Ready to diversify your reading this year? Join the best Reading Challenge of 2022 and read a book a week with the Booklist Queen!
Want to up your reading game in 2022? Then I have the ultimate goal for you – The Booklist Queen 2022 Reading Challenge.
Join thousands of others as we read a book a week in 2022. That’s right, this 2022 Reading Challenge has 52 different categories to expand your reading selection.
When I originally launched the reading challenge a few years ago, I worried I would be the only one crazy enough to want to do a 52 book challenge. Oh, I was so wrong.
Since then, I’ve been joined by thousands of readers who are just as crazy as me.
If you feel overwhelmed by 52 categories, don’t worry. It’s okay if you don’t finish the challenge. I want this Reading Challenge for 2022 to be aspirational. I want to push you to read more – whether that’s 12 books a year or 52. I want you to get out of your reading rut and try new genres.
Don’t like one of the categories in the 2022 Reading Challenge? Change it or skip it. Double count a book for multiple prompts. Interpret the prompts any way you like. Do what you want to make this reading challenge your own.
As long as you’re happy, I’m happy.
Reading Challenge 2022
A Book A Week with The Booklist Queen
1. By an Author You Love
2. Goodreads Winner in 2021
3. Book Becoming Movie in 2022
4. Book with a Twist
5. Speculative Fiction
6. With a Bird on the Cover
7. About a Difficult Choice
8. Published in 2012
9. With a Name in the Title
10. By a Local Author
11. Discussion-Worthy Book Club Book
12. 2021 Bestseller
13. Genre You Don’t Usually Read
14. Shakespearean Play
15. With a Two Word Title
16. About a Muslim Protagonist
17. Set in the 1980s
18. Asian American & Pacific Islander Author
19. Bottom of Your To-Read List
20. Literary Fiction
21. Recommended on Instagram
22. LBGTQ+ Book
23. A Book Everyone is Talking About
24. Pulitzer Prize Winner
25. With a Blue Cover
26. Author Who Shares Your Initials
27. Epic Adventure
28. A Guilty Pleasure Read
29. An Audiobook
30. Catchy Title
31. About Nature
32. Two Books by the Same Author
33. Two Books by the Same Author
34. YA Fantasy
35. Purchased at a Bookstore
36. Family Drama
37. Classic You’ve Avoided
38. Set in Africa
39. Recommended by a Librarian
40. By a British Author
41. Reread a Favorite
42. Under 300 Pages
43. Spooky Read
44. Nonfiction Bestseller
45. A Book About Life
46. Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
47. Makes You Laugh
48. Historical Novel
49. A 2022 New Release
50. Inspiring Memoir
51. Cozy Mystery
52. You Own But Haven’t Read
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Printable Reading Challenge
While the bookmark is great for Pinterest, it’s way too small to write your book selections on it. I would know because I’ve witnessed my husband try it.
That’s why, exclusively for my newsletter subscribers, I’ve created an awesome printable handout for the 2022 Reading Challenge that has space for all your book selections.
Not a subscriber yet? Just enter your email below to join the weekly newsletter. You’ll stay up to date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and receive exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of this reading challenge’s prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers.
If the full 2022 Reading Challenge feels like to me, you can break it down into monthly segments. Feel free to do the Reading Challenge in order or skip around. If 52 books are too many, just try one of these monthly challenges and do it instead. That’s only 4 or 5 books to read in a year.
Need a little more challenge than that but not ready for the full Reading Challenge 2022? Just pick one category from each month.
Personalize my 2022 Reading Challenge as much as you want. The goal is for you to read more and to have fun doing it!
Read Along with Me
Be sure you don’t miss a thing. Sign up for my weekly newsletter. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the reading challenge, my blog posts, and provide exclusive content just for you. Every week I highlight one of the reading challenge prompts with book suggestions just for my favorite readers. Plus, only subscribers get the printable version of my Reading Challenge 2022 with space to fill in your selections.
Have fun reading in 2022! Be sure to let me know what books you pick for the 2022 Reading Challenge.
Terra W says
Wow!! what a list!! might just be the best one yet!! Looking forward to 2022! Thanks! 🙂
Bev Baird says
I’m in. Great categories! Thanks for hosting again
I love it. Thanks so much for encouraging us to read more. I didn’t read much in 2021. Your book challenged in 2022 how you break it down is very interesting and makes me feel motivated to read more books this year. Please count me in. Thank you
Mrunal Natu says
Looking forward to the 2022 challenge. Looks absolutely doable thanks
Hello! I’m in!!! First time here!
Anyone interested in talking about books or sharing readings, anyone reading in English, Spanish or French, please let me know.
I would have just a question though :
how can I download the monthly templates to publish them on Instagram? Thank you !
I’m in again. Still working on this year’s challenge (2 books left) but am excited for next year.
Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says
Yay! I’m not sure I’m actually going to be able to finish this year’s challenge, but we’ll see. I might surprise myself. I’m definitely going to sign up for next year’s version. The prompts look fun. I’ll post about the challenge on my reading challenges blog
Thank you for such an interesting list & I will be reading books, I do not normally read…..Jj
Happy to try to finish this one next year. I don’t think I am going to quite going to make it for this current year.
Remember, checking off all 52 boxes is not required. It’s all about the journey and not the destination.
Annette Weber says
Help! I don’t see a way to print the printable list.
Annette Weber says
Duh! Never mind about how to print the list.
I do several challenges and was looking for another and this looks like fun. Is there a facebook site or somewhere you discuss possibilities for each prompt or what you have enjoyed for that prompt? thanks!
Currently there isn’t a Facebook page, but I’m thinking of possibly adding something. Maybe on Goodreads or Storygraph. It’s on my never-ending to-do list.
I can’t figure out how to print the printable list? There’s no place to click on it to be able to print it. HELP!!
The printable list is a bonus for newsletter subscribers! You can print the bookmark, though.
I am a newsletter subscriber, but I can’t find the original email that I printed it from the first time.
After lots of time searching, I finally found the original email with the link! Thank you!!
Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t respond sooner. Things are crazy here! Remember, every newsletter contains a link to my library of printables, where you can always quickly access the Reading Challenge printables.
This is a really great and ambitious reading challenge! I created my own reading challenge this year for the first time. It’s a travel-themed Read Around the World Challenge – https://passportwanderlust.com/travel-reading-challenge/
Super excited to be doing this one again this year! Can’t wait to see how many I can make it this year. I sadly didn’t finish last year but now it is a new year and it is still fun no matter what! Thanks for hosting! https://frominktopaper.com/2022/01/01/2022-reading-challenges/
I’m in, thanks for the great challenge. I did your challenge the last 2 years and it’s been fun. It definitely gets me trying new genres that I probably wouldn’t pick up and it’s been fantastic. Thanks so much!
Loved the challenge!! I’m wondering if you have any of the past years challenges on your site. I already finished 2022 and I need some motivation to keep reading! Thanks
Wow, that was fast! Yes, I started the challenge in 2019 so I have three previous challenges you could do. I recommend using the search bar in the menu (or at the top right on desktop) and search “reading challenge.” They will all pop up in the search results.
Raven Randall says
Just discovering this!! I’ve signed up, now I’ve got to split January, February and March’s lists up so I can get caught up.
I love the categories!
Thanks. I’m excited to get started.
When does the 2023 list come out I’m super excited to start planning!
Next month! I’ve been working on it some, but next week I’m hoping to sit down and really finalize all the details. Let me know if you have any suggestions!