:00pm
Stringcat3 50-Book Challenge 202413 unread / 13stringcat3, Saturday 4:14am
Bumblesby 202424 unread / 24bumblesby, July 4
SF_fan_mae's 2024 50 Book Challenge9 unread / 9SF_fan_mae, July 2
Seidchen’s 2024 Books21 unread / 21seidchen, June 29
lizaandpaul [paul]318 unread / 318lizaandpaul, June 26
kgramer 2024 challenge6 unread / 6kgramer, June 24
Janoorani 50 Book Challenge 202431 unread / 31janoorani24, June 15
2024 50 Book Challenge21 unread / 21asukamaxwell, June 14
Chiliihead's 2024 list5 unread / 5chiliihead, June 10
Treebeard_404's 2024 50+ list22 unread / 22Treebeard_404, June 4
utbw42's 50 for 202414 unread / 14utbw42, June 3
50 more in 2024!9 unread / 9chrirob, June 3
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 202449 unread / 49Ameise1, June 1
2026 50 Book Challenge - Historical Fiction1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, May 3
Joy's (jlshall) 2024 Challenge15 unread / 15jlshall, May 2
PaperbackPirate reads 48 in 2024!6 unread / 6PaperbackPirate, April 26
50 Book Challenge - French History1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, April 6
Lamplight goes for 50plus in 20246 unread / 6lamplight, April 4
50 Book Challenge 2022 - Witchcraft History47 unread / 47asukamaxwell, April 3
2023 50 Book Challenge32 unread / 32asukamaxwell, April 2
2024 Love of Reading (L-Anne)7 unread / 7L-Anne, April 1
Quickmind's 50 book challenge 2024. Its going to be my year to accomplish this!2 unread / 2quickmind, March 23
Jean_Sexton and Her 2023 Books20 unread / 20Jean_Sexton, March 17
ABVR in 202417 unread / 17ABVR, March 15
TAir 20242 unread / 2TAir, March 13
Kibosa 50 book challenge 20245 unread / 5kibosa, March 3
Quaisior's 50 for 20242 unread / 2Quaisior, March 3
TAir 20237 unread / 7TAir, February 23
2026 Book Challenge - Horror1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, February 8
Alexandra319 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1alexandra319, January 23
PaperbackPirate reads 47 in 2023!12 unread / 12PaperbackPirate, January 15
MizzLette 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1TwilightBlue, January 13
edgewood's 50 Book Challenge for 20241 unread / 1edgewood, January 10
Corinne's 2023 Reading Challenge25 unread / 25Corinne, January 5
202393 unread / 93Yuki-Onna, January 4
Arrianarose's 2023 Reading Challenge22 unread / 22arrianarose, January 3
2023 is going to be my year!!!35 unread / 35readinggeek, January 1
Ilithyia’s 2023 Book Crawl63 unread / 63Ilithyia, December 2023
SF_fan_mae's 2023 50 Book Challenge15 unread / 15SF_fan_mae, December 2023
rocketjk's 50-Book need to read - 202369 unread / 69rocketjk, December 2023
Tropics' 2023 Book Challenge43 unread / 43tropics, December 2023
Bumblesby 202347 unread / 47bumblesby, December 2023
Ted-want to actually read 50+ books in 2023!32 unread / 32ted74ca, December 2023
BookDoc16: Back Again for 202316 unread / 16BookDoc16, December 2023
utbw42's 50 for 202334 unread / 34utbw42, December 2023
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2024!1 unread / 1rachelle-a-tron, December 2023
femalewarbride's 50 book challenge 20241 unread / 1femalewarbride, December 2023
clong's challenge for 202337 unread / 37clong, December 2023
si: 50 Books in 202340 unread / 40si, December 2023
Stringcat3 50-Book Challenge 202330 unread / 30stringcat3, December 2023
Dianelouise100 accepts the Challenge13 unread / 13dianelouise100, December 2023
kgramer 2023 Challenge11 unread / 11kgramer, December 2023
beehappy's 2023 Challenge11 unread / 11beehappy, November 2023
Lamplight in 202334 unread / 34lamplight, November 2023
Quaisior's 50 for 20231 unread / 1Quaisior, November 2023
2023 - Fifty Books for Me!26 unread / 26chrirob, November 2023
TAir 20228 unread / 8TAir, November 2023
Chiliihead's 2023 list10 unread / 10chiliihead, November 2023
Jean_Sexton and Her 2022 Books59 unread / 59Jean_Sexton, September 2023
Handshakes' 2023 Challenge--Anybody there?10 unread / 10handshakes, September 2023
Fifty mas libros for me!2 unread / 2rocketjk, August 2023
Seitherin's 2023 Book Challenge47 unread / 47seitherin, July 2023
alsleep is ready to read more1 unread / 1alsleep, July 2023
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 202348 unread / 48Ameise1, July 2023
2026 50 Book Challenge - Vikings1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, June 2023
50 Book Challenge - Disease / Medical History 202145 unread / 45asukamaxwell, April 2023
NHMountainMan's 2023 50-book challenge.1 unread / 1NHMountainMan, February 2023
LBRADF LOIS 20231 unread / 1lbradf, January 2023
2022 - New year, new try ❤44 unread / 44Yuki-Onna, January 2023
PaperbackPirate reads 46 in 2022!14 unread / 14PaperbackPirate, January 2023
Going for It!1 unread / 1gdietz, January 2023
Seidchen’s 2023 Books1 unread / 1seidchen, January 2023
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2023!1 unread / 1rachelle-a-tron, January 2023
Rocketjk's 50-Book Feet Up, Read Up in 2293 unread / 93fuzzi, January 2023
BookDoc16: In for 202210 unread / 10BookDoc16, January 2023
Arrianarose's 2022 Books, books and more books challenge23 unread / 23arrianarose, January 2023
50 Books For My 50th Year - 20226 unread / 6readinggeek, January 2023
Ted's Reading Challenge for 202230 unread / 30ted74ca, January 2023
Seitherin's 2022 Book Challenge89 unread / 89seitherin, January 2023
Lamplight's 2022 goals: 50 and beyond!74 unread / 74lamplight, December 2022
SF_fan_mae's 2022 50 Book Challenge14 unread / 14SF_fan_mae, December 2022
2022, Ilithyia’s 16th year of 50 Book Challenges!59 unread / 59Ilithyia, December 2022
Corinne's 2022 Reading Challenge24 unread / 24Corinne, December 2022
QuestingA's 50 in 2022 revisited29 unread / 29QuestingA, December 2022
Tropics' 2022 50 Book Challenge39 unread / 39tropics, December 2022
clong's 50 book challenge for 202230 unread / 30clong, December 2022
Stringcat3's 2022 50-Book Challenge32 unread / 32stringcat3, December 2022
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 202245 unread / 45jlshall, December 2022
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