Extreme Book Nerd Challenge

The Extreme Book Nerd Challenge is a year-long reading challenge that will encourage participants to read throughout the year, try new genres, or read subjects you wouldn’t normally pick up on your own.


Library patrons, sign up online or in-person at the library.

Don’t forget to download the reading log after you sign up.

New this year - 3 Levels

Number of BooksPrize
Readers’ Dozen              13 booksTote bag
Book Nerd Challenge    25 books            Tie-dyed long sleeve t-shirt
Extreme Book Nerd Challenge52 booksHoodie

Reading Categories/LOGS

2020 Extreme Book Nerd Challenge is for readers ages 13 and older.

2020 Extreme Book Nerd for Kids is for independent readers ages 5 to 12.

How to Participate

  • Sign up online or in person starting February 1, 2020.
  • Match the books you read to the reading categories.
  • Log your books (title and author) on your reading log.
  • Complete your reading log on/before January 31, 2021.

Rules of the Challenge

  • There are 3 levels this year: Readers’ Dozen (13 categories), Book Nerd (25 categories), and Extreme Book Nerd (52 categories).
  • The challenge runs February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021.
  • All books you read for the challenge must be recorded on your reading log.
  • To earn the prize for the completed Book Nerd level, return your reading log to a staff desk. The deadline for reporting completion January 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
  • Books you read for other programs and book clubs (e.g., summer or winter reading, book clubs, school assignments) can count toward this challenge as long as they fit into one of the categories and you finish reading them by January 31, 2021.
  • You cannot use the same book for multiple categories.
  • Prizes are not cumulative; only one prize per patron.


To claim your prize, bring your completed reading log to a staff desk at the Schertz Public Library. Prizes are not cumulative; limit one prize per patron. You earn the prize for the level you reach. Prizes must be picked up in person by you or the person(s) you specific at completion. We do not ship prizes.