I think reading challenges are a lot of fun, but I've learned over the years that if I want to stick with it for the entire year and actually finish, my limit is one. So, last month I started trying to figure out which reading challenge I wanted to sign up for this year...if any.
I love Karen's Back to the Classics Challenge, but having participated in that one for the past two years, I felt like I needed a change. And Stacey @ Unruly Reader has once again come up with an enticing Reading Bingo for 2023--and I do love filling in those squares!--so I was seriously considering committing to that one.
But then I saw that Susan @ Bloggin' 'bout Books is going to host a Bookish Books Reading Challenge this year and I knew that's the one I want to do. Because I love reading books about books, bookish people, bookstores, authors, etc. And I already have a list of at least twenty bookish books on my TBR list that I want to read this year, so it feels like the perfect fit for me. If it sounds like the right kind of reading challenge for you, I hope you join in, too.
Here are just some of the books I'm planning (hoping!) to read for this challenge this year:
- The Last Chance Library by Freya Sampson
- The Messy Lives of Book People by Phaedra Patrick
- The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks by Shauna Robinson
- The Library by Bella Osborne
- The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
- The Librarian of Burned Books by Brianna Labuskes
- The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer
- The Book Lover by Maryann McFadden
- The Blackout Book Club by Amy Lynn Green
- Camino Island by John Grisham
There are many, many more...but we'll see how I do at getting these read first. And if you know of any amazing bookish books I should add to this list, please let me know!