My 2023 Reading Challenges || Book Lists



Happy New Year to all my fellow readers and followers!

This is my first official post for 2023 on the blog and I thought sharing my Reading Challenge for the new year would be a great opportunity to kick things off!

I might be stretching myself out a little this year but if I’m not pushing my abilities, I’ll never shrink my TBR list (just kidding, that thing will never shrink).

Last year I set up similar challenges, but this year I thought I’d change it up a little to make it fresh. I was able to complete my 2022 Reading Challenge in good time and I read 215 books in total. It’s a record for me, and this year I’m looking at breaking it again!

These are my 2023 reading challenges and I’ll be linking all the book reviews to these books in this post as the year goes on.

GoodReads Reading Challenge

Read 250 books in 2023.

The A – Z Challenge

A – The Armies of Those I Love by Ken Liu (3 stars)
C – Changing with the Tides by Shelby Leigh (5 stars)
D – The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough (5 stars)
E – Evolution of Awareness by Kia Marlene (3 stars)
F – The Flying Flamingo Sisters by Carrie Seim (5 stars)
G – Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill (4 stars)
H – Hilda and the Hidden People by Stephen Davis (5 stars)
I – In the Absence of the Sun by Emily Curtis
K – Knipbone Pepper Ghost Dog: The Last Circus Tiger by Claire Barker (5 stars)
L – Labyrinth Lose by Zoraida Córdova (2 stars)
S – She was the Storm by Cherie Avritt (1 star)
T – This is Your Brain on Anxiety by Faith G. Harper (5 stars)
U – The Umbrella Academy Volume 2: Dallas by Gerald Way (5 stars)
W – What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor (5 stars)

GoodReads Winners

2016 – The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace (2 stars)
2018 – The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace (2 stars)

5 Romance Books

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (5 stars)
A Tail as Old as Time by Elle Hay (5 stars)
A Vineyard Valentine by Nina Bocci (4 stars)

5 Dystopian/Science-Fiction Books

Daniel X: Genesis by James Patterson (5 stars)

5 Fantasy Books

The Gates by John Connolly (5 stars)
City of Halves by Lucy Inglis (3 stars)
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (5 stars)
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan (4 stars)

5 Historical Fiction Books

Agent 355 by Marie Benedict (5 stars)
The Fire Thief by Terry Deary (5 stars)

5 Thriller Books

Tell Her Story by Margot Hunt (5 stars)
Hunted by James Patterson and Andrew Holmes (5 stars)
See How They Run by Rachel Howzell Hall (3 stars)

5 Poetry Books

Her Favorite Color was Yellow by Edgar Holmes (4 stars)
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace (4 stars)
Empty Bottles Full of Stories by Robert M. Drake and r.h. sin (4 stars)
The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza (5 stars)
This is How it Starts by Dawn Lanuza (5 stars)

5 Horror Books

Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro (5 stars)
The Demon Next Door by Bryan Burrough (5 stars)

5 Paranormal Books

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (1 star)

5 Christmas Books

Snow Day by Julie Lipson (5 stars)
The Detour by K. Blomberg (4 stars)
Christmas Party Mystery by PJ Ryan (5 stars)
Rudolf The Red Noised Reindeer by Robert L. May (5 stars)
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson (5 stars)

5 Countries


Of course these challenges and prompts don’t limit me from reading books that don’t fall under these categories. I mean, can you really limit yourself from reading as much as you possibly can?

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