2023 Reading Challenges

GoodReads Reading Challenge

The classic, here to stay. My goal for this year is to read 100 books in 2023. Let’s go!

Books read so far:

  1. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau 
  2. Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan
  3. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
  4. The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
  5. The Diamond of Darkhold by Jeanne DuPrau
  6. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  7. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  8. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  9. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
  10. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Another classic, oldie but goodie, back for another year.

For anyone who is new around here, I used to be really bad about reading the first book or two in a series and then getting distracted and not finishing it. Below is a list of series where this has happened. My goal: to complete six series on this list in 2023.

I also pledge to complete any new series that I start this year – let’s not let the problem get any worse, eh?

  1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (2 books)
  2. Calliope Reaper-Jones by Amber Benson (5 books)
  3. Deepgate Codex by Alan Campbell (3 books)
  4. Hellsbane series by Paige Cuccaro (3 books)
  5. Periodic by Megan Curd (3 books)
  6. Book of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau (4 books) – FINISHED 1/17/23
  7. Exalted series by Tara Elizabeth (3 books)
  8. The Plantation series by Stella Fitzsimons (7 books)
  9. Scarlet series by A.C. Gaughen (3 books)
  10. Grimm series by Adam Gidwitz (3 books)
  11. Legends of Dimmingwood series by C. Greenwood (6 books)
  12. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness (3 books)
  13. The Chameleon Effect series by Alex Hayes (6 books)
  14. The Spectral City series by Leanna Renee Hieber (3 books)
  15. Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb (4 books)
  16. Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin (3 books)
  17. Shades of London series by Maureen Johnson (3 books)
  18. Cursebreakers by Brigid Kemmerer (3 books)
  19. Starbound series by Amie Kauffman & Meagan Spooner (3 books)
  20. The Shadow Watch series by S.A. Klopfenstein (4 books)
  21. Arrows trilogy by Mercedes Lackey (3 books)
  22. Five Hundred Kingdoms series by Mercedes Lackey (6 books)
  23. Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier (3 books)
  24. The Marked series by March McCarron (4 books)
  25. Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton (3 books)
  26. Abhorsen series by Garth Nix (6 books)
  27. Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (9 books)
  28. War Girls series by Tochi Onyebuchi (2 books)
  29. Want by Cindy Pon (2 books)
  30. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (13 books)
  31. Elemental Enmity by Christie Rich (4 books)
  32. Athena Protocol by Shamim Sarif (2 books)
  33. Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith (3 books)
  34. Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud (4 books)
  35. Shadow World by Dianne Sylvan (7 books)
  36. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (4 books)
  37. ISAN series by Mary Ting (4 books)
  38. Angels of Elysian by Olivia Wildenstein (3 books)

Series in which I am waiting for the next installment to finish or need more info on:

  1. Legacy by Ryan Attard (11 books, only read book #1, not sure if there are more than that)
  2. The Sandsea Trilogy by Chelsea Abdullah (no release date for book #2 yet)
  3. Fairy Tales of the Magicorum by Christina Bauer (final book releasing December 2022, all others read)
  4. Noumena by Lindsay Ellis (no release date for book #3 yet, finished books 1 & 2)
  5. The Gamer Series by Winter Lawrence (2 books? Not sure if it’s finished yet or not, but wanted to keep it in rotation just in case)
  6. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (2 books, no book 3 yet)
  7. Stranger Rituals by Kali Rose Schmidt (no release info for book #2)
  8. The Burning series by Evan Winter (2 books out, read book 1, 2 more books yet to come?

New series started and completed in 2023:

  • Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake (4 books)

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I am attempting, once again, to work on the Beat the Backlist Challenge! This challenge is hosted by Austine Decker and the goal is to try and whittle down your TBR. Here’s my problem: I have 154 books that I OWN that I haven’t read. A lot of these were free e-books, but still. It’s a lot. It’s ridiculous. I’m not going to list all of the books here, but if you’re curious, you can check out my two GoodReads lists (one for physical books, (40) one for e-books, (115)) where I’ve separated them out.

My goal is to read 25 books off of my TBRs (that’s 25 total, not 25 per list). I know there will be other books added (I got some for Christmas that still aren’t on there) and some other new books, that will come my way, so for the sake of this challenge, anything that I received prior to 2023 will be the only ones that count towards this. Anything new purchased or borrowed this year will not count.

Books read:

  1. The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
  2. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  3. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
  4. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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A to Z

I will also be doing an A to Z Reading Challenge, attempting to read a book beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Articles do not count (so I won’t have a million books with “the”).

  • A:
  • B:
  • C: The City of Ember
  • D: The Diamond of Darkhold
  • E:
  • F:
  • G:
  • H: Heart of the Sun Warrior
  • I: 
  • J:
  • K:
  • L:
  • M:
  • N:
  • O:
  • P: The People of Sparks
  • Q:
  • R:
  • S:
  • T: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  • U:
  • V:
  • W: Wilder Girls
  • X:
  • Y:
  • Z:

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Those are my challenges for the year. There might be a few other surprises thrown in there, but we’ll just have to see how the year goes. Wish me luck!

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