2022 Reading Challenges

Buckle up. I’ve got a lot of reading planned in 2022.

Around the World in 52 Books – 2022 Challenge

  • A book with a main character whose name starts with A, T or Y
  • A book connected to a book I read in 2021
  • A book with 22 or more letters in the title
  • A book that fits a favorite prompt that did not make the list
  • A book by an author with 2 double sets of letters in their name
  • A book with an image of a source of light on the cover
  • A book related to psychology, neuroscience or the mind
  • 3 books set on 3 continents – book 1
  • 3 books set on 3 continents – book 2
  • 3 books set on 3 continents – book 3
  • A book from a historical fiction genre
  • A book related to glass
  • A book about a woman in STEM
  • A book with fewer than 5000 ratings on Goodreads
  • A book without a person on the cover
  • A book related to Earth Day
  • A book from NPRs’ Book Concierge
  • A book by an Asian or Pacific Islander author
  • A book involving alternative reality, alternate world(s) or alternate history
  • A fiction or nonfiction book set in 1900-1951
  • A book with one of the Monopoly tokens on the cover
  • A book with a Jewish character or author
  • A book that features a loving LGBTQ+ relationship
  • A book related to inclement weather
  • A book less than 220 pages or more than 440 pages
  • 2 books with the same word in the title – book 1
  • 2 books with the same word in the title – book 2
  • A book that won an award from Powell’s list of book awards
  • A book set on or near a body of water
  • A book related to mythology
  • A book published at least 10 years ago
  • A book where the main character is a police officer/private eye/detective
  • The next book in a series
  • A book with an academic setting or a teacher plays an important role
  • 2 books related to flora and fauna – book 1
  • 2 books related to flora and fauna – book 2
  • A book that uses all 5 vowels in the title and/or author’s name
  • A book by a Latin American author
  • A book from the Time list of 100 best YA books
  • A book related to one of the 22 Tarot Major Arcana cards
  • A book with a theme of food or drink
  • A book with a language or nationality in the title
  • A book set in a small town or rural area
  • A book with gothic elements
  • A book related to a game
  • A book with a non-human as one of the main characters
  • A book with handwriting on the cover
  • A book posted in one of the ATY Best Book of the Month threads in 2020 or 2021
  • A book connected to the phrase “Here be Dragons”
  • A book that involves aging or a character in their golden years
  • A book published in 2022
  • A book with a time-related word in the title

The Uncorked Librarian Reading Challenge – 2022

  • January: Time Travel
    January Bonus: A book I loved but critics didn’t
  • February: Set in or about South Africa
    February Bonus: A book set in my home town or state, or where my ancestors are from
  • March: Vineyard setting or about wine
    March Bonus: Favorite color is in title of book
  • April: Set in or about the Baltic States
    April Bonus: Has my favorite food(s) in it
  • May: Hiking
    May Bonus: Author I think I don’t like but haven’t read
  • June: Set in or about Mexico
    June Bonus: Written by indigineous author not in the US
  • July: Dark academia
    July Bonus: Set in a place I want to travel to next
  • August: Set in or about Australia
    August Bonus: Book that has been in my TBR pile for a while
  • September: Road trip book
    September Bonus: Book published in decade or year of my birth
  • October: Haunted house
    October Bonus: Book given to me as a gift
  • November: Set in or about Thailand
    November Bonus: Book about an inspiring career change that interests me
  • December: Set in or about Ecuador
    December Bonus: Set in an environment I’ve never experienced (jungle, desert, etc.)

KATs Booknerds 52-book Challenge in 2022

  • A book published in 2022
  • A book that has been on the NY Times bestseller list
  • A book you’ve owned for over 2 years
  • A book featuring women in STEM
  • A book written under a pen name
  • A retelling of a popular story
  • A self-published book
  • A book by an author with your initials
  • A book nominated for a Goodreads award but didn’t win
  • A book by an author you’ve never heard of
  • A “guilty pleasure” book
  • An “Instagram (or social media) made me do it” book
  • A debut novel
  • A backlist book from a favorite author
  • A book with multiple points of view
  • A book that starts with the first letter of your first name
  • A book from the banned book list
  • A book with only words on the cover
  • A book you wanted to read in 2021 but didn’t get to
  • A short book you could finish in one day
  • A book you started but never finished
  • A book you know you’ll love (5-star prediction)
  • A book chosen by someone else
  • An own-voices book about a disability
  • A book with 3 people on the cover
  • A book translated into English
  • A celebrity memoir
  • A book published in the month you were born, in any year
  • A book related to water in any way
  • A book with books on the cover
  • A book featuring a blended family
  • A book published before 2015 in your favorite genre
  • A book with 7 words in the title
  • A book with 2 authors
  • A book by an author you’d like to give a second chance to
  • A book with your favorite color on the cover
  • A book everyone says will make you cry
  • A book with the word “year” or any month in the title
  • A book with gold, silver or bronze on the cover
  • A book with a strong female protagonist
  • A book by an Asian author
  • A book you bought because of the cover
  • A book that is on a celebrity book club list
  • A book you read with a friend
  • A book with flowers on the cover
  • A book published within the dates of your zodiac sign
  • A book that intimidates you
  • A book with multiple cover editions
  • A book with more than 4 stars on Goodreads
  • A “beach read” that doesn’t take place at the beach
  • A book about something you love
  • A book in a genre outside your comfort zone

The 2022 52-Book Club Challenge

  • A second-person narrative
  • Book featuring a library or bookstore
  • Title starts with the letter “E”
  • Title starts with letter “F”
  • Chapters have titles
  • Household object on the cover
  • A non-fiction bestseller
  • Book involving the art world
  • A book that sparks joy
  • A book based on a real person
  • A book with less than 2022 Goodreads ratings
  • A book set on at least two continents
  • A book that includes a club of some kind
  • A character with superhuman ability
  • A five-syllable title
  • A book you’ve seen someone reading in a public place
  • A book you picked based on the spine
  • Jane Austen-inspired
  • A book with an alternate title
  • A book related to the word “gold”
  • A book published by Simon & Schuster
  • A book featuring an unlikely detective
  • Author with X, Y or Z in their name
  • Book that addresses a specific topic
  • Book with a wealthy character
  • Book with an “Author’s Note”
  • Book that includes a map
  • An award-winning book from my country (United States)
  • A book over 500 pages long
  • Audiobook narrated by the author
  • Book that is technology-themed
  • A book that intimidates you
  • Book with a bilingual character
  • Book with author’s photo on the back cover
  • Book told from the villian’s perspective
  • Book recommended by a favorite author
  • Book set in a rural area
  • Book with a boring/bad cover but a good read
  • A middle-grade novel
  • A book with photographs inside
  • A book involving a second chance
  • An indie read
  • Author who is published in more than one genre
  • Anthology
  • Book with illustrated people on the cover
  • Book with a job title in the title
  • Book read during the month of November
  • Re-do of one of this year’s prompts using book with a different genre
  • Book title that starts with the same letter as your first name
  • A person of color as the main character
  • Book with the word “game” in the title
  • Book published in 2022