2022 Reading Challenges

Posted January 6, 2022 / Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments

I decided to keep signing up for challenges because I do enjoy them still. I didn’t actively work on them in 2020 or 2021 but always loved to see how much I could fill out just by reading books and seeing how things went! Here are the challenges I’m signing up for in 2022.

I’m excited to sign up for an easy TBR-based challenge, hopefully focusing on books I own already in some format. You can read more HERE. There are prompts for each month and different levels you can aspire to read (example: 12 books is a Safety – maybe I couldn’t help signing up because it’s football-themed). My general plan is to read one per month from my TBR – ideally physical books but I’m okay with “owned” books on my Kindle, review copies or otherwise. The prompts and half of my potential TBR are below.

JANUARY – Published in 2021 (most of these)
FEBRUARY – Romantic read (The Heart Principle)
MARCH – TV or movie adaptation 
APRIL – New-to-you author (The Ex Hex, Arsenic and Adobo, Everything We Didn’t Say)
MAY – Favorite genre (Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love, The Heart Principle)
JUNE – Diverse read (The Heart Principle, Arsenic and Adobo)
JULY – Summery read
AUGUST – Back to school
SEPTEMBER – On your TBR the longest (Mister Impossible)
OCTOBER – Spooky or suspenseful read (The Ex Hex)
NOVEMBER – Unfinished series (Mister Impossible)
DECEMBER – Holiday read

I’ve done this one for at least three years now (HERE). I just like the variety of prompts and challenges! I usually don’t go wild with planning for this one because many books fall into categories without me trying. There are some I have to look up though. Anyways, this one is looking great! Many of the prompts are easy and fun. I usually aim to finish at least 40 out of the 50 categories and typically will usually post a Popsugar Challenge TBR Ideas post too. 

This will be my third year of this challenge and really just enjoy the variety of prompts within the mystery/thriller genre! More details are HERE and the categories below are just super fun to me. You have to read crime-related books based on the months of the year. The options are below. You don’t necessarily have to read within that month itself (like you could do the December book/prompt in July if you were in the mood to read a Christmas book in July). I prefer to read by month just to make things more streamlined 😉

The general idea of the challenge is to read crime-related (I usually include any kind of mystery/thriller book) books that meet a prompt each month. During any given month, you can read:

  • a book with the name of the month in the title (ex: The June Boys read for June)
  • a book by an author during their birth month (ex: read a book by Kieran Scott in March)
  • a book where the primary action of the story takes place in that month (ex: a summer vacation mystery that takes place in August)
  • a book involves a holiday within that month (ex: Christmas or Kwanzaa in December)
  • a book originally published in that month
  • a book’s title has a word starting with the first letter of the month (ex: book has a word beginning with “J” in January, June, or July)
  • a book has a month-related item on the cover (ex: a book in February has hearts on the cover)
  • a book relating to a Chinese Zodiac animal set for the month
  • a “wild card” book (meaning any mystery) during your birth month OR a book that falls under the chosen category for that month (ex: November’s is “family relationships play a major role” in the book)

The books above are some of the mystery/thrillers on my TBR for next year. There are lot because I’ve enjoyed reading within this genre a lot lately. I’ll run through a potential TBR, one per month, which is obviously subject to change:

JANUARY – Book’s publication month (Real Easy)
FEBRUARY – Book title with “F” (Finlay Donovan Knocks Em Dead)
MARCH – Money, fortune, inheritance (The Final Gambit)
APRIL – Book title with “A” (The Paris Apartment)
MAY – Book’s publication month (The Agathas)
JUNE – Father plays prominent role (The Family Plot)
JULY – Takes place in US/Canada (In My Dreams I Hold a Knife)
AUGUST – Summer holiday setting (Reckless Girls)
SEPTEMBER – Wild card for birth month (The Agathas)
OCTOBER – Book’s publication month (Grave Reservations)
NOVEMBER – Family/relationships (Apples Never Fall)
DECEMBER – House party (The Last Guest)

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