Tell Me Something Tuesday: 2022 Challenges

Posted December 28, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 9 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

What reading challenges (if any) are you planning to participate in 2022?

So technically that was last week’s question… but I missed it and really wanted to do it, so I’m cheating a bit. To be fair, this week’s question is “What are your favorite books/audiobooks that you read in 2021?” and I answered that question in about 5 different ways last week as part of Anne’s Top 10 of 2021. I will say, my favorite book of 2021 was without a doubt was The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. For the rest of my top 10:

Now to the challenges for 2022:

I have been mulling this over quite a bit (needed the extra week quite frankly) and these are the ones I’ve decided to do – I’ll be tracking them on my Sunday Post and using Goodreads Shelves:

  1. COYER Seasons & COYER Community 2022 – I co-host this HUGE challenge and it’s always a joy to participate (and host). I don’t really set a numeric goal here, I just read as much as I can lol. My big goal for the year is to stay on track for the Night Huntress Readalong that Anne is hosting along with a COYER Community chat.
  2. Bookish Resolutions – This was a challenge that Michelle used to do without me and she took last year off. This year we’re bringing it back together. Details on post, but basically I’m setting 5 “bookish” goals for the year. I will share my goals next week 🙂
  3. The Backlist Reader Challenge – I did this challenge this year and even though I’m HORRIBLE at remembering to link up my reviews, I did manage to read 50 Backlist books so far this year! So I’m hoping to get another 50 books that I added to my TBR in 2020 or earlier read this year.
  4. 2022 Audiobook Challenge – I used to participate in this challenge and then I stopped because I read so many audiobooks I could easily surpass the top level. But it looks like they’ve raised the levels AND I really would like to get a quantifiable number of audiobooks I read – I’m always guessing that I read like 2 or 3 times more audio, but I don’t KNOW. So I’m joining in this year with a goal of at least 75 audiobooks – Over Achiever Level.
  5. 2022 Library Love Challenge – I have this goal to not buy books that I could just get at the library… and this challenge supports that goal. I just don’t NEED to own more books. This year I only read 14 library books, thanks to Scribd (a membership I’m going to take a break from this year) and reading backlist books. I’m going to try and up my level this year from Dewey Decimal to Thrifty Reader (24 library books).
  6. 2022 Finishing the Series Challenge – This is a new challenge for me, but so in-line with my current goals. I have a ridiculous number of series I’ve started and never finished. My goals is to be a B-List Finisher (and catch up on at least 5 series) this year. Here are the series I really want to get to:
    1. Alpha & Omega by Patricia Briggs – I’m only 1 book behind right now, so time to catch up!
    2. Innkeeper Chronicles by Illona Andrews – Another one I have just 1 book to read!
    3. Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep – This will be the challenging one. I have only read the first 5 of 19 books!
    4. Alex Craft by Kalayna Price – I loved this series and stayed current, until Kalayna Price took a long hiatus. When she came back, I didn’t keep up. I need to read the last 3 books.
    5. Witchless in Seattle – Another series I was loving and them somehow fell behind on. I have books 8-12 to read.

And that’s it! I know it seems like a lot of challenges, but several of them overlap. Finishing my series (for example), will fulfill Backlist Reader quite a bit, along with the audiobook and library love challenge.

What about you? Are you joining any challenges for 2022?

Next week’s topic: What are your blogging goals for the new year?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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9 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: 2022 Challenges

  1. You did fantastic with The Backlist Reader Challenge in 2021! I’m so glad you’re joining us for 2022. I’m keeping my own challenge participation to a minimum this year, mostly because keeping track and posting links takes a lot of time and I often forget. But I’m really tempted by some of the ones you mentioned. I’ll be doing the COYER Seasons and Community again for sure. If I add any others, the Library Love challenge is at the top of my list.

    Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard recently posted: Best Books I Read in 2021
  2. I sometimes do lots of challenges but I’ve incorporated my goals into the memes and challenges I host. The Library Love, The Thrifty Thursday and the Read-along. But talk to me about buddy reading the Jennifer Estep ones. I’m ready for book 10. The only one I really do myself is COYER and it’s a bunch of challenges within one.

    Anne - Books of My Heart recently posted: Top 10 Books I Want in 2022
  3. I am HORRIBLE with challenges lol They make me stressed so I usually just do the Goodreads one and I’ve even lowered that #. I did add the audiobook challenge this year because they were the only reason I got any reading done this year so fingers crossed it carries over to next year.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

    • Audiobooks are m y main way of reading too, so I 100% understand that. I sometimes do well at challenges and other times I suck. This year I’m feeling challengy… we’ll see if it pays off or back fires lol!

  4. My husband’s advice to me this year when I told him I was trying to decide if I wanted to take part in any reading challenges this year was “Don’t do it!” LOL I did well with the several I signed up for this year (even if I didn’t get the reviews written), but admit it was a close call for two of them (and probably a stretch–using memoirs-in-verse for both the poetry and nonfiction challenge–but, hey, sometimes we have to be creative, right?). I am trying to make a list of books I really want to get to this coming year that I’ve been neglecting. I also really want to give The Count of Monte Cristo a try–make it a year long project, maybe. I wish you all the best with your reading challenges in the new year, Berls! May you read many great books!

    • I seem to do the entire spectrum of challenge participation. I’ve had years I did 0 challenges, years like this year where I did just 4, and then years where I seem to be in ALL THE CHALLENGES! 😂 Hoping this year won’t feel overboard, but I go get the not doing any! Here’s to a great reading year!

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