Reading Challenge 2023

Reading Challenge 2023

Reading challenge is not really something I shine at. I have mostly not been able to make it till the end. Things come up, days and even months go about without me able to finish a book and this despite the fact that I read every single night.

But then I am not someone who gives up easily. From my past there are some inferences I have made.

  1. I get over ambitious with the number. I think it makes more sense to choose a number I have more chances of finishing and then see if I can exceed that. So this year I only aim at reading one book a month so that makes it a total of 12 books in the year.
  2. I have off late learnt that reading in bed is not the best way to read… Three reasons one I am dead tired by the time I hit the bed and so obviously I fall asleep in no time; two my comprehension rate is very poor so even though I am reading, it many a times fails to make sense to me. Three if I am reading a fiction it ends up disturbing my sleep in many ways.

So this year I decided on just 12 books… one book a month. And I decided I must read sometime in the day on my desk. Also I am now taking this on three ways… a hard copy, on my kindle and audible while I go for a walk or workout. Audible is something I started lately. Will talk about it in another post soon.

Now do not get me wrong, these numbers, or being a part of a challenge is not to prove anything – to myself or to someone else. The sole aim is to keep myself accountable through the year and have something to look back end of year. I love reading and I know every time I finish a book there is so much added to me… so why should I not read and if taking it as it comes is not helping, I guess I need a plan.

So here I am with my planned TBR for the reading challenge 2023.

  1. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
  2. Steal like an artist by Austin Kleon
  3. Man’s search for meaning by Viktor E Frankl – Completed. Read the review here
  4. The four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  5. Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to crafting your own destiny by Sadhguru.
  6. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  7. Sita: A Tale of Ancient Love from Indian mythology & Hindu folklore and legends by Bhanumathi Narasimhan
  8. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
  9. Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
  10. Lolita by Valdimir Nabokov
  11. I Know why the caged bird Sings by Maya Angleou
  12. The mother I never knew by Sudha Murthy

Do check these out and also do share if you too are participating in a reading challenge and even if you are not what is on your reading list, in case you have planned on one.

I’m participating in the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter. You may too participate in the same by clicking here.

Updating to add books that I read additionally, sometimes moving away from my list and sometimes as part of review copies received.

  1. The Naani Diaries by Riva Razdan. Do read the review here.


I am a health enthusiast, healer and an artist and apart for these most importantly i am mommy to an angel and wife to a gentleman. I use to teach management graduates but post my daughter happened my time at home gave me chance to explore my other passions. Now as she is 5 year old I am still not ready to leave her and return to work.

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