Are you brave enough to take on the challenge? The Ultimate Book Nerd Challenge runs January 5th through December 19, 2020.


Read one book per category for a total of 50 books by December 30th, track them in your log, and achieve the rank of Ultimate Book Nerd!  

Details, category list and paper log: Download here!

How does the challenge work?

  • There are 60 categories, each participant must read 1 book in each of 50 categories to win (the same book cannot be used for multiple categories). For each additional category completed, participants will receive a raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing.

  • Books read must be Middle Grade reading level (grade 4-8) or higher to count toward the challenge.

  • All books read must be recorded in the online or paper log by 11:59pm on December 19, 2020.

  • Physical books, e-books, and audiobooks count toward the challenge.

  • Books must be started and completed within the contest time period.

  • Sign-ups must be before July 1, 2020 to participate.

I’ve read a book, what now?

Whether using the digital or paper log, you’re going to record the following information in the category of your choosing:

  • Title and Author of book read

  • Date Started

  • Date Completed​

  • Book rating (scale of 1-5)

Then, pick a new category and start a different book!

How to use the digital log:

  1. A - If you participated in the Winter Reading challenge, you already have an account. Unfortunately, our digital system does not allow you to register for multiple challenges at once. To work around this, you will need to create a “child” account that is linked to your own account so you can participate in the challenge. Need help? Let us know!

    B - If you have not participated in the Winter Reading challenge, you can sign up for your Read Squared account using the digital log link above.

  2. Once you have your account set up, you can see our upcoming events, as well as the challenge you are registered for. To enter data, click on the “Missions” tab.