The 2023 Challenge: Goodreads Lists

Did you know that The 52 Book Club has a dedicated Goodreads group? We also have a Goodreads List for EACH of the 2023 prompts. This makes it easy to see what other 52 Book Club members are reading and is a great go-to spot if you need recommendations. (A huge round of applause to our admin, Lindsey, who organizes these!) To help you easily find the links for each prompt, we’ve compiled a list below!

Have a question about what a specific prompt means? Don’t forget to check out our 2023 Reading Challenge Guide too!

Links to the Goodreads List:

*List will be updated throughout the year with links for mini-challenge prompts*

1. Book with a subtitle

2. Featuring an inheritance

3. Title starting with the letter “G”

4. Title starting with the letter “H”

5. Title starting with the letter “I”

6. Under 200 pages

7. A city or country name in the title

8. Dystopian Fiction

9. A book with a dedication

10. Takes place during the roaring twenties

11. A book about secrets

12. High Fantasy

13. Published posthumously

14. A survival story

15. Set in Australia

16. Featuring one of the “seven deadly sins”

17. By a Caribbean author

18. Set during a war other than WWI or WWII

19. Typographic cover

20. A book about siblings

21. A second-hand book *There is no Goodreads List for this prompt*

22. A body-positive message

23. An alliterative title

24. Nordic Noir

25. A fashionable character

26. Has an epilogue

27. Newbery Medal Winner

28. Includes a funeral

29. Sends you down a rabbit hole

30. An author with a same name as you *There is no Goodreads List for this prompt*

31. Set in a workplace

32. Published by Macmillan

33. A banned book

34. Featuring mythology

35. A book you meant to read last year *There is no Goodreads List for this prompt*

36. Chapters have cliffhangers

37. Written in present tense

38. An enemies-to-lovers plot

39. The final book in a series

40. Written by a comedian

41. A character who is a refugee

42. Time in the title

43. A book “everyone” has read

44. A contemporary setting

45. First word in the book is “The”

46. Script font on spine

47. Set in the city of Dublin

48. A book by Octavia E. Butler

49. Books on the cover

50. Related to the word “murder”

51. A book that doesn’t fit any of the other 51 prompts *There is no Goodreads List for this prompt*

52. Published in 2023

2023 Mini-Challenge Goodreads Links:

As always, these mini-challenges are completely optional! For those participating, here are the 2023 links to date. They will be updated throughout the year as new mini-challenges are released.

February 2023:

53. Set in either winter or spring (depending on what the Groundhog Says: Set in Spring or Set in Winter
54. A shadow on the cover
55. Time loop story

March 2023:

56. From an animal’s point of view
57. A feather on the cover
58. A character who works with animals

April 2023:

59. An egg on the cover
60. Title that contains the letters “E” “G” and “G”
61. Featuring chocolate

Summer ’23 Reading Challenge:

1) Choose your road trip destination:
A) Set at the beach
B) Set in the city
C) Set in the woods

2) Choose your road trip buddies:
A) Books with best friends
B) Books featuring a pet
C) Books featuring the whole family

3) Choose your road trip vehicle:
A) A 1960 camper van — Book published in 1960s
B) A 1970 VW Beetle — Book published in 1970s
C) A 1980 Mustang Convertible — Book published in 1980s

4) Choose your road trip snacks:
A) Hot & Spicy Reads (theme)
B) Light & Sweet Reads (theme)
C) Satisfy a craving (No GR list for this prompt)

5) Choose your road trip tunes:
A) Inspired by Classical Music
B) Inspired by Rock & Roll
C) Inspired by Country Music

6) Choose your road trip sights to see:
A) Famous artwork on the cover
B) Historic Site on the cover
C) Mountains on the cover

7) Choose your road trip mishap:
A) Out of gas — Series that aren’t finished yet
B) We’re lost! — The word “lost” or “missing” in the title
C) Detour — A book you’ve been avoiding (No GR list for this prompt)

8) Choose your road trip conclusion:
A) That was a blast! Let’s do it again — A re-read (no GR list for this prompt)
B) I’ll never forget that journey — A memoir
C) Ugh. Next time I’m going to fly — An airplane on the cover

September 2023:

62. First word in the book is a proper noun
63. Includes foreshadowing
64. Character is a teacher

October 2023:

65. Steampunk
66. “It was a dark and stormy night”
67. Has a graveyard scene

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