Welcome to the 2023 Reader’s challenge! This year’s challenge is about upping your reading game in a big way. Below you will find 23 prompts (for 2023) to challenge you to get outside of your comfort zone when it comes to reading fanfic! Hopefully it will broaden your horizons and push you to read something you never would have clicked on. Who knows, you may uncover a new favourite genre or author, get a fresh perspective on a character or see an event in a whole new light! Part of the challenge is also leaving feedback for the author which is great for growing our community and sharing the love around. How it works: This is a yearlong challenge that runs from now until the 1st of January 2024 There are 23 fic prompts to this reading challenge. You may read any fic that fits the prompt To be eligible for this challenge you need to sign up by stating your intent below. In your post you will need to copy the list of the challenges Once you’ve read a fic that meets the challenge, edit your original post with the title of the work next to the prompt. Also leave a short review of the fic next to the prompt, This will help keep track of your progress and let others know about the great fics you've found Make sure that you also share the love in the fic itself and let the author know on their fic what you loved about their work. Just a reminder that fics can be from any year. Even if you wanted to go back and read something from 2013, you can! I'm sure authors would love to see their older fics getting some love. Prompts - 1. A fic by your favourite* author 2. A fic with two or more authors 3. A short story/one shot 4. A fic whose chapters have titles 5. A fic starring a non-human character 6. A challenge winner 7. A fic recommended to you by someone else 8. A fic with exactly four words in the title 9. An intimidating fic you have avoided 10. A fic with only canon characters 11. A fic by a new^ author 12. A fic you’ve been meaning to try 13. A fic that is outside your favourite time period/show 14. A fic with a great first line 15. A fic whose main character is an OC 16. A fic whose title catches your attention 17. A fic that started in the month of your birthday 18. A fic you meant to read in 2022 19. A fic with love, kiss or hug in the title 20. A fic that states a relationship in the title 21. A fic with a five-syllable title 22. A fic with an 'author's note' at the start 23. A fic that's written from a villain's perspective * - Favourite = an author that you really enjoy reading ^ New author = someone who has joined in the last two years. Good luck and happy reading!