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My 2023 Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge TBR πŸ’—


Hello fellow bookwormsπŸ’— I’ve already talked about what 2023 Reading Challenges I’m joining, but my own reading challenge returns this year, so here I am posting my #outofcomfortzonechallenge TBR! I picked out 5 genres and one age range out of my comfort zone and have dedicated 3 books per category to put on my TBR! These are books that I’m super excited for right now, though I might adjust my little TBR when my mood changes 😊 I’m starting with a short reminder of what my challenge is all about, and then it’s straight to my TBR! πŸ’•


What is the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge? πŸ’—

The aim of this challenge is to read books that you consider to be outside of your comfort zone. The Challenge itself is tailored to your goals, so it’s going to be really relaxed and individual as everyone has a different definition of their comfort zone. You can set yourself a number of books to read in a particular genre (or subgenre, age range, etc.) or make a TBR with books you hope to get to! There are also fun levels and badges to collect if you’re interested in that!

Get all the information in my announcement post πŸ’—

I’d love for you to join me and chat about our progress throughout the year πŸ₯°

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My #outofcomfortzone2023 TBR πŸ’—


I’ve been steadily reading more Sci-Fi! In 2023 I really want to finally read Cytonic! I was hoping to read this last year and was sadly not in the mood for it, so I put it down again. I also need to continue the Wayfarer Series as it’s been a while since I read the first book 😱 Then, I want to try out Chilling Effect, as it sounds super fun and I got it during a Kindle sale.

  • Chilling Effect (Valerie Valdes) πŸ’—
  • Cytonic (Brandon Sanderson) πŸ’— Book 3 in the Skyward Series
  • A Closed and Common Orbit (Becky Chambers) πŸ’— Book 2 in the Wayfarer Series


OOCZ Historical

Once again I’m hoping to read a bit more Historical Fiction. I’ll likely never read a lot, but I like dipping into this genre every now and then! Plus, I still have two books I meant to read in 2022 that I never got around to reading πŸ™ˆ The books are One for All (a 2022 debut) and The Pearl Thief (a prequel in one of my favorite series)! I also want to read A Restless Truth, as it’s the sequel to A Marvellous Light which I loved last year πŸ₯°

  • One for All (Lillie Lainoff) πŸ’—
  • A Restless Truth (Freya Marske) πŸ’— Book 2 in the Last Binding Trilogy
  • The Pearl Thief (Elizabeth Wein) πŸ’— Prequel of Code Name Verity


OOCZ Mystery

Time for more Mystery again! I discovered Simone St. James in 2022 and as I loved two of her books, I’m on the hunt for more. I’m most interested in The Broken Girls right now and my library even has the audiobook. I also heard good things about Killers of a Certain Age and snatched it up in e-book form! Another treat is the new Adult Thriller by Kate Alice Marshall, it’s her debut in this area and I’m excited as I loved her YA books πŸ₯°

  • The Broken Girls (Simone St. James) πŸ’—
  • Killers of a Certain Age (Deanna Raybourn) πŸ’—
  • What Lies in the Woods (Kate Alice Marshall) πŸ’—


OOCZ Horror

Horror is getting an extra category this year! I combined it with Mystery and Thriller in the previous years, but have been reading more Horror in 2022. I have some leftover books from 2022 that I sadly didn’t get to, so they have the highest priority this year. Among them are Thirteen Storeys and Dead Silence, as those are still from my October TBR! I also missed out on The Weight of Blood, which was the Books Out of the Blue Discord Book Club pick for December, when I was mostly reading holiday books πŸ˜„

  • Thirteen Storeys (Jonathan Sims) πŸ’—
  • Dead Silence (S.A. Barnes) πŸ’—
  • The Weight of Blood (Tiffany D. Jackson) πŸ’—


OOCZ Nonfiction

I’m planning on reading at least 12 nonfiction books in 2023, so 1 for each month! I’m especially excited to check out some audiobooks from my library as I prefer to read my nonfiction books in this format, especially as the memoirs are usually narrated by the authors 😊 Three memoirs I really want to read are the new Michelle Obama book, a memoir about Mental Health and another one about a prestigious boarding school!

  • I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki (Baek Sehee) πŸ’—
  • Admissions (Kendra James) πŸ’—
  • The Light We Carry (Michelle Obama) πŸ’—


OOCZ Adult

Like in 2022, I’m planning on reading more Adult books! I’ve been slowly shifting to picking up more Adult books and less YA, as my tastes have been changing throughout the years. I’m especially excited to read Legends and Lattes right this January, as it’s the Books Out of the Blue Discord Book Club pick for January πŸ’– I also got the ebooks of Ship Wrecked and The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy, both books I have heard such good things about!

  • Legends and Lattes (Travis Baldree) πŸ’—
  • Ship Wrecked (Olivia Dade) πŸ’— Book 3 in the Spoiler Alert Series
  • The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy (Megan Bannen) πŸ’—

Divider2 (2)Are you planning on participating in the #outofcomfortzonechallenge? What are some books out of your comfort zone you’d like to read? πŸ’—


10 thoughts on “My 2023 Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge TBR πŸ’—

    1. Thank you! I cannot believe I made an extra category for Horror this year, but I have been reading it much more than I anticipated πŸ‘€ I’m so incredibly excited for The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy, it sounds amazing πŸ₯°


  1. Those adult books! 😍 I’m hoping to read Ship Wrecked this year but I ADORED Legends & Lattes and Hart & Mercy. This looks like a really fun challenge and I like the idea of reading outside of our comfort zones. Horror would probably be the genre I struggle with most cos I’m too much of a chicken to read them, lol. Good luck and happy reading!

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    1. I’m currently reading Ship Wrecked and I’m really enjoying it πŸ₯° Hart & Mercy sounds SO good, I’m glad that I got the e-book 😊 I always struggled with Horror as well, but I’ve slowly been dipping my toes in it! I started with MG Horror as it’s not too scary πŸ˜„ Thank you!


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