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2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

My Progress:


4 / 30 books. 13% done!

2023 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama (1)
- Alaska
- Arizona
- Arkansas
- California (1)
- Colorado (1)
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia (1)
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana (1)
- Maine (1)
- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan
- Minnesota
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (2)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas
- Utah
- Vermont (2)
- Virginia
- Washington
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*

International:

- Australia (1)
- Ireland (1)

My Progress:


11 / 51 states. 22% done!

2023 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:


3 / 25 books. 12% done!

2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge


13 / 50 books. 26% done!

Booklist Queen's 2023 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


15 / 52 books. 29% done!

2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

My Progress:


18 / 52 books. 35% done!

2023 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:


12 / 40 books. 30% done!

2023 Pioneer Book Reading Challenge


7 / 40 books. 18% done!

2023 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:


4 / 25 books. 16% done!

2023 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Book Bingo Reading Challenge


12 / 25 books. 48% done!

2023 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

My Progress:


19 / 109 books. 17% done!

Children's Book Reading Challenge...For Adults!

Reading Challenges

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Reading Challenges I Am Hosting:


February Link-Up
March Link-Up
April Link-Up
May Link-Up
June Link-Up
July Link-Up
August Link-Up
September Link-Up
October Link-Up
November Link-Up
December Link-Up

Reading Challenges I Am Participating In:



1. The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
2. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
3. Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
4. The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong



- Alabama Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
- Alaska
- Arizona
- Arkansas
- California The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho
- Colorado Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
- Maine The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
- Maryland The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong
- Massachusetts Still Alice by Lisa Genova
- Michigan
- Minnesota
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York Madwoman by Louisa Treger; Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
- North Carolina Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
- North Dakota
- Ohio
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennyslvania
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas
- Utah
- Vermont The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden; The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
- Virginia
- Washington
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.

International:

- Australia - Exiles by Jane Harper
- Ireland - No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor



1. The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
2. Madwoman by Louisa Treger
3. The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong


1. A Book You Meant to Read in 2022 Madwoman by Louisa Treger
2. A Book You Bought From an Independent Bookstore
3. A Book About a Vacation
4. A Book By a First-Time Author Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
5. Book With a Mythical Creature Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
6. A Book About a Forbidden Romance
7. A Book With "Girl" in the Title
8. A Celebrity Memoir
9. A Book With a Color in the Title The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
10. A Romance With a Fat Lead
11. A Book About or Set in Hollywood
12. A Book Published in Spring 2023
13. A Book Published the Year You Were Born
14. A Modern Retelling of a Classic
15. A Book With a Song Lyric As Its Title
16. A Book Where the Main Character's Name Is in the Title Still Alice by Lisa Genova
17. A Book With a Love Triangle Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
18. A Book That's Been Banned or Challenged in Any State in 2022
19. A Book That Fills Your Favorite Prompt From a Past Challenge The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong (Woman Looking Away From the "Camera")
20. A Book Becoming a TV Series or Movie in 2023
21. A Book Set in the Decade You Were Born
22. A Book With a Queer Lead
23. A Book With a Map Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
24. A Book With a Rabbit on the Cover
25. A Book With Just Text on the Cover
26. The Shortest Book (By Pages) On Your TBR List
27. A #BookTalk Recommendation
28. A Book You Bought Secondhand
29. A Book Your Friend Recommended The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
30. A Book That's in a Celebrity Book Club List
31. A Book About a Family Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
32. A Book That Comes Out in the Second Half of 2023
33. A Book About An Athlete/Sport
34. A Historical Fiction Book
35. A Book About Divorce
36. A Book You Think Your Best Friend Would Like
37. A Book You Should Have Read in High School
38. A Book You Read More Than 10 Years Ago
39. A Book You Wish You Could Read Again for the First Time
40. A Book By An Author With the Same Initials As You

ADVANCED:

1. A Book Written During NaNoWriMo
2. A Book Based on a Popular Movie
3. A Book That Takes Place Entirely in One Day
4. A Book That Was Self-Published
5. A Book That Started Out as Fan Fiction
6. A Book With a Pet Character No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor
7. A Book About a Holiday That's Not Christmas
8. A Book That Features Two Languages
9. The Longest Book (By Pages) On Your TBR
10. A Book With Alliteration in the Title The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden


1. Winter Read Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
2. Goodreads Winner in 2022
3. By a Black Author
4. With More Than 500 Pages
5. Published In Your Birth Year
6. Famous Author You've Avoided
7. Character With a Disability No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor
8. Fiction/Nonfiction Pairing Madwoman by Louisa Treger
9. Fiction/Nonfiction Pairing Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
10. By a Local Author
11. A Western
12. You Own But Haven't Read
13. Animal on the Cover Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
14. Recommended By a Librarian
15. Newbery Award Winner
16. About Royalty
17. Written Before 1850
18. With Dual Timelines The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong
19. Dewey Decimal System: 300s
20. Mother-Daughter Story Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
21. Empowering Read The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho
22. World War I Book
23. Domestic Thriller
24. 2023 New Release Exiles by Jane Harper
25. Read With Jenna Book Club Pick
26. A Book Everyone Is Talking About All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
27. Book Becoming a Movie in 2023
28. About Complicated Relationships The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
29. Recommended on TikTok
30. An Audiobook Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
31. Set in the 1930s
32. Contemporary Fiction Bestseller Still Alice by Lisa Genova
33. About Adoption
34. Genre You Don't Usually Read
35. Title Starts With "A"
36. Set in South America
37. Detective Story
38. About Power
39. 2022 Bestseller
40. By An Author You Love Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
41. With a Long Title
42. Five-Star Read
43. YA Historical Fiction
44. About Magic
45. A Book That Makes You Happy
46. Award Winning Nonfiction
47. Modern Classic
48. Borrowed From a Friend
49. Red Cover
50. Reread a Favorite
51. Bottom of Your To-Read List
52. Holiday Romance



1. A Book With a Subtitle
2. Featuring An Inheritance
3. Title Starting With the Letter "G"
4. Title Starting With the Letter "H"
5. Title Starting With the Letter "I"
6. Under 200 Pages Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
7. A City or Country Name in the Title
8. Dystopian Fiction The Stranded by Sarah Daniels
9. A Book With a Dedication Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
10. Takes Place During the Roaring Twenties
11. A Book About Secrets All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
12. High Fantasy
13. Published Posthumously
14. A Survival Story
15. Set in Australia Exiles by Jane Harper
16. Featuring One of the "Seven Deadly Sins"
17. By a Caribbean Author
18. Set in a War Other Than World War I or World War II
19. Typographic Cover
20. A Book About Siblings Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
21. A Second-hand Book
22. A Body-Positive Message
23. An Alliterative Title The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden 
24. Nordic Noir
25. A Fashionable Character Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
26. Has An Epilogue Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
27. Newbery Medal Winner
28. Includes a Funeral The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong
29. Sends You Down a Rabbit Hole Madwoman by Louisa Treger
30. An Author With a Same Name As You
31. Set in a Workplace
32. Published by Macmillan
33. A Banned Book
34. Featuring Mythology
35. A Book You Meant to Read Last Year Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
36. Chapters Have Cliffhangers
37. Written in Present Tense
38. An Enemies-to-Lovers Plot
39. The Final Book in a Series
40. Written By a Comedian
41. A Character Who Is a Refugee
42. Time in the Title Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
43. Book "Everyone" Has Read
44. A Contemporary Setting Still Alice by Lisa Genova
45. First Word in the Title is "The" The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
46. Script Font on the Spine The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho
47. Set in the City of Dublin
48. A Book By Octavia E. Butler
49. Books On the Cover The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
50. Related to the Word "Murder" No Stranger Here by Carlene O'Connor
51. Doesn't Fit Any of the Other 51 Prompts 
52. Published in 2023


Read a Book:

1. About a Scientist Still Alice by Lisa Genova
2. With An Animal on the Cover Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
3. About a Scientific Breakthrough
4. Set in a Forest
5. With An Animal Protagonist
6. Set in Space
7. About Women in Space
8. About Science Gone Wrong
9. About Sea Creatures (sharks, mermaids, squid, etc.) The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
10. With an Insect or Arachnid on the Cover Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
11. About a Dangerous Creature
12. That Plays With Time
13. With a Green Cover
14. About a Futuristic Society
15. That Is Cli-Fi (Climate Fiction)
16. Set in the Wilderness
17. With a Nature Word in the Title
18. With An Element From the Periodic Table in the Title
19. About BIPOC in Science
20. With a Tree on the Cover Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
21. With Space Words in the Title
22. Set on a Farm
23. That Teaches You Something New
24. That Is Classic Science Fiction
25. Has Fungi on the Cover
26. About Your Favorite Science or Nature Topic
27. About Hiking Or Camping
28. By An Indigenous Author
29. About Vaccines
30. Of Nature Poetry
31. With Flowers And/Or Plants on the Cover Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
32. About Plagues Or Pandemics
33. While Sitting Outside or Next to a Window The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
34. Set At Your Favorite Outdoor Place (Beach, Lake, Mountains) Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
35. That Was Sustainably Acquired (Library, Used, Borrowed, Etc.) The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
36. Set In Your Favorite Season
37. With a Disabled Character No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor
38. About a Natural Disaster
39. About Gardens or Gardening
40. About Survival The Stranded by Sarah Daniels

Pioneer Book Reading Challenge

**Must Be Purchased at Pioneer Book

1. Bestseller Non-Fiction Display**
2. Popular Book Published in 1983
3. Hugo and/or Nebula Award Winner/Nominee
4. Tearjerker
5. Browse a Real Bookstore For An Hour—Pick Any Book
6. Customer Pick Shelf**
7. Newbery Winner/Nominee
8. TIME Magazine 100 Best Novels List
9. Memoir
10. Translated to English
11. Wildcard Upstairs (500+ pages)**
12. Popular Book Published in 1993
13. Kirkus Prize Winner/Nominee
14. Western Fiction
15. Play By Shakespeare
16. New Arrivals Display Upstairs**
17. Title Starts With the Letter "C" Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
18. Published the Year You Were Born
19. Paperback Thriller
20. Animal(s) As Main Character(s)
21. Best Seller Fiction Display**
22. Popular Book Published in 2003
23. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author
24. Relationship Book
25. Author Using a Pen Name Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
26. Employee Pick Shelf**
27. Biography Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
28. AP Lit Recommended Reading List
29. True Crime
30. Recommended By Friend/Family The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
31. Wildcard Downstairs (500+ Pages)**
32. Popular Book Published in 2013
33. Modern Library 100 Best Novels List
34. World History
35. Book You Can Finish In One Day Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
36. New Arrivals Display Downstairs**
37. Red Cover Madwoman by Louisa Treger
38. TBR Pile The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
39. Fairy or Folk Tale Collection
40. Author Born Before 1923



1. The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
2. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
3. Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
4. Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron



1. Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates (3 toe tags)
2. Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire (1 toe tag)
3. Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron (10 toe tags)
4. Exiles by Jane Harper (4 toe tags)
5. No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor (9 toe tags)
6. All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham (4 toe tags)



Band
Modern Library 100
Detention Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
Nerd
Elementary
Scholarly
Current Events
Chemistry
Apple Madwoman by Louisa Treger
Electives Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
Exchange Student Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
Homework
Recess Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
Home Economics
Drama Club Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron
Old School
World Languages
Chronicles Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
Guidance Counselor
Library Checkout The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
Humanities
Fire Drill The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
English The Stranded by Sarah Daniels
After School Special Exiles by Jane Harper
Science Still Alice by Lisa Genova



Standards:

A Classic
A Mystery
A Historical Fiction Book The War Librarian by Addison Armstrong
A Thriller

Lost and Found:

A Book About a Missing Person Exiles by Jane Harper
A Book About a Civilization That No Longer Exists
A Book About Self-Discovery Midnight at the Blackbird Café by Heather Webber
A Book You Find On Your TBR List

Hobbies:

A Book About a Hobby You Do Or Would Like to Do The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
A Cozy Mystery With a Hobby-Related Pun Title
A Memoir or Biography About Someone With An Unusual Hobby
A Book From Your "Collection"

Who Wrote That:

Twofer: Two Books By the Same Author Using Different Names
Twofer: Two Books By the Same Author Using Different Names
An Author You Have Always Wanted to Read
A Local Author

Series Or Not:

Read (or reread so you remember it) the First Book in a Series The Art of the Decoy by Trish Esden
The Second Book in a Series
Any Book From a Series
A Standalone The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho

Cuddly and Cute:

A Book By An Author You'd Like to Hug
A Book With A Toy on the Cover
A Book That Makes You Think of Warm Fires and Cozy Beds Dead and Gondola by Ann Claire
A Book With a Pair of Slippers on the Cover

Regarding the Moon:

A Book With the Word "Tide" in the Title
A Book With a Moon on the Cover All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
A Book About a Werewolf
A Book With a Word in the Title That Rhymes With "Moon" or "Moony"

The Number Four:

A Book Published in a Year That Includes the Number 4
A Book About a Cult
A Book With An Author Whose Name (First or Last) Is Only Four Letters
A Book With a Four-Word Title

Preparing for the Robot Uprising

A Book With the Word "Machine" or "Mechanic" in the Title
A Book About Rocket Science
A Book With a Robot, Cyborg, or AI Character
A Steampunk Book

Road Trips:

A Book With the Name of a Street or Highway in the Title
A Book With Luggage on the Front Cover
A Travel Memoir
A Book With a Car, Truck, or Bus on the Cover Plantation Shudders by Ellen Byron

Initial Impressions:

Go Ahead—Choose a Book Because of Its Cover
A Book By An Author With Initials in Their Name
A Book Your Initial Reaction to Is: "I Know I'll Love This"
A Book You Expect Will Expand Your Initial Knowledge on a Subject

Weather Or Not:

A Book With a Picture of a Foggy Street on the Cover
A Book With the Word "Chill" in the Title
A Nonfiction Book About a Natural Disaster or Weather Event
A Book Set in Winter

Not As It Seems:

A Fiction Book With a Real Person as the Protagonist Madwoman by Louisa Treger
A Book With An Animal on the Cover That Is Not About the Animal Still Alice by Lisa Genova
A Book With a Title That Begins "How to" That Is Not A "How to" Book
A Book By An Author Using a Pseudonym of the Opposite Gender

Take a Flying Leap:

A Book With a Person Jumping on the Cover
A Book You Want to Dive Into
A Memoir or Biography of a "Daredevil"
A Book About Taking Chances Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes

Sparkles and Glitter:

A Book With a Gem in the Title
A Book Whose Cover Makes You Think of a Middle School Girl
A Memoir By Someone Who Might Use Glitter Regularly
A Book With Gold Writing on the Cover

Matching:

A Book With a Cover That Matches Your Shirt (on the day you start it)
A Book About Marriage
A Book About Twins No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor
A Book With Something That Can Be Lit By a Match on the Cover

Love Them Critters:

A Book By An Author Who Has a Pet Listed in Their Bio The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
A Book With the Word "Lion," "Elephant," or "Mouse" in the Title
A Book With a House Pet on the Cover Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
A Book You Would Wrestle From the Jaws of a Tiger to Read

Shakespeare Inspired:

Romeo and Juliet: A Book With a Balcony on the Cover
Midsummer Night's Dream: A Book About Fairies
Sonnets: A Book of Poetry
Macbeth: A Book Set in Scotland

Bucket List:

Book With An Elderly Protagonist
A Book You Definitely Want to Read Before You Die
A Book With a Beach on the Cover
A Book About a Place You Want to Visit

Spirits:

A Book About Alcoholic Beverages
A Book About Ghosts
A Book You Hope Will Soothe Your Soul
A Book With a Super Cheerful Person on the Cover

Museums: 

Natural History: A Book With Dinosaurs in It
Art: A Book With a Well-Known Painting on the Cover
Children's: A Book With a Protagonist 12 Years Old or Younger Sunny by Jason Reynolds
Maritime: A Book About Ships or Sailing The Stranded by Sarah Daniels

Dinner Time!:

A Book With a Restaurant on the Cover
A Book You'd Skip a Dinner Date For
A Book From a "Sizzling Summer Reads" List
A Book You've Been Waiting to Gobble Up

Roots:

A Book About Going Home
A Book With a Tree On the Cover
A Book With the Word "Teeth" in the Title
A Book About Our Ancestors

The Darkness Around Us:

A Book That Employs Dark Humor
A "Noir" Book
A Book Set Someplace That Has a "Long Night" During Winter
A Book About Finding Hope When Life Is Challenging Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera

Ain't That Sweet:

A Nonfiction Book About Sugar
A Book With An Adorable Cover
A Book With the Word "Ain't" or "Sweet" in the Title
A Book Set in a Bakery or Sweet Shop

Music:

A Book With An Instrument in the Title
A Book With a Title That Is a Song Name
A Book With Musical Notes on the Cover
A Memoir By a Singer or Musician

Wildcards:

A Book Set in the 1800s
A Book You Can Read in One Day Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
A Book You Wish You Had Written
A Book With a Chess Piece on the Cover
A Book Translated From a Different Language




1. Cece Rios and the King of Fears by Kaela Rivera
2. Bastille vs. The Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson
3. Ten Days a Madwoman by Deborah Noyes
4. The Stranded by Sarah Daniels
5. The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
6. The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to my final tally for the Children's Historical Fiction challenge. Are you hosting again next year? I did better than I thought I would, but still not great.

    https://speedyreadercom.wordpress.com/2021/12/24/results-of-childrens-historical-fiction-challenge/

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