Reading Challenge 2023! Heck, Yeah!

Add a twist to your reading list and complete these fabulous reading challenges!

It’s a new year and the perfect time for reading goals! I’ve set my Goodreads goal for this year. It’s only twenty-four books because I will devote most of my time to writing. Whether you want to read one book a month or seventeen, I have some fun challenges to add some variety. You can check out my Goodreads goals here.

Besides writing, I’m an administrator for SBCO Silent Book Club Online (a licensed branch of Silent Book Club). I thought it would be fun to share them with you, too.

In this post:

  • The WHERE Reading Challenge
  • The WHAT Reading Challenge
  • How To Check Off Multiples with One Book
  • Links to Goodreads Reader’s Choice WInners
  • The Pro-Book Challenge
  • The Reading Theme Challenge
  • Printable PDFs (scroll to bottom)

The WHERE Reading Challenge

Here are twenty-five PLACES to read. Reading is a healthy habit that expands and sharpens your mind. Little challenges like this can help reinforce that habit.

If you would like a printer friendly PDF, scroll to the bottom of this post.


The WHAT Reading Challenge

If you aren’t planning on reading twenty-five books this year, no problem. Part of the challenge of this list is to see how many you can check off with a single book.

Ideas for Using One Book for Multiple Items

Look over the list and try to think of books that fall into multiple categories. My novel, Allure, can count for SIX items on the list.

Shameless plug for one of my favorites.

Another sample would be my favorite non-fiction, audio book of 2022 was How to Release Anxiety by Gabrielle Bernstein. You could check off non-fiction, a book with advice, and audio book. This 90 minute book had a profound impact on me.

I think you get the idea. If you want more personal recommendations, check out my list here.

Goodreads Reader’s Choice Award Winners

I always find something good on this list. It might be the perfect place to find books that are out of your comfort zone. Here’s the list of GOODREADS READER’S CHOICE WINNERS 2022.

You don’t have to limit yourself to the 2022 winners. There are lots of other years to look at: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.


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Pro-Book Challenge

This is a new list for this year. I would love to challenge you to not only support the love of books, but also the authors who write them. Writing reviews, recommending a book to a friend, or posting positive comments on social media are wonderful ways to help authors.

So please take part in this challenge.

Monthly Theme Reading Challenge

Over on SBCO (Silent Book Club Online), we don’t require everyone to read the same book, but we have monthly themes. We polled our fabulous members and came up with this list. Even if you don’t want to join us, feel free to use this list as a challenge to diversify your reading.


Reduce Anxiety with Creative Writing

Did you know that doing something creative reduces anxiety? That was something I learned while listening to How to Release Anxiety by Gabrielle Bernstein that I mentioned earlier in this post. Check it out and also check out my creative writing series Prompt Me to help you get in that creative space. It can not only help release that tension, but increase your IQ.

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Reading Challenge Printable PDF

Add a twist to your reading list and complete these fabulous reading challenges!

I’ve provided printable PDF files. If you keep a reading journal or log, paste these babies inside. All four lists are conveniently on two pages, the perfect size to put in a reading journal.


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