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My Progress:

12 / 30 books. 40% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
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My Progress:

28 / 51 states. 55% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

24 / 50 books. 48% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

48 / 50 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

40 / 52 books. 77% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

27 / 40 books. 68% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

15 / 40 books. 38% done!

2024 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:

10 / 25 books. 40% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

2024 Mystery Marathon Reading Challenge

My Progress

12 / 26.2 miles. 46% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

My Progress

26 / 100 books. 26% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

65 / 104 books. 63% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

My Progress

44 / 52 books. 85% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

My Progress

71 / 165 books. 43% done!
Monday, January 02, 2023

The Bookish Books Reading Challenge: January Book Ideas and Link Up for Reviews

Welcome to the Bookish Books Reading Challenge! I'm so excited to be launching this challenge. It's going to be a good time. 

At the beginning of each month, I will make a post highlighting the books I plan to read for the challenge and providing a place for participants to link up our reviews. Reviews aren't required for the challenge, but it's always fun to see what everyone else is reading and which bookish books are/aren't worth reading. It's also nice to give some love to our fellow participants by interacting with them and their reviews. So, please link up those reviews. I, for one, will read every one that is posted.

My goal is to be "Living in the Library" by reading 30+ bookish books. In order to achieve that number, I'll try to read 2-3 a month. Here are the ones I'm planning to read in January:

The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green—This historical novel about a woman who becomes an unlikely librarian in Maine during World War II sounds intriguing.

The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander—Amazon had this one on Kindle for $1.99, so I snatched it up. It's about a grieving woman who opens a library in an old red phone box, bringing a town together and comfort to her own soul.

Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates—I enjoyed the first book in this cozy mystery series, so I'm looking forward to the second.

Reading the Stars from Book Riot—I'm not a believer in horoscropes and astrology, but I still think they're fun. When combined with books? Irresistible!

What bookish books are you planning to read this month?

Challenge participants: Please leave a link for your January reviews using the widget below.


  1. I love this idea! I'm going to make a note and see if I can join you. There's already a few books I can think about for this challenge actually!

    I see you have quite a few reading challenges planned for the year. Good luck with all of those!

    Elza Reads

    1. Perfect! I'd love to have you participate.

  2. I love this challenge, but I'm doing a lot of challenges already. I will put this on my radar for next year though.

    1. I feel you! There are a bunch of fun ones out there and we can't do them all. I wish!

  3. I hope you enjoy hosting and participating in this challenge. I already have a few challenges I'm doing. Otherwise, I'd join you. I just don't do well with too many challenges or I get overwhelmed.

    1. No worries! Reading challenges are supposed to be fun, not overwhelming. I had to limit myself to *only* 13 of them :)

  4. I am going to do this challenge. I just have to make my challenge post and then I'll link up!

  5. I love the idea of reading bookish books! I really think the Eva Gates series has gotten better as its gone along and I'm really looking forward to reading The Littlest Library. Good luck with your reading goals!

    1. Oh, good! I enjoyed BY BOOK OR BY CROOK, so it makes me happy that the next books in the series are even better.

  6. The Littlest Library was a cute read. I'm reading The Last Chance Library this month for this challenge; so far it's a lot of fun. :D

    1. THE LITTLEST LIBRARY sounds cute. I'm excited to read it. THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY is one I want to read as well. I just love bookish books :)

  7. A lighthouse library sounds like a great setting for a cozy mystery series! I'll have to check that one out.

    1. Yeah, I'm not sure how realistic a lighthouse library is, but it makes for a fun fictional setting!

  8. I love bookish books, so will be linking up to this challenge Susan. It should be fun.

    1. Yay! I'm thrilled that you'll be joining us, Carla.

  9. Going to look into The Littlest Library because what's not to love about a library in an old red phone box!


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