Two More Challenges for 2022

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Two More Challenges for 2022

I am adding two more challenges for 2022. I had forgotten to sign up for the Audiobook Challenge, and the second is an informal challenge inspired by an Instagram tag.

Audiobook Challenge 2022

The Audiobook Challenge 2022 is hosted by Caffeinated Reviewer and That’s What I’m Talking About. The rules are pretty basic: create a sign-up post and link it, try to listen to more audiobooks than you did last year, and check in with the updates in July and December. Rereads count, and any genre is fine.

I listened to ten books last year (well, technically I suppose it was 9.75, since I did read part of one of the books when the library snatched the audiobook away from me mid-listen.) So my goal this year is a modest increase: I will try to listen to 11 books this year, which puts me in the “Stenographer” category (“can listen while multitasking”) of 10-15 books.

22 in 2022

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.

The titles I chose are an eclectic mix. Over half of them were gifts to me, either in 2021 or earlier. My family members have begun to complain that I don’t always read the books they give me, so this year, I am determined to prioritize the books I was given! The remaining books are either titles I bought or titles that Robin strongly recommended to me — or both, in several cases. I need to read at least two per month to complete the challenge. (As of today, Jan. 22, I have already read two of them, so I am on track.)

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.) Note: I will update this periodically with the books I have read. The last update was July 31, 2022.)

  1. Hole in One (C. Aird) – gift – read
  2. Inheritance Tracks (C. Aird) – gift read
  3. A Stitch in Time (K. Armstrong) – gift – read
  4. A Twist of Fate (K. Armstrong) – gift
  5. Silverwolf (J. Bedford)
  6. Murphy’s Law (R. Bowen) – gift – reading
  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

9 Responses to “Two More Challenges for 2022”

  1. Angela

    I’ve been seeing the #22in2022 challenge going around! I think it would be cool to make a priority reading list for the year, but I can be such a mood reader at times that I worry I wouldn’t stick to it!

  2. Katherine

    Both of these challenges look fun! I think I would crush an audio book challenge this year. I’m getting through quite a lot of them with all the dog walking.

  3. Berls

    I think you’ve just inspired me to add a coyer readathon at some point for reading books you were gifted! Omg I have so many that I do truly want to read but they keep getting overlooked. Good luck with your challenges – and I have to second Anne, VE Schwab writes great books. I loved both on your list. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue was my favorite read of 2021.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, that would be a great idea! I would love having a readathon for gifted books. And thank you for the VE Schwab recommendation!