As in years past I will limit my yearly challenges in 2022. But I do hope to accomplish a few reading challenge goals this year:
One Big Book
Read one book during the year that I consider a challenging book; a book I've avoided reading for years due to its daunting nature. Must be completed by 12/31/22.
My 2022 One Big Book is: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
Read the current Pulitzer Prize winner announced in March of each year. And read past winners off a list I created. My current goal is to complete this challenge this year and then stay current from this year forward. (I've been working on this challenge for years and I am ready to be done with it.) The books I hope to read this year:
1. 2022 winner TBA
2. 2013 winner: Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
3. 2007 winner: The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4. 2004 winner: The Known World by Edward Jones
5. 2001 winner: The Amazing Kavalier and Clay by Michael Charbon
6. 1940 winner: Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Every year the National Book Award is given out in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction. Poetry, Translated Literature; Young People's Literature. My goal is to read two of the five winners (or finalists) per year. This award is not announced until November.
Hosts: Caffeinated Book Reviewer and That's What I'm Talkin' About
I am aiming to listen to 20-30 audiobooks in 2022, which is the Binge Listener level.
1. Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, read by Dion Graham
Hosts: Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Begins at Midnight.
Post a discussion topic related to books, reading, or related topics.
I'm aiming to complete the beginning level, Discussion Dabbler or 1-10 posts in 2022.
Read 120+ in 2022.
I will keep track of my books on the Goodreads website.
About ten years ago I created a list of 50 classic books I wanted to read. I kept adding titles to the list faster than I read them. I still have about 30 books left on that expanded list. In 2022 I want to read at least eight books from my list.
Read one book in the Chronicles of Narnia series per month and interact with the monthly writing prompt and discussion.
Tracker (reviews hyperlinked):
February-- Prince Caspian
March-- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
April-- The Silver Chair
May--The Horse and His Boy
June--The Magician's Nephew
July--The Last Battle.