Welcome to the 2022 version of Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure. We’re once again piecing together items from other challenges to create our own. Shout out to GirlXOXO for providing a comprehensive list of 2022 reading challenges for us to choose from! You’re welcome to participate with us or join one or all the challenges as created but know that our challenge isn’t the type of challenge where there are requirements or prizes…we’re using elements of others’ challenges as a fun way to read outside our boxes in a way that keeps things interesting. 😉 All challenges listed link back to the websites of those hosting each particular challenge. Thanks to all those who host these challenges!
From the Read Harder Challenge:
- Read a book set in a bookstore.
- Read an award-winning book from the year you were born.
- Read a queer retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, folklore, or myth.
From the Beyond the Bookends’ Reading Challenge:
- Read a book of historical fiction.
- Read a banned book.
- Read a Young Adult romance
From the Book Voyage Reading Challenge:
- Read a book set in the Arctic or Antarctic.
- Read a book set in Africa or the Middle East.
- Read a book set in Southern Asia.
From the Backlist Reader Challenge:
- Read at least 3 books published prior to 2021 that were already on your TBR.
From the Alphabet Soup Author Edition Reading Challenge:
- Read a book by an author with F at the beginning of their first or last name.
- Read a book by an author with Q at the beginning of their first or last name.
- Read a book by an author with Z at the beginning of their first or last name.
From the Diversity Reading Challenge:
- Read a book written by an author who is OR with characters who are LGBTQIA+
- Read a book written by an author who is OR with characters who are neurodiverse.
- Read a book written by an author who has OR with characters who have chronic health issues.
From the Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge:
This one’s a little different since we’re choosing certain month’s keywords and so we’ll have to read a book with those keywords during that month 😉
- MAR – End, Fall, Loud, Queen, Woods, Nine, Beautiful, Crown
- JUN – Sea, You, Hate, Perfect, Shade, Until, Beach, Little
- SEP – Bright, Here, Out, Life, Strange, Rule, Story, Salt
- DEC – Still, Cabin, Cafe, Night, Lake, By, Holiday, Fire
From the Epistolary Reading Challenge:
- Read a book written in the form of letters, emails, diaries, blogs, etc.
From the Color Coded Reading Challenge:
- Read a book where the color of the cover (or the color mentioned in the title) is purple
- Read a book where the color of the cover (or the color mentioned in the title) is green
From Linda’s imagination:
- Brandee should read a book set in either Norway or Switzerland – or a book written by either a Swiss or a Norwegian author.
- Linda should read a book set in either Colorado or Texas – or a book written by either a Texas-based or a Denver-based author (that she hasn’t read before).
- Buddy-read one book each month of 2022
Wow! It sounds fun but it’s too much work for me.
We shall see if we’ll reach our goals this year, Anne 🙂 It’s definitely a lot.
Very comprehensive and will definitely stretch your reading. Cheering you both on!
That’s the plan, Sophia, to stretch our reading muscles a little bit 🙂
Hi Linda and Brandee!! Happy New year!! I’ve missed you both. What a crazy and intense book challenge. GOOD LUCK!!
Thank you Jen! And happy new year to you, too. Time is flying so fast, it’s impossible to keep up these days (weeks, months??).
I like how you are picking elements from a lot of different challenges, but wow, that’s a lot to keep track of. (Also, thank you for including The Backlist Reader Challenge.)
Whew that’s quite the challenge! Good luck – I think the biggest part of this challenge (for me) would be keeping track 😂
For a good book set in Texas – have you read Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent? It’s not just in Texas, it’s in this metroplex (was in my college town while I was reading it which was cool).
I love epistolary books! They are so rare but a treat to read.
That’s what’s goodreads shelves are for, Berls 😀
Yes, I have read the Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent. I need to find either a Texas- or Colorado-based author I haven’t read before. Or a book set in either states 🙂