Challenges

My 2022 Reading Challenges

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I just love reading challenges, so I’m doing several this year. I can’t wait to get started. I’ll keep track of all my challenges here.

2022 Literary Escapes Challenge34 points

I’m doing this challenge from Escape With Dolly Cas this year. I get 1 point each for a book set in each state and 50 bonus points for completing all the states + DC. Then I get 1 extra point for each book set in a unique foreign country.

  • Alabama – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Alaska – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • Arizona – Greeting from Tucson by Cherie L. Genua
  • Arkansas
  • California – The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut – A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia – Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  • Florida – Born to Die by George A. Bernstein
  • Georgia – Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts – The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey – The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
  • New Mexico
  • New York – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  • North Carolina – The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio – If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • Oklahoma – Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota – The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • Virginia – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Washington – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming
  • England – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
  • France – All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio
  • Germany – The German Wife by Debbie Rix
  • Denmark – The Helsingor Sewing Club by Ella Gyland
  • Kenya – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  • Japan – Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
  • Ireland – In the Woods by Tana French
  • Italy – Beyond the Ghetto Gates by Michelle Cameron
  • China – Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
  • Romania – Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Poland – Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  • Russia – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Canada – The Gown by Jennifer Robson

Beyond The Bookends’ 2022 Reading Challenge

Find the official rules here.

January- Read a book adapted to the screen – Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
February – Read a feel-good book – Lockdown on London Lane by Beth ReeklesMarch- Read a historical fiction – Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
April- Read a book set in bookstore – Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney
May -Read a carnival or circus – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
June- Read a young adult romance – Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles
July- Listen to a family friendly audiobook – The Curse of the Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow
August- Read a thriller – As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
September- Read a banned book – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
October – Read an adult fantasy – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson
November – Read a book set in WWI
December- Read a family drama – Geekerella by Ashley Poston

The 52 Book Club’s 2022 Reading Challenge

Find the official rules here.

The 52 Book Club's 2022 Reading Challenge
  1. A second-person narrative
  2. Featuring a library or bookstore – All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
  3. Title starting with the letter “E” – .exe: A Cadence Turing Mystery by Robin Jeffrey
  4. Title starting with the letter “F” – Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
  5. Chapters have titles – Nightbooks by J.A. White
  6. Household object on the cover
  7. A non-fiction bestseller – Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  8. Involving the art world
  9. A book that sparks joy – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  10. A book based on a real person – The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
  11. A book with less than 2022 Goodreads ratings – Murder-Bears, Moonshine, and Mayhem: Strange Stories from the Bible to Leave You Amused, Bemused, and (Hopefully) Informed by Luke T. Harrington
  12. Set on at least two continents – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  13. Includes a club – Two Truths and One Liar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
  14. A character with superhuman ability – Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  15. A five-syllable title – Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
  16. A book you’ve seen someone reading in a public place
  17. A book picked based on its spine
  18. Jane Austen-inspired
  19. A book that has an alternate title – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  20. Related to the word “gold”
  21. Published by Simon & Schuster – Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth Macneal
  22. An unlikely detective – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
  23. Author with an X, Y, or Z in their name – The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
  24. Addresses a specific topic – Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs
  25. A wealthy character – The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  26. Has an “Author’s Note” – All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio
  27. Includes a map – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  28. Award-winning book from your country – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  29. Over 500 pages long – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  30. Audiobook is narrated by the author – The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  31. Technology-themed
  32. A book that intimidates you – Death as a Living by Doyle Burke and Lou Grieco
  33. A bilingual character – The German Wife by Debbie Rix
  34. An author’s photo on the back cover – The Night Circus by by Erin Morgenstern
  35. From the villain’s perspective – Verity by Colleen Hoover
  36. Recommended by a favorite author
  37. Set in a rural area – The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  38. Don’t judge a book by its cover! – Do You Follow by J. C. Bidonde
  39. A middle-grade novel – The Curse of the Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow
  40. A book with photographs inside – Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  41. Involves a second chance – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  42. An indie read – Born to Die by Geroge A. Bernstein
  43. Author who’s published in more than one genre – Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  44. An anthology
  45. A book with illustrated people on cover – Lockdown on London Lane by Beth Reekles
  46. A job title in the title
  47. Read during the month of November – May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  48. Re-do one of this year’s prompts but with a different genre – (redoing 11) The People Next Door by Keri Beevis
  49. Book title starts with the same letter as your first name – Dracula by Bram Stoker
  50. A person of color as the main character – The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz
  51. The word “game” in the title
  52. Published in 2022 – The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont

2022 Wandering Reader Challenge

And, of course, my own challenge which you can find here.

  1. A book with an airplane on the cover – The Paris Network by Siobhan Curham
  2. A book with a ship or boat on the cover – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  3. A book you read on vacation- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. A book in which the protagonist takes a trip – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  5. A book about a honeymoon – Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  6. A book about a family vacation – Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  7. A book that takes place on a beach
  8. A book about a reunion (family, class, etc.)
  9. A book about someone who is lost – The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
  10. A book with a road on the cover – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  11. Books set in 3 different countries you don’t live in – Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (England)
  12. Books set in 3 different countries you don’t live in – All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio (France)
  13. Books set in 3 different countries you don’t live in – The German Wife by Debbie Rix (Germany)
  14. A book with the word “trip” or “vacation” in the title – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  15. A character who works in the travel industry – Circling the Sun by Paula McLain (one character leads safari tours)
  16. A book involving time travel
  17. A book involving space travel – .exe: A Cadence Turing Mystery by Robin Jeffrey
  18. A book featuring a road trip – The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  19. A non-fiction travel book
  20. A book featuring a train
  21. A character who travels full time – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (Nina is a photojournalist)
  22. A book about a fictitious place you wish you could visit – The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz
  23. A book about a trip gone wrong – Caravel by Stephanie Garber
  24. A book featuring your favorite vacation activity (skiing, fishing, reading, etc.)


CLOAK AND DAGGER READING CHALLENGE 2022

Official rules here.

I can read any type of mystery, suspense, or crime genre.

Achievement Levels – I’ll bold them as I reach each one

  • 5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
  • 16-25 books – Detective
  • 26-35 books – Inspector
  • 36–55 books – Special agent
  • 56+ books – Sherlock Holmes – My goal!!!
  1. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  2. Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  3. Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
  4. The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. The People Next Door by Keri Beevis
  6. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  7. Verity by Colleen Hoover
  8. The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
  9. Do You Follow? by J.C. Bidonde
  10. Born to Die by George A. Bernstein
  11. Two Truths and One Liar by Deirdre Riordan Hall
  12. Murder at Wedgefield Manor by Erica Ruth Neubauer
  13. .exe: A Cadence Turing Mystery by Robin Jeffrey
  14. These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  15. Caravel by Stephanie Garber
  16. The Hidden Child by Rebecca Griffiths
  17. The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
  18. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
  19. Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz
  20. A Fatal Overture by Kathleen Marple Kalb
  21. Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney
  22. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  23. Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose
  24. Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz
  25. Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier
  26. The Curse of the Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow
  27. In the Woods by Tana French
  28. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
  29. If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  30. White on White by Aysegul Savas
  31. The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski
  32. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  33. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  34. A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris
  35. Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano
  36. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
  37. Cursed by Jen Calonita
  38. Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter
  39. An Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn
  40. Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney
  41. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  42. Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird
  43. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson

2022 Audiobook Challenge

Official rules here.

#2022AudiobookChallenge

Achievement Levels – I’ll bold them as I reach each one

Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15
Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30

My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+
Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+
Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+
The 100 Club (Audiobook Addict) 100+

I’m shooting for The 100 Club. My Libby app will be busy this year.

I’ll keep track of my progress below.

  1. The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
  2. Murder-Bears, Moonshine, and Mayhem: Strange Stories from the Bible to Leave You Amused, Bemused, and (Hopefully) Informed by Luke T. Harrington
  3. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  4. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  5. All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio
  6. The German Wife by Debbie Rix
  7. The People Next Door by Keri Beevis
  8. Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
  9. Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis Higgs
  10. The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  11. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  12. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  13. The Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson
  14. Gospel of John 101: How to Read and Understand Christianity’s Favorite Book by Donald Senior
  15. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  16. The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
  17. Born to Die by George A. Bernstein
  18. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
  19. All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White
  20. Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan
  21. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  22. These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
  23. Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  24. Caravel by Stephanie Garber
  25. Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
  26. A Modern Girl’s Guide to Bible Study: A Refreshingly Unique Look at God’s Word by Jen Hatmaker
  27. Twelve Women of the Bible Study Guide: Life-Changing Stories for Women Today by Lysa TerKeurst, et. al.
  28. The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman
  29. Free by J. Kevin Butcher
  30. Scorpia by Anthony Horowitz
  31. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
  32. Forgiving What you Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst
  33. Lying to Children by Alex Shahla
  34. Chapter and Curse by Elizabeth Penney
  35. How to Be a Best Friend Forever by John Townsend
  36. Emma by Jane Austen
  37. Win the Day by Mark Batterson
  38. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  39. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  40. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  41. Murder on Black Swan Lane by Andrea Penrose
  42. Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul
  43. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  44. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
  45. Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz
  46. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  47. The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman
  48. Boundaries by Henry Cloud
  49. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  50. Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier
  51. Feeding the Soul by Tabitha Brown
  52. White on White by Aysegul Savas
  53. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
  54. The Curse of the Werepenguin by Allan Woodrow
  55. Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
  56. Beyond the Ghetto Gates by Michelle Cameron
  57. The Guncle by Steven Rowley
  58. Traveling Light by Max Lucado
  59. Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis
  60. In the Woods by Tana French
  61. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
  62. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  63. The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
  64. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  65. My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams
  66. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  67. If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  68. One-Minute Bible Inspirations for Women by Elizabeth George
  69. The Art of Racing in the Tain by Garth Stein
  70. The Strangeworlds Travel Agency by L.D. Lapinski
  71. The Children’s Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin
  72. Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney
  73. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  74. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
  75. The Desecrators: Defeating the Cancel Culture Mob and Reclaiming One Nation Under God by Matt Schlapp
  76. A Narrow Door by Joanne Harris
  77. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  78. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  79. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  80. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  81. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  82. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of Future Life by Charles Arminjon
  83. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  84. The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews
  85. Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano
  86. Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity by Josh Straub, Christi Straub, and Gary Chapman
  87. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe
  88. The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown by Dudley Delffs
  89. Glad You’re Here: Two Unlikely Friends Breaking Bread and Fences by Walker Hayes and Craig Allen Cooper
  90. Cursed by Jen Calonita
  91. Loving People Who Are Hard to Love: Transforming Your World by Learning to Love Unconditionally by Joyce Meyer
  92. The Fall by Albert Camus
  93. The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  94. Tartuffe by Molière
  95. Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter
  96. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button And Other Stories F. Scott Fitzgerald
  97. An Impossible Impostor by Deanna Raybourn
  98. On Purpose: Understanding God’s Freedom for Women Through Scripture by Julie Zine Coleman
  99. Nightbooks by J.A. White
  100. Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times by John Eldredge
  101. Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney
  102. Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva
  103. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  104. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  105. The Gown by Jennifer Robson
  106. This Book Won’t Make You Happy: Eight Keys to Finding True Contentment by Niro Feliciano
  107. Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel
  108. May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  109. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  110. What If Love Is the Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World by Carlos PenaVega and Alexa PenaVega
  111. Strangely Bright: Can You Love God and Enjoy This World? by Joe Rigney
  112. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  113. Bold: Moving Forward in Faith, Not Fear by Sean Feucht
  114. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  115. Art in the Blood by Bonnie MacBird
  116. Death as a Living by Doyle Burke and Lou Grieco
  117. Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy. by Bob Goff
  118. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson

2022 Finishing the Series Reading Challenge

OK, I think this challenge was designed for me. Ever since facfic.com (or was it ficfac.com) shut down I have had the hardest time keeping track of all my series. I wish something comparable would start up.

Complete info and rules here.

I am aiming for the A-List Series Finisher level by completing 9+ Series.

B-LIST SERIES FINISHER ⇒ COMPLETE 5-8 SERIES.

I’m not sure which series I will finish, but I will try to start with these:

  1. Letitia Rodd Mysteries by Kate Saunders
  2. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  3. Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
  4. TommY and Tuppence by Agatha Christie
  5. Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes
  6. anything Janet Evanovich adds to in 2022 (I’m caught up on all now)
  7. Charlie Bucket by Ronald Dahl
  8. Two Rivers by Ann Cleeves
  9. Holland Family Saga by James Lee Burke
  10. Dove Pond by Karen Hawkins
  11. The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Leonard Goldberg
  12. Umbrella by V.C. Andrews
  13. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

I’ll keep track of my completed series below.

  1. The Chronicles of Never After Series by Melissa de la Cruz
  2. The Cadence Turing Series by Robin Jeffrey
  3. A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson
  4. Cambridge Bookshop Series by Elizabeth Penney
  5. Fairy Tale Reform School by Jen Calonita

Douglas County Libraries Reading Challenge 2022

  • Read a book by a Colorado author
  • Read a book that features a creature – The Thirteenth Fairy by Melissa de la Cruz
  • Read a book with a dynamite duo – The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
  • Read a book about social media – Do You Follow? by J.C. Bidonde (might put this here, also works for author who uses initials)
  • Read a book with a two-word title – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • Read a book about fresh starts – People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  • Read a book with a multigenerational family story – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Read a book by or about a musician – Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie
  • Read a comic book or graphic novel – Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  • Read a book by an author who uses initials – Do You Follow? by J.C. Bidonde
  • Read a book with a character ‘on the run’ – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • Read a book about or written by a woman in STEM

Goodreads 2022 Reading Challenge

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