Join the 2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!



The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the year.


Join in:

The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2020. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2020

Create a blog post committing to your participation in this challenge.

* If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing, post via Instagram, or Twitter. Just add your name and a link to your shelf/account in the sign-up.



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Select, read and review a book from the categories listed below during the year for a total of up to 12 books. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.

Choose a goal:

Nonfiction Nipper : Read 3 books, from any category

Nonfiction Nibbler : Read 6 books, from any category

Nonfiction Know-It-All : Read 12 books, one for each category

* You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish. Use your best good faith judgement as to whether a book fits the category or not.

* Where a book is identified by more than one category, it may only count for one, not both.

* You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just complete the challenge by December 31st 2020


1. Memoir

2. Disaster Event

3. Social Science

4. Related to an Occupation

5. History

6. Feminism

7. Psychology

8. Medical Issue

9. Nature

10. True Crime

11. Science

12. Published in 2020

Click here and bookmark the challenge page for further reference!

Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, make sure you identify it by adding either a direct statement and/or the challenge image badge to the post. Use the hashtag #2020ReadNonFic and/or tweet @bookdout

Share your review with other challenge participants by posting your name/blog name and title of the book with a direct link to your review in the monthly Linky, which will be posted on the first Saturday of every month. Please take the time to visit a few links and leave a comment after adding yours!

Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions, I hope you will play along!


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80 thoughts on “Join the 2020 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

  1. I am interested, just not sure if I’ll get through 6 nonfiction books, which is a terrible thing, but I struggle with the way a lot of them are written.

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  2. I was ready to write my post to join….but, for some odd reason, my computer kept rejecting the image for the challenge! I think we have weird Internet security here. I tried changing the name of the file, but it didn’t work. I may create my own badge, if that works.

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  3. Wow, this is the kind of nonfiction challenge I’ve been looking for. It will increase my variety of reading. I’m already in a challenge with LibraryThing, but hopefully this will add to my variety as well. I’ll add it to my list.

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  4. I found this challenge from your comment on The Reading Ladies. I want to add more non-fiction to my repertoire. I set a goal for myself to read 12 this year, but I would not do one from each of those categories. I think I will try to do Nonfiction Nibbler, but with a total of 12 books instead of six. I will try to fulfill at least 3 different categories.

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