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What exactly is the 2024 IHS Reading Challenge?

The short answer is it’s a fun event to get people to read more sapphic books!
  • The challenge runs from January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024. You can join at any point during the 366-day span just by picking up a book and starting to read.
  • To promote the widest variety of women-loving-women stories, the IHS team has selected 100 categories, ranging from age-gap romance to sci-fi, and everything in between.
  • IHS will feature two categories each week (50 weeks in total) and will share a list of book suggestions on our website. Some of them will even be on sale! You are in no way obligated to read only the books we showcase. As long as a book fits a category, that works!
  • Throughout the year, we ask you to keep track of all the books you read for the challenge. This can be a handwritten list, a document, a spreadsheet, or whatever you prefer. We’ve also put together a PDF with all the categories if that’s helpful. Click here to download.
  • There are five different levels you can achieve, special events every week on social media, plus lots of prizes to be won. But the best reward of all is reading some fantastic SapphFic books!

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