My excitement for reading challenges has dropped sharply over the past year, so I’m really paring it down this year and focusing more on writing thoughtful (and timely) reviews. But I couldn’t totally abstain from joining (and, in one case, continuing) a few reading challenges, hence this post.
Graphics associated with each challenge were created by the host(s).
Updated January 3, 2023
Goodreads Reading Challenge
TOTAL: 143 / 100
Continuing my habit of hedging my bets, aiming for more-than-likely achievable relative to my usual reading stats (typically 250+), because classes and career and life IDK.
Cross-Country Reading Challenge
PROGRESS: 52 / 51
(Started in July 2021;
aiming to completed by July December 2022. You can check out the full post, linked above, for the challenge details and titles that I’ve read!)
Books and Tea Reading Challenge
PROGRESS: 25 / 24
|🗹||it’s vintage||read a book published in the 1980s||The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros|
|🗹||deep blue sea||read a book that features mermaids||The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire|
|🗹||victory garden||read a book featuring or about gardening||Taming the Potted Beast by Molly Williams|
|🗹||coffeeshop asmr||read a book centered around a cafe or coffee shop||Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree|
|🗹||the truth is out there||read a book where one of the primary characters is an alien||The Humans by Matt Haig|
|🗹||rose-colored glasses||read a book that was popular or trendy when you were in elementary school||Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar|
|🗹||hot ‘n’ fresh||read a book from your library’s new releases shelf||Family of Liars by E. Lockhart|
|🗹||the tournament arc||read a book featuring a competition||The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes|
|🗹||co-op||read a short story anthology or a novel with 2+ co-authors||Trickster ed. by Matt Dembicki|
|🗹||bless the rains||read a book that takes place in Africa||Born a Crime by Trevor Noah|
|🗹||but is it gourdy?||read a book with a gourd on the cover||Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie|
|🗹||dust to dust||read a book where the main character dies at the end||Babel by R.F. Kuang|
|🗹||i’m gray, da ba dee ba die||read a book where the main character is described as “morally gray”||Renegades by Marissa Meyer|
|🗹||blog star||read a book that was recommended by a blogger||The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood|
|🗹||paperback killed the … radio star?||read a book whose title is a song name or lyric||Kiss & Tell by Adib Khorram|
|🗹||over the rainbow||read a book where the main character(s) travel to an alternate dimension||Half a Soul by Olivia Atwater|
|🗹||out of the loop||read a book from the past ten years that you missed out on||Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney|
|🗹||spook business||read a book featuring ghosts, spirits, or other “beyond the grave” phenomena||City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab|
|🗹||star-crossed what now?||read a book where the “destined couple” break it off … for good||One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid|
|🗹||a little something extra||read a book that comes with “extra” content||The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta|
|🗹||here’s the thing||read a book featuring a BDO (Big Dumb Object)||Piranesi by Susanna Clarke|
|🗹||hero’s journey||read a book where the main character sets out on a journey||Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne M. Valente|
|🗹||chop shop||read a book that was abridged or adapted from the original material||Alice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, narr. by Jasika Nicole|
|🗹||magical child||read a book with the “magical pregnancy” or “magical child” trope||The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett|
|🗹||wild card!||[ free space ]||Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman|
- What reading goals do you have for 2022?
- Which challenges and readathons, if any, are you participating in?
- Do you have any titles picked out (whether for a prompt or monthly TBR or just to read soon), or do you prefer to leave your options open?
6 thoughts on “2022 Reading Challenges”
Goodluck, and have fun with thoses!
Aaaah the books and tea prompts are quite good.. but iknow theres a few I wouldnt be able to do, as I don’t read fantasy (so no alien stuff..)
Good luck with your challenges!