Monday, October 24, 2022

Epistolary Reading Challenge 2023

 Another I'm bringing back next year.

The challenge will be to read books written in the form of letters, diaries, blogs, e-mails and such, either completely or partially written this way. 

  • Challenge will run from January 1 to December 31, 2023.  Books must be started on or after January 1 to count.  Re-reads will be allowed as long as they are read during the specified time period.
  • Books may cross over to other challenges in which you are participating.  
  • Fiction (all genres and subgenres) and nonfiction that fit the challenge description may be read.
  • All book formats are allowed (paper, audio, electronic, graphic novels/manga, picture books). 
  • No levels.  I will let you choose how many books to read.
  • You do not need a blog to sign up.  You may keep tract of your progress on Goodreads, Amazon or other similar sites with a shelf dedicated to this challenge.  Or sign up on Youtube, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • You do not need to post reviews, nor will there be any check-ins.
  • Sign up below in the comments. I will not be using linkys this year.

Need ideas for reading? Here are some links to get started:

My Books:

  1. This is Where We Live--Janelle Brown
  2. The Love Hypothesis--Ali Hazelwood
  3. Tending Roses--Lisa Wingate
  4. Three Sisters, Three Queens--Philippa Gregory
  5. Lost Autumn--Mary-Rose MacColl 
  6. Parable of the Talents--Octavia E. Butler
  7. They Both Die at the End--Adam Silvera
  8. Tokyo Dreaming--Emiko Jean
  9. The Ex Talk--Rachel Lynn Solomon
  10. Meet Cute Dairy--Emery Lee
  11. Kiss & Tell--Adib Khorram
  12. Red--Alison Cherry
  13. Seven Days in June--Tia Williams
  14. I Kissed Shara Wheeler--Casey McQuiston
  15. Verity--Colleen Hoover
  16. The Girls of Atomic City--Denise Kiernan
  17. For Everyone--Jason Reynolds
  18. The Reunion--Meghan Quinn
  19. Dear Edward--Ann Napolitano
  20. Lost Roses--Martha Hall Kelly
  21. Love, Lists & Fancy Ships--Sarah Grunder Ruiz
  22. What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day--Pearl Cleage
  23. Death of a Blueberry Tart--Lee Hollis
  24. The Jew in the Lotus--Rodger Kamenetz
  25. The Undertaker's Assistant--Amanda Skenandore
  26. 1022 Evergreen Place--Debbie Macomber
  27. Sunflower Sisters--Martha Hall Kelly
  28. Summer on the Bluffs--Sunny Hostin
  29. Orange, Volume 1--Ichigo Takano
  30. Gender Queer--Maia Kababe
  31. Irish Gold--Andrew M. Greeley
  32. The Villa--Rachel Hawkins
  33. Odd One Out--Nic Stone
  34. The Hotel Nantucket--Elin Hilderbrand
  35. The Deal--Elle Kennedy
  36. Maame--Jessica George
  37. One of Us is Lying--Karen M. McManus
  38. Here I Go Again--Jen Lancaster
  39. All American Boys--Jason Reynolds
  40. With the Might of Angels--Andrea Davis Pinkney
  41. A Summer Affair--Elin Hilderbrand
  42. Orange Volume 2--Ichigo Takano
  43. One of Us is Next--Karen M. McManus
  44. The Proposal--Jasmine Guillory
  45. The London Seance Society--Sarah Penner
  46. Wow, No Thank You--Samantha Irby
  47. A Woman is No Man--Etaf Rum
  48. Olga Dies Dreaming--Xochitl Gonzalez
  49. Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York--Gail Parent
  50. Solito--Javier Zamora
  51. Love on the Brain--Ali Hazelwood
  52. Carrie Soto is Back--Taylor Jenkins Reid
  53. Pineapple Street--Jenny Jackson
  54. Bad Fat Black Girl--Sesali Bowen
  55. The Odd Women--George Gissing
  56. The Christmas Box--Richard Paul Evans
  57. Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six--Lisa Unger
  58. A Song for a New Day--Sarah Pinsker
  59. Dear Santa--Debbie Macomber
  60. I Am Not Who You Think I Am--Eric Rickstad
  61. Gingerbread--Helen Oyeyemi
  62. The Twelve Dates of Christmas--Jenny Bayliss
  63. The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square--Rosina Lippi

Calling challenge complete on December 29


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Does reading actual blogs count? Hahahahahaha!

Elephant's Child said...

Another of my favourite reading genres.

Jinjer-The Intrepid Angeleno said...

I'm screaming!!!!! This is totally my genre and I didn't know there were lists of these books and now 2023 can't get here fast enough!!!! Thank you for doing this challenge!!!!! Squeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Beverley Baird said...

I so enjoy this genre. Will be joining in 2023

Jenn and The Cats of Castle Coull said...

Oh I love this idea! I am in!

Molly Hart said...

I want to try this out this time around!

Deborah Richmond said...

I’m in for this challenge! Love it!

The Cozy Owlet said...

I love epistolaries (so much that they got a special section of my "top books" list for later this month). I'm absolutely in :)

The Cozy Owlet said...

I LOVE epistolaries (they got a separate section on my "favorite reads" post later this month). Definitely taking part!

Teresa Withrow said...

I love this idea...I'm in for 2023!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to participate in this :-) I realised this year that the thing a lot of my favourite books have in common is that they are written in letter and/or diary form. I also want to find more quirky books written through email, social media, texts, etc.

Vicki said...

Looking forward to this challenge~

Jen at Introverted Reader said...

I love epistolary but rarely stumble on them. I'm signing up for two books but may go higher. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun challenge for one of my favorite genres. I'll join you.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite genres. Looks fun - I'll join you.