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Around the World Reading Challenge 2023 – Grab the free workbook or create your own list

Introducing the Around the World Reading Challenge 2023. Read a book a week that takes place in a different country around the world. Read along with me or create your own reading journey and rules. Grab the free printable workbook and see my reading progress and recommendations. More ideas to travel the world in books here.

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I’ve really enjoyed doing the Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge which is a perpetual choose your own adventure kind of challenge. But for 2023 I’m doing something a little different and setting up an Around the World Reading Challenge so I really focus on reading a book a week set in a different country.

I have collected lots of books over the years with stories from all over the world and it’s really time I sat down and read/listened to them all. So I’m determined to do that for 2023 and I encourage you to join me. You can read along with me and join the Around the World Reading Challenge Facebook group so we can discuss what and where we’re reading!

Why do an around the world reading challenge?

I think it’s important to learn about different cultures and experiences people have around the world. I feel very privileged to live in the US but I know people around the world have vastly different living conditions and experiences.

Empathy and compassion are my two core values and I feel like learning about what other people go through helps broaden my horizons and be a more empathetic and compassionate person. We never know what people have been through to become who they are.

So my goal for the challenge is to read books set in different countries so I can get a glimpse into the experiences, environment, history, religion, music, art, beliefs and stories of its people, whether fiction or nonfiction. I feel like traveling the world in books is the easiest way to travel, I can go anywhere, anytime I feel like it. There’s so much to explore!

If you decide to do the around the world reading challenge, you can set your own goal for reading around the world. Some people like to read books by authors from those countries. Some people like to decide their list ahead of time and some like to just go where the travel bug takes them. You decide what works for you and read around the world with me!

Around the World Reading Challenge Schedule

Here’s the preliminary schedule of what and where I’ll be reading each week. Join me if you like or use my free around the world reading challenge workbook to create your own reading journey plan. This is a robust and challenging schedule!

I highly recommend using audible or other audiobooks or kindle unlimited or your e-reader to help you get through the list, I know I will! Books and the schedule are subject to change so be sure to subscribe to my newsletter or join the Around the World Reading Challenge Facebook group so you know where in the world we are!

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Buy these books on Amazon – see my Around the World Reading Challenge 2023 shopping list

Books Set in Africa

Books Set in South America

Books set in Australia and Oceania

Book set in Europe

Books set in Asia

Books Set in North America

Books Set in Antarctica

Free Around the World Reading Challenge Workbook

Get a free 40+ page workbook to make reading around the world even more fun. Log or map the books you read, and track your daily reading for the Around the World Reading Challenge!

I love planning and bullet journaling and creating free printables to share. So I went completely overboard on this free around the world reading challenge workbook with all sorts of fun trackers and worksheets so you can follow along with me or create your own around the world reading challenge. I especially love the travel suitcase reading tracker! When you subscribe to my weeklyish reading newsletter you’ll get my weekly reading recaps, challenge news and fun bookish discussions. You’ll also get access to my Exclusive Subscriber Library that has free book club discussion question printables, book bucket lists and more.

Plus Around the World Reading Challenge Bingo Boards!

Use these free Read Around the World bingo boards for another fun way to read around the world. There are two different boards to choose from with different reading prompts. Get bingo or try to complete all the boxes for an advanced challenge. When you subscribe to my book newsletter, you can download your free bingo boards and get access to my Exclusive Subscriber Library that has free book club discussion question printables, book bucket lists and more.

Around the World Reading Challenge 2023 on Storygraph

I’m new to Storygraph but I really like the way they organize reading challenges and the prompts. So I created the Around the World Reading Challenge on Storygraph so we can share the books and countries we’re visiting and get stats on our reading adventures.

How to Sign Up and Start Reading for the Around the World Reading Challenge 2023

It’s simple and laid back. There are a few ways to join in the fun, do one, do them all, it’s up to you. I just love talking about great books so I’ve given you plenty of options on how to join in the fun!

  1. Leave a comment below telling me you’re in! Or if you’re a blogger, use the linkup below.
  2. Join the brand new and free Around the World Reading Challenge Facebook group so we can chat about our reading adventures and have book club events.
  3. Sign up for my weeklyish reading newsletter and get challenge updates, what we’re reading and the free 40+ page pdf workbook and bingo boards.
  4. Support indie bookstores and buy the Around the World Reading challenge books here, or
  5. See my Around the World Reading Challenge 2023 shopping list on Amazon
  6. Join the Around the World Reading Challenge on Storygraph

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More Reading Challenge Ideas You Might Like

I’m sooo excited about dedicating 2023 to this around the world reading challenge so I can travel the world in books one week at a time! It will be an amazing year fun of interesting and fun stories. Read along with me or create your own adventure.

One Comment

  1. what a great idea. I’m an avid reader but lately I’ve been in a reading funk. I tweeted your article to share with my readers.
    Thank you for sharing this great challenge with Sweet Tea & Friends this month my friend.

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