2024 Extreme Book Nerd Challenge



50 BOOKS in 50 WEEKS

JANUARY 2, 2024 -DECEMBER 17, 2024


Mark your calendars! 

Our next check-in night is Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 6:30 pm.
This is a great time to share the titles of books that meet category requirements with fellow participants.  

How it works:

  • This year’s challenge is for those 18 and older.
    • A new challenge specifically for teens is in the works!
  • There are 50 categories. Participants must read one book in each of the categories.
    • The same book cannot be used for multiple categories.
    • Books can be read in any order.
  • All books for the Challenge need to be recorded in your Extreme Book Nerd reading log with the title, author, and date finished for each book listed in each category.
  • Books from other reading programs and book clubs can be counted toward this challenge as long as they fit into one of the categories (i.e., summer reading programs, winter reading programs, book clubs, school assignments, etc.) and are read by December 17, 2024.
  • Audiobooks and e-books can be counted towards the challenge.
  • Books must be 6th-grade reading level or higher to count. You can check the reading level here using the Scholastic Book Wizard Tool. 
  • Any prizes that may be given out for challenge completion will only be given to current Kuna Library Card holders.
  • Participants must REGISTER ONLINE in order to be eligible for prizes.
    • Need help registering? Our front desk can help you register online.
    • There will be two additional sections of categories, the General Advanced and Nonfiction Advanced categories.
      • These are to provide an additional challenge to those interested, and their completion IS NOT required to complete the challenge overall. 
    • Completion of one or both of the Advanced Category sections, in addition to the main 50 categories, may allow participants to receive an additional prize(s).
    • Registration closes on September 1, 2024. 
    • Once you’ve joined the Challenge, you’ll be invited to join our Facebook group. 

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