The holiday season is a time for giving, and this challenge is designed to give back to both the indie community and those who support indies.


The challenge is called the Indiecember Reading Challenge (Indiecember for short). It’s based on the common bingo-style reading challenges but is designed to raise awareness of self-published/indie books specifically.


The rules are pretty straightforward. You have a 5x5 board, and to count a square on the board, players have to leave a review during the month of December. There are two playing styles. With bingo-style, the player wins by drawing a line across the board but can only count each book once. With flush style, the player wins by covering the whole board but can count books multiple times. There are also a few ways to earn wilds for players who are slow readers or don’t have the ability to purchase books. Players who win will be able to fill out a form to get entry into a huge giveaway going down in January! Bingo style gets you one entry into the giveaway and flush style gets you two. 


You can find the giveaway entry form for flush-style hereAnd bingo-style here.

You can find the board and rule images on Pinterest as well as here.


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A few of the ways you can help:

  1. Participating! Show your support for indie authors while catching up on your Goodreads reading goals for the year.

  2. Posting on social media explaining how the challenge works, mentioning it, or talking about participating. If you're an author, remember to mention your book and what squares it can satisfy!

  3. Donating to the giveaway! If you’re interested in donating check out the donations page.

If you're having trouble finding indie books, make sure to check out these lists. If you're an indie author and would like your book added to the list, just fill out this form. If you'd like to request a list edit or removal, fill out this form.

If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to ask. You can message me at, or contact me via the form on this site.


Also thank you to our tree planters who helped us contribute to #TeamTrees

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