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Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge

Take the Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge, and read – and watch movies – around the world with The Uncorked Librarian.

Back and even better, the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2023 is here!

Each year, we poll our readers, and in 2023, we are grabbing that cocktail shaker and mixing things up.

If you’ve been with us before, you know that Uncorked Reading usually involves a theme/book a month with extra bonus challenges.

In 2023, we are introducing Uncorked Bingo to give you even more fantastic choices and flexibility by season.

The Uncorked Reading Challenge 2023 will help you read (and watch) a variety of topics while also letting you continue that love affair with your favorite genres and authors.

So, get ready to read around the world with our new 2023 book challenge. You might just meet some tipsy mermaids, survive a shipwreck, and tour a spooky castle.

Head to Brazil, Kenya, Canada, Panama, New Zealand, Ireland, and more.

Grab a glass of bubbly or boozed hot chocolate and snuggle into that blanket with a furbaby for one of the best 2023 reading challenges. Let’s get started!

To get the most out of this 2023 Reading Challenge, join our Facebook Group, Uncorked Readers.

Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge with image of red and green hill mountain next to brown sand beach with ocean waves
Take the Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge, and read around the world with The Uncorked Librarian.

Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge

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Directions for the Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge:

For our Uncorked 2023 book challenge, read (and watch) as much or as little as you like.

Bingo cards span three months. Work toward reading a book/watching a movie a month to score a “Bingo” in any direction, horizontal, vertical, or diagonal.

Of course, you may do all of the topics on a card too – or at least try.

If you need to bow out for a month or season – or are joining us late – feel free to pick up the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2023 wherever you can.

If the topic is “Costa Rica,” read a book or watch a movie from, about, or set in Costa Rica. We will provide some but not all book and movie lists with each bingo card.

And, keep checking back for more reading and movie lists – our writers will be working hard.

Grab the bingo cards below by clicking and saving them or taking a screenshot.

Also, find these bingo cards in our FB Group, Uncorked Readers, as well as receive them via our newsletter. As always, we will send book lists and more reading ideas via our newsletters.

For our readers who don’t love bingo cards, feel free to track your reading any way you wish. We will provide PDF trackers below via email and in our FB group.

The most important part is that you have fun, read books, watch great things, and talk about your finds with your friends, family, TUL book community, and anyone who will listen.

Lastly, our readers love to post what they are reading in our Facebook Group, Uncorked Readers. Feel free to join, post your book and movie selections, and/or non-creepily lurk.

Joining our Facebook Group is not required, though, and some people even start their own book clubs with TUL themes.

P.S. Use the hashtag #UncorkedReading and tag us @ theuncorkedlibrarian when talking about the challenge on social media for reshares.

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Winter 2023: January through March

Winter Spring Uncorked 2023 Reading Challenge Bingo Card with image of mermaid tale, seashell bingo spots, and coral and sea like border

January through March topics include:

Spring 2023: April through June

Spring Uncorked Reading Challenge 2023 Bingo Card with birds on top, cloud bingo spots, and fence with flowers at base

April through June topics include:

Summer 2023: July through September

Summer 2023 Uncorked Reading Challenge with airplane at top, person walking with suitcase, and then luggage bingo card spots with road border along the bottom

July through September topics include:

Fall 2023: October through December

Fall Winter Uncorked 2023 Book Challenge with castle bingo spots and bats all around it

October through December topics include:

Free Printable Trackers For TUL 2023 Book Challenge

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Join The Uncorked Reading Challenge Today


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Sign up for our newsletter above, and grab your free printable Uncorked Reading Challenge trackers (PDFs).

Trackers include spaces to fill in book titles per topic and season, read one theme a month, and/or rate the books you’ve read.

By joining our newsletter, you will also receive bi-weekly book and movie recommendations straight to your inbox.

We never spam you, and you may unsubscribe at any time. Plus, we are told that our newsletters are the best part of joining The Uncorked Librarian.

If you are already on our mailing list, there is no need to sign up again – we will send you all of the 2023 Reading Challenge materials.

Where To Get Your Reading Challenge Books

Of course, we always recommend dropping into your local library to grab your reading challenge books. Or, find a Little Free Library in your community.

However, if your library doesn’t carry a certain book – and you tried requesting it – these are the other places we recommend for great books:

1. Book of the Month: Get the month’s hottest new and upcoming titles from Book of the Month. You might snag an early release or debut author. Along with selecting a book a month, find terrific add-ons, both trendy and lesser-known titles.
2. Audible Plus: From Amazon, listen to Amazon Originals, podcasts, and audiobooks. They add new titles every week.
3. Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans: With over 1 million titles, enjoy unlimited reading and listening. Kindle Unlimited also features magazine subscriptions and books to borrow.
4. Amazon Prime: Don’t miss Amazon First Reads – early access to Kindle books. Get fast delivery as well as movies, music, Originals, shows, and more.

You might also want to peruse both the 2022 and 2023 book releases – we always try to pick multiple titles that fit with our Reading Challenge themes.

Are you joining us caught in between the 2022 and 2023 Reading Challenges?

Newcomer 2023 Reading Challenge Bingo Card with November and December end of year themes - for fun - like Thailand, holiday romance, memoir, and free space placed over snowflake graphics

With so many new reading challengers joining us between October and December – during the end of our 2022 Uncorked Reading Challenge – we wanted to give you the option to jump right in.

This November and December 2022 bingo card is perfect if you wish to start reading and watching movies with our Facebook Group or across social media.

This a voluntary bingo card – consider it practice, even – and we hope you have fun with it.

Themes are from both the 2022 challenge along with a few bonuses. Find this bingo card posted in our FB group as well as on our Facebook page.

End of 2022 topics include:

Happy reading!

Are you ready to take the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2023?

What themes are you most looking forward to this year? Do you have any questions? What other 2023 reading challenges are you hoping to do with ours?

Let us know in the comments, and you can always email Christine – hello@ the URL of this website.

And, at the end of 2023, we will ask for your feedback, including themes, formatting, and discussions. Help shape all of our reading challenges.

Past Uncorked Reading Challenges:

2021 Book Challenge
2020 Uncorked Reading

Clary

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Hi! First of all, this is a great challenge and I can't wait to start it. I have 2 questions, so far at least 😁. 1. Does "Oldest TBR pile book" mean the book that has been in my TBR the longest or the oldest book ever written in my TBR? 2. Since I've never read "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", I was wondering if this could fit the "Takes place in one day" prompt. Thank you so much! Have a nice day!

Christine

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Hi!

Thank you so much, and welcome to the Uncorked Reading Challenge.

Great question; the oldest TBR pile book can be either - we let everyone interrupt the way they wish. I love the spin on the oldest published book in your TBR pile, but the prompt can also be the TBR book that's been sitting there forever.

I'd personally consider Alice in Wonderland as a one-day setting book. I'm not sure if it's ever really stated, but it takes place in the course of one (fever dream) nap. Haha. I'd count it!

Thanks! Have a great rest of the week!