Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge 2021

OutOfComfortZone Reading Challenge 2021

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, 2021 to December 31st, 2021
  • 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 #outofcomfortzonechallenge2021!

Levels & Badges 💗


L1_ Dreamer L2_ Traveler

L3_ 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_ Tome

L_ 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

Bingo Board (New!!) 💗

Starting this year I’m also offering an optional bingo board you can fill out, if you’d like to have a few extra challenges to your reading! 💗

Bingo Board


Templates 💗

In this Google Drive folder you can download all graphic resources (templates, bingo board and badges)!  For making my graphics I use Canva, which I highly recommend! I use the fonts Selima and Open Sans Condense, as well as this cat vector for my images 🥰


My #outofcomfortzonechallenge TBR 💗

Progress 💗 20 Books Read



  1. Starsight (Brandon Sanderson) 💗 Sequel to Skyward
  2. Undying (Kaufman & Spooner) 💗 Sequel to Unearthed
  3. Skyhunter (Marie Lu) 💗
  4. Paper Girls Vol 1. (Brian K. Vaughan) ✅ ⭐⭐.5



  1. The Guinevere Deception (Kiersten White) 💗
  2. The Enigma Game (Kaufman & Spooner) 💗 Companion to Code Name Verity
  3. The Dire King (William Ritter) 💗 Finale of the Jackaby Series
  4. Courting Darkness (Robin LaFevers) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐
  5. Igniting Darkness (Robin LaFevers) ✅ ⭐⭐



  1. Dead Voices (Katherine Arden) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. Our Last Echoes (Kate Alice Marshall) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. I Am Still Alive (Kate Alice Marshall) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. The Dead and the Dark (Courtney Gould) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. I Hope You’re Listening (Tom Ryan) 💗



  1. So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo) 💗
  2. All Boys Aren’t Blue (George M. Johnson) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. Body Talk (Anthology) 💗
  4. El Deafo (Cece Parker) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  5. Almost American Girl (Robin Ha) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  6. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone (Lori Gottlieb) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. The (Other) F Word (Anthology) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. Peace Is Every Step (Thich Nhat Hanh) ✅ ⭐⭐.5
  9. Furiously Happy (Jenny Lawson) ✅ ⭐



  1. Network Effect (Martha Wells)  ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea (T.J. Klune)  ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
  3. Get a Life, Chloe Brown (Talia Hibbert) 💗
  4. The Midnight Library (Matt Haig) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. Spoiler Alert (Olivia Dade) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. The Roommate (Rosie Danan) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐
  7. Honey Girl (Morgan Rogers) ✅ ⭐⭐⭐