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Kindle 2023 New Year Reading Challenge Guide! (8 unlocked update)

Hey y’all! With the end of 2022 comes the end of the Year-End Kindle Challenge! You can see all the achievements and badges for that here, and start preparing to move on to the new challenge: the New Year challenge! This new challenge runs from January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023 with 15 possible achievements.

Below is a guide to the Kindle New Year Challenge for 2023. It’s following the same format as the previous challenges (you can see an FAQ here including links to past and current challenges). Prior to the reveal of the criteria for each mystery badge, the hint will be shown below. As the mystery achievements are revealed, I’ll update this page to show the criteria for each, and then the badge itself once the challenge is completed!

Kindle New Year Reading Challenge Achievements

This one runs from January 1 to March 31, 2023. There are 15 possible achievements.

Days Read

  • Bronze Reader: read on any 15 days during the challenge
  • Silver Reader: read on any 40 days during the challenge
  • Gold Reader: read on any 75 days during the challenge

Books Completed

  • Bookish: read one book
  • Bookworm: read two books
  • Bibliophile: read three books

Streaks

  • Head Start: read one day
  • Perfect Week: read 7 days in a row (Sunday through Saturday)
  • Perfect Month: read every day for a calendar month (ex. every day in February)

Mystery:

  • Best of 2022: read a book from the Amazon Best 100 Kindle Books of 2022 list (here and also linked in the app on the badge)
  • Quitter’s Day: read any three days between Jan 16 – Jan 21 (the week most people stop resolutions)
  • Black History Month: read an Editor’s Pick book by a Black Author (list here! and also linked in the app on the badge)
  • 2/12 Hint: A day of love
  • 3/3 Hint: Celebrate Women’s History Month
  • 3/20 Hint: Say hello to spring

Mystery Badges!

The mystery badges are revealed periodically during the months of the challenge. Each one has a hint on it’s page before it’s revealed, which I’ve included below. I also added my prediction for what the criteria for each one will be!

  • Best of 2022: read a book from the Amazon Best 100 Kindle Books of 2022 list (here and also linked in the app on the badge)
    • 1/4 Hint: A look back to 2022
    • Prediction: Read a book published in 2022
  • Quitter’s Day: read any three days between Jan 16 – Jan 21 (the week most people stop resolutions)
    • 1/16 Hint: no quitters here
    • Prediction: read on Jan 19th (“Quitters Day” when on average most people give up their New Year resolution. This was a badge last January in their first Kindle challenge)
  • Black History Month: read an Editor’s Pick book by a Black Author (list here! and also linked in the app on the badge)
    • 2/1 Hint: Amplify Black voices
    • Prediction: read a book by a Black author (coincides with Black History Month)
  • 2/12 Hint: A day of love
    • Prediction: read on February 14th (Valentine’s Day in the US)
  • 3/3 Hint: Celebrate Women’s History Month
    • Prediction: read a book by a woman
  • 3/20 Hint: Say hello to spring
    • Prediction: read during the last 2 weeks

Have questions? Check out the Kindle Achievement FAQ guide & find all past challenge posts!

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9 thoughts on “Kindle 2023 New Year Reading Challenge Guide! (8 unlocked update)

    1. I feel like they really snuck it in when no one was looking. It’s also only available in the US right now, so there’s probably fewer people using or talking about it.

      I’m glad it’s helpful!! That’s certainly the goal 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed seeing what each of the mystery badges are when they’re revealed!

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      1. That sounds like something they would do.. especially if it’s still new. 😆
        And who doesn’t like being rewarded for what they already love doing? I finish my current read tonight, then I’m diving in!

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    1. I know, I really don’t understand why it’s not international. As far as I can tell it’s just little digital badges so it doesn’t seem like something that would be difficult to extend beyond the United States 🤔 if you really want to, you can use this to make your own set of badges as you complete them though 🙂

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this article. I’ve seen the Kindle challenge before, but never paid attention to them. But this year, I will use it to motivate myself to reach my reading goals. Also, thanks for your mystery predictions, which I think are correct.

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    1. Thanks, I’m so glad it can be helpful for you! We’ll have to see about my predictions though haha 😊 Good luck and let me know if you have any suggestions or requests!

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  2. I love this challenge! But while waiting for a book I have reserved I’m reading an actual book-I guess there is now way to get credit for this in the kindle challenge

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    1. When this happens to me, I just borrow the book through Libby, then mark as read to get credit for it. I like to track all my books, but read physical chapter books to the kids, so that’s how I get around it!

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