2022 Reading Challenges

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Happy New Year, bookworms!

I thought it would be fun to post about the reading challenges I’m planning to complete in 2022.

This year I am doing the 2022 PopSugar Reading Challenge, and the Beat the Backlist Challenge. I have also set a goal for the number of books I intend to read, both on StoryGraph and Goodreads.

Here’s a little more about each of the challenges…

PopSugar Reading Challenge

Regular Prompts

  1. A book that’s published in 2022
  2. A book set on a plane, train, or cruise ship
  3. A book about or set in a non patriarchal society
  4. A book with a tiger on the cover or “tiger” in the title
  5. A sapphic book
  6. A book by a Latinx author
  7. A book with an onomatopoeia in its title
  8. A book with a protagonist who uses a mobility aid
  9. A book about a “found family”
  10. An Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner
  11. A #BookTok recommendation
  12. A book about the afterlife
  13. A book set in the 1980s
  14. A book with cutlery on the cover or in the title
  15. A book by a Pacific Islander author
  16. A book about witches
  17. A book becoming a TV series or movie in 2022
  18. A romance novel by a BIPOC author
  19. A book that takes place during your favorite season
  20. A book whose title begins with the last letter of your previous read
  21. A book about a band or musical group
  22. A book with a character on the ace spectrum
  23. A book with a recipe in it
  24. A book you can read in one sitting
  25. A book about a secret
  26. A book with a misleading title
  27. A Hugo Award winner
  28. A book set during a holiday
  29. A different book by an author you read in 2021
  30. A book with the name of a board game in the title
  31. A book featuring a man-made disaster
  32. A book with a quote from your favorite author on the cover or Amazon page
  33. A social-horror book
  34. A book set in Victorian times
  35. A book with a constellation on the cover or in the title
  36. A book you know nothing about
  37. A book about gender identity
  38. A book featuring a part
  39. An #OwnVoices SFF (science fiction and fantasy) book
  40. A book that fulfills your favorite prompt from a past PopSugar Reading Challenge

Advanced Prompts

  1. A book with a reflected image on the cover or “mirror” in the title
  2. A book that features two languages
  3. A book with a palindromic title
  4. A duology (1)
  5. A duology (2)
  6. A book about someone leading a double life
  7. A book featuring a parallel reality
  8. A book with two POVs
  9. Two books set in twin towns, aka “sister cities” (1)
  10. Two books set in twin towns, aka “sister cities” (2)


StoryGraph will be having monthly challenges in addition to the regular “books read” challenge. The January challenge is to read one page a day, and track it, on StoryGraph. What I say next might surprise you: I don’t read every day. Gasp! If the February challenge is more doable for me, I will certainly post updates.

Beat the Backlist

This challenge was started in 2017 and is hosted by NovelKnight. The idea is simple: you read the books that you’ve been meaning to read but still haven’t. I have plenty of books that I have meant to read, so I’ll be keeping track of which ones they are. There are also prompts associated with this challenge which look doable so I may work those in as well.


This year I’ve set my Goodreads goal at 30 books. I intentionally set a low number to avoid the pressures of competitive reading.

Are you participating in any reading challenges this year? Tell me about them in the comments!

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