Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge 2023

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What is the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge? 💗

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!

The Guidelines 💗

  • The Challenge runs from January 1st, 2023 to December 31st, 2023
  • If you want to join, you can do so all year until the challenge ends ♥
  • The goal of the reading challenge is to read genres/age ranges outside of your comfort zone (be as broad or specific as you’d like to be with that)
  • This is all very relaxed, so do whatever works best for you, be it how many categories, books and TBR’s as you want!

How you can join 💗

  • Fill out the sign-up form if you’re interested in joining!
  • You can join by setting up a post on your platform, be it Blog, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with your reading goals/TBR for the Readathon
  • Share your TBR’s/Posts/Progress throughout the year with the hashtag #OOCZ2023!

Levels 💗 

  • DREAMER: Read 5 books outside of your comfort zone
  • TRAVELER: Read 10 books outside of your comfort zone
  • EXPLORER: Read 20 books outside of your comfort zone
  • ADVENTURER: Read 40+ books outside of your comfort zone 

Fun Badges 💗

    • CHONKER: Read a book over 500 pages  
    • HIDDEN GEM: Find a new favorite book
    • LISTENER: Listen to an audiobook
    • LOVE LETTER: Read a book that was recommended to you
    • SERIES CHAMP: Read an entire Series


Templates 💗

I’m offering some templates for setting up your TBR and/or posting updates on your platform/social media, as I thought it would be nice if you can’t or don’t want to make your own graphics 💕 In this Google Drive folder you can download all graphics! I have also created a Canva Template for the TBR and Progress Pictures, so you can directly edit and use it 💗


My #outofcomfortzone2023 TBR 💗

Progress: X Books Read


💫 Science Fiction 💫



📜 Historical Fiction 📜

OOCZ Historical


🔪 Mystery & Thriller 🔪

OOCZ Mystery


😱 Horror 😱

OOCZ Horror


📖 Nonfiction 📖

OOCZ Nonfiction


💗 Adult Books 💗

OOCZ Adult