2023 Reading Challenges Update: July

Posted August 5, 2023 by Jen in Reading Challenge Tags: , ,

This year I’m participating in five reading challenges! Here is my update for the past month (and cumulative totals).

Audiobook Challenge:

Image of books and headphones with text "Audiobook Challenge 2023" "Caffeinated Reviewer & That's What I'm Talking About"

Goal: 65 audiobooks, any genre.

July total: 6 books. Total for year: 36 books.

Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik, Narrated by Frankie Corzo
Trapped by Kevin Hearne, Narrated by Luke Daniels
Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant, Narrated by Wen Ross & Virginia Rose
Freak of Nature by Julia Crane, Narrated by Eva Kaminsky
A Whisper of Bone by Anne Renwick, Narrated by Janina Edwards & Ryan Stone
The Witch Collector by Charissa Weaks, Narrated by Meg Sylvan & Tim Campbell

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jen (That’s What I’m Talking About) has
read 0 books toward
her goal of
105 books.

Goal: 105 books, any format, any genre.

July total: 10 books. Total for year: 62 books.

Kiss Me, Mi Amor by Alana Quintana Albertson
Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik
Someone Just Like You by Meredith Schorr
Trapped by Kevin Hearne
Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant
Freak of Nature by Julia Crane
Resonance Surge by Nalini Singh
A Whisper of Bone by Anne Renwick
Only Good Enemies by Jennifer Estep
The Witch Collector by Charissa Weaks

COYER Challenge

Graphic for the COYER Challenge 2023 January 1 - December 31

I am not participating in Chapter 2.


This is my second year attempting some of Wendy the Super Librarian’s #TBRChallenge 2023. This is a topic-optional challenge to read one book from your TBR each month. Click the image below for more info.

#TBRChallenge 2023, click image for details on monthly challenge topics

Goal: to participate in 8 of the challenges. Total to date: I’ve participated in 7 challenges.

July update: I read Beauty and the Beefcake by Pippa Grant for “Opposites Attract.”

Romance Reading Challenge:

2023 Romance Reading Challenge Bingo Card with 18 of 25 boxes covered. Click the link in the post for more information.Goal: to cover all of the boxes, romance genre only. MORE INFO HERE.

July update: I completed the following 4 boxes:

  • Retelling/What-if
  • Audiobook
  • Sports Romance
  • YA Romance