Ultimate Book Nerd

Ultimate Book Nerd 2020

Are you a self-proclaimed book nerd?  Ready to put your nerdiness to the test? Read 25 books in six months to claim the title of Ultimate Book Nerd! This title comes with bragging rights and swag to let the world know you are the best of the book nerds.

From April 1 - September 30, read 25 books from the 25 categories listed below.  


  • Read 25 books
  • 1 book per category
  • Audiobooks, e-books, and graphic novels all count
  • For ages 18+

Challenge Categories:

  1. Childhood Favorite
  2. Published before 1900
  3. A book that you liked the cover
  4. Book to Movie/TV
  5. Written in a pseudonym
  6. Written by a person of color
  7. New book published in 2020
  8. Non-fiction graphic novel
  9. Written by a local author
  10. Published the year you were born
  11. Listen to an audiobook
  12. Coming of age, YA book
  13. Retelling of a classic or fairy tale
  14. Nominated but did not win a 2019 Goodreads Choice Award
  15. A book you’re embarrassed you haven’t read yet
  16. A book recommended by a librarian
  17. A translated book
  18. Written in letter format
  19. A book about an LGBTQ+ character
  20. A book you’re embarrassed to read
  21. Cozy mystery
  22. Military book – fiction or non-fiction
  23. A book set in a country you’ve never visited
  24. A book with five or more words in the title
  25. Poetry

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