Cup of Tea’s 2023 Reading Challenge

We are only TWO days away from the first day of 2023 and you are probably trying to figure out your next reading will be. Don’t fret! The Cup of Tea’s Reading Challenge 2023 that will not only introduce you to new books and genres but help you tackle your TBR pile. Just like last year, I created the challenge on StoryGraph, where you can view the challenge prompts and add books that will help you complete the challenge!

Don’t know what StoryGraph is? Find out about this wonderful new alternative to Goodreads by reading more about it in my blogpost!

  1. A book you meant to read in 2022
  2. A Celebrity memoir
  3. A book about a forbidden romance
  4. A modern retelling of a classic
  5. A story that takes place on a boat
  6. Cup of Tea’s Anticipated Read of 2023
  7. A romance with a curvy lead
  8. A book with mythical creatures
  9. A book you should of read in high school
  10. A book that has been on your TBR shelf for 5 years or more
  11. A book with a queer couple
  12. A book by an author who is of different race, ethnicity, religion than your own 
  13. A novella or short story
  14. A book that comes out the second half of 2023
  15. A holiday romance/mystery
  16. Listen to an audiobook
  17. The shortest book on your TBR pile
  18. A book becoming a movie/TV series in 2023
  19. A manga published for the first time in the US in 2023
  20. A debut novel
  21. A book by an author with a disability
  22. A translated book
  23. A nonfiction book about a topic you are interested in
  24. A nonfiction book you wanted to read for awhile
  25. A book with name(s) in the title
  26. A book that features two languages
  27. A book that takes place in one day
  28. A novel in verse
  29. A poetry anthology
  30. A main character that is a refugee
  31. A book set in a war that is not WWI or WWII
  32. A book about books
  33. . A book you meant to finish for your book club but you didn’t
  34. A book chosen for your book club 
  35. BONUS: Published Posthumously

Just like in 2022, I didn’t get to read as much classics like I wanted to (don’t know why I keep doing this to myself) so some of the classics challenge prompts are the same from last year, however, with a few new ones. If you are trying to read more classics in 2023 like I am, you can me read along with me with the 2023 Classics Challenge also on StoryGraph:

  1. Read a classic over 500 pages 
  2. Read a classic ghost story 
  3. A classic that was banned or censored 
  4.  A humorous or satirical classic
  5.  A classic Japanese novel 
  6.  A classic by a Latin American author
  7. A classic by an author new to you
  8. British Library Crime Classics
  9. Welsh Women’s Classics
  10. An Irish Classic
  11. A Scottish Classic
  12. Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live
  13.  A classic not from Europe or North America
  14.  A book from an anonymous author
  15. A classic written by a POC author
  16. British Library Crime Classics 
  17. Spanish Classic Novel 
  18. Read a classic that takes place in a country other than where you live
  19.  A classic you want to revisit again 
  20. A classic written by a POC author

If you prefer printing out the challenge, I created a PDF version which is free to download:

Join in on the Challenge and Sign up Today!


Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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