This post contains affiliate links. Hands down, my favorite genre of literature is historical fiction, specifically set during World War II. However, when I branch out of that genre, I find some good reads. In fact, the majority of books on my 8 Best Books I Read in 2021 are outside this genre. This year, my 2022 reading challenge list will hopefully help me to read different genres.
My 2022 Reading Challenge List
In 2022, I am setting an audacious goal to read 52 books. I’m not sure if I can read that many considering my husband will likely be going back to school to get a second master’s degree and my girls’ homeschool work is becoming more intensive, but I’m going to try.
This year, I plan to include some of my daughters’ young adult books in my count of 52, so that should help. Also, I listen to an audio book whenever I’m on the treadmill, so that should help me finish at least a book a month.
In addition, I want to meet these specific goals for my reading in 2022:
READ 12 CLASSICS
I want to reread books I read in high school and college. Some I loved, and some I hated (I’m looking at you, The Great Gatsby.) I’m curious if reading the books 30 years later makes a difference in how I interpret them and relate to them. I also am adding in a few classics I’ve never read before.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (never read),
The Man of Propety: The Forsythe Saga Book One (never read),
Something Wicked This Way Comes (never read),
A Tale of Two Cities (never read)
I Capture the Castle (never read)
Midnight’s Children (never read)
Brideshead Revisited (never read)
The Mill on the Floss (never read)
READ 3 BOOKS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLE’S BOOK CLUBS
I’ll look mainly to these book clubs for my choices:
Reese’s Book Club, and
READ 2 BEST BOOKS FROM 2021
I’ll choose books from this list.
READ 5 BOOKS RELEASED IN 2022
So far, these are the books I am thinking I’d like to read
No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib
Bright Lights, Prairie Dust by Karen Grassle
The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
The Good Son by Jacquelyn Mitchard
READ 5 NONFICTION BOOKS
I’m hoping to choose between the books on this list and a few others I hear about throughout the year:
White Lies by A.J. Baime
Nowhere for Very Long by Brianna Madia
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The President and the Freedom Fighter by Brian Kilmeade
So, my 2022 reading challenge list includes 27 books. Then, I will leave the other 25 books open to whatever catches my interest.
Have you set a 2022 reading challenge list? If so, I’d love to hear what’s on your list!
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