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2023 Summer Reading Challenge

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The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge is here!

This is something I started last summer and you all enjoyed it so I thought we’d do it again! Reading is definitely one thing that unites us all and I think we share a love of. So in the spirit of inspiring you all to read more and share some of our recent favorites, scroll down to see how to take part in this challenge!

How to participate in the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

1.) Save this graphic below to your phone.

Instagram story template Bingo board with summer reading 2023 challenge

2.) The idea is to read books in each category to try and get a BINGO or bonus points if you do a cover all and fill in all the boxes! Each time you read a book that checks off one of the boxes, share to your Instagram stories and tag me @ourtiny_nest.

3.) The challenge will end Friday September 1st. Be sure to share your finished template to your Instagram story with each box ticked off and tag me @ourtiny_nest to get credit!

Whether this is the first time you’re joining one of my challenges or you’re a pro, the idea is simply to have fun and just inspire you to read more!


Here are some reading suggestions for each prompt

Book about vacation

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

Book you meant to read in 2022

East Coast Girls by Kerry Kletter

East Coast Girls by Kerry Kletter


Romance/spicy read

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Deal by Elle Kennedy 2023 Summer Reading challenge

Twisted Love by Ana Huang

Twisted Love Ana Huang Summer 2023 Reading challenge

A mystery/thriller

The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

The Perfect Marriage: A Completely Gripping Psychological Suspense by [Jeneva Rose]

Ward D by Freida McFadden

Ward D: A gripping psychological thriller by [Freida McFadden]

Book set in the decade you were born

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

A book about family

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Book you read because of Bookstagram

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by [Sarah J. Maas]

Book that was released in spring ’23

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune New Release 2023

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderband new release of 2023


For more of my favorite book recommendations check out

These 22 books to read

And this Book Exchange Brunch is a fun idea for your next book club. Click here to see the details.


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    Maria Kamran
    June 2, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Hi Maira Kamran Is here.. well I am new here, I am searching for fashion & food blogs.. I found yours, I like short poems, i love to read books horror.. keep posting

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      June 2, 2023 at 5:21 am

      Hi Maria!!! Welcome!!! Thank you for being here! <3

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    June 2, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    What a fun idea for a summer reading challenge! I’d like to join but I already have other reading challenges I’m falling behind on, so not this time around, but maybe next time

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      June 3, 2023 at 6:47 am

      ahh you’ll have to catch us for the next one! What is your favorite book you recently read?

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    June 4, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    It’s the first time I’m hearing about this reading challenge and I think it’s a fab idea. I love reading and do it as often as I’d like to. I wouldn’t want to spoil the challenge as this is a lot for me to get through over the summer. Enjoy though.

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    Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers
    June 4, 2023 at 3:49 pm

    I love thrillers the best! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

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      June 7, 2023 at 6:36 am

      Thrillers are my favorite too Allyson! Have you read Verity by Colleen Hoover? That’s a good one!

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    Kim Carberry
    June 5, 2023 at 4:35 am

    What a great challenge. Happy reading!

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    Anne from Simply2Moms
    June 6, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    So much fun! Downloaded your graphic and I can already check a few of these off. You’re gonna love Malibu Rising if you haven’t read it yet!

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    Natasha Mairs
    June 6, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    I love a good reading challenge. This summer I have set myself a goal to read the books that have been on my shelfs the longest

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    June 6, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    There some interesting books. Thrillers are always fun to read.
    Have a great June reading month.

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      June 7, 2023 at 6:35 am

      Thrillers are my favorite Anna!!! Do you have one that you have loved recently?

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    Sarah MumofThree World
    June 7, 2023 at 1:31 am

    That’s a great idea as it’s a good way of reading a more diverse range of books. I tend to mix up my genres/ settings/ eras anyway, but it’s a good idea for anyone stuck in a rut.
    Popping over from Bookworms Monthly.

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      June 7, 2023 at 6:34 am

      Hi Sarah!!! Thanks for stopping by! I know it, I tend to stick to mostly thrillers and beachy reads so this is a great way to kind of get people out of their shell!

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    Sim's Life
    June 7, 2023 at 10:34 am

    I love the idea of this challenge, it would certainly give me the boost I need to start reading the piles of books I have. I keep picking them up from charity shops, I can’t help it! Will definitely get some reading time in this summer though! Sim x #Hopping over from #SSPS

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    June 7, 2023 at 11:53 am

    I am an avid reader and love a good challenge! You also listed some great options. I read Malibu Rising and while it wasn’t my favorite TJR read, it’s definitely good for summer. Going to have to check out The Guilt Trip!! Sounds enticing!

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      June 7, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Melanie!!! I loved Malibu Rising! Have you read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo? It’s also by TJR and is one of my favorites ever!

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    Maria Bonacci
    June 10, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    I normally read a lot of nonfiction and thrillers so this will definitely be a challenge for me 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing at the Senior Salon Pit Stop! I’ll be featuring your post on Monday’s SSPS. Congrats! Sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinned.
    Maria @ kraftyplanner.com

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    June 14, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    I’ve challenged myself to read a book a week through 2023, I’m way over target already. I’m reading a mixture of classics and modern day easy reads. Thanks for linking up with #pocolo

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    Anne Sweet
    June 15, 2023 at 10:56 am

    I’m always up for a challenge, it’s a great idea. Thanks for linking up to #bookwormsmonthly

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    Crystal Green
    July 2, 2023 at 11:43 am

    This looks like a fun reading challenge! I like many of the book suggestions you provided too.

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    August 4, 2023 at 11:34 am

    I’m we here as well. Love this challenge,some I’ve already read but always love new lists to jump into. I’ also a quilter,Mom,Grandmom,& always reading in-between all duties.

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