Wednesday, December 14, 2022

The Nerdy Bookworm 50 Books a Year Reading Challenge 2023

 This one started last year at The Nerdy Bookworm. I will be in again.

1.  2023 New Release: Once More With Feeling--Elissa Sussman

2. A book with more than 300 pages: I Kissed Shara Wheeler--Casey McQuiston

3. A book outside of your comfort genres: The Path Made Clear--Oprah Winfrey

4. Read a nonfiction book: The Pretty One--Keah Brown

5. Read a book based on a tv series or movie adaptation (watch the show or movie after for fun): Anna and Elsa's Hygge Life--Heather Knowles

6. Read a steamy romance novel: Seven Years to Sin--Sylvia Day

7. Thriller, mystery, or suspense novel: Verity--Colleen Hoover

8. Book that is set in the decade you were born in (1970s): Burn Baby Burn--Meg Medina

9. A book that has been on your TBR for 2+ years or more: Sheila Levine is Dead and Living in New York--Gail Parent

10. Read a book that is hyped online: The Hotel Nantucket--Elin Hilderbrand

11. Read a book with a number in the title: Three Sisters, Three Queens--Philippa Gregory

12. Goodreads 2022 Winner or Nominee: The Office BFFs--Jenna Fischer & Angela Kinsey

13. A book with one word in the title: Committed--Elizabeth Gilbert

14. Listen to an audiobook: Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems--Warsan Shire

15. Read a retelling: Six Crimson Cranes--Elizabeth Lim

16. 2023 Bestseller: Maame--Jessica George

17. Read a book that involves family: Beach House Reunion--Mary Alice Monroe

18. Highly anticipated read: Pink Lemonade Cake Murder--Joanne Fluke

19. A book that discusses death, grief, and/or moving on: The House of Broken Angels--Luis Alberto Urrea

20. A book title that starts with the word "The" (for example The Great Gatsby, The Help, The Hobbit): The Love Hypothesis--Ali Hazelwood

21. A book set in NYC: Dear Edward--Ann Napolitano

22. A book by an auto-buy author of yours: On Ocean Boulevard--Mary Alice Monroe

23.  Read a historical fiction novel: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman--Ernest J. Gaines

24. New York Times Bestseller: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs--Steve Brusatte

25. Read a book with a person on the cover: Back in Black--Lori Foster

26. Read a book that has time travel in it: Drums of Autumn--Diana Gabaldon

27. Read a book with a happily-ever-after ending: Transformed: The Perils of the Frog Prince--Megan Morrison

28. Read a YA book: The Astonishing Color of After--Emily X.R. Pan

29. Read a book where the two main characters are "fake dating": Meet Cute Dairy--Emery Lee

30. A book set in a place where you have visited: 22 Seconds--James Patterson 

31. Read a book with two or more authors: I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool--Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella 

32. Read a book that has a purple cover: Cool For the Summer--Dahlia Adler

33. A book that has a cover you love: 1022 Evergreen Place--Debbie Macomber

34. Read a celebrity memoir: Open Book--Jessica Simpson

35. A book that has mental health aspects to it: So-Called Normal--Mark Henick

36. Read a graphic novel, manga, or comic: Stuntboy, In the Meantime--Jason Reynolds

37. Read an author's debut book: Ellen Foster--Kaye Gibbons

38. Read a horror/creepy novel: The Midnight Club--Christopher Pike

39. Read one of the highest-rated book on your Goodreads TBR list: The Da Vinci Code--Dan Brown

40. Read a book that Rory Gilmore read in Gilmore Girls (There are over 500 books on the list to choose from) you can reference these book lists onetwo, and three: Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective--Donald J. Sobol

41. A book you bought from a bookstore: Dead Dead Girls-Nekesa Afia

42. Read a book that is set at a carnival or circus: Remarkables--Lisa Mantchev

43. Read a book from the library: Lost Autumn--Mary-Rose MacColl 

44. Read a book set around wartime: Lost Roses--Martha Hall Kelly

45.  Read a book with a close proximity romance: Love, Lists & Fancy Ships--Sarah Grunder Ruiz

46. Book you meant to read last year but didn't: The Witch's Daughter--Paula Brackston

47. Read a book that has one of your favorite book tropes in it (enemies to lovers, second chance romance, forbidden love, good vs evil, etc.) check out this trope master list here for inspiration: Queerly Beloved--Susie Dumond 

48. Read a new to you author: Lilac Girls--Martha Hall Kelly

49. Read any book from a series: 8 Sandpiper Way--Debbie Macomber

50. Free space/pick any book: Calypso, Corpses and Cooking--Raquel V. Reyes

Challenge completed on November 9

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