2022 Reading Challenges

Here are the challenges I’ll be participating in. To sign up, I’ve linked to each of the host sites. You can also join me in tracking your progress on The StoryGraph (I’m curlygeek04).

TBR Pile Challenge and the Backlist Reader Challenge: read books that have been on my TBR list since 2020.

  1. Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (2019) – read
  2. See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill (2019)
  3. Mediocre by Ijeoma Oluo (2020) – read
  4. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (2011)
  5. The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair (2017)
  6. Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (2020) – read
  7. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (1970) – read
  8. Quiet by Susan Cain (2012) – read
  9. Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (2020)
  10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (1855) – read
  11. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan (2010)
  12. The River by Peter Heller (2019)
  13. The Yield by Tara June Winch (2019) (alternate)
  14. The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui (2017) (alternate)

Gaia/Nature Reading Challenge, hosted by Gum Trees and Galaxies: reading books with nature or environment themes, fiction or nonfiction. I’m pledging to read 10 books in 2022. 

  1. The Puma Years by Laura Coleman
  2. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  3. Laundry Love by Patric Richardson

Historical Fiction Challenge: I’m pledging 15 books, the “Medieval Level” — in any historical subgenre, including romances and mysteries.

  1. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  2. A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy
  3. Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
  4. Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
  5. Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
  6. The Unquiet Dead by Stacie Murphy
  7. Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
  8. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Nonfiction Reader Challenge: see this page.

Reading Around the World: see this page.

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