Reading Challenges 2022

With this book blog baby not being very old, I did not hear about very many reading challenges until late in 2021. I have done the Goodreads reading challenge for a few years but had NO idea of the vast amount of reading challenges there are out there! It seems like every other day I hear about more (yay!). However, I want to be VERY careful not to over commit myself, but probably will anyway, LOL. I am looking forward to participating in several challenges next year and hope to see you around the challenges as well 😀 Let's cheer each other on and have some fun! Please click on the banner to be taken to the host for each challenge to see all the details and sign up.

 

THE CHALLENGES:

1. ✅ 2022 New Release -Trust Me By Kelly Irvin

2. ✅ A Reese Witherspoon BOTM pick (because Reese is my favorite actress).-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

3.✅ A romance book with enemies to lover's trope- Royally (re) Arranged by Emma St. Clair

4. ✅ Read a memoir -I'd Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel

5. ✅ Read a book based on a tv series or movie adaptation (watch the show or movie after for fun)-The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

6. ✅ Read a book that was recommended to you-The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

7. ✅ Thriller novel -Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal

8. ✅ Book with two authors or more Missing Pieces by Cynthia Hickey, Linda Baten Johnson, Teresa Ives Lilly, Janice Thompson

9. ✅ Graphic Novel - I will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider

10. ✅ Hyped book that everyone is talking about-In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh

11. ✅ Book that has been on your TBR list a very long time- A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron

12. ✅ Goodread's 2021 Winner or Nominee - Royally (re) Arranged by Emma St. Clair

13. ✅ Book with less than 200 pages -Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham

14. ✅ Listen to an audiobook -Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

15. ✅ New to you author -Kasie West The Distance Between Us

16. ✅ 2022 Bestseller -Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter

17.✅ A book that makes you think and contemplate life -Little Pieces of Hope by Todd Doughty

18.✅ Highly anticipated read- All That it Takes by Nicole Deese

19. ✅ Summer vibes/summer read-Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St. James

20. ✅ Library book - Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter

21. ☐ A book where the cover caught your eye

22. ✅ A book by an auto-buy author of yours- The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair

23. ✅ Physical book on your bookshelf -After a Fashion by Jen Turano

24. ☐ New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller

25. ✅ Read a holiday romance-Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

26. ☐ Read a book that gives you fall and or creepy vibes

27. ☐ Read an office romance novel

28. ✅ Read a YA book-Never Turn the Page Too Soon by Leslie R. Henderson

29. ✅ Read a book with a summer romance-Beach Read by Emily Henry

30. ✅ Read a book that has the friend's to lover's trope-Much Ado About a Latte by Kathleen Fuller

31. ☐ Read a book that has paranormal elements in it (witches, ghosts, vampires, etc.)

32. ✅ A book with the color pink on the cover -The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

33. ☐ A book that has a cover you love

34.  A book that is written in text messages, emails, or different forms of text.-

35. ✅A book that has mental health aspects to it= UnStuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul by Ruth Soukup

36. ☐ A book that has a place in the title imaginary or real (example Malibu Rising, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Beaches)

37. ✅ A coming of age story where the characters are in school-The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

38. ☐ Dual timeline book

39. ☐ Book about family

40. ✅ Read a romance with a single parent in it-You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

41. ✅ A book you bought from a bookstore - Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

42. ✅Read a contemporary novel-No Ex Before Marriage by Portia MacIntosh

43. ✅ Read a Young Adult Romance-Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin

44. ✅ A funny book-Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor

45. ✅ A book with an animal in it- To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

46. ✅ Book you meant to read last year but didn't - Give Me One Good Reason

47. ✅ Book with a winter scene on the cover -At Your Request by Jen Turano

48. ✅ Read a classic -Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

49. ✅ Read any book from a series-Stealing the Preacher by Karen Whitemeyer

50. ✅ Free space/pick any book -Life Flight by Lynette Eason

 

The Mount TBR Reading Challenge is hosted by Bev over at My Reader's Block. There are specific levels you can sign up for and I committed to 48 books (Mount Ararat) from my physical (owned) TBR shelf prior to the start of 2022. 
  1.  Sunrise by Susan May Warren
  2.  Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  3.  UnStuffed by Ruth Soukup
  4.  The Girl Who Could Breathe Underwater by Erin Bartels
  5.  Fresh Scars by Donna Mumma
  6.  Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti
  7.  Life Flight by Lynette Eason
  8.  At Your Request by Jen Turano
  9.  Trust Me by Kelly Irvin
  10.  Jane by the Book by Pepper Basham
  11.  Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St. James
  12.  Foundation of Love by Amy Clipston
  13.  Knox by Susan May Warren
  14.  Laurel's Dream by Pepper Basham
  15.  A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson
  16.  Retying the Knot by Liwen Y. Ho
  17.  To Marry An Earl by Karen Thornell
  18.  In The Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
  19.  Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano
  20.  Love Does by Bob Goff
  21.  Flights of Fancy by Jen Turano
  22.  Key to Savannah by Hope Callaghan
  23.  The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen
  24.  The Storekeeper's Daughter by Wanda Brunstetter
  25.  Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks
  26.  Royally (re) Arranged by Emma St. Clair
  27.  The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham
  28.  The Buy-In by Emma St. Clair
  29.  Everybody Always by Bob Goff
  30.  Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor
  31.  After a Fashion by Jen Turano
  32.  Chronological Bible
  33.  One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer
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"2022 Read Your Bookshelf Challenge" hosted by Chantel at An Intentional Life.

✅ January: quiet-any kind of word that represents quiet in the title, like silent or still Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti

✅ February: love in the title-A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron

✅March: growth, something growing or having to do with growth-In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar

✅April: your initials in the title-The Apothecary's Daughter by Julie Klassen

✅May: a new-to-you author-Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor

June: A book on the cover

July: a book you have been avoiding

August: a body part in the title (like Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer)

September: a collection of poems, short stories, or whatever works for you

October: "secret" in the title (The Secret Garden)

November-cozy or nostalgic (includes books that make you feel that way)

December: a mostly white cover

 

The VIRTUAL MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE is for those of us who have a long "wish-list" of TBRs and who would like a chance to tackle those mountains. I signed up for:

Mount Munch: Read 36 books from your Virtual TBR/Wish List/Library
  1.  Give Me One Good Reason by Michelle Pennington
  2.  Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
  3.  Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter
  4.  Love and Other Mistakes By Jessica Kate
  5.  Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard
  6.  Another Gospel? by Alisa Childers
  7.  Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer
  8.  To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano
  9.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  10.  To Write a Wrong by Jen Turano
  11.  Dreams of Gold by Traci Hunter Abramson
  12.  The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
  13.  The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick
  14.  A Time to Love by Barbara Cameron
  15.  The Secret of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel
  16.  A Stranger's Game by Colleen Coble
  17.  To Disguise the Truth by Jen Turano
  18.  Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
  19.  In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh
  20.  Foundation of Love by Amy Clipston
  21.  Malicious Intent by Lynn H. Blackburn
  22.  Loving Lovina by Patricia Johns
  23.  Counterfeit Love by Crystal Caudill
  24.  Mulberry Hollow by Denise Hunter
  25.  Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen
  26.  The Bookseller's Promise by Beth Wiseman
  27.  A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott
  28.  Verse Mapping Journal by Kristy Cambron
  29.  All That it Takes by Nicole Deese
  30.  A Talent for Trouble by Jen Turano
  31.  Sea Glass Cottage by Irene Hannon
  32.  To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
  33.  Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter
  34.  Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal
  35.  Lost in Rooville by Ray Blackston
  36.  You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher ✅✅COMPLETE!!!
  37.  I'd Rather be Reading by Anne Bogel
  38. The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham
  39. Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese
  40. The Edge of Belonging by Amanda Cox
  41. The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter
  42. Beach Haven by T. I. Lowe
  43. Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White
  44. In Good Company by Jen Turano
  45. Being Ethel by Michelle Olson
 
 

The 2022 Alphabet Soup Author Edition Reading Challenge is hosted by Lori over at Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book.  The challenge is to read one book that has an author whose first name, middle, or last name starts with every letter of the alphabet.

A. Austen, Jane Sense and Sensibility

B. Bartels, Erin The Girl Who Could Breathe Underwater

C. Childers, Alisa Another Gospel?

D. Doughty, Todd Little Pieces of Hope

E. Eason, Lynette Life Flight

F. Ferguson, Melissa Meet Me in the Margins

G. Goddard, Elizabeth Deadly Target

H. Hunter, Denise Riverbend Gap 

I. Irvin, Kelly Trust Me

J. Johnson, Liz A Sparkle of Silver

K. Kate, Jessica Love and Other Mistakes

L. Lauralee Bliss Love Finds You in Bethlehem New Hampshire

M. Mumma, Donna Fresh Scars

N. Nicole Deese All That it Takes

O. Olson, Michelle Being Ethel (In A World That Loves Lucy)

P.  Pennington, Michelle- Give Me One Good Reason

Q. Queen, Connie-Canyon Survival

R. Ruchti, Cynthia Song of Silence

S. Snider, Grant I will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

T. Turano, Jen To Steal a Heart

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W. Whitemeyer, Karen Short-Straw Bride

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Y. Liwen Y. Ho -Retying the Knot

Z. Zellar, Penny-Forgotten Memories

 

The 2022 Literary Escapes Challenge Challenge is hosted by Lori over at Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book.

The challenge is to try and read a book from each state (plus the district of Columbia!). You can also earn bonus points by adding books from countries (1 point for each country/no repeats)

Alabama

Alaska- Sunrise by Susan May Warren

Arizona- A Distance Too Grand by Regina Scott

Arkansas-Missing Pieces (Elvis Has Left the Building) by Cynthia Hickey

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida - Fresh Scars by Donna Mumma

Georgia- A Sparkle of Silver by Liz Johnson

Hawaii

Idaho - You'll Think of Me by Robin Lee Hatcher

Illinois

Indiana-Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Iowa -The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

Kansas-Roots of Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen

Kentucky-The Journey by Wanda Brunstetter

Louisiana

Maine-Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Maryland-Ring of Secrets by Roseanna M. White

Massachusetts

Michigan- The Girl Who Could Breathe Underwater by Erin Bartels

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri-A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings

Montana -Deadly Target by Elizabeth Goddard

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire -Love Finds You in Bethlehem New Hampshire by Lauralee Bliss

New Jersey

New Mexico-Fragments of Fear by Carrie Stuart Parks

New York - To Steal a Heart by Jen Turano

North Carolina-Riverbend Gap by Denise Hunter

North Dakota-Missing Pieces (The Puzzle King) by Linda Johnson

Ohio- Edgewater Road by Shelley Shepard Gray

Oklahoma

Oregon-Mr. HOA by Carina Taylor

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina- Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St. James

South Dakota-A Claim of her Own by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Tennessee-Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

Texas -Karen Witemeyer Short-Straw Bride

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin- The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick

Wyoming-Forgotten Memories by Penny Zellar

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    1. I am excited :) I almost signed up for one more yesterday...I might have a problem, LOL!

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    1. Thanks Shelley, my saving grace will be that I can use one book for multiple challenges :)

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  3. Oh yeah, it is definitely hard to not go overboard with the challenges. I have done it many times in the past 😅 You picked some great challenges though! Good luck! You got this!

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    1. Thanks for the vote of confidence, I appreciate it :)

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