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2023 Read Your Bookshelf Challenge Announcement - a reading prompt for every month of the year

announcing the 2023 READ YOUR BOOKSHELF CHALLENGE!! – reading prompts for every month of the year

Welcome to year FOUR of the Read Your Bookshelf Challenge!

This is a low pressure reading challenge with reading prompts for every month of the year.

Plus, like always with my Read Your Bookshelf Challenges – there’s a giveaway involved!

Watch the video and/or read the rest of the post to find out more details on the prompts and the giveaway. Also, at the bottom of this post there will also be a printable to go with the challenge for you.

2023 Read Your Bookshelf Challenge Announcement - a reading prompt for every month of the year

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This year each of the prompts are going to play off of the book you chose for the previous prompt which is a lot of fun!

If any of the prompts need more explaining, watch the video, hopefully that will help clear things up.

Also, you can head to this page to share which books you’re reading for each month!


We’re kicking things off by reading a book that starts with the word “a” or “the”. This should give you lots of options and be a good place to start for the year.


In February the prompt is to read a book where the cover or spine is in a complementary color from your January book. There is a cool complementary color generator here you can use.


For the next prompt the title has to start with the next letter in the alphabet from your February book. So if your book in February started with the letter C your March book will have to start with the letter D. (If your February book happened to start with Z just start back with A for March.)


April is pretty simple, just read a book that is in a different genre than your March book.


This month we will just be reading a book that is longer than our last one. One of my goals for 2023 is going to be to read some bigger books and this will help me for that I think.


The title for your June book will have half as many letters as your May title.


This book needs to be set in a different country or world than your June book.


If you watched my video I originally skipped August somehow. Well, I’m pretty sure I know how, I was prepping for this video while we were babysitting our former foster kids and they were sick with fevers and I was running on little sleep and then I filmed it in the morning they went home so I was exhausted. Anyway, I had to slide something in for August so I decided to keep it simple and we’re just going to read a book that is the same genre as our July book.


In September we are going to be turning to page 50 in our August book (or 49 or 51 if your page 50 is blank) and our September book has to have one of the words from that page in the title.


For October the title of our book will start with the first letter of the author’s last name from our September book.


Choose a book from a different time period from your October book.


And for the last month your book has to be within 20 pages of your November book (so if your book had 300 pages your December book will need to be between 280 and 320 pages).

I am excited to get started on another year of the Read Your Bookshelf Challenge!

If you want the printable version of the 2023 Read Your Bookshelf Challenge you can download that here.

Are you joining in for the challenge? I would love for you to let me know!


To enter the giveaway, just fill in the form below! I’ll be doing the draw for the winner in the beginning of 2024!

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