2023 Reading Challenges

For 2023, I thought I’d try something I’ve never done before and participate in some reading challenges! I’ve also joined StoryGraph, under unwrappingwords, and it’s on there I found these challenges. I’m really looking forward to diving into these, and I’ll keep my progress updated throughout the year. Because these tend to have quite a few different prompts, I’m just going to stick to a handful for these right now, as I choose what books I’m going to read for each prompt. If I get through these then I’ll update the blog and pick my next books for other prompts.

The Disney Reading Challenge 2023
Hosted by readingforthethrill

The Lion King – Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Friends to Lovers Trope

Always You – Caroline Khoury

This sounds like friends to lovers, though the two friends aren’t in each other’s lives at the start of the book. It sounds really intriguing, and a good place to start!

Dumbo – Baby Mine – A book that features a baby/or a child

The Runaway Girls – Jacqueline Wilson

I’ve had this sitting on my TBR for way too long, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to dig in.

Zootropolis – Bunny Cop – A book that features a police officer/in police force

Small Town Girl – Donna McLean

I don’t tend to read books featuring police officers, but this is one I’ve been wanting to read for a while. It’s a nonfiction, true crime book about the Spy Cops scandal.

Tangled – Here comes the smoulder – A book with a smouldering MMC

Mystic Bonds – C.C. Solomon

This definitely sounds like it might have a smouldering MMC, and like a few of the others it’s been one on my TBR for a long time.

Pocahontas – If I never knew you… – A forbidden romance

A Breath of Sunlight – Sydney Winward

I do love a forbidden love, and I’m looking forward to finally reading this one.

There’s a total of 40 prompts for this one, so I’ll update it as regularly as I can if I work through more of them.


2023 Tarot Reading Challenge
Hosted by erraticelle

The Fool – A book by a new-to-you author

Scarlet – Genevieve Cogman

Most of the books I’ve picked so far have been older books, but this was a prompt where I had a lot of options, so I went for a 2023 release. This one looks really good.

The Fool Reversed – A series continuation

The World We Make – N.K. Jemisin

The perfect opportunity to finally read a book that has popped up on too many TBR posts.

The Magician – A story with magical elements

The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches – Sangu Mandanna

This definitely sounds like it has enough magical elements to qualift.

The Magician Reversed – A book told from a villain’s POV

The Harrowing of Doom – David Annandale

As soon as I saw this prompt, this book popped into my head.

The High Priestess – A book featuring religion, spirituality, or intuition

Rebel Witch – Kelly-Ann Maddox

This is definitely a book that intrigues me, and the best thing I could find on my TBR for religion/spirituality.

This challenge has 164 prompts, so there’s no way I’ll get through all of them. But I’m excited to see how far I do get.


Netflix Movies & TV Shows
Hosted by nora_knight

Anne With an “E” – Historical Romance

The Rake – Gillian Hawser

Another one that’s been on my TBR a bit too long. I have a lot of Historical Romances on my shelf, so it was hard to narrow this one down!

Shadow and Bone – Book with a film adaptation

Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

For this I turned to my physical TBR, and I picked this book up after seeing the Netflix series, so it seems fitting to use it for this challenge.

Outer Banks – Group of teens/young adults are the protagonists

The Good Luck Girls – Charlotte Nicole Davis

This book sounds great and I’m really looking forward to reading it.

Five Feet Apart – Obstacle keeping the love interests apart

Made in Manhattan – Lauren Layne

A reverse My Fair Lady…I do love a story where class is the obstacle to overcome, and this one sounds really fun.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – High School/College Romance

The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli

This was a very good excuse to get this book, so I picked it up on Audible using a credit. Can’t wait to listen!


So these are the three challenges I’m going to be trying in 2023, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they go. They’ve also helped me pinpoint a few older books I want to try and read, too. What sort of reading challenges are you doing this year?

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