2022 Reading Challenges

2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Lark of The Bookwyrm’s Hoard has read 7 books toward her goal of 175 books.
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I set my Goodreads Reading Challenge goal at 175 books for 2021. I didn’t quite make my 180-book goal in 2021, and some of the books I want to read this year are longer and/or harder, so 175 should be quite challenging enough.

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2022

The Backlist Reader Challenge 2022

Host: Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Progress: 2/24 (8%)
1 January, 2022 — 5 January, 2023
In Progress

8
  1. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  2. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

I host The Backlist Reader Challenge 2022, so of course I’m participating again this year. My goal is to read 24 books published in 2020 or earlier that have been on my TBR list (on Goodreads) for a while, with an emphasis on books I have been given as well as older ARCs. My secondary goal is to actually post reviews for most of them.

Below are the books I have read but not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I have read before, but not for at least 10 years, and I had largely forgotten them.

  1. Hole in One (Catherine Aird)
  2. Inheritance Tracks (Catherine Aird)
  3. Every Heart a Doorway (Seanan McGuire) – audiobook
  4. Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie) *
  5. After the Funeral (Agatha Christie) *
  6. Smith of Wooton Major (J.R.R. Tolkien) * – audiobook
  7. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Olivia Waite)
  8. Frogkisser! (Garth Nix) – library audiobook
  9. The Murder on the Links (Agatha Christie) *
  10. Spy, Spy Again (Mercedes Lackey)
  11. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (V. E. Schwab)
  12. A Stitch in Time (Kelley Armstrong)
  13. Murder in Mesopotamia (Agatha Christie) *
  14. Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez) – library audiobook
  15. Mooncakes (Suzanne Walker; illus. by Wendy Xu) – library graphic novel
  16. 84, Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff) – audiobook

Audiobook Challenge 2022

Audiobook Challenge 2022

Host: Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
Progress: 1/11 (9%)
1 January, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

9
  1. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

I’m participating in the Audiobook Challenge 2022, hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About. This year, I’m aiming for the Stenographer level of 10-15 audiobooks.

Below are the books I have listened to but have not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before.

  1. Wild Magic (Tamora Pierce) *
  2. Wolf Speaker (Tamora Pierce) *
  3. Emperor Mage (Tamora Pierce) *
  4. The Realms of the Gods (Tamora Pierce) *
  5. Smith of Wooton Major (J.R.R. Tolkien) * – (have read in print before)
  6. Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan)
  7. Index, A History of the (D. Duncan)
  8. Every Heart a Doorway (Seanan McGuire)
  9. Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan)
  10. The Secret Adversary (Agatha Christie) * – (have read in print before)
  11. Frogkisser! (Garth Nix)
  12. Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez)
  13. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers)
  14. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Becky Chambers)
  15. 84, Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff)

Library Love Challenge 2022

Library Love Challenge 2022

Host: Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart
1 January, 2022 — 5 January, 2023
In Progress

None yet!

I’m participating in the Library Love Challenge 2022, hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures Books of My Heart. This year, I am aiming for the Dewey Decimal level: 12 books over the course of the year. 

Below are the books I read but have not yet reviewed. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before.

  1. Briarheart (Mercedes Lackey)
  2. The Becoming (Nora Roberts)
  3. The Silver Bullets of Annie Oakley (Mercedes Lackey)
  4. Every Heart a Doorway (Seanan McGuire) – audiobook
  5. Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan) – audiobook
  6. The Secret Adversary (Agatha Christie) * – audiobook
  7. Frogkisser! (Garth Nix) – audiobook
  8. Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez) – audiobook
  9. The Siren Of Sussex (Mimi Matthews)
  10. Mooncakes (Suzanne Walker; illus. by Wendy Xu) – graphic novel
  11. This Poison Heart (Kalynn Bayron) – hibernating
  12. Dying in the Wool (Frances Brody) – hibernating

Read Christie 2022

Read Christie 2022

Host: AgathaChristie.com
Progress: 1/12 (8%)
1 January, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

8
  1. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

I’m also doing Read Christie 2022, hosted by the authorized Agatha Christie website. They pick a theme and a specific book each month. You can either read the official book, or choose another that fits the theme. My goal is 12 books: one per month.

Below are the books I read but have not yet reviewed for Read Christie 2022. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before – which will be most of them, because I have read almost all of Christie’s works at some point in my life.

  • Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? *
  • Death on the Nile *
  • After the Funeral *
  • The Secret Adversary * – audiobook
  • Murder on the Links *
  • Murder in Mesopotamia *
  • A Caribbean Mystery *

22 in 2022

22 in 2022

Progress: 0/22 (0%)
1 January, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

0

None yet!

22 in 2022 is an informal challenge (as far as I know.) Or at least, I am doing it informally! I came across it as an Instagram tag, #22in2022, and decided that it was a good way to keep track of the books I own and really want or need to read this year. Some will count toward The Backlist Reader Challenge.

Over half the titles I chose for the challenges were gifts to me. The remaining books are either titles I bought or titles that Robin strongly recommended to me.

The photo only shows the 17 physical books in my possession. The remaining five titles I own in Kindle and/or audio format. All 22 titles are listed below, alphabetically by author (and in series order, if there are more than one in a series.)

  1. Hole in One (C. Aird) – gift – read
  2. Inheritance Tracks (C. Aird) – gift – read
  3. A Stitch in Time (K. Armstrong) – gift
  4. A Twist of Fate (K. Armstrong) – gift
  5. Silverwolf (J. Bedford)
  6. Murphy’s Law (R. Bowen) – gift – read
  7. Death of Riley (R. Bowen) – gift
  8. Death of an Avid Reader (F. Brody) – gift
  9. A Death in the Dales (F. Brody) – gift
  10. The Raven Heir (S. Burgis)
  11. The Nutcracker (A. Dumas) – gift
  12. Index, A History of the (D. Duncan) – read
  13. Spin the Dawn (E. Lim)
  14. Unravel the Dusk (E. Lim) – gift
  15. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse (C. MacKesy) – gift
  16. A Mass for the Dead (S. McDuffie) – gift
  17. Every Heart a Doorway (S. McGuire) – listened
  18. The Starless Sea (E. Morgenstern) – gift
  19. The Tea Dragon Festival (K. O’Neill)
  20. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (V. E. Schwab) – read
  21. A Darker Shade of Magic (V. E. Schwab)
  22. Hobbit Virtues (C. Snyder) – gift

COYER Seasons 2022: Winter

COYER Seasons 2022: Winter

Host: Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading Is Better; Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter; and Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem
Progress: 3/8 (38%)
1 January, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

38
  1. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  2. An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn
  3. When She Dreams by Amanda Quick

COYER Seasons 2022: Winter. My goal was to read and review 6 qualifying books, and I read 22 qualifying books. (Qualifying books are ebooks you own that cost under $2.99, and audiobooks you own that cost under $5.) Unfortunately, I really failed on the review-writing front.

NOTE: The Winter Season ended March 30, but I am leaving the challenge widget open through December 2022 because I will probably post some reviews later in the year.)

Below are the books I read but have not yet reviewed for COYER Seasons 2022: Winter. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before.

  1. Hole in One (Catherine Aird)
  2. Lightning in a Mirror (Jayne Ann Krentz) * – ARC
  3. All the Duke I Need (Caroline Linden) – ARC
  4. Inheritance Tracks (Catherine Aird)
  5. Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie) *
  6. Dealing with Dragons (Patricia Wrede) *
  7. Searching for Dragons (Patricia Wrede) *
  8. When She Dreams (Amanda Quick) – ARC
  9. All the Queen’s Men (S.J. Bennett) – ARC
  10. Go Hex Yourself (Jessica Clare) – ARC
  11. Under Lock and Skeleton Key (Gigi Pandian) – ARC
  12. After the Funeral (Agatha Christie) *
  13. Outcrossing (Celia Lake)
  14. Goblin Fruit (Celia Lake)
  15. Magician’s Hoard (Celia Lake)
  16. Wards of the Roses (Celia Lake)
  17. Smith of Wooton Major (J.R.R. Tolkien) * – audiobook
  18. Unexplored Territory (Celia Lake)
  19. Tea and Meetings (Celia Lake)

COYER Seasons 2022: Spring

COYER Seasons 2022: Spring

Host: Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading Is Better; Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter; and Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem
Progress: 3/10 (30%)
1 April, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

30
  1. A Perilous Perspective by Anna Lee Huber
  2. When She Dreams by Amanda Quick
  3. The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

COYER Seasons 2022: Spring. My goal was to read and review 10 qualifying books. Obviously, I blew that goal out of the water: I read 36 books! (Qualifying books can be in any format. If owned, ebooks must cost under $2.99, and audiobooks and physical books must cost under $5. Library books and borrowed books also count, but no books or audiobooks from subscription services.)

NOTE: The Spring Season ended June 30, but I am leaving the challenge widget open through December 2022 because I will probably post some reviews after June 30. (Also, I did count When She Dreams for both Winter and Spring, because I reread it in spring before writing the review.)

Below are the books I read but have not yet reviewed for COYER Seasons 2022: Spring. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before. Title links go to reviews I wrote in previous years.

  1. Three Tales of Gabe and Rathna (Celia Lake)
  2. Complementary (Celia Lake)
  3. Shadow in the Glass (M. E. Hilliard) – ARC
  4. The Secret Adversary (Agatha Christie) * – audiobook (have read in print)
  5. The Shadow of Memory (Connie Berry) – ARC
  6. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics (Olivia Waite)
  7. Frogkisser! (Garth Nix) – audiobook
  8. The Murder on the Links (Agatha Christie) *
  9. Once Upon a Marigold (Jean Ferris) *
  10. How to Be a Wallflower (Eloisa James) – ARC
  11. Spy, Spy Again (Mercedes Lackey) – ARC
  12. Desperately Seeking a Duchess (Christi Caldwell) – ARC
  13. A Stitch in Time (Kelley Armstrong)
  14. Loving a Lost Lord (Mary Jo Putney) *
  15. Never Less Than a Lady (Mary Jo Putney) *
  16. Nowhere Near Respectable (Mary Jo Putney) *
  17. No Longer a Gentleman (Mary Jo Putney) *
  18. Sometimes a Rogue (Mary Jo Putney) *
  19. Not Quite a Wife (Mary Jo Putney) *
  20. No Longer a Saint (Mary Jo Putney) *
  21. Once a Soldier (Mary Jo Putney) *
  22. Once a Rebel (Mary Jo Putney) – DRC *
  23. Once a Scoundrel (Mary Jo Putney) – DRC *
  24. Once a Spy (Mary Jo Putney) – DRC *
  25. Once a Laird (Mary Jo Putney) – DRC *
  26. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) (audiobook)
  27. Murder in Mesopotamia (Agatha Christie) *
  28. Remember Love (Mary Balogh) – ARC
  29. Sound of Darkness (Heather Graham) – ARC
  30. You Were Made to Be Mine (Julie Anne Long) – ARC
  31. Invisible Women (Caroline Criado Perez) (audiobook)
  32. Carry On (Celia Lake) *
  33. The Siren Of Sussex (Mimi Matthews)

COYER Seasons 2022: Summer

COYER Seasons 2022: Summer

Host: Michelle and Berls @ Because Reading Is Better; Stephanie @ Once Upon a Chapter; and Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem
Progress: 6/30 (20%)
1 July, 2022 — 31 December, 2022
In Progress

20
  1. A Duchess By Midnight by Charis Michaels
  2. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard
  3. The Secret of Bow Lane by Jennifer Ashley
  4. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
  5. Make, Sew and Mend, by Bernadette Banner
  6. Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

COYER Seasons 2022: Summer. My goal is to read and review 30 qualifying books. Obviously, I blew that goal out of the water: I read 36 books! (Qualifying books for the Summer challenge can be in any format, any price, and any format. Basically, if it’s a book, it counts.)

NOTE: The Summer Season ends September 30, but I will leave the challenge widget open through December 2022 because I will probably post some reviews after that date.

Below are the books I read but have not yet reviewed for COYER Seasons 2022: Summer. Books marked with a * are books I have read or listened to before. Title links go to reviews I wrote in previous years.

  1. The Fossil Door (Celia Lake) – reread
  2. Goblin Fruit (Celia Lake) – reread
  3. Pastiche (Celia Lake) – reread
  4. Wards of the Roses (Celia Lake) – reread
  5. Winter’s Charms (Celia Lake) – reread
  6. Unexplored Territory (Celia Lake) * – novella, reread
  7. On the Bias (Celia Lake) – reread
  8. Sweetwater and the Witch (Jayne Castle) – ARC
  9. Tea and Meetings (Celia Lake) * – short story collection; reread
  10. Three Tales of Gabe and Rathna (Celia Lake) * – short story collection; reread
  11. Eclipse (Celia Lake) – reread
  12. Sailor’s Jewel (Celia Lake) – reread
  13. The Hare and the Oak (Celia Lake) – reread
  14. The Fairy Godmother (Mercedes Lackey) – reread
  15. The Sleeping Beauty (Mercedes Lackey) – reread
  16. The Secret of Bow Lane (Jennifer Ashley) – ARC
  17. Once Upon a Winter’s Night (Dennis McKiernan) – reread
  18. Once Upon a Summer’s Day (Dennis McKiernan) – reread
  19. Once Upon an Autumn Eve (Dennis McKiernan) – reread
  20. Once Upon a Spring Morn (Dennis McKiernan) – reread
  21. Once Upon a Dreadful Time (Dennis McKiernan) – reread
  22. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches (Sangu Mandanna) – ARC
  23. Mooncakes (Suzanne Walker; illus. by Wendy Xu)
  24. A Caribbean Mystery (Agatha Christie) – reread
  25. Guild Boss (Jayne Castle) – reread
  26. Murphy’s Law (Rhys Bowen)
  27. A Prayer for the Crown-Shy (Becky Chambers) – audiobook
  28. 84, Charing Cross Road (Helene Hanff) – audiobook

Additional Goals

I want to read and review at least some of my backlog of review copies. (As a bonus, they will all count for COYER Seasons, and ARCs from 2020 or earlier will count for The Backlist Reader Challenge.

I want to be better about reviewing generally. For some reason, I have been in a major reviewing slump for a while now. I am not setting a specific goal because the quarantimes blues are still a thing, but I will try to do better this year than the last few.

I want to read more diversely. Books by and about BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) people; LGBTQIA+ people; people of non-Christian religious faiths; people with disabilities or mental illness.