Getting ready for the 2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge!

It’s that exciting time of our lives again: seasons are changing, holidays are approaching, families and friends are getting reunited — we certainly deserve that after so much time apart for the last couple of years. It’s an opportunity to evaluate how we are doing so far, make plans, and establish goals for the next year. And what better way to improve ourselves than to invest our time in the pleasures of reading? It helps us build empathy, see the world through the perspectives of innumerable other characters, and live their lives through our imagination.

As I have done in previous years, I will participate in the 2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge. But I will do things a little different this year. In place of defining ahead all of the books for each of the 50 prompts, I have created this blog so that I can receive suggestions from friends for each of them (friends that I already have and the ones that I will make here). On the main page you will find a button for making your recommendations. I will do my best to accommodate each and every one of them.

Of course I will also be sharing my progress as I complete each prompt. So make sure to drop by frequently to see what adventure (or romance, or mystery, or fantasy, or drama) I am reading that week, if I am enjoying it or if I am about to toss it through the window. I will also be posting about other subjects, hopefully somehow connected with the story I will have in front of me.

The first suggestion came from my partner, whom I love to the moon and back:

Sara Pennypacker
In what prompt of the 2023 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge does it fit?
A book with a pet character
Why do you think I should be reading it?

It will mean the world to me if you can participate and leave your comment. I hope to see you soon!