2022 Reading Goals and Challenges

Hi all!

Hope everyone is doing well! It’s now December — somehow! — and that means it’s time to start preparing next year’s reading goals and TBR. Maybe not for normal people, but for someone as pedantic and organised as me, I love preparing early 😅

Let’s get into it!

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Read at least 50 books in 2022

Yeah … usually I aim to read 100 books per year, but I really struggled this year as I work full-time and I know it’s going to be a struggle next year too. So I feel like it’s a good idea to just stick to 50 books, which I feel is achievable for me — and if I get to 100 anyway, great!

Finish Classics Club TBR

Ahhhhhhhh! 2022 is the last year I have to finish reading my TBR for the Classics Club!

The Classics Club is an online book club dedicated to reading 50 classics books within 5 years — my 5 years is ending in October 2022! So I have 19 classics books still left to read 😭

Read 1 book from TBR Teapot each month

So my TBR teapot is just a little teapot I have with book titles on pieces of paper inside. The reason I’m making it a goal to read one book from the teapot each month is because those book titles are the physical books I own — and I need to start reading more books that I physically own!

Finish 6 book series that you’ve been reading for ages

Eyyyyyyyyyy, it’s about time I finish some book series that I’ve been reading for way too long!

The book series I’m hoping to finish are:

  1. Nightrunner by Lynn Flewelling (2 books left)
  2. Game Changers by Rachel Reid (1 book left)
  3. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley (1 book left)
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (4 books left)
  5. The Last Hours by Cassandra Clare (2 books left)
  6. The Age of Darkness by Katy Rose Pool (2 books left)

Read 6 non-fiction novels

I’ve been getting more and more into non-fiction books recently, and so I’m making it my goal to read at least 6 next year — hopefully more will be even better!

Some of the books I’m hoping to read are:

  1. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
  2. King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  3. Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman
  4. Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
  5. The End of Everything (Astronomically Speaking) by Katie Mack
  6. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Read 6 novels by Indigenous Australian authors

Another goal I want to ensure I stick to is making sure that I read books by Indigenous Australians! I realised recently that I’ve read very few books by First Nations Australian people, which is really disappointing as I’m Aussie, which is why I’m hoping this goal will keep me on track!

The books I’m hoping to read are:

  1. Two Sisters by Ngarta Jinny Bent and Jukuna Mona Chuguna
  2. The Boy from the Mish by Gary Lonesborough 
  3. The White Girl by Tony Birch
  4. Blakwork by Alison Whittaker
  5. Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe
  6. Taboo by Kim Scott
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My own readathon

This is going to be the fourth year in a row that my friend and I have run our annual reading challenge! This year we have some very interesting books, and I can’t wait to get to them !

2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge

I’m also going to be participating in the 2022 Popsugar Reading Challenge, which will be my third year in a row! I fully completed it in 2020 and 2021, so here’s hoping I can pull it off again!

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