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My 2023 Reading Challenges

I was not going to sign up to any reading challenges this year. Well, other than the goodreads/storygraphs ‘read [x] books a year’ one. And I’ve got the Novel Companion which has a couple of challenges in it.

Then on like the 2nd, I ended up browsing the challenges on storygraph and signed up for a couple. And then Wendy at The Bashful Bookworm posted about a couple of challenges she signed up for and… now I’m signed up for a bunch of challenges.

Which leads me to making this post for some challenge accountability – and to have them all in one place!

Goodreads/storygraph 2023 reading challenge
1/50 books read

The StoryGraph’s Genre Challenge 2023
1. A contemporary or literary fiction novel with disability rep
2. A nonfiction book about start-ups
3. A sapphic romance novel
4. A biography about someone you don’t know much about
5. A children’s book you never read as a kid
6. A popular science book
7. A fantasy novel written by an author of colour
8. A nonfiction history book about an LGBTQIA+ issue or person
9. A horror or mystery novel written by a woman or nonbinary author
10. A travel memoir

The StoryGraph’s Onboarding Reading Challenge 2023
1. Read a book with more pages than the longest book you read in 2022
2. Read a book you discovered via the Community page
3. Read a book from your StoryGraph Recommendations
4. Read one of the first 10 books you added to your To-Read Pile Jenny Kane – Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange
5. Read a book in your least read format
6. Read a book published in the last three years that fits your reader profile

A to Z Challenge
Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange – Jenny Kane

2023 Genre Reading Challenge
1. Fantasy
2. Historical
3. Science Fiction
4. Contemporary Jenny Kane – Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange
5. Poetry
6. Romance
7. Mystery / Suspense
8. Non-Fiction
9. Horror / Thriller
10. Classics

2023 Reading Rainbow Challenge
1. Red
2. Orange
3. Yellow
4. Green
5. Blue Jenny Kane – Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange
6. Indigo
7. Purple
8. Pink
9. Grey
10. Brown
11. Black
12. White
13. Pattern
14. Pastel
15. Rainbow/Multi-colour
16. Your favorite colour

2023 On The Cover Reading Challenge
1. A crown
2. A book or paper
3. Something broken
4. A house Jenny Kane – Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange
5. A flower
6. A cityscape
7. Clouds
8. Something gold
9. A suitcase or bag
10. A person facing away
11. Stars or planets
12. A piece of furniture
13. A sword
14. A window
15. Trees
16. A mask

2023 Around The World Reading Challenge
1. North America
2. South America
3. Europe
4. An Island Jenny Kane – Midsummer Dreams at Mill Grange
5. Africa
6. Antarctica / Arctic
7. Russia
8. Asia
9. Middle East
10. Australia / New Zealand

And then there’s the challenges hosted by different book blogs:
The 2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by The Intrepid Reader
0/15 history/historical books read

The 2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge hosted by Book’d Out
0/6 books, from any 6 listed categories
Crime & Punishment
Social Media
The Arts
Published in 2023

2023 Library Love Challenge hosted by Book Of My Heart
0/24 library books read

2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge hosted by Bloggin’ Bout Books
0/10 bookish books read

Now, this seems like a lot. And not going to lie, having them all typed up in one place, makes me meep a little. But I also know lots of them will crossover and I’m excited to find books that cover allas many of the prompts as I can fill! Wish me luck?

Are you taking place in any reading challenges this year?

6 thoughts on “My 2023 Reading Challenges

  1. I wasn’t going to do more than one or two either, but have ended up with 6 so I feel your pain. LOL! We share one of them and that’s Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books ‘Bookish Books’ challenge. I couldn’t resist that! Good luck with all of yours!

    1. I wasn’t going to do the Bookish Books one, but then I realised I had 4 or 5 books about books/writers on my TBR so I was sold

  2. That’s a lot of challenges, but it seems like many books will work for a couple of challenges at a time, so I’m sure you’ve got this! and thanks for the shout out!

    1. Oh definitely, the 3 books I’ve read so far all tick off prompts in at least 4 of the different challenges so I’m not as worried as I could be. And I’m not going to beat myself up if I don’t complete them, I’m just going to enjoy the reading 🙂

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