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 Challenge

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
  • Alaska – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California – The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia – Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina – The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Washington
  • 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

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
March- Read a historical fiction
April- Read a book set in bookstore
May -Read a carnival or circus
June- Read a young adult romance
July- Listen to a family friendly audiobook
August- Read a thriller
September- Read a banned book
October – Read an adult fantasy
November – Read a WWI
December- Read a family drama

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
  3. Title starting with the letter “E”
  4. Title starting with the letter “F”
  5. Chapters have titles
  6. Household object on the cover
  7. A non-fiction bestseller
  8. Involving the art world
  9. A book that sparks joy
  10. A book based on a real person
  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
  14. A character with superhuman ability
  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
  20. Related to the word “gold”
  21. Published by Simon & Schuster
  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
  26. Has an “Author’s Note” – All the Flowers in Paris by Sarah Jio
  27. Includes a map
  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
  31. Technology-themed
  32. A book that intimidates you
  33. A bilingual character – The German Wife by Debbie Rix
  34. An author’s photo on the back cover
  35. From the villain’s perspective
  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!
  39. A middle-grade novel
  40. A book with photographs inside
  41. Involves a second chance – The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian
  42. An indie read
  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
  46. A job title in the title
  47. Read during the month of November
  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
  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

2022 Wandering Reader Challenge

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

  1. A book with an airplane on the cover
  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
  4. A book in which the protagonist takes a trip – Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  5. A book about a honeymoon
  6. A book about a family vacation
  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
  10. A book with a road on the cover
  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
  15. A character who works in the travel industry
  16. A book involving time travel
  17. A book involving space travel
  18. A book featuring a road trip
  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
  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
  • 26-35 books – Inspector
  • 36 – 55 – 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

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

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.

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

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
  • Read a book with a two-word title – Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • Read a book about fresh starts
  • Read a book with a multigenerational family story – Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  • Read a book by or about a musician
  • Read a comic book or graphic novel
  • Read a book by an author who uses initials
  • 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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