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) – read
  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) – DNF
  10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (1855) – read
  11. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan (2010) – read
  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) – read

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
  4. The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for Trying Times by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams
  5. Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty
  6. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  7. Haven by Emma Donoghue
  8. How to Give Up Plastic by Will McCallum

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
  9. Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith
  10. Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
  11. The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
  12. The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
  13. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  14. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  15. The Hidden Palace by Helene Wecker
  16. The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
  17. Haven by Emma Donoghue
  18. O Jerusalem by Laurie R. King

Nonfiction Reader Challenge: see this page.

Reading Around the World: see this page.

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