2023 Challenges

CHALLENGE 1: 2023 Series Ender Reading Challenge

Levels: (how many series enders you are planning to read)

Level 1: 1 – 5
Level 2: 5 – 10
Level 3: 10 – 15
Level 4: 15+

If you have any questions, please contact us at: Sandy's Email or Holly's Email or comment on one of the Series Enders blog posts on either or both of our websites.

To join the challenge:

  1. Write a blog post about joining the 2023 Series Enders Reading Challenge on your blog. For those of you who would like to participate but don’t have a blog, post about it on Facebook or Twitter.
  2. In your post, please include: the button, a link back to the sign up page, a link to both Somewhere Only We Know and Words Fueled by Love, the level you hope to achieve, and (optional) a list of the series you hope to complete.
  3. Place the button for the challenge in your sidebar (use the “grab this code” at the bottom of the post here).
  4. Link up in the linky using the direct link to your post/tweet/etc.

I'm aiming for 5 10 series!

1. Today, Tomorrow and Always by Tessa Bailey (Phenomenal Fate)  [January]
2. Seasons of Chaos by Elle Cosimano (Seasons of the Storm)  [January]
3. For the Throne by Hannah Whitten (For the Wolf)  [February]
4. Steelstriker by Marie Lu (Skyhunter)  [March]
5. Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep (Gargoyle Queen)  [April]
6. The Iron Vow by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey: Evenfall)  [May]
Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik (Starlight's Shadow)  [May]
8. From the Grave by Kresley Cole (Arcana Chronicles)  [May]
9. Cherish by Tracy Wolff (Crave)  [June]
10. Legends and Liars by Morgan Rhodes (Echoes and Empires)  [July]
11. The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning (Kingdoms of Sand and Sky)  [August]
12. The Unleashed by Danielle Vega (The Haunted)  [September]





CHALLENGE 2: 2023 Discussion Challenge

Here’s All You Have to Do:

  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. There’s no need to say what your discussion posts will be about–just tell us you’re joining and let us know your goal. (Can be in an update post or a post with other challenges–you’re not required to make a completely separate sign-up post.)
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts. Feel free to also link back in your actual discussions (we appreciate it, so more people can find us!), but that’s not required.
  • The challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2023. Sign-ups will remain open through December 28th, 2023. So, you can basically sign up all year long. Come join us!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • On the 1st of every month, a link-up will go up on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll leave your links for that month’s discussions. Every month, I’ll update the Discussion Challenge widget in the sidebar with the new post–so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • There will also be a big yearly giveaway–multiple winners for multiple things!–so do keep entering and checking back!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2023 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.

The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab


I'm going for 15 25 discussions as of now, but may up it later on!


1. Books with Romance vs. Romance Books [January]
2. 2022 End of the Year Survey
3. Fantasy vs. Fairy Tales
4. Randomness Post: Disney Calendar Factoids
5. Book Spotlight: Rockin it Old School with The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith
6. Book Signing Preparations
7. The Anti-Valentines Book Tag (Belated)  [February]
8. Remembering Books  [February]
9. Finding the Reviews  [March]
5...4...3...2...1 Book Tag  [March]
11. Water Bottle Observations  [March]
12. Not My Fandom  [March]
13. Imagining Characters  [April]
14. Reading Rituals  [April]
15. Book Separation Anxiety  [April]
16. Favorite Weather  [May]
17. The In & Out Book Tag  [May]
18. Sixth Book to the Left...and Straight on Til Morning!  [May]
19. Replicas from Books  [May]
20. Where Have All the Authors Gone?  [May]
21. The Pains of Collecting  [June]
22. Collecting Requirements  [June]
23. Flip-flops or Slides?  [June]
24. The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2023  [July]
25. Power Outages  [July]
26. Book Treatment  [July]
27. Planet Book Tag  [July]
28. Summer Movies  [July]
29. Changing the Schedule  [July]
30. Toothpaste  [July]
31. Spotlight Oldie, But Goodie  [August]
32. Bookplates  [August]
33. Background Noise  [August]
34. Choosing the Next Read  [August]
35. TBR Pile Organization  [August]
36. Condiment Temperature  [August]
37. Reviews of Favorite Authors  [August]
38. Sizzlin' Summer Book Tag  [August]
39. A.I.  [September]

CHALLENGE 3: 2023 New Release Challenge

The rules for the 2023 New Release Challenge are simple:

  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2023.
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley / Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2023 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2023, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2023.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!
  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2023NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter ?

There are five levels  in the 2023 New Release Challenge:

  1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
  5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed


Aiming for 20 new releases!

1. One Girl in All the World by Kendare Blake (1/31/23)  [January]
2. Pieces of Me by Kate McLaughlin (4/18/23)  [February]
3. The Iron Vow by Julie Kagawa (5/9/23)  [March]
4. The Study of Poisons by Maria V. Snyder (4/15/23)  [April]
5. Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep (3/7/23)  [April]
6. The Stolen Throne by Abigail Owen (5/2/23)  [April]
7. In Nightfall by Suzanne Young (3/28/23)  [April]
8. Capture the Sun by Jessie Mihalik (6/20/23)  [May]
9. From the Grave by Kresley Cole (4/18/23)  [May]
10. House of Roots and Ruin by Erin A. Craig (7/25/23)  [May]
11. Holly Horror by Michelle Jabes Corpora (8/15/23)  [May] 
12. Ruling Destiny by Alyson Noel (6/6/23)  [June]
13. Cherish by Tracy Wolff (5/30/23)  [June]
14. Legends and Liars by Morgan Rhodes (6/13/23)  [July]
15. Hemlock Island by Kelley Armstrong (9/12/23)  [July]
16. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros (5/2/23)  [July]
17. The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten (3/7/23)  [August]
18. Vengeance of the Pirate Queen by Tricia Levenseller (11/7/23)  [August]
19. The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst (4/25/23)  [September]
20. Good Girls Don't Die by Christina Henry (11/14/23)  [September]
21. A Taste of Darkness edited by Amy McCaw & Maria Kuzniar (9/14/23)  [September]

CHALLENGE 4: The Backlist Reader Challenge 2023

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2023 is hosted by The Bookwyrm's Hoard and runs from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. It ends at midnight in whatever timezone you’re in. You can still post reviews, and link them, up until January 5, 2024, but only for books that you finished reading in 2023. 

Rule #1: To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2022 AND already be on your TBR list or pile. 

Rule #2: Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog 

Rule #3 (optional): Review the books you read for the challenge*, and post your links on the review linky 

Rule #4: Before January 5, 2023, create and link a wrap-up post 


I am going to aim for 20 books from my TBR pile for 2023!


1. Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey (3/17/20)  [January]
2. Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano (5/3/16)  [January]
3. This Time Tomorrow by Tessa Bailey (6/13/20)  [January]
4. Today, Tomorrow and Always by Tessa Bailey (4/25/21)  [January]
5. Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano (6/23/20)  [January]
6. Seasons of Chaos by Elle Cosimano (6/8/21)  [January]
7. Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano (2/2/21)  [February]
8. Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (2/1/22)  [February]
9. For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (6/1/21)  [February]
10. For the Throne by Hannah Whitten (6/7/22)  [February]
11. Skyhunter by Marie Lu (9/29/20)  [March]
12. Steelstriker by Marie Lu (9/28/21)  [March]
13. The Iron Sword by Julie Kagawa (2/1/22)  [March]
14. A Game of Retribution by Scarlett St. Clair (5/31/22)  [May]
15. The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston (6/28/22)  [June]
16. A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout (10/19/21)  [June]
17. Dirty Lying Faeries by Sabrina Blackburry (9/6/22)  [July]
18. Evil Thing by Serena Valentino (7/7/20)  [August]
19. Evil Thing: A Graphic Novel by Serena Valentino & Ill. by Arielle Jovellanos (9/28/21)  [August]
20. The King Will Kill You by Sarah Henning (8/2/22)  [August]
21. A Pocket Full of Posies by Shawn Sarles (9/6/22)  [September]
22. Flight 171 by Amy Christine Parker (10/4/22)  [September]
23. The Haunted by Danielle Vega (6/4/19)  [September]
24. The Unleashed by Danielle Vega (7/7/20)  [September]

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