2023 Reading Challenges Update: December

Posted January 1, 2024 by Jen in Reading Challenge Tags: , ,

In 2023, I participated in five reading challenges. Here is my final update for the year. I’m happy to report that, for the first time in a while, I completed all of my challenges.

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.

December total: 6 books. Total for year: 66 books.

City of Ruin by Charissa Weaks, Narrated by Meg Sylvan & Tim Campbell
Ghosts in the Abbey by Emily L. Finch, Narrated by Polly Lee
How to Lose a Guy Before Christmas by A.J. Pine, Narrated by Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke
Big Witch Energy by Molly Harper, Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Amanda Ronconi
Jana Goes Wild by Farah Heron, Narrated by Soneela Nankani
A Soupcon of Poison by Jennifer Ashley, Narrated by Anne-Marie Piazza

Goodreads Reading Challenge:

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Goal: 105 books, any format, any genre.

December total: 11 books. Total for year: 111 books.

The Rebel and the Rake by Emily Sullivan
City of Ruin by Charissa Weaks, Narrated by Meg Sylvan & Tim Campbell
Ghosts in the Abbey by Emily L. Finch, Narrated by Polly Lee
How to Lose a Guy Before Christmas by A.J. Pine, Narrated by Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke
A Dead End Christmas by Alyssa Day
Big Witch Energy by Molly Harper, Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Amanda Ronconi
Not Another Roman Holiday by Marilyn Brant
Jana Goes Wild by Farah Heron, Narrated by Soneela Nankani
Eye for an Eye by Alyssa Day
A Soupcon of Poison by Jennifer Ashley, Narrated by Anne-Marie Piazza
The Grumpy Billionaire by Annika Martin

COYER Challenge

Graphic for the COYER Challenge 2023 January 1 - December 31

I am participating in Chapter 3, which runs September through December. Books MUST be in an electronic format – ebook or audiobook. And the books must be FREE or NEARLY FREE! This includes review books, tour books, NetGalley, Edelweiss, etc. What’s nearly free? No more than $5 for ebooks and no more than $7.50 for audiobooks (or the equivalent currency). Library books, borrowed books, or Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Prime books, and Audible Plus Catalog books do not qualify.

Goal: 20 qualifying books.

December total: 6 books. Total for Chapter 3: 26 books.

#TBRChallenge

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 11 challenges.

December update: I read A Dead End Christmas by Alyssa Day for optional theme of “Festive.”

Romance Reading Challenge:

2023 Romance Reading Challenge Bingo Card with 25 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.

December update: I completed the following boxes:

  • Rake in Title
  • Royal Character

All boxes have been completed!