Odds & Ends: 2022 Reading Challenges

I fell a little behind in January so I wasn’t able to share my Reading Challenges I’m hoping to complete in 2022. This one will just be the listing of the Challenge and prompts. I will check in quarterly (like all my other odds & ends lists lol) to see just how far I’ve gotten, which is where you’ll see the books matched with the prompts. Hopefully by the first check-in I’ll have more graphics to use lol.

Oh and for anyone curious, I will be using one book across multiple challenges if and when I can! No reason to make this super hard mode lol.

Enough said lol, let’s get started.

Me making all the lists lol

A to Z Challenge

This one’s pretty self-explanatory, plus it’s been around forever. That being said, I’m going to attempt to just use the first letter in a title as much as possible. If it becomes too hard, or I’m unable to find a letter that fits then I can use an author’s last name.

Found this pretty graphic on IG from @toosexyformyself

2022 Fully Booked Reading Challenges

  • a book with a number in the title
  • a book published in the month you were born
  • a 2021 award-winning book
  • a debut
  • an “own voices” book
  • a book with time travel
  • a book based on a true story
  • a book with a colour in the title
  • a book that makes you laugh out loud
  • a book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist
  • a book with an animal sidekick or pet
  • a book recommended by an author
  • a book with a non-human protagonist
  • a book with a classical element in the title (water, earth, fire, or air)
  • a book inspired by mythology or folklore
  • a book from an indie author
  • a book from a genre you don’t normally read
  • a graphic novel
  • a book from a BIPOC author
  • a book based on the cover
  • a book you read in less than 48 hours
  • a book with a location you’d love to visit
  • a classic you haven’t read before
  • a book you’ve seen someone else reading
  • a book with an alliterative title
  • a book written before 2012
  • a book that surprised you
  • a book that has been on your TBR for over a year
  • a book recommended by a friend/family member
  • a book everyone is talking about

Genre Reading Challenge

I don’t know if I’ll be able to read all of this, but I thought it was a nice goal to try out. Like the prompt: classic will be the hardest.

  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Contemporary
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Mystery/Suspense
  • Non-Fiction
  • Horror/Thriller
  • Classics

“Reading Rainbow” Challenge

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Purple
  • Pink
  • White
  • Black
  • Grey

“On the Cover” Reading Challenge

  • an animal
  • a flag
  • a house or building
  • a weapon
  • a mode of transportation
  • a door
  • two or more people
  • something upside down
  • water
  • a gem or jewel
  • wings
  • leaves
  • a heart, diamond, spade or club
  • a moon or sun
  • sunglasses
  • jewelry

“Around the World” Reading Challenge

  • North America
  • South America
  • An Island
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Antarctic/Artic

PopSugar Reading Challenge

  • a book published in 2022
  • a book set on a plane, train, or cruise
  • a book about or set in a nonpatriarchal society
  • a book with a tiger on the cover or “tiger” in the title
  • a Sapphic book
  • a book by a Latinx author
  • a book with an onomatopoeia in its title
  • a book with a protagonist that uses mobility aid
  • a book about a found family
  • an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
  • A #booktok recommendation
  • a book about the afterlife
  • a book set in the 1980s
  • a book with cutlery on the cover or in the title
  • a book by a pacific islander author
  • a book about witches
  • a book becoming a tv show or movie in 2022
  • a romance novel by a BIPOC author
  • a book that takes place during your favourite season
  • a book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read
  • a book about a band or music group
  • a book with a character on the ace spectrum
  • a book with a recipe in it
  • a book you can read in one sitting
  • a book about a secret
  • a book with a misleading title
  • a Hugo Award Winner
  • a book set during a holiday
  • a different book by an author you read in 2021
  • a book with name of a board game in the title
  • a book featuring a man-made disaster
  • a book with a quote from your favourite author on the cover
  • a social-horror book
  • a book set in Victorian Times
  • a book with a constellation on the cover or in the title
  • a book you know nothing about
  • a book about gender identity
  • a book featuring a party
  • an #Ownvoices SFF book
  • a book that fulfills your favourite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge (I’ve never participated before so I’ll have to research this, but feel free to comment your favourite!)
  • Advanced: a book with a reflected image on the cover or “mirror” in the title
  • Advanced: a book that features two languages
  • Advanced: a book with a palindromic title
  • Advanced: a duology (1)
  • Advanced: a duology (2)
  • Advanced: a book about someone leading a double life
  • Advanced: a book featuring a parallel reality
  • Advanced: a book with two POVs
  • Advanced: two books set in twin towns or “sister cities” (1)
  • Advanced: two books set in twin towns or “sister cities” (2)

TBR and Beyond Yearly Reading Challenge

For this challenge, TBR gives two prompts to pick from. As I find books and pick the prompt option I’ll update by changing the font colour of the prompted picked.

  • A Book with author with your first or last name OR a character with your first or last name
  • A Book incorporates or inspired by a board game OR video game
  • A Book from your least favourite genre OR least favourite trope
  • A Book written by an author who was an immigrant OR refugee
  • A Classic Book written by an author of colour OR a debut by an author of colour
  • A Book with a nonbinary main character OR asexual main character
  • A Book With a multilingual main character OR translated work
  • A Book based on your zodiac sign or your friends zodiac
  • A Book where you like the US cover over the UK OR you prefer the reg cover over special ed.
  • A Book recommended by a telenovella fan OR KDrama
  • A Book compared to a movie OR show OR musician
  • A Book With A character with a braid OR Dreads OR headcover on the cover
  • A Book with a cover the same colour of your pet OR a animal you wish you had as a pet
  • A Book shared on WTF Thread OR viral on Booktok
  • A Book recommended by Booktube OR Bookstagram
  • A Book that was traditionally published after indie pub OR a webtoon
  • A Book on your TBR more than 5 yrs OR published more than 5 yrs ago
  • A Book a Mel’s horror buddy read OR Swoonalong buddy reads
  • A Book because of fan art OR the author’s social media
  • A Book you hated in high school OR a sequel you’ve been putting off
  • A Book with a holiday or day of the week on the cover
  • A Book with a beverage in the description OR on the cover
  • A Book with a Greek OR Roman OR Egyptian retelling that isn’t a Riordian Presents
  • A Book based on an African OR Asian OR South American mythology retelling


Buzzword-athon is organized by Kayla from BooksinLala and hosted on Goodreads. I’m not officially participating in this – at least not on a month to month basis. I’m more following Kayla’s lead last year where it’s just a matter of meeting the prompts within the year. But I left the month, just in case by some miracle I manage to do it within the allotted month lol.

Jan: Who, What, Where Why, When
Feb: Pronouns (we, ours, he/she/they)
Mar: Locations
Apr: Little/Big
May: Directions
Jun: All
Jul: Bookish (library, page, read)
Aug: Item/Object (key, door, nail, bottle etc)
Sep: Light/Dark
Oct: Animal/Creature
Nov: Ending with ing
Dec: Numbers

Ok I’m pretty sure that’s all the year long challenges I’m hoping to finish in 2022. It’s a lot when you lay them all out like this, but at least I have a chance since I’m letting myself use one book over multiple challenges. Are you participating in any of these? How are they going for you so far?

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