Snag one of these fun fall reading challenge ideas, cozy up with some good books and challenge yourself to read more.
If you’re in the mood to catch up on some mystery or thriller books, do one of these thriller fall reading challenges.
Wicked Good Reads
Hosted by Girlxoxo.com (tanyajpatrice and chapteradventure on instagram), they start reading through the prompts in September on their Wicked Good Reads bingo card and then do a posting event all October long. Share what you read on your blog or Instagram or just join in the discussion with other book lovers. Use the hashtag #WickedGoodReads on Instagram to see what they and others share.
I love book bingo cards, it’s a fun reading challenge and a creative way to motivate yourself to read more.
I’ll be doing this one, so you can see my goal, progress and what I’m reading on my 2022 reading challenges page.
RIP Reading Challenge
Hosted by Readers Imbibing Peril (R.I.P.), this is an annual readathon or fall reading challenge. This year’s RIP Reading challenge runs from 9/1/22-10/31/22. This is the 17th year and I have joined in on and off since probably 2013. The goal is to read books from the creepy genres like mystery, gothic, supernatural, thriller, and horror.
I’ll be doing this one, so you can see my goal progress and what I’m reading on my 2022 reading challenges page.
Fall Reading Challenges
Here are some general fall reading challenges with prompts if you don’t want just spooky and scary stuff.
- Oh My Gourd Fall Reading Challenge Beyond the Bookends – read from the prompts including romance, adult fantasy and banned books. Runs from September 1 – November 30, 2022.
- Lost in a Maze Fall Reading Challenge – Creating & Co – fun with books, planners and stickers! She hosts lots of fun seasonal reading challenges and you use the stickers and planner pages to keep track of your reading.
- Popsugar’s 2016 Fall Reading Challenge – it’s an old challenge but who says you can’t print up the prompts and do it now?!?!
- BuzzFeed Book’s 2021 Fall Reading Challenge – another oldie but goodie fall reading challenge
- Fall into Reading Challenge complete a fall themed bookish bingo board
Fall Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge
Is there ever not a good time to travel the world in books? This is the reading challenge I host as I love to encourage people to learn about other cultures and countries. My Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge is flexible…you choose your own adventure…how many countries and cultures you want to read about, how long you have to complete your goal and how you want to share those great books!
Though this is a fun reading challenge to do any time of the year, here are some fun places to visit in the fall through books….
Books Set in Beautiful Fall Landscapes
Here are some books to travel for beautiful fall scenery. These are either recommendations of books I’ve read or want to read.
- Fall foliage in the Appalachian Mountains -Sarah Addison Allen writes some fantastic fall and foodie books set in the NC mountains. My favorite is First Frost.
- Prince Edward Island, Canada – Anne of Green Gables (I’ve never read it!)
- Hawaii – Diamond Head
- Scotland – Outlander
- Germany – Abby’s Journey
- Norway – experience the Northern Lights! – The Storm Sister has a stunning cover!
- Loire Valley France
- Ireland – In the Woods would be perfectly creepy for fall
Books Set in Tropical Locations
Supernatural books worth reading from around the world
Death, ghosts, vampires, witches, oh my!
- Salem, Massachusetts – home of the Salem Witch trials….witchy books!
- Speaking of witches, Discovery of Witches starts out in Oxford, England and would be a great fall read! I need to read book 2!
- Transylvania, Romania – vampires and the home of Dracula, anyone?
- Italy – The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story
- Germany – Death – The Book Thief
Books set in the Southern Hemisphere
It intrigues me how the seasons are opposite in the Southern and Northern Hemispheres of the Earth. If you’re tired of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, you can always head to the Southern Hemisphere in books where it’s spring! Here are a few I’ve read/want to read to get you started.
- Botswana – #1 ladies detective agency series
- Chile – House of the Spirits
- Australia – The Forgotten Garden or Liane Moriarty books – I’ve loved everything I’ve read of hers.
- Democratic Republic of the Congo – Poisonwood Bible
Reading Challenge Printable and Weekly Bookish Newsletter
Want to Travel the World in Books or create your own reading challenge to motivate yourself to read more? I have a free reading challenges tracker printable you can download from my Exclusive Subscribers Library of printables when you subscribe to my weekly bookish newsletter. You can use it for this year and years to come! Then I update you weekly with what I’m reading and more bookish news and discussions, it’s like a no pressure book club chat between you and me.
Well there you have some fun fall reading challenge ideas to get you reading more this fall. Time to cozy up with a good book!