Reading Challenge Progress 2022

This page is to centralize all the various reading challenges that I am taking part in and track where I am in them. 

I use reading challenges to expand my reading horizons, by trying new authors and genres, and to add an element of serendipity and fun to my reading. Finding a book that fits a challenge can be a challenge in and of itself, and that is part of the fun. 

Books read: 35

Here are the challenges that I am doing this year.

I've moved A Century of Books to its own page here now.

15th Annual Canadian Reading Challenge.

This is a challenge that runs July 1st to June 30th and is hosted by me (so naturally I have to participate). It also feeds into my passion for Canadian books and my goal to make others realize just how many good authors we have in our country. 

1. Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch. Finished July 1st
2. Followers by Raziel Reid. Finished July 4
3. All The Devils Are Here by Louise Penny. Finished July 17th.
4. Cuckoo's Flight by Wendy Orr. Finished August 1
5. The Wild Heavens by Sarah Louise Butler. Finished August 13
6. Crossing the City by Michel Tremblay. Finished August 24
7. By the Light of the Crescent Moon by Ailsa Keppie. Finished August 26
8. Sunny Days by Deborah Kerbel and Miki Sato. Finished September 1
9. Listen Up! Train Song by Victoria Allenby. Finished September 1
10. Outside, You Notice by Erin Alladin, illustrated by Andrea Blinick. Finished September 3
11. On the Line by Kari-Lynn Winters, illustrated by Scot Ritchie. Finished September 6
12. Last Impressions by Joseph Kertes. Finished September 6
13. Harley the Hero by Peggy Collins. Finished September 6
14. Molly of the Mall by Heidi L.M. Jacobs. Finished September 17
15. Hunted by the Sky by Tanaz Bhathena. Finished September 27
16. The Cow Said Boo! by Lana Button and Alice Carter. Finished September 30
17. Hello, Dark by Wai Mei Wong and Tamara Campeau. Finished October 9
18. What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad. Finished October 18
19. Crow by Amy Spurway. Finished October 28
20. Dirty Work by Anna Maxymiw. Finished December 16
21. Letters Across the Sea by Genevieve Graham. Finished December 24
22. Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen. Finished January 24
23. Stars in the Junkyard by Sharon Berg. Finished March 28
24. The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova. Finished April 5


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52 Book Club Reading Challenge 2022

1. A second-person narrative

2. Featuring a library or bookstore
    Book Lovers by Emily Henry. Finished April 1
3. Title starting with the letter “e”

4. Title starting with the letter “f”
    For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten. Finished March 22
5. Chapters have titles
    The Family Man by Elinor Lipman. Finished January 26
6. Household object on the cover

7. A non-fiction bestseller

8. Involving the art world

9. A book that sparks joy
    The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann. Finished April 10
10. A book based on a real person
    Everyone Knows Your Mother Is a Witch by Rivka Galchen. Finished January 24 
11. A book with less than 2022 Goodreads ratings
    Rabbit Ears edited by Joel Allegretti. Finished January 12 (9 ratings at time of review)  
12. Set on at least two continents
    Die For You by Lisa Unger. Finished January 15 (New York City and Prague)  
13. Includes a club
    Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel. Finished March 2
14. A character with superhuman ability
    Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe. Finished February 4
15. A five-syllable titles
    So Say The Fallen by Stuart Neville. Finished February 12
16. A book you’ve seen someone reading in a public place

17. A book picked based on its spine
    The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman. Finished April 21
18. Jane-Austen-inspired

19. A book that has an alternate titles
    The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell. Finished February 25 (alternate title: Bone China)
20. Related to the world “gold”

21. Published by Simon & Schuster
    Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald. Finished February 2
22. An unlikely detective

23. Author with an X, Y, or Z in their name

24. Addresses a specific topic

25. A wealthy character
    Leave Me By Dying by Rosemary Aubert. Finished April 8
26. Has an “Author’s Note”

27. Includes a map
    A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz. Finished January 28
28. Award-winning book from your country

29. Over 500 pages long

30. Audiobook is narrated by the author

31. Technology-themed

32. A book that intimidates you

33. A bilingual character
    I Found You by Lisa Jewell. Finished February 28
34. An author’s photo on the back cover
    Stars in the Junkyard by Sharon Berg. Finished March 28
35. From the villain’s perspective

36. Recommended by a favourite author

37. Set in a rural area
    The Beacon by Susan Hill. Finished April 24
38. Don’t judge a book by its cover!

39. A middle-grade novel

40. A book with photographs inside
    An Emotional Education by The School of Life. Finished March 15
41. Involves a second chance
    The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor. Finished April 13
42. An indie read

43. Author who’s published in more than one genre

44. An anthology

45. A book with illustrated people on cover

46. A job title in the title

47. Read during the month of November

48. Redo one of this year’s prompts but with a different genre

49. Book title starts with the same letter as your first name
    Sight by Adrienne Maria Vrettos. Finished February 16
50. A person of colour as the main character

51. The word “game” in the title

52. Published in 2022.
    Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst. Finished April 4

Mini-Challenges
February
* Second in a series
    So Say the Fallen by Stuart Neville. Finished February 12.
* A title with the same word twice
* Mirror, Mirror on the wall

March
* Character who works in math or sciences
* Circle on the cover
* Pi or Pie

April
* Rain on cover
* Comical Read
* Foolish Character

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European Reading Challenge


The goal is to read 5 books set in different European countries. The challenge is hosted here

1. Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield. Finished January 10. (England)
2. Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst. Finished April 4 (France)
3. The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor. Finished April 13 (Ireland)

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The TBR 22 in '22 Reading Challenge


This challenge is hosted here

The aim of this challenge is to read books you already own to clear them off your shelves and make room for new ones. I certainly have a lot of books on my shelves unread, so this is a perfect challenge for me to join.

1. Die For You by Lisa Unger. Finished January 15
2. Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe. Finished February 4
3. So Say the Fallen by Stuart Neville. Finished February 12
4. The Turning by Time Winton. Finished February 23
5. I Found You by Lisa Jewell. Finished February 28
6. The Girl in the Woods by Gregg Olsen. Finished April 25
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What's In a Name Challenge

I've done this challenge a few times. It is hosted here

This challenge has six prompts and you have to read a book to match each to complete it. For 2022, the prompts are: 

* Compound word
    Stars in the Junkyard by Sharon Berg. Finished March 28
* Speed
* Person and their description
* Mythical being
    Queen of Dragons by Shana Abe. Finished February 4
* Season
* Colour

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Alphabet Challenge. This isn't one hosted anywhere. I'm just trying to read titles starting with every letter of the alphabet, in order.

A The Apothecary's Curse by Barbara Barnett. Finished January 3
B Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson. Finished January 5
C Cold to the Touch by Frances Fyfield. Finished January 10
D Die for You by Lisa Unger. Finished January 15
E Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch by Rivka Galchen. Finished January 24
F The Family Man by Elinor Lipman. Finished January 26
G The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer Smith. Finished February 16
H The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell. Finished February 25
I I Found You by Lisa Jewell. Finished February 28
J Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel. Finished March 2
K Kym by Joyce Stranger. Finished March 26
L Lucy Checks In by Dee Ernst. Finished April 4
M The Mountains Wild by Sarah Stewart Taylor. Finished April 13
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