2022 Reading Challenge

Hey everyone!
Today, I am sharing my post for the 2022 Reading Challenge, which is hosted by the lovely Mina @ Stacked
I have taken part in Mina’s yearly challenge for the past two years, and both years I did terribly, but this year is the year that I actually manage to do a good job!


The Rules

  • Choose a book for each of the 20 reading challenge prompts
  • You can’t start reading books you selected for the challenge before January 1st!
  • If you decide to write a post about the challenge and your picks for the prompts, please:
    • Link to the original challenge post (this one)
    • Follow my Twitter account and use #2022ReadingChallenge tag when sharing the links
  • You can challenge your friends by tagging them in your posts if you want and turn it into a friendly competition

2022 Reading Challenge Checklist:


My 2022 Reading Challenge:

Historical Fiction

– Radar Girls by Sara Ackerman

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Radar Girls was recommended to me for the 12 challenge (12 books, 12 months, 12 recommendations), and as it is a historical fiction, I thought I would incorporate it in to this challenge too.


Controversial Book

– 1984 by George Orwell

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1984 has repeatedly been banned and challenged in the past for its social and political themes, as well as for sexual content. I have wanted to read this for a while, but just haven’t got to it yet.


Friend Recommendation

– After The Silence by Louise O’Neill

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After The Silence was also recommended to me for the 12 challenge, so again I thought I’d incorporate it in to this challenge too.


A New York Times Bestseller

– One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

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Karen M. McManus is becoming a favourite author of mine, but I still haven’t read One Of Us Is Lying. As it is a NYT bestseller, this is the perfect opportunity to read it!


YA Book

– It’s Behind You by Kathryn Foxfield

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It’s Behind You is another book that was recommended to me for the 12 challenge that I’m including in this challenge, but I have wanted to read this for a while anyway!


Book You Can Read In A Day

– Revenge of The Beast by Jack Meggitt-Phillips

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The Beast and The Bethany series is so much fun, and is so easy to get through in a day. I’ve been excited about Revenge of The Beast for so long!


Own Voices Novel

– Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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I have had a copy of Cinderella Is Dead pretty much since it was released, and still haven’t read it. I’m really looking forward to this one!


Book Set In A Country You’d Love To Visit

– The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper

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The Wolf Den is set in Pompeii, which although it isn’t a country, it is somewhere that I have always wanted to visit.


A Classic

– Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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I love the multiple different Oliver Twist adaptations (especially the musical Oliver!), but have never actually read the book. I will probably read this towards the end of the year, around Christmas time.


Chick Lit

– Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****! by Gill Sims

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I wasn’t really sure what fell in to the category of chick lit, but according to GoodReads, Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****! does! I have already read the first 2 books in the Why Mummy series and absolutely loved them, so I can not wait to see how the story continues.


Debut Novel

– These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

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These Violent Delights has been on my TBR for a while, and as it is Chloe Gong’s debut novel, I thought I would use this prompt as an excuse to finally read it.


Fantasy Novel

– All The Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter

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All The Murmuring Bones is another book that was recommended to me for the 12 challenge that I’m including in this challenge.


GoodReads Choice Winner

– A Life On Our Planet by David Attenborough

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A Life On Our Planet was the GoodReads Choice winner for the Science and Technology category in 2020. I have seen the documentary, and have owned the book since it was released, so I can’t wait to finally read it.


Horror

– Creed by James Herbert

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I am slowly making my way through James Herbert’s back catalogue, and Creed was already next on my list, so it worked perfectly for this prompt.


Book Over 500 Pages

– Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

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A lot of you know that I love a bit of true crime, and Helter Skelter is probably one of the most famous true crime books out there. It has 689 pages.


Book Published In 2022

– Amari and The Great Game by B.B. Alston

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Amari and The Great Game is one of my most anticipated releases of 2022. I have already pre-ordered my copy, and I can not wait to get my hands on it!


Award-Winning Book

– True History of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey

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True History of The Kelly Gang won the Booker Prize in 2001. I’m pretty sure I’ve put this one my reading challenge list for the past 2 years, and I STILL haven’t read it. 2022 will finally be the year that I do it!


Book That Makes You Nostalgic

– Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean by Justin Somper

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Demons of The Ocean brings me so much joy and nostalgia. This is one of my favourite books/series from my childhood, and remains one of my favourites to this day. I am well overdue a reread, so I can not wait to dive in to this all over again.


A Family Saga

– The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Another prompt that I wasn’t sure what fell in to the category… But, according to GoodReads, The Kite Runner classifies as a family saga.


Book Written In A Foreign Language

– The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

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Obviously, Anne Frank’s diary was originally written in Dutch, not English. I have read The Diary of a Young Girl before, but it was a very long time ago, so I really want to reread it.


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27 thoughts on “2022 Reading Challenge

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  1. So glad you’re taking part again! I also failed last time, let’s hope 2022 is our year for challenges. Good luck!!!
    And yeah, I’d say that The Kite Runner definitely can count as a family saga 🙂

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