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13 Ways to ROCK Your 2023 Reading Challenge

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Hello lovers of books and bacon!

Kimber here. I’m taking over for Mom today. Cuz she’s buried in a new book. Again.

But there was this New Year thingy the other day. It’s a human thing. Big booms. Silly hats. A nice ham dinner. Bacon. Leftovers…

Wait. Where was I?

Oh yeah. New Year’s.

Reading Challenge?

It seems there’s this Reading Challenge thing around New Year’s. It makes the rounds of the reading world every January. “That’s now,” says Mom. (She’s a genius. Like me.)

The Question

Anyway, I’m supposed to ask if you are or will participate in this year’s Reading Challenge? Like, how many books do you plan to read this year?

No Frisbee throwing involved. No special treats. Or bacon. So I’m not really sure what the point is. But I guess some people like to do read-ing challenging. They like to challenge themselves to read more pages or books than they did last year.

So here are some ideas Mom and I came up with to help you do that. (Well, it was mostly me. Mom helped. Some. She’s read every title recommended. But I did the heavy lifting. You know, snoozing in her lap while she reads. To keep her company. It must work. She read 403 books in 2022. No, really. I was there.)

So here, without further bow-wowing, is:

13 Ways to ROCK Your 2023 Reading Challenge. Read a book:

  1. By a local author

Of course this depends on where you live.

Suggestions (Northwest):

  1. Told from an animal’s POV (Don’t make me explain this – Kimber.)

Suggestions:

  1. That you can read in one day-ish

Suggestions:

  1. That’s been adapted for the stage, the silver screen, or as a television series

Suggestions:

  1. Set in a place you always wanted to visit or learn more about

Suggestions:

  1. Inspirational/Personal Development

Suggestions:

  1. A cook book (learn some new recipes and enjoy some new food!)

Suggestions:

  1. An award winner

Suggestions:

  1. That was published 50 years ago or more

Suggestions:

  1. An historical novel

Suggestions:

  1. A biography or memoir

Suggestions:

  1. An action/adventure outdoor story or thriller

Suggestions:

  1. Connected to your family heritage or culture

Suggestions:

Whew. Mom wants to keep going. But I think I need a nap. Who’s with me?

Are you doing a 2023 reading challenge?

2 thoughts on “13 Ways to ROCK Your 2023 Reading Challenge

  1. These are all wonderful suggestions. I need to find out some local authors.

    • Glad to hear Wendy! Speaking of local authors, I recently learned that Walt Morey (Gentle Ben, etc.( was born nearby. Small world.

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