Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge

I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself in my reading. While doing research, I stumbled on one I really liked. I made some modifications for my personal reading, and decided to add two rules:

  1. No re-reading a book unless the challenge calls for it (i.e. #33)
  2. One book is not allowed to count for two areas

Stay tuned! As I finish off the book for the challenge, I will add the title, author, and date I read it.

Please join me! Send me an email at with the subject line Reading Challenge for your copy of the reading list. Keep track of the books you read. When you complete the challenge, send it back to me. Those who complete the challenge will be entered to win some prizes!

50 books is too many for you? Totally okay! Help us out by giving some reading recommendations in the comments below. I’m excited to add your books to my reading list!

Happy reading in 2022 my friends!

Reading List

  1. A book with more than 500 pages: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes Finished 4/22/22
  2. A classic romance
  3. A book that became a movie: American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History by Chris Kyle. Finished 1/22/22
  4. A book published this year
  5. A book with a number in the title
  6. A book written by someone under 30
  7. A book with nonhuman main characters: Redwall by Brian Jaques. Finished 2/19/22
  8. A funny book: Autopsy of a Boring Wife by Marie-Renee Lavoie. Finished 4/6/2023
  9. A book your dad loves: Famous Firearms of the Old West by Hal Herring. Finished 2/15/22
  10. A mystery or thriller: Killing Floor by Lee Child. Finished 3/11/22
  11. A book with a one word title: Misery by Stephen King. FInished 8/21/22
  12. A book of short stories: The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradburry. Finished 7/22/2023
  13. A book set in a different country: The Trespasser by Tana French. Finished 6/18/22
  14. A nonfiction book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rbecca Skloot. Finished 1/13/2022
  15. An author’s first book: Educated by Tara Westover. Finished 1/28/22
  16. A new book from an author you love: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Finished 1/5/22
  17. A book a friend recommends: The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. Finished 1/8/22
  18. A Pulitzer Prize winning book
  19. A book based on a true story
  20. A book at the bottom of your To Read list
  21. A book your mom loves: Prison Letters by Corrie ten Boom. Finished 9/11/22
  22. A book that scares you: The Outsider by Stephen King. FInished 11/1/22
  23. A book more than 100 years old
  24. A book you judged by its cover
  25. A book you were supposed to read but didn’t: 1984 by George Orwell
  26. A memoir
  27. A book you can finish in a day: Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool. Finished 2/9/22
  28. A book from the Canada Reads list
  29. A book set somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit
  30. A book that came out the year you were born
  31. A book with bad reviews
  32. A trilogy: A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson. Finished 7/1/22
  33. A picture book from your childhood
  34. A book about books
  35. A book set in the future
  36. A book written by a male: The Bitcoin Bride by Chris Brady. Finished 5/26/22
  37. A book you would pass on to the next generation: Influencer by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxwell, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler. Finished 3/18/2023
  38. A book that made you cry: Wild Things by Sally Rippin. Finished
  39. A book with magic: Out of Time by Elizabeth A. Drysdale. Finished 10/10/22
  40. A graphic novel: New Kid by Jerry Craft. Finished 1/21/22
  41. A book by an author you’ve never heard of before
  42. A book you own but haven’t read yet
  43. A book that takes place in your area
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language: The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Excobar. Finished 9/6/23
  45. A book you would only read on vacation: One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. Finished 7/18/22
  46. A book written by an author with your initials
  47. A book you can read to a child: The Impossible Quest Series by Kate Forsyth. Finished 7/10/22
  48. A banned book
  49. A book you don’t want people to see you read
  50. A book you started but never finished: Crow by Barbara Wright. Completed 2/1/22

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