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New Year, New Books: 2022 Reading Challenge!

Well, it’s already the middle of January, so it looks like the days continue to fly by! How’s your reading life going so far this year? I’ve read a couple of books so far, but have a long list of titles I’d like to dive into… so a challenge to focus and stretch my reading is always a good idea!

For 2022, I’m once again doing the A to Z Challenge. This was formerly a hosted challenge, but not this year… so if you like, consider this an invitation to join! If you want to read along with an alphabet challenge of your own, drop a note in the comments!

This will be my running post that I will update and link back to throughout the year. Below, I’ll list the alphabetical challenge and continue to come back and add books as I check letter off the list. I’ll also share some overall reading goals, and at the end of the post, I’ll add any mini challenges I complete throughout the year.

Bookmark this, and check back anytime to see my progress! (If I have a review here on the blog I’ll link it after the title… otherwise you can check out my Goodreads page for ratings!)

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My 2021 A to Z Reading Challenge!

As I think about my reading in 2021, I’ve set a few goals.

One is a goal for number of books via Goodreads, where I’m aiming for 60 total books read. I’ve mostly hit that number for some years… except in 2020 when all bets were off!

Another is to read all or most of the books I’ve accrued on my Net Galley account! Doesn’t mean I won’t add more, but maybe I can catch up with some of my backlist! (I’ve actually kept my percentage pretty high, which is something.)

Finally, I chose a hosted reading challenge. I considered several, but wanted to keep it really simple and flexible this year. So, I will be participating in:

The A to Z Challenge, hosted by Megan & Crystal over at Bookstacks and Golden Moms!

2021 AtoZ Reading Challenge

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Try a 2021 Reading Challenge!

I don’t know about you, but my reading was pretty topsy turvy in 2020. I mean, the world’s been topsy turvy, so why wouldn’t it have been? Usually I read around 60 books per year… this year, about half that many. Several books that sounded great just couldn’t hold my attention. And several times, I signed up for a read along or buddy read, and I don’t think I managed to complete a single one.

So, looking ahead to 2021, I’d love to turn over a new leaf. I want to branch out a little, interact with the book community more than I have recently, and stay up too late reading because I’m immersed in books that are just too good to put down.

I have a lot of books on my list, but it’s often helpful to have some prompts to induce some exploration of different genres, new authors, etc.  Enter: the reading challenge!

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