2022 Reading Challenges

Around the World 2022

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South of the Equator

South of the Equator

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  1. Mysterious Aisles
  2. Between Jobs by W.R. Gingell
  3. Walking With Gorillas by Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
  4. Spud Fit


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Whatever you do don't run Peter Allison

Runalong the Shelves TBR Reduction Book Challenge

January – New Beginnings

1 – I give you permission to read the most recent book you got on top of your TBR. For many this is one we only get to read eventually but for now I want you to pick up the newest book in Mount TBR and read it. Can you remember the last time you did that?

Stretch Goal – Read the oldest book in Mount TBR it has waited long enough

February – Valentine’s Day Gift

2 – Is there that book by an author you love you picked up and still haven’t read because you do not deserve it just yet? Other items got in the way? You have for this challenge to pick that book up and read it

Stretch Goal – in Mount TBR you may have got a present from a loved one, friend or family member and still not read it. Pick one and read it

March – New Beginnings

5 – For the beginning of Spring I want you to open a book in the TBR pile by an author you’ve never read before

AMERICAN CHEESE by Joe Berkowitz

American Cheese by Joe Berkowitz

Stretch Goal – March is named after Mars, so genre fans find a book that very likely has a big battle in it be it in space, our world or a secondary world.  Non-genre fans look for a book about a conflict be that a dilemma, family feud etc


April – New Openings

4 – April is derived from the Latin for ‘to open’ In Mount TBR there may be the first book of a series. Your challenge is to read it

Stretch Goal – as there is an Easter break in this month finish a series you started in one month or if you prefer the remainder of the year

May – Randommmmm

5 – You MAY pick one random book out of Mount TBR and you must read it

Stretch Goal – May was named after Maia the goddess who looked after plants. Find a book with a suitable green subject be it name, setting or theme

June – The Longest Day

6 – Find the longest book in Mount TBR and you must read it

Stretch Goal – June was named for Juno the Goddess of Youth and protection so read a book with a young person as the lead character

July – You Came, You Read and You Conquered

7 – In your TBR there may have been a book you know will be a challenging read. Show it who is the Emperor and read that book until it screams for your mercy and then finish it!

Stretch Goal – Pick a book with a royalty theme to it – Emperors, Queens, Duchesses and more all count

August – Holidayyyyy

8 – Pick a book that takes you away to another place. Read it and relax

Stretch Goal – August comes from Latin for consecrated or venerable. Find a books with Gods in and try not to annoy them so ensure the book is finished

September – Back to School

9 – Pick a book with some link to education. Dark Academia; dangerous school etc and try not to go near anyone who is very transphobic

Stretch Goal – Read seven short stories. Anthologies or short story collections are great for this (you may want to finish the whole book after seven though – innocent face!)

October – Booooo and Eeek

10 – Read a horror or dark themed tale (crime counts too!) you want to be unsettled!

Stretch Goal – Honour the reaper man and find a book that has a death theme

November – Short and Sweet

11 – Read three novellas

Stretch Goal – read the 11th book from the beginning or end of your TBR pile

December – Happy Endings

12 – Have you been holding back the finale of a series. Now time to see where it ends?

Stretch Goal – Find a book with a winter theme of some kind

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