2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge

This year, I will be participating in the 2023 Bookish Books Reading Challenge hosted by Susan at Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books.

The hashtag for the reading challenge is #BookishBooksReadingChallenge

About the Challenge: This is a laidback challenge designed to encourage the reading of all those bookish books that are still lingering on our shelves and TBR lists. Any book counts as long as one of its main themes is books (reading them, writing them, hoarding them, stealing them, eating them, burning them, decorating with them, organizing them, sniffing them, selling them, etc.). Any book that is essentially bookish in nature counts. All formats are acceptable. Since this challenge isn’t about pages read, length doesn’t matter either. Picture books are totally fine.


Toe in the Door: 1-10 books read

Picking and Perusing: 11-20 books read

Lost in the Stacks: 21-30 books read

Living in the Library: 30+ books read

I am opting to pursue the Picking and Perusing Level.

  1. Authentically Izzy by Pepper D. Basham
  2. The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams
  3. Murder in the Mystery Suite by (Book Retreat Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams
  4. Buried in a Book (A Novel Idea Mystery #1) by Ellery Adams
  5. My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop, edited by Ronald Rice
  6. The Bookshop on the Shore (Kirrinfief #2) by Jenny Colgan
  7. The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay
  8. The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis
  9. By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library Mystery #1) by Eva Gates
  10. The Library of Lost and Found by Phaedra Patrick
  11. The House of Twenty-Thousand Books by Sasha Abramsky
  12. Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
  13. The Reading Life: The Joy of Seeing New Worlds Through Other’s Eyes by C.S. Lewis
  14. Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
  15. So Many Books, So Little Time: a Year of Passionate Reading by Sara Nelson
  16. The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared by Alice Ozma
  17. Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them by Tim Parks
  18. Pen in Hand: Reading, Rereading, and Other Mysteries by Tim Parks
  19. My Life With Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul
  20. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book by Wendy Welch


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