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An Incomplete List of 2023 Reading Challenges and Readathons
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an incomplete LIST of the 2023 READING CHALLENGES & READATHONS

I highly doubt that most blogging gurus would suggest naming a list blog post an incomplete one, but I’m not going to lie, this list will not include all the 2023 reading challenges out there. That just seems like setting myself up for failure.

Thus, an incomplete list.

I do plan on coming back to this list throughout the year as I come across new challenges but if you know of some coming up that I am unaware of, I would love for you to leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the list!

That all being said, I attempted to do this last year and completely failed. I plan to do better this year, please hold me to it!

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An Incomplete List of 2023 Reading Challenges and Readathons

YEARLONG CHALLENGES

** Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – this year’s challenge each of the prompts plays off of the book you read for the month before, be sure to check out the full post for details.

** Buzzwordathon – I joined in on this one last year and had a lot of fun with it! I believe these prompts always have to do with the words in the title.

** Read with Purpose – this reading challenge has different prompts for each month of the year where you are supposed to pick a fiction and non-fiction book to fit the prompts.

** Unlocking An Adventure – this one has some fun monthly themes!

** Build Your Library – the theme for the year is “adventures in science and nature” and there are 40 prompts

An Incomplete List of 2023 Reading Challenges and Readathons

JANUARY

Here are the reading challenges and readathons for January:

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – a book that starts with “a” or “the”

Buzzwordathon – “life” and “death”

Read with Purpose – snow or white on the cover

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with spies

Read in the New Year – this readathon runs from January 1-7 and is hosted by Lovely Day with Holly and Oceana GottaReadEmAll

New Year New Reads – this readathon runs from January 9-15 and is hosted by A Book Like You, GabbingAboutBooks, Gwendolyn Kensinger and Season’sReadings.

Flannery O’January – this readathon runs through the entire month of January and is hosted by Beautiful Minutiae, Everyone Who Reads it Must Converse, Christy Luis – Dostoevsky in Space, A Musical Bookworm and The CodeX Cantina.

No Place Like Home Reading Challenge – hosted by Pages of Blessings this reading challenge runs through the month of January!

Around the World in 80 Days – this readathon runs from January 11-March 31st. This is hosted by Lovely Day with Holly and some other ladies. The plan is to read one book set in each country that Phileas Fogg visited (England, France, Italy, Egypt, Yemen, India, Singapore, China, Japan, USA and Ireland).

Intentional Homeschooling Kids Winter Reading Challenge – this reading challenge runs from January 15th – February 15th I created this challenge with kids in mind and it has a printable BINGO board and a giveaway.

An Incomplete List of 2023 Reading Challenges and Readathons

FEBRUARY

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – read a book where the cover or spine is in a complementary color from your January book

Buzzwordathon – verbs

Read with Purpose – friendship theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with the Underground Railroad

Around the World in 80 Days – this readathon runs from January 11-March 31st. This is hosted by Lovely Day with Holly and some other ladies. The plan is to read one book set in each country that Phileas Fogg visited (England, France, Italy, Egypt, Yemen, India, Singapore, China, Japan, USA and Ireland).

Intentional Homeschooling Kids Winter Reading Challenge – this reading challenge runs from January 15th – February 15th I created this challenge with kids in mind and it has a printable BINGO board and a giveaway.

Febregency – This readalong is hosted by BookishPrincess plus a host of others! Febregency is a month-long readalong running throughout the entire month of February celebrating the literature of Britain’s Regency period, from 1795 to 1837

An Incomplete List of 2023 Reading Challenges and Readathons

MARCH

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – the title has to start with the next letter in the alphabet from your February book

Buzzwordathon – “secret”

Read with Purpose – escape theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with a gold rush

Around the World in 80 Days – this readathon runs from January 11-March 31st. This is hosted by Lovely Day with Holly and some other ladies. The plan is to read one book set in each country that Phileas Fogg visited (England, France, Italy, Egypt, Yemen, India, Singapore, China, Japan, USA and Ireland).

APRIL

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge –  read a book that is in a different genre than your March book

Buzzwordathon – emotions

Read with Purpose – flowers on the cover

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with a lawman hero

MAY

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – read a book that is longer than your April book

Buzzwordathon – flavors

Read with Purpose – pastels on the cover

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with exploration and pioneering

JUNE

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – the title for your June book will have half as many letters as your May title

Buzzwordathon – “other”

Read with Purpose – adventure theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with a treasure hunt

JULY

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – set in a different country or world than your June book

Buzzwordathon – weather words

Read with Purpose – celebration theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a book focused with heroines in an unusual profession for their time

AUGUST

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – read a book that is the same genre as your July book

Buzzwordathon – body parts

Read with Purpose – academic theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with a bounty hunter

SEPTEMBER

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge –  turning to page 50 in your August book (or 49 or 51 if your page 50 is blank) and your September book has to have one of the words from that page in the title

Buzzwordathon – game words

Read with Purpose – autumnal colors

Unlocking An Adventure – a time travel book

OCTOBER

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – the title of your book will start with the first letter of the author’s last name from your September book.

Buzzwordathon – magic words

Read with Purpose – something that scares you

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with a medieval setting

NOVEMBER

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – a book from a different time period from your October book

Buzzwordathon – “good”

Read with Purpose – leaves and trees

Unlocking An Adventure – a book with an archeologist or paleontologist

DECEMBER

Read Your Bookshelf Challenge – the book has to be within 20 pages of your November book

Buzzwordathon – sound related words

Read with Purpose – Christmas theme

Unlocking An Adventure – a Christmas book set somewhere you’ve never been

I’ll come back throughout the next few weeks and throughout the year and update the list!

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