Brandee’s Mid-Year(ish) Update ~ Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure

Posted 4 August, 2022 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Challenges, Discussion Posts / 2 Comments

You know, the thing with me and challenges is I’m pretty dang good at doing the reading. But I’m terrible at updating my progress. 😉 I meant to do this update in June (mid-year) and it’s now August (WOW!). But I wanted to share how I’m doing with this challenge of ours.

As always, a shout out to GirlXOXO for providing a comprehensive list of 2022 reading challenges for us to choose from! 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.
    The Singing Trees by Boo Walker
    West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
    Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
     
  • 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.
    Dragon Actually by GA Aiken
    NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
    Timid by Devney Perry
    Tragic by Devney Perry
    Tinsel by Devney Perry
    Where I Belong by J. Daniels
    All In by Emma Scott
    A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
    Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
    Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
    Still by Kennedy Ryan
    Misconduct by Penelope Douglas
    Lothaire by Kresley Cole

 

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.
    Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
     
  • 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+
    Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall

 

  • Read a book written by an author who is OR with characters who are neurodiverse.
    Broken Records by Bree Bennett

 

  • 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
    A Stone in the Sea
    by A.L. Jackson 
  • 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
    Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
    Tempting the Boss by Natasha Madison
    The Girl in the Mist by Kristen Ashley
    Taking the Leap by Kristen Ashley
    Tattered Loyalties by Carrie Ann Ryan
    Accidental Tryst by Natasha Boyd
    Fallen Empire by KA Tucker

 

I’m not doing too badly so far this year, but I’m happy I have 5 more months to work at it. 😉

Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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2 responses to “Brandee’s Mid-Year(ish) Update ~ Brandee & Linda’s Excellent Reading Challenge Adventure

  1. Wow look at all those challenges, it can be so hard to keep them straight, but you are progressing so well for the year! Hope you continue going strong.

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