The StoryGraph's Genre Challenge 2021

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524 participants, 582 books added

Starts: Friday, 01 January 2021

Ends: Friday, 31 December 2021

As well as our Translation Challenge and Onboarding Challenge (TBC!) for 2021, we decided to create a third one to help you explore some genres that might be outside your comfort zone! 

To complete a prompt, simply read a book that matches both specifications for the prompt. If you do happen to find a book which fits multiple prompts, feel free to use it for both. 

We hope you have fun and discover some great new authors, and you might even surprise yourself and find a new favourite genre too!

Challenge prompts

2. A horror-comedy (41 books added)


This can be anything within the horror genre with a light-hearted or slapstick element, and adult, middle grade, young adult, and children's novels all count too. 

4. A historical fiction novel not set during World War One or World War Two (143 books added)


Lots of people don't tend to read historical fiction because they think it's all just war-time fiction! Hopefully this prompt will encourage you to look for historical fiction outside of both the World Wars.

5. A literary or contemporary novel written by a trans or non-binary author (45 books added)


This can include romance! Young adult is cool too, as long as it's contemporary!

9. A short story collection by a new-to-you author (74 books added)


This should be the first thing you've read by the author you choose.