Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge

OutOfComfortZone Reading Challenge

What is the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge? 💗

The aim of this challenge is to read books that you consider to be outside of your comfort zone. The Challenge itself is tailored to your goals, so it’s going to be really relaxed and individual as everyone has a different definition of their comfort zone. You can set yourself a number of books to read in a particular genre (or subgenre, age range, etc.) or make a TBR with books you hope to get to!

Signup Form

Form for adding your read books

The Guidelines 💗

  • The Challenge runs from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020
  • If you want to join, you can do so all year until the challenge ends ♥
  • The goal of the reading challenge is to read genres/age ranges outside of your comfort zone (be as broad or specific as you’d like to be with that)
  • This is all very relaxed, so do whatever works best for you, be it how many categories, books and TBR’s as you want!

How you can join 💗

  • Fill out the sign-up form if you’re interested in joining!
  • You can join by setting up a post on your platform, be it Blog, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with your reading goals/TBR for the Readathon
  • Share your TBR’s/Posts/Progress throughout the year with the hashtag #outofcomfortzonechallenge!

Levels & Badges 💗


L1_ Dreamer L2_ TravelerL3_ Explorer L4_ Adventurer

  • DREAMER: Read 5 books outside of your comfort zone
  • TRAVELER: Read 10 books outside of your comfort zone
  • EXPLORER: Read 20 books outside of your comfort zone
  • ADVENTURER: Read 40+ books outside of your comfort zone

Fun Badges

L_ Favorite L_ TomeL_ Series Champ L_ Genre Fan

  • THE FAVORITE: Find a new favorite book
  • TOME: Read a book over 500 pages
  • SERIES CHAMP: Read an entire Series
  • GENRE FAN: Read books from 5 different genres


My #outofcomfortzonechallenge TBR 💗

Progress 💗 29 Books Read

L1_ Dreamer L2_ Traveler L_ Favorite L_ Tome


OOCZ_ Adult

  1. ✅ Red, White & Royal Blue (Casey McQuiston) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. ✅ Vengeful (V.E. Schwab) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🎇
  3. ✅ Saga Vol 1. (Vaughan, Staples) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. ✅ Saga Vol 2. (Vaughan, Staples) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. ✅ Bingo Love (Franklin, St-Onge, San) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. The Broken Eye (Brent Weeks)
  7. The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch)
  8. ACOWAR (Sarah J. Maas)


OOCZ_ Sci-Fi (1)

  1. Undying (Kaufman, Spooner)
  2. ✅ These Broken Stars (Kaufman, Spooner) ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
  3. ✅ Not Your Sidekick (C.B. Lee) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. ✅ Not Your Villain (C.B. Lee) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. ✅ Not Your Backup (C.B. Lee) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. ✅ This Mortal Coil (Emily Suvada) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. ✅ This Cruel Design (Emily Suvada) ⭐⭐⭐
  8. Rogue Heart (Axie Oh)
  9. Defy the Worlds (Claudia Gray)



  1. Courting Darkness (Robin LaFevers)
  2. Something Strange and Deadly (Susan Dennard)
  3. ✅ Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. ✅ White Rose (Kip Wilson) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. ✅ The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky (Mackenzie Lee) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  6. Deadly Curious (Cindy Anstey) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  7. The Girl in the Steel Corset (Kady Cross)
  8. My Calamity Jane (Hand, Ashton, Meadows)


OOCZ_ Nonfiction

  1. ✅ Becoming (Michelle Obama) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. ✅ Reasons to Stay Alive (Matt Haig) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. ✅ Over the Top (Jonathan Van Ness) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. In Order to Live (Yeonmi Park) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. ✅ I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. ✅ Queer Heroes (Arabelle Sicardi, Sarah Tanat-Jones) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. ✅ Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women (Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. ✅ Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 (Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. ✅ We’re All Greta (Valentina Giannella, Manuela Marazzi) ⭐⭐⭐
  10. ✅ Bygone Badass Broads (Mackenzie Lee) ⭐⭐.5


OOCZ_ Mystery

  1. ✅ Jackaby (William Ritter) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🎇
  2. ✅ The Map (William Ritter) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🎇
  3. ✅ We Were Liars (E. Lockhart) ⭐⭐⭐
  4. Don’t Look Back (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
  5. ✅ Wilder Girls (Rory Power) ⭐⭐⭐
  6. The Naturals (Jennifer Lynn Barnes)