2022 Reading Challenges | Quarter 1 Check-in

Time for another check-in! This one is Reading Challenges. If you curious how I’ve done with my 10 Bookish Goals and Priority Series Goals, you can check out those check-in too. I’m hoping I’m doing better on the Reading Challenge than my priority series, but I don’t have a good feeling lol. I may have fallen very far behind on tracking my challenges, so let’s learn how bad I did together lol.

A to Z Challenge – 20/26

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.

All the Feels by Olivia Dade

Barbarian’s Heart (Ice Planet Barbarians #10) by Ruby Dixon

Coming Back by Jessi Zabarasky

Deity (Covenant #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout

E

Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh

Jordie & Joey Fell From the Sky by Judi Lauren

Kingdom of Needle & Bone by Mira Grant

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Near the Bone by Christina Henry

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Q

Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

Scout is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong

Tiger Honor (Thousand Worlds #2) by Yoon Ha Le

Unbelievable (Pretty Little Liars #4) by Sara Shepard

V

Where the Drowned Girls Go (Wayward Children #7) by Seanan McGuire

X

Y

Z

2022 Fully Booked Reading Challenges – 24/30

a book with a number in the title Under One Roof by Ali Hazelwood

a book published in the month you were born

a 2021 award-winning book – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

a debut – Jordie and Joey Fell From the Sky by Judi Lauren

an “own voices” book – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

a book with time travel

a book based on a true story It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh

a book with a colour in the title – Pink, Blue and You by Elise Gravel

a book that makes you laugh out loud

a book with an LGBTQIA+ protagonist – Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan

a book with an animal sidekick or pet – Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock and Amanda Castillo

a book recommended by an author

a book with a non-human protagonist The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L Armentrout

a book with a classical element in the title (water, earth, fire, or air) – The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

a book inspired by mythology or folklore – Neon Gods by Katee Robert

a book from an indie author

a book from a genre you don’t normally read – While I Was Away by Waka T Brown

a graphic novel – Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti

a book from a BIPOC author – A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert

a book based on the cover – It Eats What Feeds It by Max Hoven

a book you read in less than 48 hours – Come Closer by Sara Gran

a book with a location you’d love to visit Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

a classic you haven’t read before

a book you’ve seen someone else reading – Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

a book with an alliterative title – An Impossible Impostor by Deana Raybourn

a book written before 2012 – Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

a book that surprised you – The Collective by Alison Gaylin

a book that has been on your TBR for over a year – Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

a book recommended by a friend/family member – Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

a book everyone is talking about – A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

Genre Reading Challenge – 9/10

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 – Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Historical Fiction – An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn

Science Fiction – Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

Contemporary – Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Poetry – Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Romance – A Girl Like Her by Tallia Hibbert

Mystery/Suspense – The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

Non-Fiction – While I was Away by Waka T Brown

Horror/Thriller – Come Closer by Sara Gran

Classics

“Reading Rainbow” Challenge – COMPLETED

Red – The Collective by Alison Gaylin

Orange – Flawless by Sara Shepard

Yellow – Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Green – Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood

Blue – Near the Bone by Christina Henry

Purple – An Impossible Imposter by Deanna Raybourn

Pink – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

White

Black – Night Shoot by David Sodergren

Grey – Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

“On the Cover” Reading Challenge – 12/16

an animal – Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee

a flag – Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti

a house or building – Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren

a weapon – Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan

a mode of transportation – The Boo of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

a door – Anne of West Philly

two or more people – The Collective by Alison Gaylin

something upside down – Cursed by Jennifer L Armentrout

water – It Eats What Feeds It by Max Hoven

a gem or jewel

wings – Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock and Amanda Castillo

leaves – Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

a heart, diamond, spade or club

a moon or sun – House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas

sunglasses

jewelry

“Around the World” Reading Challenge – 5/10

North America – The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

South America

An Island – Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Europe – An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourne

Russia

Asia – While I was Away by Waka T Brown

Middle East

Africa

Australia/New Zealand

Antarctic/Artic – Below Zero by Ali Hazelwood

PopSugar Reading Challenge – 23/40 (+2/10 Bonuses)

a book published in 2022 – Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren

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 – Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee

a Sapphic book – Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

a book by a Latinx author – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

a book with an onomatopoeia in its title

a book with a protagonist that uses mobility aid – Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan

a book about a found family – Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout

an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner

A #booktok recommendation – Neon Gods by Katee Robert

a book about the afterlife – Cursed by Jennifer L Armentrout

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 – No Exit by Taylor Adams

a romance novel by a BIPOC author – A Girl Like Her by Talia Hibbert

a book that takes place during your favourite season

a book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read – Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

a book about a band or music group – Scout is Not a Band Kid by Jade Armstrong

a book with a character on the ace spectrum

a book with a recipe in it

a book you can read in one sitting – Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney

a book about a secret – Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

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 – Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout

a book with name of a board game in the title

a book featuring a man-made disaster – Mapmakers and the Lost Magic by Cameron Chittock and Amanda Castillo

a book with a quote from your favourite author on the cover

a social-horror book – Near the Bone by Christina Henry

a book set in Victorian Times – An Unexpected Peril by Deanna Raybourne

a book with a constellation on the cover or in the title

a book you know nothing about – The Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan

a book about gender identity – Pink, Blue, and You by Elise Gravel

a book featuring a party – The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa

an #Ownvoices SFF book – Across a Field of Starlight by Blue Delliquanti

a book that fulfills your favourite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge (A book with a robot, cyborg, or AI character) – Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Advanced: a book with a reflected image on the cover or “mirror” in the title

Advanced: a book that features two languages – While I Was Away by Waka T Brown

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 – Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

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 – 10/24

For this challenge, TBR gives two prompts to pick from. As I find books and pick the prompt option I’ll update by striking out the one I don’t pick.

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 – Pink, Blue and You by Elise Gravel

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 – Tiger Honor by Yoon Ha Lee

A Book With a multilingual main character OR translated work – While I Was Away by Waka T Brown

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. – All the Feels by Olivia Dade

A Book recommended by a telenovella fan OR KDrama

A Book compared to a movie OR show OR musician – Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren

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 – Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

A Book shared on WTF Thread OR viral on Booktok – Neon Gods by Katee Robert

A Book recommended by Booktube OR Bookstagram – The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas

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 – Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

A Book a Mel’s horror buddy read OR Swoonalong buddy reads – Near the Bone by Christina Henry

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

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 – Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire (Mar)

Feb: Pronouns (we, ours, he/she/they) – Not If I Find You First by Ally Carter (Feb)

Mar: Locations – Anne of West Philly by Ivy Noelle Weir (Mar)

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

Once again, I ended up doing better than I had originally thought. Most challenges are at least 50%, so in theory I’m ahead of the game – although I know it’s only going to get more difficult from here.

How are you doing with your reading challenges?

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