Join me for the 2023 She Reads Romance Books Romance Book Reading Challenge – the reading challenge devoted exclusively to romance.
The Romance Book Reading Challenge is the activity of the year if you are a romance book reader so dive right in no matter which month you’re able!
Ready for next year? Check out the 2024 Romance Book Reading Challenge!
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Let’s do this! Join me this year for the 2023 She Reads Romance Books Reading Challenge – the book challenge where we read romance ALL YEAR LONG.
This is my FOURTH year running this challenge and I’m just as excited (if not more!) as I was in year one.
If you like reading romance or simply like reading challenges, then this is the 2023 reading challenge for you.
And did I mention FREEBIES? 😊
When you join this year’s challenge you’ll get a free challenge printable plus two BONUS trackers. You can also download the free challenge bookmark.
Learn more about this year’s reading challenge sticker that’s available too below!
The 2023 Romance Book Reading Challenge
Read 12 Books in One Year!
The goal with this reading challenge is to read ONE romance book each month, for a total of 12 romance books for the year.
I always keep things simple with this challenge, but this year I’m keeping it super simple with this year’s reading challenge theme.
We are going to stick with the main categories of the romance genre (with some fun categories too!).
This will let you take each month’s theme in whatever direction you choose and with whatever romance trope you choose.
The goal is always to encourage readers to explore the wide variety within the romance book genre.
But, as always, if you find you don’t care for a particular month’s theme, no problem. Just change it up!
She Reads Romance Books’ 2023 Romance Book Reading Challenge Themes
January – Romantic Comedy
February – Steamy Romance
March – New Adult Romance
April – Back Title on Your TBR List
May – Historical Romance
June – LGBTQ+ Romance
July – Contemporary Romance
August – A New Author to You
September – Sports Romance
October – Reread a Favorite Book!
November – Award Nominee
December – Your Favorite Trope
This year as an added challenge I’ll encourage you to take your reading selection up a notch.
If you so choose, you can also have your selection meet one of the criteria below. Or, if you want to read more than one book for the month, have your additional selection meet one of these goals:
- Written by a New Author to You
- A Back Title on Your TBR List
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Why You Should Join the Romance Book Reading Challenge
There’s so much to reading romance, why wouldn’t you want to read it? But here are a few reasons you should definitely join this year’s challenge:
My goals for this and every year’s reading challenge are for it to be a lot of fun and to help readers discover great romance books worth reading.
It Gives You a Reading Goal!
Sometimes you just don’t know what you want to read. That’s where this reading challenge can help by giving you reading recommendations and a goal to reach every month.
It Diversifies Your Reading!
Whether you want to laugh or cry or even get a bit hot and bothered, there’s honestly something for everyone in the genre.
This reading challenge is just a fun way to do it.
How to Join the Reading Challenge
Joining the reading challenge is easy and open to any reader.
Simply follow along with the monthly themes above and have fun. You can jump in at any time and if you need to take a break, just hop back in whenever you are able.
If you want more of a community, be sure to share your reading selection on the She Reads Romance Books Facebook page!
Grab Your Free Romance Reading Challenge Tracker and BONUSES!
Keep track of all of this year’s themes and your book selections, all in one place with the Romance Book Reading Challenge Tracker.
You get this for free by joining my list, plus you’ll also receive two BONUS trackers to help you remember your favorite books of 2023 and new authors that you read this year!
By joining my list, you’ll also receive my recommendations for each month’s theme.
Remember all Your Reading Challenge Favorites
You definitely don’t want to miss out on the free 2023 Reading Challenge Tracker. But, if you’re looking to track even more about your favorite romance book reads this year, then grab yourself a copy of the Romance Book Reading Journal!
The Romance Book Reading Journal is a reading tracker, planner, and journal all in one with over 100 pages in either paperback or hardcover.
I created it exclusively for romance book readers who want to remember everything about their most favorite books.
With pages such as the monthly reading tracker, favorite quotes tracker, book series list, book review form, and pages to track your favorites in over 20 categories and tropes, it has everything you could possibly need and want (plus more!) in a book journal.
Purchase Your She Reads Romance Book Reading Challenge Sticker
Use it in your Romance Book Reading Journal to kick off your participation or stick one in each book that you read in this year’s challenge.
Where to Find Books for the Reading Challenge?
To help you pick your monthly selections, check out all of the book lists on the blog. I guarantee you’ll find a great book on one of my lists.
Don’t be shy in using the search bar above to help you get right to what you need.
Plus, by joining my list I’ll email you book recommendations for each month’s challenge as we progress through the year.
As far as getting your selection, I’m all about reserving books at my local library to save some cash so my first suggestion is to check your library first and even reserve some titles for the upcoming months ahead of time!
Kindle Unlimited and/or Audible
Kindle Unlimited is FULL of great romance book titles and you can’t beat the price for a monthly membership though I’m always snagging multi-month deals!
Romance Book Subscriptions!
Another option for finding great romance books that I LOVE is a romance book subscription box.
There are so many options depending on your favorite category of romance and budget.
Many send more than one book selection and lots of fun swag too!
Check out my favorite romance book subscription boxes.
Share Your Reading Challenge Selections on Facebook
I not only want you to participate, but I want to know what you’re reading as well.
Every month there will be a specific post on the She Reads Romance Books Facebook page for Reading Challenge participants to share their book selections for that month’s theme.
Comment on each month’s post with your book selection, engage with other readers, or even link up with a buddy reader!
Download the Reading Challenge Bookmark
Finally, to remind you of what’s ahead in this year’s reading challenge, be sure to also print your own copy of the 2023 She Reads Romance Books Reading Challenge bookmark.
Don’t forget to sign up below. Happy Reading!