2022 Reading Challenge

Every year I set myself a reading challenge.

In 2021 I read a total of 70 books for the year. The most I have ever read in a year, ever.

Now if you are thinking how did I do this. Well, I always had a book and audiobook on the go. I also didn’t watch a lot of TV.

The other thing I did in 2021 that I really enjoyed was creating a list of book themes for the year.

This really got out of my comfort zone, and because of it, I read some books I normally would not have chosen but still thoroughly enjoyed.

For 2022, I have decided on three mini-challenges.

Challenge 1

Read 22 books from my Kobo library.

It is highly unlikely that I will get to cross off 22, but I’m willing to give it a crack.

There are currently 42 unread books in that library. A few of which are bundles that have 10 books in them (so technically it’s more like 70).

The first Kobo book I plan to cross off my list is:

One Day Soon by Meredith Walters.

This book was released in 2016, I think it’s been in my TBR pile for that long.

Challenge 2

Creating a list of book themes was extremely helpful in diversifying my reading.

Many of my favourite reads from 2021 were from genres that I never would have considered.

Diversifying my reading is challenge two.

Challenge 3

There are many classics I have never read.

I have never read a Jane Austen book. Sure I have watched many screen adaptations, and have read many retellings, but I have read none of her 6 published novels.

This is why I plan on reading some classics. Bonus if they have modern retellings (which most do).

  • Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
  • Emily Bronte’s Jane Eyre
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  • Agatha Christie (a standalone rather than a series)

Are just a few of the classics I want to read.

At this stage, my total reading goal with be 52 books.

Reading a book a week is doable, and I know achievable.

Yes, it will be a combination of audiobooks, ebooks, and physical copies of books. Many from my own library & ebook library. I will also be utilizing the library for any books that I’m unable to source elsewhere. If worst comes to worst I can buy the book.

Have a book to recommend? Let me know and I’ll add it to my (ever-growing) To Be Read pile.

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