Reading Challenges 2023

Last year I took part in several challenges but found it quite hard to remember to update my progress in each of them. This year, I’m trying to be more organised and so I’ve created this page for my challenges where I can post my progress as I go along. I’m not sure how it’s going to work as I’ve never set up extra pages like this before so I’ll have to see how it goes.

This is a challenge that I have created for myself to help me read more poetry this year. The initial idea for the challenge can be found here

I’m taking part in this challenge for the second year. My aim is to read at least 6 non fiction books during 2023. The challenge is hosted by Shelleyrae at Book’d Out and details can be found here

My progress so far:

The Darkness Manifesto by Johan Eklof

I liked the idea of this challenge which is to read historical fiction from different periods in history. It’s hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words

The complete challenge will include 12 books from the following eras:

  • Pre 1200 [NEW] I’ve finished The Wolf Den which is set in Ancient Pompeii
  • 1200-1499 [NEW]
  • 1500-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

My final challenge is actually a scavenger hunt lasting the whole year which has been created by Jordyn at Birdie’s Book Nook . It’s designed mainly for fantasy novels so shouldn’t be too hard!!!!!!!!!

  1. 2023 Release
  2. Animal sidekick
  3. Cool Weapon
  4. Debut
  5. Dragons
  6. Female villain
  7. Final book in a series
  8. First person POV
  9. Found family
  10. Green cover
  11. High fantasy
  12. Hugo winner
  13. Inspired by a culture OTHER than any in Western Europe
  14. LGBTQ+ Main Character
  15. Magic house
  16. Merlin character
  17. More than 2 women
  18. New to you author
  19. Over 500 pages
  20. Pirates
  21. POC Author
  22. Retelling
  23. Set on a space ship – The Immortality Thief by Taran Hunt
  24. Space Opera
  25. Standalone
  26. Sword on the cover
  27. Time travel
  28. Title _ of _
  29. Urban Fantasy
  30. Witches
  31. YA Book

You are allowed to use the same book for multiple prompts but we’ll see how I get on first before I start doubling (or tripling up). 😃😃


Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

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