16 January 2023

2023 Reading Challenge Sign Ups

I was sorry to learn that the Aussie Author Reading Challenge came to a close at the end of 2022 after 13 years. I'd like to thank Jo from Booklover Book Reviews for her time and generosity in managing this challenge year after year. It has been a consistent touch point for many Australian bloggers and authors and we're definitely going to miss it Jo!

This year is going to be light on for reading challenges. I'm aiming to read 75 books again in 2023 and will be actively participating in the following challenges throughout the year, so wish me luck!

2023 Non Fiction Reader Challenge

I'm signing up for the Non Fiction 2023 Challenge hosted by Shelleyrae at Book'd Out. I'm going for the Nonfiction Nibbler level and will need to read and review 6 books from any 6 listed categories. 
Non Fiction 2023 Challenge logo

The categories are:
1. History
2. Memoir/Biography
3. Crime & punishment
4. Science 
5. Health
6. Travel
7. Food
8. Social Media
9. Sport
10. Relationships
11. The Arts
12. Published in 2023

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Historical Fiction 2023 Challenge logo
Hosted by Marg at The Intrepid Reader, I've signed up to complete the Renaissance Reader level again this year. For this I'll need to read 10 historical fiction books to complete the challenge.

Have you set any reading goals for 2023? Do you enjoy reading challenges or do they create too much pressure? I'd love to know.

Would you like to comment?

  1. I’ve set myself a yearly book total of 100 for the past five years, but have never completed that many. I use GoodReads to keep track. For 2022 I started 90 books, but only completed 85 - 34 were non-fiction, 50 were fiction, and one was poetry.

    1. Sounds like you enjoy the challenge of a stretch goal Lee. I've never read 100 books in a year, but I bet it would feel amazing to achieve it one year. Enjoyed seeing your fiction and non-fiction breakdown, I like to read from both genres too and also had just one poetry book! Good luck for your reading this year, and hope you have fewer DNF books to get you closer to achieving your goal.

  2. Challenges are fun but a lot of extra work. I didn’t participate in the Aussie Author challenge last year but I’m sad to see it go. I did enjoy the years that I did participate. I’ve made my own little challenge of reading more male Australian authors.

    1. You're so right Veronica, participating in reading challenges adds extra blogging time and does take time away from reading, but I do enjoy the way they bring groups of readers together. I'm often tempted to check out other reviews when I'm linking mine and like the sense of community that happens when we share the love for the same genre. Good luck with your challenge to read more male Australian authors, we're completely spoiled for choice at the moment!


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