2023 Reading Challenges

Here are the challenges I’ll be participating in. To sign up, I’ve linked to each of the host sites. You can also join me in tracking your progress on The StoryGraph (I’m curlygeek04).

TBR Pile Challenge: read 12 of these 14 books that have been on my TBR list since 2021 (#TBRYear10).

  1. The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Edith Eger (2017) (Hungary/Poland)
  2. The Last Girl by Nadia Murad (2017) (Iraq)
  3. The Outrun by Amy Liptrot (2015) (Scotland)
  4. Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi (2020) (Nigeria)
  5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (1878) (Russia)
  6. The Arsonist’s City by Hala Alyan (2021) (Lebanon)
  7. Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (2015) (Mexico)
  8. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper (2021) (Italy)
  9. Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais (2017) (South Africa)
  10. All Clear by Connie Willis (2010) (England)
  11. Human Acts by Kang Han (2014) (South Korea)
  12. The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (2019) (Spain)
  13. The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (2010) (Sierra Leone)
  14. Guest House for Young Widows by Azadeh Moavani (2019) (Syria)

For the Backlist Reader Challenge, read and review books that were published in 2021 or earlier and were on my TBR list in 2021 or earlier (includes all books in the TBR Pile Challenge). Goal: 15 books (#BacklistReader).

  1. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers
  2. The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

Gaia/Nature Reading Challenge, hosted by Gum Trees and Galaxies: reading books with nature or environment themes, fiction or nonfiction. I’m pledging to read 10 books in 2023. 

  1. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak
  2. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey

A new challenge for me, the 52 Book Club has these 52 book prompts (#the52bookclub):

  1. A book with a subtitle
  2. Featuring an inheritance: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill
  3. Title starting with the letter “G”
  4. Title starting with the letter “H”: Heartstoppers Volume 2
  5. Title starting with the letter “I”: The Island of Missing Trees
  6. Under 200 pages
  7. A city or country name in the title
  8. Dystopian Fiction: Our Missing Hearts
  9. A book with a dedication: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating
  10. Takes place during the roaring twenties
  11. A book about secrets
  12. High Fantasy
  13. Published posthumously
  14. A survival story
  15. Set in Australia
  16. Featuring one of the “seven deadly sins”: The Wolf Den
  17. By a Caribbean author
  18. Set during a war other than WWI or WWII
  19. Typographic cover
  20. A book about siblings
  21. A second-hand book
  22. A body-positive message
  23. An alliterative title
  24. Nordic Noir
  25. A fashionable character
  26. Has an epilogue: Well Played
  27. Newbery Medal Winner
  28. Includes a funeral: This Rebel Heart by Katherine Locke
  29. Sends you down a rabbit hole
  30. An author with a same name as you
  31. Set in a workplace
  32. Published by Macmillan: The Exiles by Jane Harper
  33. A banned book
  34. Featuring mythology
  35. A book you meant to read last year
  36. Chapters have cliffhangers
  37. Written in present tense: The Marriage Portrait
  38. An enemies-to-lovers plot
  39. The final book in a series: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within
  40. Written by a comedian
  41. A character who is a refugee
  42. Time in the title
  43. A book “everyone” has read
  44. A contemporary setting
  45. First word in the book is “The”
  46. Script font on the spine
  47. Set in the city of Dublin
  48. A book by Octavia E. Butler
  49. Books on the cover
  50. Related to the word “Murder”
  51. A book that doesn’t fit any of the other 51 prompts
  52. Published in 2023

You can find my reading around the world challenges here.

You can find my nonfiction reading challenges here.

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