Ready to diversify your reading this year? Join the best Reading Challenge of 2023 and read a book a week with the Booklist Queen!
Want to up your reading game in 2023? Then I have the ultimate goal for you – The Booklist Queen 2023 Reading Challenge.
Join thousands of others as we read a book a week in 2023. That’s right, this 2023 Reading Challenge has 52 different categories to expand your reading selection.
When I originally launched the reading challenge a few years ago, I worried I would be the only one crazy enough to want to do a 52 book challenge. Oh, I was so wrong.
Since then, I’ve been joined by thousands of readers who are just as crazy as me.
If you feel overwhelmed by 52 categories, don’t worry. It’s okay if you don’t finish the challenge. I want this Reading Challenge for 2023 to be aspirational. I want to push you to read more – whether that’s 12 books a year or 52. I want you to get out of your reading rut and try new genres.
Don’t like one of the categories in the 2023 Reading Challenge? Change it or skip it. Double count a book for multiple prompts. Interpret the prompts any way you like. Do what you want to make this reading challenge your own.
As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.
Reading Challenge 2023
A Book A Week with The Booklist Queen
1. Winter Read
2. Goodreads Winner in 2022
3. By a Black Author
4. With More Than 500 Pages
5. Published in Your Birth Year
6. Famous Author You’ve Avoided
7. Character with a Disability
8. Fiction & Nonfiction Pairing
9. Fiction & Nonfiction Pairing
10. By a Local Author
11. A Western
12. You Own But Haven’t Read
13. Animal on the Cover
14. Recommended by a Librarian
15. Newbery Award Winner
16. About Royalty
17. Written Before 1850
18. With Dual Timelines
19. Dewey Decimal System: 300s
20. Mother-Daughter Story
21. Empowering Read
22. World War I Book
23. Domestic Thriller
24. 2023 New Release
25. Read with Jenna Book Club Pick
26. A Book Everyone is Talking About
27. Book Becoming Movie in 2023
28. About Complicated Relationships
29. Recommended on TikTok
30. An Audiobook
31. Set in the 1930s
32. Contemporary Fiction Bestseller
33. About Adoption
34. Genre You Don’t Usually Read
35. Title Starts with “A”
36. Set in South America
37. Detective Story
38. About Power
39. 2022 Bestseller
40. By an Author You Love
41. With a Long Title
42. Five-Star Read
43. YA Historical Fiction
44. About Magic
45. A Book That Makes You Happy
46. Award Winning Nonfiction
47. Modern Classic
48. Borrowed from a Friend
49. Red Cover
50. Reread a Favorite
51. Bottom of Your To-Read List
52. Holiday Romance
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Printable Reading Challenge
While the bookmark is great for Pinterest, it’s way too small to write your book selections on it. I would know because I’ve witnessed my husband try it.
That’s why, exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, I’ve created an awesome printable handout for the 2023 Reading Challenge that has space for all your book selections.
Not a subscriber yet? Just enter your email below to join the weekly newsletter. You’ll stay up to date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and receive exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of this reading challenge’s prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers.
If the full 2023 Reading Challenge feels like to me, you can break it down into monthly segments. Feel free to do the Reading Challenge in order or skip around. If 52 books are too many, just try one of these monthly challenges and do it instead. That’s only 4 or 5 books to read in a year.
Need a little more challenge than that but not ready for the full Reading Challenge 2023? Just pick one category from each month.
Personalize my 2023 Reading Challenge as much as you want. The goal is for you to read more and to have fun doing it!
Read Along with Me
Be sure you don’t miss a thing. Sign up for my weekly newsletter. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and provide exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of the reading challenge prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers. Plus, only subscribers get the printable version of my Reading Challenge 2023 with space to fill in your selections.
Have fun reading in 2023! Be sure to let me know what books you pick for the 2023 Reading Challenge.