Sunday, December 25, 2022

2023 Reading Challenges

Another new year is coming in and I've cleared the entire 2023 calendar for reading...

Yeah, I know, I said that last year…and the year before. But THIS YEAR I mean it. haha! Actually, this last year I got the reading in---it's the blogging about reading for which I crashed and burned. Maybe my opening line should read, "Another new year is coming in and I've committed to keeping my reading blog updated..." That's not as catchy, is it?

I've looked over several awesome reading challenges out there and have settled on those below. I've also really got to get moving on my Classics challenge as I've only got one year left!

This challenge takes place right here at Belle's Library. You may read any book published during or about the Victorian era (1837-1901). Use hashtag #2023VictorianReadingChallenge on social media.

I'm hosting this challenge for a second year. Read all the things you missed out on as a kid---or revisit some old favorites! Use hashtag #2023ChildrensBooksChallenge on social media.

The Alphabet Soup Challenge hosted by Escape with Dollycas. I've never done this one before! The goal is to try to read a book with a title that begins with each letter of the alphabet---except for Q, X, and Z can be used for the first letter of any word in the title. I'll keep track of my books for this challenge here: 2023 Alphabet Soup Challenge.

Another new to me challenge this year is the TBR Pile Challenge from Roof Beam Reader. With this challenge, we choose 12 books that have been on our TBR shelves for at least a year, plus two alternates. The goal is to read them and get them off the shelves! My list is here: TBR Pile Challenge. Use hashtag #TBRYear10 on social media.

I've done this one a few times in the past: The Historical Fiction Reading Challenge at The Intrepid Reader. Choose your era and go to town! I think I'll attempt the Ancient History Level at 25 historical fiction books. Use hashtag: #histficreadingchallenge on social media.

This is a set-it-yourself challenge that runs for 5 years. Commit to reading at least 50 classics in 5 years.  You can see my list here: The Classics Club.

Daughters of Promise runs the Brighter Winter Reading Program during the months of January and February. They offer a challenge sheet and prizes! Tag @brighterwinter and use hashtag #brighterwinter2023 on social media.

What great reading challenges have you discovered for 2023?


  1. I love the idea of doing the Children's Book Reading Challenge for Adults. Thanks for hosting.

    1. I've added this challenge to my list of 2023 challenges here:

    2. Great! I'm happy you're joining us!