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My Progress:

13 / 30 books. 43% done!

2024 Literary Escapes Challenge

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My Progress:

35 / 51 states. 69% done!

2024 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:

29 / 50 books. 58% done!

2024 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

23 / 50 books. 46% done!

Booklist Queen's 2024 Reading Challenge

My Progress:

50 / 52 books. 96% done!

2024 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:

42 / 52 books. 81% done!

2024 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:

29 / 40 books. 73% done!

2024 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

16 / 40 books. 40% done!

2024 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

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11 / 25 books. 44% done!

2024 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

2024 Mystery Marathon Reading Challenge

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17 / 26.2 miles (2nd lap). 65% done!

Mount TBR Reading Challenge

My Progress

30 / 100 books. 30% done!

2024 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:

74 / 104 books. 71% done!

Around the Year in 52 Books Reading Challenge

My Progress

50 / 52 books. 96% done!

Disney Animated Movies Reading Challenge

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84 / 165 books. 51% done!
Monday, January 01, 2024

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

Welcome to the second year of the Bookish Books Reading Challenge, hosted right here at BBB by Yours Truly. I had such a grand time doing this last year that I couldn't resist bringing it back for another year. I'm so glad you all are joining me! If you haven't signed up for the challenge, please do. It's a fun, laidback, no pressure event that's all about sharing our love for bookish books. 

I'll publish a post at the beginning of each month with a Mr. Linky where you can link up your bookish books reviews. This is a great way to share what you're reading, get ideas for more bookish books to try, and to give each other's reviews some extra love. I'll do my best to visit every review that is linked up. Last year, I was absolute rubbish at writing and posting reviews. Hopefully, I can do better this year!

I also like to chat about the bookish books I'm planning to read in each given month. At the moment, I'm still concentrating on reading books for the two book awards programs I'm judging. I'll be at it for a few weeks still at least, but when I do get a chance to read my own picks, here are the first two bookish books I plan to read in 2024:

There have been a number of books lately about "underground" libraries operating in under-siege cities during World War II. I find the subject fascinating (natch) and Jennifer Ryan is one of my favorite historical fiction writers, so reading The Underground Library is a no-brainer. It doesn't come out until March 12, but I have an e-ARC that I'm anxious to start.

I enjoyed Dead and Gondola, the first book in Ann Claire's cozy mystery series set in a bookstore in a mountain town that is accessible only by gondola. This second installment sounds just as intriguing. Last Word to the Wise concerns a murder that occurs in the wake of a matchmaking event based on people's tastes in books. Fun!

What bookish books are you planning to read this month?

If you are participating in the 2024 Bookish Books Reading Challenge, please use the widget below to link-up your January reviews. If you're not signed up for the challenge yet, what are you waiting for? Click here to join the party.


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    1. Thanks! We're off to a great start, so I'm excited :)

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    1. I was racking my brain for a fun, unique reading challenge and this it what came to mind since I love bookish books so much.

    2. There usually is something that tickles our minds.

  3. Just posted my bookish books book review for this month! Thanks for hosting this challenge!

  4. I'd love to read The Underground Library when it comes out! I thought it had already because I've been seeing it floating around but it's good that I have to wait because I've got lots of other bookish books to get through in the meantime!


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