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 
Seitherin's 2022 Book Challenge42 unread / 42seitherin, Yesterday 10:00pm
Lamplight's 2022 goals: 50 and beyond!46 unread / 46lamplight, Monday 7:30pm
QuestingA's 50 in 202236 unread / 36QuestingA, Monday 6:11pm
Tropics' 2022 50 Book Challenge14 unread / 14tropics, Monday 5:33pm
50 Books For My 50th Year - 20222 unread / 2readinggeek, Monday 2:19pm
utbw42's 50 for 20225 unread / 5utbw42, Monday 9:33am
Stringcat3's 2022 50-Book Challenge17 unread / 17stringcat3, Monday 2:39am
CompSki's Books, Continued!85 unread / 85compskibook, Sunday 9:40pm
L-Anne's Happiness in Books 20229 unread / 9L-Anne, Sunday 5:28pm
clong's 50 book challenge for 202211 unread / 11clong, Sunday 11:43am
50 Book Challenge 2022 - Witchcraft History23 unread / 23asukamaxwell, Saturday 9:25pm
2022 - New year, new try ❤11 unread / 11Yuki-Onna, Saturday 12:04pm
lizaandpaul [paul]224 unread / 224MiaSpyer, Wednesday 8:42am
Rocketjk's 50-Book Feet Up, Read Up in 2236 unread / 36rocketjk, May 17
Ted's Reading Challenge for 202213 unread / 13ted74ca, May 15
glwebb's 2022 books6 unread / 6glwebb, May 15
Corinne's 2022 Reading Challenge11 unread / 11Corinne, May 15
2022, Ilithyia’s 16th year of 50 Book Challenges!17 unread / 17Ilithyia, May 14
Arrianarose's 2022 Books, books and more books challenge12 unread / 12arrianarose, May 4
bookworm3091 2022 Reading Goal5 unread / 5bookworm3091, May 3
Chiliihead's 2022 list8 unread / 8chiliihead, May 2
Madcow’s 2022 50+ Book Challenge!24 unread / 24Madcow299, May 1
Jean_Sexton and Her 2022 Books26 unread / 26Jean_Sexton, April 30
SF_fan_mae's 2022 50 Book Challenge6 unread / 6SF_fan_mae, April 29
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 202216 unread / 16jlshall, April 24
2022.....The Year of You!15 unread / 15chrirob, April 24
PaperbackPirate reads 46 in 2022!6 unread / 6PaperbackPirate, April 15
BookDoc16: In for 20223 unread / 3BookDoc16, April 10
Kgramer 2022 challenge4 unread / 4kgramer, April 7
PaperbackPirate reads 45 in 2021!17 unread / 17PaperbackPirate, April 5
Jan's 2022 50 Book Challenge11 unread / 11lamplight, March 30
read247 50 for 20222 unread / 2read247, March 26
Jean_Sexton and Her 2021 Books52 unread / 52Jean_Sexton, March 20
Mookie86 2022 50+ Book Challenge2 unread / 2mookie86, March 8
TAir 20221 unread / 1TAir, March 8
petricor's first fifty books in one year challenge21 unread / 21petricor, February 21
MBMG 50 books or thereabouts reading challenge 202210 unread / 10MBMG, February 16
50 Book Challenge - Disease / Medical History 202143 unread / 43asukamaxwell, February 4
Rachelle-a-trons 50 Book Challenge - 2022!1 unread / 1rachelle-a-tron, January 31
Book1 unread / 1Bajida, January 18
Seidchen’s 2022 Books1 unread / 1seidchen, January 14
Stringcat3's 2021 50-Book Challenge37 unread / 37stringcat3, January 8
Quaisior's 50 for 20221 unread / 1Quaisior, January 7
DrApple's 2022 Challenge1 unread / 1DrApple, January 6
Lou-Ann's Joy of Reading in 202130 unread / 30L-Anne, January 5
BookDoc16: 202116 unread / 16BookDoc16, January 3
rocketjk and the 2021 magical reading lamp114 unread / 114rocketjk, January 3
Arrianarose's 2021 Reading Adventure41 unread / 41arrianarose, January 2
jlshall's 50 Book Challenge for 202155 unread / 55jlshall, January 2
Janiece’s 2021 50 Book Challenge13 unread / 13janoorani24, January 2
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 20225 unread / 5Ameise1, January 2
Happy Reading to Everyone in 20222 unread / 2lamplight, January 2
Yuki's reads in 202121 unread / 21Yuki-Onna, January 1
Lamplight's 2021 challenge (almost made it last year!)52 unread / 52lamplight, December 2021
Soelo's 40 books in 202146 unread / 46soelo, December 2021
jwrudn's 2021 Reading List8 unread / 8jwrudn, December 2021
Seitherin's 2021 Book Challenge72 unread / 72seitherin, December 2021
Corinne's 2021 60 Book Challenge44 unread / 44Corinne, December 2021
Madcow's 2021 60 BOOK CHALLENGE58 unread / 58Madcow299, December 2021
SF_fan mae's 2021 50 Book Challenge14 unread / 14SF_fan_mae, December 2021
notmyrealname's 50 book challenge in 20217 unread / 7notmyrealname, December 2021
QuestingA's 50 in 202182 unread / 82QuestingA, December 2021
Tropics' 2021 40 Book Challenge43 unread / 43tropics, December 2021
clong's 50 book challenge for 202136 unread / 36clong, December 2021
kgramer 2021 challenge11 unread / 11kgramer, December 2021
In 2021, Ilithyia is binge reading through life48 unread / 48Ilithyia, December 2021
TAir 202115 unread / 15TAir, December 2021
Captainsflat will be well, be well, all will be well in 202151 unread / 51captainsflat, December 2021
bookworm3091 2021 Book Challenge11 unread / 11bookworm3091, December 2021
glwebb's 2021 books21 unread / 21glwebb, December 2021
¬ Deaflower's All Sort's Of Books 2022 Challenge ¬5 unread / 5deaflower, December 2021
Reading Challenge 2022 - Witchcraft History1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, December 2021
Elle's 2021 "Lowering-the-Bar" Challenge29 unread / 29Ellesee, November 2021
utbw42's 50 for 202127 unread / 27utbw42, November 2021
Chiliihead's 2021 list13 unread / 13chiliihead, November 2021
2024 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, November 2021
Ameise1 (Barbara)'s 50+ in 202143 unread / 43Ameise1, November 2021
daddyofattyo's 50 for 20211 unread / 1daddyofattyo, October 2021
Jade 50 20211 unread / 1JadeReads, October 2021
2023 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, October 2021
misscleasia: 50-Book Challenge 202132 unread / 32misscleasia, October 2021
Jacpam2 unread / 2jacpam, September 2021
2022 50 Book Challenge - Medieval History1 unread / 1asukamaxwell, July 2021
2021 is gonna be my year!!!8 unread / 8readinggeek, June 2021
MELsBks for 20211 unread / 1melsbks, May 2021
PlaidApple goes for 554 unread / 4rocketjk, April 2021
Nommie's 2021 Reads2 unread / 2Nommie, April 2021
Seidchen's 2021 Challenge2 unread / 2seidchen, February 2021
Genealogy_Nana's 2021 Book Challenge3 unread / 3rocketjk, February 2021
Jean_Sexton and Her 2020 Books64 unread / 64Jean_Sexton, January 2021
Tropic's 2021 40 Book Challenge1 unread / 1tropics, January 2021
PaperbackPirate reads 44 in 2020!24 unread / 24PaperbackPirate, January 2021
kelsey.5821 - 50 book challenge:)7 unread / 7kelsey.5821, January 2021
arrianarose's 50 Book Challenge 202043 unread / 43arrianarose, January 2021
PlaidApple's 2020 50+ decade opener9 unread / 9PlaidApple, January 2021
SF_fan_mae's 2020 50 Book Challenge16 unread / 16SF_fan_mae, January 2021
DrApple's 2021 50 Book Challenge1 unread / 1DrApple, January 2021
karyberg 50 books in 20211 unread / 1karyberg, January 2021
Rabbitknitter’s 50 in 20215 unread / 5Rabbitknitter, January 2021
rocketjk's 50(+) in '20178 unread / 178rocketjk, January 2021
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