Here we are! It is time to look forward now! After a lot of wrap up posts these last couple of weeks (I still have one final 2021 post and then thats its) but we can finally start looking at 2022. I love planning my reads and planning challenges and I have a couple of different things up my sleeve this year.
I am trying to do what I planned to do last year which is be more spontaneous with my reads and not bogging myself down trying to commit to a million challenges. So my challenges this year are the most vague and open-ended they have ever been.
Let’s jump right in!
How many books do I plan to read for 2022?
(Goodreads Reading Challenge)
This year, I plan on reading 70 books. The most I have ever challenged myself since starting this blog. Last year I read a variety of different books and a variety of different mediums from manga to audiobooks I think in delving more into these mediums it will allow me to reach this goal. I do have a lot of hefty fantasy books on my list so reading that alongside a volume of manga or a comic book will allow me to balance everything out and achieve those 70 books.
My favourite challenge is back in full swing this year. Like with the Goodreads Reading Challenge this is a staple challenge for this blog and I am super excited to continue some favourite series of mine and also some new series I started back in 2021.
For those who don’t know, every year I challenge myself to read 1 book from each series I currently have on-going. This year I have to read 16 books. This isn’t set in stone as sometimes I pick up a book and decide to actually not continue the series but I am super excited about all the amazing series I have coming up.
- Three Act Tradgedy – Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot #11)
- The Man Who Died Twice – Richard Osman (The Thursday Murder Club #2)
- A Torch Against the Night – Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #2)
- One Foot in the Fade – Luke Arnold (Fetch Phillips Archives #3)
- The Fires of Heaven – Robert Jordan (Wheel of Time #5)
- Saga: Volume 2 – Brian K. Vaughn (Saga #2)
- Attack on Titan: Volume 2 – Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan #2)
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Volumes 16-18 – Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist Omnibus #6)
- We Free the Stars – Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya #2)
- The Village of Eight Graves – Seishi Yokomizo (Detective Kosuke Kindaichi #3)
- Bands of Mourning – Brandon Sanderson (Wax and Wayne #3 / Mistborn #6)
- The Dragon Republic – R.F. Kuang (The Poppy War #2)
- The Killings at Kingfisher Hill – Sophie Hannah (New Hercule Poirot Mysteries #4)
- The Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastard #3)
- The Obelisk Gate – N.K. Jemisin (The Broken Earth Trilogy #2)
- The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan (The Heroes of Olympus #1 / Camp Half Chronicles #6)
Another staple for my blog. The Physical TBR challenge is where I challenge myself to read a specific number of books on my Physical TBR. In 2020 I completed the whole TBR, mainly just so I can free up more space for more books, but as the years have gone I have obtained more books and now that I work at a bookstore that TBR is only going to get bigger. This year I have over 60+ books on my TBR. So, I challenge myself to read half of that and read 30 books. I think I will be able to do this.
The Book of the Month Challenge
A new challenge for 2022. Every month from January to November my store highlights a couple of books to promote that month. Fiction, Non-Fiction, 9-12 and Crime. My plan is to read 1 of those books a month. I will pick up any book that I find interesting not restricting myself to any specific genre.
I have actually already read this month’s book so I am off to a great start. I decided to read The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant which was the 9-12 book of the month for January. I really enjoyed it.
The Audiobook Challenge
Recently I obtained an Audible subscriptions through my phone provider. As a massive podcast fan I was scared to try Audible as I want to support my podcasts but I couldn’t turn down a free year subscription now could I? This year I challenge myself to listen to 12 audiobooks.
I have already listened to my first audiobook earlier this year. Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao and I loved it! I can’t wait to listen to more!
So, there are the goals! From super vague all the way to specific books and series. I am hoping in keeping things more open ended this year I can get even more reading done.