2022 Reading Challenge

Another year, another reading challenge to complete. Every year I set myself little tasks and targets I want to achieve in my reading, and given last year’s success I’m rather hopeful for this year.

As per usual, I’ll be setting myself a target of how many books I want to read, as well as attempting the PopSugar Reading Challenge for the sixth time. This year, though, there’s another one I want to try out – the Buzzwordathon from Books and Lala. Have I taken on too much?

The Storygraph Reading Challenge

Yes, this year I’m making an effort to use The Storygraph more. It’s, in my opinion, better than Goodreads and gives you more opportunity to analyse your reading, as well as having a fantastic reading challenge section.

This year, I’m going for the big one. My reading target for 2022 is 100 books. I’ve hit it for the last three years so it should be achievable, but still even just writing it feels scary.

PopSugar Reading Challenge

This is my sixth year taking the PopSugar reading challenge, and I always am blown away by how much the prompts open my horizons. Again, this challenge has 40 basic prompts and 10 advanced reading prompts to complete. If you have any book suggestions for what might fit in, please share them with me.

Basic Prompts

A book published in 2022

A book set on a plane, train, or cruise ship

A book about or set in a non-patriarchal society

A book with a tiger on the cover or “tiger” in the title

A sapphic book

A book by a Latinx author

A book with onomatopoeia in the title

A book with a protagonist who uses a mobility aid

A book about a “found family”

An Anisfield-Wolf book award winner

A #BookTok recommendation

A book about the afterlife

A book set in the 1980s

A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title

A book by a Pacific Islander author

A book about witches

A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2022

A romance novel by a BIPOC author

A book that takes place during your favourite season

A book whose title begins with its the last letter of your previous read

A book about a band or musical group

A book with a character on the ace spectrum

A book with a recipe in it

A book you can read in one sitting

A book about a secret

A book with a misleading title

A Hugo Award winner

A book set during a holiday

A different book by an author you read in 2021

A book with the name of a board game in the title

A book featuring a man-made disaster

A book with a quote from your favourite author on the cover or Amazon page

A social-horror book

A book set in Victorian times

A book with a constellation on the cover or in the title

A book you know nothing about

A book about gender identity

A book featuring a party

An #OwnVoices SFF (science fiction and fantasy) book

A book that fulfils your favourite prompt from a past POPSUGAR reading challenge

Advanced Prompts

A book with a reflected image on the cover or “mirror” in the title

A book that features two languages

A book with a palindromic title

A duology (1)

A duology (2)

A book about someone leading a double life

A book featuring a parallel reality

A book with two POVs

Two books set in twin towns aka “sister cities” (1)

Two books set in twin towns aka “sister cities” (2)

Buzzwordathon 2022 Reading Challenge

This will be my first year taking this challenge, run by Kayla from the Book Tube channel Books and Lala. There are 12 prompts to fill in here, and some of them might even cross over with the PopSugar reading challenge prompts.

I’m going to read a book every month that fits in these prompts, and I’ve already set out a (provisional) TBR. I wonder if this is one I’ll keep.

JANUARY A book with one of the 5 W’s in the title

What Would the Spice Girls Do? by Lauren Bravo

FEBRUARY A book with a personal/possessive pronoun in the title

What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume

MARCH A book with a location in the title

Aisling and the City by Sarah Breen and Emer McLysaght

APRIL A book with LITTLE or BIG (or similar word) in the title

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

MAY A book with a direction in the title

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

JUNE A book with ALL in the title

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

JULY A book with a book related word in the title

Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrick

AUGUST A book with an item/object in the title

The House Swap by Olivia Beirne

SEPTEMBER A book with LIGHT or DARK (or similar word) in the title

Evening Class by Maeve Binchy

OCTOBER A book with an animal or creature in the title

Call of the Penguins by Hazel Prior

NOVEMBER A book with “ING” in the title

Walking on Sunshine by Giovanna Fletcher

DECEMBER A book with a number in the title

Ten Rules for Faking It by Sophie Sullivan

14 thoughts on “2022 Reading Challenge

  1. I’m doing Kayla’s Buzzword challenge as well. The only other challenge I’m sure I’ll be doing is Read Christie 2022. I had a lot of fun with it last year, and I hope to enjoy it again this year. It’s a challenge from the official Agatha Christie website.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  2. Have you considered the 50 States challenge? I finnakr completed it this past year. Read a book set in a state until you complete all 50 states. I had a hard time with South Dakota, Oregon etc.

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