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Good day, dear readers!

2023 has started, and it is time for a new reading challenge! Last year, I was able to get through 281 books, with almost 54,000 pages read. But, this year, I am hoping to get further with the reading, and I would love to invite you to join me this year with a fun challenge! My initial goal is 200 books, but I would love to hit 300 if I can. I am working on clearing my reading backlog and catching up on books I have been trying to read for a while.

Below, I have added fifty different categories, allowing for a wide range of reading, and choosing some fabulous books for the year. Let’s get reading!

2023 Reading Challenge

  1. A book from your TBR
  2. A National Book Award Winner
  3. A YA bestseller
  4. A book you haven’t read since high school
  5. A book set in the state/country where you live
  6. A book translated to English
  7. A book set in Europe
  8. A book that’s under 150 pages
  9. A New York Times Bestseller
  10. A book that’s becoming a movie this year
  11. A book recommended by someone you just met
  12. A book you can finish in one day
  13. A Horror Novel
  14. A True Crime Novel
  15. A book set in fall
  16. A book at least 100 years older than yourself
  17. A book that’s more than 600 pages
  18. A book that had a black cover
  19. A Science-Fiction Novel
  20. A book recommended by a family member
  21. A graphic novel
  22. A book that is published in 2023
  23. A book that takes place during Summer
  24. A book that is part of a series
  25. A book that is a continuing part of a series
  26. A murder mystery
  27. A dystopian novel
  28. A book with a blue cover
  29. A book with a red cover
  30. A book from the library
  31. An Autobiography
  32. A book about a Road Trip
  33. A book about a culture that you’re unfamiliar with
  34. A book that Goodreads recommends
  35. A book that takes place on an Island
  36. A book that’s guaranteed to bring you joy
  37. A Banned Book
  38. A Write Reads Book Tour Pick
  39. A book by an author you have never read before
  40. A Pulitzer Prize Winner
  41. A Book written by an Author with your initials
  42. A book with a one word Title
  43. A book that someone on Twitter or Instagram recommends
  44. A book set in Asia
  45. A book with royalty in it
  46. A popular book that has no interest to you
  47. A book recommended by a book blogger
  48. A book that makes you cry
  49. A book based on a true story
  50. A book based on the cover

3 Thoughts to “2023 Reading Challenge”

  1. Chris Pontius

    What is the difference between a book that is “part of a series” and a book that is “a continuing part of a series”?

    1. Rebecca Hill

      I swear that I responded to this! I apologize! Part of a series is any number of the series, it does not have to be in a particular order. Whereas the continuing part of the series is the very next book. Does that make sense?

      1. Chris Pontius

        Ah, yes, thank you! That was kind of the direction I was thinking, but I appreciate the confirmation.

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