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Kindle 2023 New Year Reading Challenge Guide! (ALL unlocked!!)

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)
  • Happily Ever After: read on Valentine’s Day (2/14)
  • Women’s History Month: complete an Amazon Editor’s pick for Women’s History Month (list here! and also linked in the app on the badge)
  • Spring Reader: read any 3 days between March 20 – March 31 2023

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)
  • Happily Ever After: read on Valentine’s Day (2/14)
    • 2/12 Hint: A day of love
    • Prediction: read on February 14th (Valentine’s Day in the US)
  • Women’s History Month: complete an Amazon Editor’s pick for Women’s History Month (list here! and also linked in the app on the badge)
    • 3/3 Hint: Celebrate Women’s History Month
    • Prediction: read a book by a woman
  • Spring Reader: read any 3 days between March 20 – March 31 2023
    • 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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18 thoughts on “Kindle 2023 New Year Reading Challenge Guide! (ALL unlocked!!)

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ˜†
        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 ๐Ÿค” if you really want to, you can use this to make your own set of badges as you complete them though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Curious what book did you read to get woman’s history month? Had a blast reading the secret history of wonder woman

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      1. I read Good Talk by Mira Jacob, and am also in the middle of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot which was also on their list for the badge. The secret history of Wonder Woman sounds awesome though, I’ll look that one up!

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  1. Thank you so much for posting this article. Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜Š 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 Iโ€™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 thatโ€™s how I get around it!

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  3. February 5, 2023 at 12:37 AM
    I’ve been doing these reading challenge since the summer of last year. I’ve ended the last one and just kept going but as of 1/29/23 I’ve been lock out from my daily reading log making me lose my perfect month streaks. Amazon seems to have a data collection issue itis making not want to continue with the challenge, but I’ve already started reading the book for Black history month so I’ll see what is going to happen.. But over all this as always been a great reading challenge.

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    1. That’s so disappointing that it’s not counting it correctly ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I ran into that issue a few times with the earlier challenges as well, and I know others have mentioned the same. I have seen them making slow improvements with each new challenge, so hopefully they’ll get it together soon. You could try emailing them and see if they can manually do it too. I agree though, I have enjoyed having these as a little way to direct reading each month ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Iโ€™m so confused if the book challenges have to be on the lists provided when they provide a list or can it be any book by a female author for example?

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    1. For the women’s history one, it specifically needs to be one from their list because it’s based on their editor’s picks, unfortunately. I don’t think you would get the badge for reading any book by a female author unless it’s on their list. They aren’t always so restricted, but I think they really like to push people towards their chosen books haha

      Good Talk by Mira Jacob is on their list for Women’s History Month though, and I can definitely recommend that one. It’s a visual memoir dealing with race and is very well done.

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