2022 Reading Challenges

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

๐Ÿ—นit’s vintageread a book published in the 1980sThe House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
๐Ÿ—นdeep blue searead a book that features mermaidsThe Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire
๐Ÿ—นvictory gardenread a book featuring or about gardeningTaming the Potted Beast by Molly Williams
๐Ÿ—นcoffeeshop asmrread a book centered around a cafe or coffee shopLegends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
๐Ÿ—นthe truth is out thereread a book where one of the primary characters is an alienThe Humans by Matt Haig
๐Ÿ—นrose-colored glassesread a book that was popular or trendy when you were in elementary schoolGossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
๐Ÿ—นhot ‘n’ freshread a book from your library’s new releases shelfFamily of Liars by E. Lockhart
๐Ÿ—นthe tournament arcread a book featuring a competitionThe Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
๐Ÿ—นco-opread a short story anthology or a novel with 2+ co-authorsTrickster ed. by Matt Dembicki
๐Ÿ—นbless the rainsread a book that takes place in AfricaBorn a Crime by Trevor Noah
๐Ÿ—นbut is it gourdy?read a book with a gourd on the coverHallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
๐Ÿ—นdust to dustread a book where the main character dies at the endBabel by R.F. Kuang
๐Ÿ—นi’m gray, da ba dee ba dieread a book where the main character is described as “morally gray”Renegades by Marissa Meyer
๐Ÿ—นblog starread a book that was recommended by a bloggerThe Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
๐Ÿ—นpaperback killed the … radio star?read a book whose title is a song name or lyricKiss & Tell by Adib Khorram
๐Ÿ—นover the rainbowread a book where the main character(s) travel to an alternate dimensionHalf a Soul by Olivia Atwater
๐Ÿ—นout of the loopread a book from the past ten years that you missed out onConversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
๐Ÿ—นspook businessread a book featuring ghosts, spirits, or other “beyond the grave” phenomenaCity of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
๐Ÿ—นstar-crossed what now?read a book where the “destined couple” break it off … for goodOne True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
๐Ÿ—นa little something extraread a book that comes with “extra” contentThe Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta
๐Ÿ—นhere’s the thingread a book featuring a BDO (Big Dumb Object)Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
๐Ÿ—นhero’s journeyread a book where the main character sets out on a journeyOsmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods by Catherynne M. Valente
๐Ÿ—นchop shopread a book that was abridged or adapted from the original materialAlice Isn’t Dead by Joseph Fink, narr. by Jasika Nicole
๐Ÿ—นmagical childread a book with the “magical pregnancy” or “magical child” tropeThe Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
๐Ÿ—นwild 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

  1. 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 donโ€™t read fantasy (so no alien stuff..)


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