Thursday, November 25, 2021

2022 Challenges

 It's always exciting each year to see which challenges are coming back and what the prompts will be for them.  I have decided I want to streamline my reporting a bit as I have found this year that I am good at posting to my blog but not so good at staying current on the actual challenge sites. I may cut back on my challenges but for now I will list all the exciting options and then as I decide if I will participate I will link to the tracking pages on my blog.  So here goes:


2022 Challenges

Reading Challenge Addict:  This challenge hosted by Bev  is just as its name implies.  When you join you say how many challenges you are aiming to complete for the year.  The challenges I will be doing are indicated below.

I am participating and trying to reach the XXXX level ( - ) challenges tried and completed.  



General Tracking Challenges

AtoZ   #2021AtoZReadingChallenge  This is an alphabet challenge hosted by Crystal and Megan at Bookstacksngoldenmom  They also have monthly side challenges 

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Alphabet Soup #AlphabetSoupChallenge  This is a challenge hosted at EscapewithDollyCas that is about reading a book that has a title that starts with each letter of the alphabet.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here
Alphabet Soup Author Edition #AlphabetSoupAuthorChallenge  This is a challenge hosted at EscapewithDollyCas that is about reading a book by an author whose name starts with each letter of the alphabet.
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here
Audiobook  #2021AudiobookChallenge  Pretty obvious this is about listening to audiobooks.  It's hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  There are various levels of goals depending on whether you are an avid listener or just a casual one.  Sign up here if you would like to participate

Challenge Not Posted Yet 
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Color Coded This challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block is all about book covers and titles.  The goal is to read a book that somehow relates to each of the colors in the challenge.  Pretty straightforward and fun.  Sign up here if you would like to participate.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here
Finishing the Series #FinishingTheSeries2021  This challenge hosted at celebrity readers is designed to help finish off those series you have started prior to 2022.  Depending on whether you are a big series reader or not this can be an easy or challenging task.   If you want to catch up on a big series that you haven't read much of this can take a while, but if you are up to date and waiting for that next book from an author you will knock off that series quickly.   This works well with any of the cozy challenges and the general tracking ones such as Reading by the Numbers and Library Love along with the TBR challenges.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  This challenge is just as the name implies, the reader tracks books of any format borrowed from a public library.  It is hosted at Angel's Guilty Pleasures 

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Literary Escapes  This challenge is hosted by Lori at Escape with DollyCas.  It is a straightforward challenge where you read a book set in each of the 50 states plus DC in a year.  You also track any additional countries visited in your reading.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2022.  This is a general reading tracking challenge hosted by Bev at My Readers Block.  It is about tracking the number of books you read in the year.  Any format and genre are acceptable.

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

What an Animal Challenge  This is hosted at Socrates Reviews and is pretty straightforward.  If the book has a main character or focus on an animal you track it for the challenge.   

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

TBR Based Challenges

2022TBR  #2022ReadingChallenge A challenge based around 20 prompts and intended to clear your to be read pile.  It is hosted by Stacked Reviews on her blog.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Mount TBR   #MountTBR2022  This challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block is all about clearing off that To Be Read pile that booklovers seem to always have laying around.  This is about books you already own before 2022- physical and ebooks.   

  • Status:  I am participating trying to scale Pikes Peak;   My tracking page is here

Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2022  This challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block is all about clearing off that virtual To Be Read pile.  This is about books you have on your list that you want to read but don't already own- you can add books to the list during the year and count them if you finish them before Dec 31.   

  • Status:  I am participating trying to scale White Plume Mountain;   My tracking page is here

Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  This is a prompt based challenge that is intended to remove books off readers' to be read piles.   It is hosted at the Bookwyrmshoard   

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Genre Specific


Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2022   This is about reading a mystery that has to do with each month of the year.  Some of the prompts are setting or topic based, others based on publication dates and other creative options.  Bev hosts this challenge on her blog at MyReadersBlock

  •  Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here


Cozy Mysteries   This is an instagram based challenge hosted by cozychallenges.  It is a prompt based challenge that is focused on cozy mysteries.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Cruisin thru Cozies   This is a challenge hosted by Socrates Reviews It is a prompt based challenge specific to cozy mysteries.  You do not need to do the prompts though, that is an optional choice. 

  •  Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal This is a challenge that is all about mysteries and thrillers.  It is a straight tally challenge hosted at Carol's Notebook.  

  •  Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Craving for Cozies  This is a cozy based challenge hosted at EscapwithDollyCas.  It is about tallying how many cozy mysteries you read in the year.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Memoir  Hosted by Jamie at Whatever I Think Of it is all about reading a variety of memoirs in 2022.   There is a great range of categories and the goal is to read at least 5 memoirs.

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Historic Fiction  #histficreadingchallenge  This challenge hosted at the Intrepid Reader blog is all about reading Historic Fiction.  Any of the sub genres apply, just needs to be historical.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Non Fiction Reader     A book challenge that focuses on reading non fiction works.  Book'd Out blog hosts it and provides categories to try to complete for different levels. This would pair well with the Memoir challenge.  

Humor  This challenge hosted by Jamie at Whatever I Think Of is all about reading books that make you laugh.  I'm sure we can all use that at some point during our year so here's the perfect excuse.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Prompt Based Challenges

The 52 book club 2022 Challenge  #the52bookclub:  A prompt based challenge with 52 prompts for the year.  This challenge is hosted by Liz and was one of the first ones I tried a few years ago.   Sign up here

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Around the Year in 52 Books:  This is a prompt based challenge hosted at Goodreads.  There are 52 prompts for the year.   You track your reading progress within Goodreads if you want to actively participate.   The Goodreads page is found here.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Bloggers Bookshelf   #bloggersbookshelf

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

BooklistQueen:  This is a prompt based challenge that I have participated in for several years. There are 52 categories to read throughout the year but she has broken the challenge down into smaller options for people who don't want to read 52 books.   I hope to complete this challenge hosted by Rachael at Booklistqueen blog.  If you would like to join me here is the link to the challenge post.   

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Bookworm  A prompt based challenge hosted by Linz the Bookworm.  There are 5 levels with 12 prompts per level.   

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Nancy Drew Challenge-  now hosted by Bev at a ReadersBlock.  This was originally a challenge on Goodreads that she has now adapted.  It uses the book titles from the Nancy Drew series to create prompts.  Additionally, the levels of the challenge are named for the characters in the books.

NJM Book Challenge  #NJMBookChallenge2021  A Challenge with 26 different prompts that can be filled by a variety of books. 

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Nerd Daily  #NERDREADING2021  This challenge consists of 52 prompts that can be read at any time during the year.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Nerdy Book Worm  #NerdyBookwormChallengeXO This is a 50 prompt challenge hosted by Emily on her blog.  It will be a new challenge to me but I am looking forward to it.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

The Ordinary Wizarding Levels (O.W.L.s) Reading Challenge:   This is a challenge hosted on the HPOOTP Facebook page and is based around Harry Potter themes each year.  It does not require you to read HP books, that's just the basis of the prompts and the challenge function.  This year there are 12 classes (categories) and within each class there are 5 prompts.  In keeping with the theme an OWL is earned if you complete 3 books minimum in each class.  

  • Status:  I am participating   My tracking page has the details and the link to the Facebook page if you wish to join the group.

Pick your Poison  This quite a broad challenge where you can pick from 27 categories with 4 prompts each.  You can do as little as 13 books or up to 104 by completing all the prompts.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge  This is a prompt based challenge with 42 regular prompts and 10 bonus prompts.  This is hosted by the PopSugar blog and has a big following.  There is a facebook page available to interact with others participating in the challenge

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

A Pretty Mess Challenge There are 26 different categories in this challenge.  It is presented as 2 books per month but I have read them in my own order in 2021.

Challenge Not Posted Yet

RAD reading challenge  #aradreadingchallenge  This is hosted by Rachel A Dawson.  It is 9 prompts to be read over the year.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Reading Randomizer   I came across a unique challenge that is being hosted at Storygraph.  It involves random number generators to clear books off your tbr list.  You will use a list that can be sorted by author, publication date etc.  You then generate a random number and see which book that directs you to read from your list.

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

 While I was Reading:  This challenge hosted at Ramonamead is a monthly prompt based challenge.  There are 12 prompts in all for the year and they are a nice variety.   The signup page can be found here on Ramonamead.com,  Readers submit a completed list to Ramona at the end of the year. 

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

 What's in a Name   This challenge focuses on prompts that relate to the book titles.  It is a very manageable challenge with a handful of prompts.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Monthly Criteria

Monthly Motif #MonthlyMotifGXO  This is a monthly challenge hosted at the GirlXOXO site where you are to select a book that fits that month's motif.  
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Monthly Keyword #MonthlyKeyWordGXO  This is a monthly challenge hosted by GirlXOXO site where you are to select a book that has one of the month's keywords, or variation thereof, in the title. 

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Monthly Book Awards #AwardReadingChallenge   This is a monthly challenge hosted by the GirlXOXO site where you are to select a book that received an award in that particular month. 

  •  I have decided I am not very good at the monthly based reads and this was the most challenging so I have decided not to do this one for 2022.

Uncorked Reader #UncorkedReading2022 This is a monthly based prompt challenge.  There are 12 base prompts with a bonus prompt for each month.  There are reference lists to help with selecting books.  

  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Book Voyage  #bookvoyagechallenge A Monthly prompt guides you to try 12 different type books over the course of the year.  In 2021 they were regional prompts.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Diversify your reading #DYRC22  This is a challenge based on a monthly prompt.  
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here
Beyond the Bookends This is a challenge based on 12 prompts.  You do not have to read the books in each month according to the hosts of the challenge but they do tend to correlate with goings on during a month.  They also host a summer challenge.  
  • Status:  I am participating;   My tracking page is here

Backpacking Bookworm  #bbReadingChallenge2021 A monthly prompt to encourage a variety in your book selections for the year.  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 

Creative Tracking Challenges


Beachcomber Challenge  This is a challenge were you try to fill beach bags for weapons, locations, detective and victims in mystery novels.  The idea is to find objects/persons with each letter of the alphabet. It complements his Medical Examiner and Six Shooter challenges.  

  • Status:  I am participating in this challenge but will not track on my Blog

Medical Examiner:   This challenge by Rick Mills is about tracking how many victims are found in mysteries and thrillers.  It is a unique approach to reading thrillers and mysteries.  It ties in well with Six Shooter and Beachcomber challenges.

  • Status:  I am participating:   My tracking page is here

Six Shooter Challenge  This challenge is about reading multiple books from a particular author.  It is focused on reading mysteries and thrillers.  The goal is to try to read 6 books by a particular author.  Targets do carry from year to year as long as you read one book from an author.   This challenge is great if you like mysteries and thrillers.   It works quite well with his Medical Examiner and Beachcomber challenges as well.

  • Status:  I am participating:   My tracking page is here

Read 52 books in 52 weeks 2022 Bingo:  This is a challenge hosted by Robin that uses a bingo card for tracking.  In all there are 45 squares with different descriptions that can be used to select books.  They can be read in any order during the year and can be fiction or nonfiction works.   Sign up is found here

  • Status: I am participating:   My tracking page is here

Unruly Reader Bingo  A bingo based prompt challenge hosted by Unruly Reader  

Challenge Not Posted Yet 


Perpetual Challenges

The 52 book club Agatha Christie challenge:   This is a fun challenge to try to read the works of Agatha Christie.  This is a perpetual challenge so you do NOT need to complete it in 2022.  There are several ways suggested on how to try to complete the Grand Dame's collection.  There is another challenge like this hosted at Read 52 books in 52 weeks, that can be done concurrently if you would wish.  

Read 52 books in 52 weeks Agatha Christie:  This is the other perpetual challenge to read the works of Agatha Christie.   The challenge is to read at least 3 of her works in a calendar year.  The sign up for this can be found here on the Read 52 books in 52 weeks site.  

I am participating in both:   My tracking page is here

Around the World in 80 books:  This is another Goodreads based challenge that involves reading books set in the different parts of the globe.   They host various mini challenges and group reads with discussions there as well.  This can be done on an annual basis and also as a perpetual challenge,  You set your goals as you wish.  There is also a US based Roadtrip which involves visiting each of the US states during a given year.   This can be tracked with the Literary Escapes challenge quite easily.

  • Status:  I am participating in this challenge but will not track on my Blog

Century Club  The object of this challenge hosted at Rick Mills Project blog is to read a mystery published in each of the decades from 1920- til today.   As you read a book you log it on his site.  

  • Status:  I am participating in this challenge but will not track on my Blog

Ten Pins  The idea behind this challenge is to read books that have the numbers 1-9 in their titles.  You can use creative tracking to combine 2 books to make a hard to find number and you can use the same title for 2 numbers.   As you read a book you can log it on his site.   This challenge runs for part of the year and alternates with a baseball themed challenge.  

  • Status:  I am participating in this challenge but will not track on my Blog




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