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2023 Reading Challenge

MonthWhat is the Challenge?Books To Read
Just Beginning JanuaryNew authors for the New Year!1.) Poisoned in Provence by Cat Green
2.) The Adventures of A Thief and A Princess by Bryan M. Powell
3.) Scale of The Dragon by Richard Fierce
4.) Trip The Light Fantastic By Nicole Bea
5.) The Sylvan Horn by Robert Redinger
Fairytale FebruaryHere are some stories that have reinvented the OG fairytales.1.) Golden Curse by M. Lynn
2.) Gilded by Marissa Meyer
3.) The Wendy by Erin Michelle Sky
4.) Savage Beatuy by Casey L. Bond
5.) The Swan King by Nina Clare
Mysteries of MarchSuspenseful and thrill filled stories that have you guessing the classic, who done it?1.) We Are All The Same in The Dark by Julia Heaberlin
2.) Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day
3.) A Time To Kill by John Grisham
4.) All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers
5.) The Woman in The Library by Sulari Gentill
All The Way Back AprilThrowback month! Time to blast back to the past for our readings.1.) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
2.) Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
3.) Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
4.) Dragonflight Anne McCaffery
5.) The Aeneid by Virgil
Movie MayHere are some books that went from page to the silver screen.1.) Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
2.) Eragon by Christopher Paolini
3.) Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4.) News of The World by Paulette Jiles
5.) Dune Frank Herbert

Journey Through June
History and Non-fiction should get some love too! This is the month to pick up some of the stories that expand parts of history. Or at least gives you a glimpse into what could have been in history.1.) All The Lights Above Us by M. B. Henry
2.) Born to Be Hanged by Keith Thompson
3.) The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson and Martin Dugard
4.) America’s Hidden History by Kenneth Davis
5.) History of Bourbon by Ken Albala
Juicy JulyRomance isn’t only for February! Bring out the Sexy, Romantic, Smutty, and Exotic love for this month. 1.) Good Girl by Piper Lawson
2.) Mine To Have by Natasha Madison
3.) Haunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton
4.) The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
5.) Fever Claim By Marie Johnston
The Great August CaperIt’s the daring heists and the crazy crime sprees for me. I’m checking out the crimes that steal our breath and treading carefully through the tricks.1.) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
2.) Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
3.) Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
4.) Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
5.) Daughter of The Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Sightseeing in SeptemberTravel with me all over the world! It is the month of vacations and travel in the books we pick. Why not get into the Getaway mood and see if any characters inspire you for a new go to destination.1.) Someone Else’s Summer by Rachel Batemen
2.) Here’s to Us by Elin Helderbrand
3.) The Vampire and The Virgin by Kerrlyn Sparks
4.) Books Lovers by Emily Henry
5.) Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Occult OctoberIt is the spooky month and of course including these books just helps keep the magic going.1.) Billy Summers by Stephen King
2.) Someone Else’s Life by Lyn Liao Butler
3.) I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
4.) We Hear Voices by Evie Green
5.) The Girl in the White Van by April Henry
Notable NovemeberWhat has been on the top chat charts for Booktok this year? Here is me caving in and seeing what looks good enough to read from the trends of the year. 1.)
Deck the Hall DecemberIt is the Christmas season and I am going all out in spreading the cheer. These books are all in for the Holiday spirit.1.)

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