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Short Reading Challenges for Adults in 2022 | Book Riot

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I like the thought of studying challenges and revel in studying about all of the totally different ones I can discover. These are often year-long, and if you happen to’re curious, you may learn a 2022 roundup of some right here on Book Riot. However, it has been tougher to decide to year-long plans as of late, as I’m certain many can perceive. In a nod to actuality (or at the least my model of it), I’ve gathered shorter (that means month-long or a number of weeks) challenges beneath. If you’re not able to decide to a year-long problem or if you happen to really feel like including extra detailed plans to your calendar for 2022, hopefully you can see one thing engaging beneath.

If you need lots of challenges to skim directly, you may attempt Tanya Patrice and Kimberly Lynne’s GirlXOXO.com 2022 master reading challenge list or the StoryGraph’s reading challenge list. However, I like to begin small. I’m simply overwhelmed by an excessive amount of element, so let’s begin with a brief problem for January earlier than transferring on to longer ones you may discover (or design for your self) later.

Note that I didn’t attempt to cowl the entire 12 months. My recommendations are for the primary half of 2022, leaving you loads of alternative to see what you need to discover additional. Maybe you’ll understand that you just can’t dwell with out studying extra of some authors’ backlists or {that a} explicit theme actually engrosses you. I definitely hope it will kickstart a tremendous 12 months of studying in no matter type that takes for you.

A Reading Challenge for January

For one thing brief and doable, begin with the San Diego Public Library system’s Read for a Better World problem. It runs January 1–31, 2022 and the necessities are easy. Read 5 books or 5 hours, or do 5 advised actions (like choosing up litter or donating to a meals financial institution) to finish the problem. If you want concepts for books to select, they’ve studying recommendations by age group. For actions, examine their studying logs, that are on their web site as downloadable pdfs (accessible in English or Spanish).

Short Challenge Ideas for February and March

For February, you’ve got lots of decisions to your studying problem wants. May I counsel a give attention to love? It’s apparent I do know, however there are many forms of like to discover in your individual brief studying problem. You can discover concepts for studying about self-love, platonic love and extra on this listing of 30 books about love. If you favor to learn comics, you may attempt these comics for Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day.

Where I’m based mostly within the United Arab Emirates, the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature will likely be held in February. In addition, March has been chosen because the month of reading in the UAE. To make a brief studying problem from the authors who will take part within the Emirates competition, I might counsel the next.

You may like Alka Joshi’s best-selling debut novel, The Henna Artist, or Dubai-based Avni Doshi’s debut, Burnt Sugar, which was a current Booker Prize finalist. The competition must also be welcoming Brit Bennett to speak about The Vanishing Half; C. Pam Zhang, author of How Much of These Hills is Gold; and Deepak Unnikrishnan, creator of Temporary People.

If you want youngsters’s books, Ben Bailey Smith will likely be speaking about his new one Something I Said; Nadiya Hussain will likely be there for Spreading My Wings and for meals, too; so examine her occasions if you happen to’re within the space; and Erin Entrada Kelly will speak about We Dream of Space.

For YA followers, S.Okay. Ali will likely be speaking about Misfit in Love and Elizabeth Acevedo will likely be speaking about her verse novel Clap When You Land.

If you want horror, Stephen Graham Jones will likely be speaking about worry. Jones’s books embody The Only Good Indians and My Heart is a Chainsaw. If you favor one thing lighter with a little bit of science fiction, attempt Toshikazu Kawaguchi’s Before the Coffee Gets Cold. And if none of that appeals to you, I actually don’t understand how that will help you. Just kidding. You can all the time take a look at the various different competition authors to discover a good match!

In addition, March consists of UNESCO’s World Poetry Day. To design your individual poetry problem, begin with 5 Poetry Challenges and likewise 7 Poets like Amanda Gorman to watch.

April and May Short Challenges

Both April and May 2022 will deliver a number of problem alternatives within the Ramadan readathon, the Disability readathon, and the Asian readathon. All have been held in previous years and I hope they proceed in 2022! Either approach, you may nonetheless plan to learn together with all or any of them. The Ramadan readathon has been hosted by blogger Nadia and is geared toward studying and selling Muslim authors. For concepts of authors to learn, you may take a look at #RamadanReadathon on Instagram or attempt these memoirs by Muslim women.

The Disability readathon has been hosted by Erin Hawley and Anna Goldberg in previous years. It has targeted on bringing consideration to tales by and about disabled writers and characters. If you need to begin stacking your TBR for this, attempt 18 books to better understand disability and chronic illness. You may also take a look at these 8 audiobook recommendations or recommendations from Hawley and Goldberg from their website.

For the Asian readathon, the main target is on Asian authors and characters. Try certainly one of these must-read titles for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month or an Asian Pacific American Award Winners. And if you happen to want much more, do this listing of 100 Books by Asian Authors.

June Short Challenge Ideas

For June, contemplate including the #ReadCaribbean or #CaribAThon to your calendar.

I just lately learn Kei Miller’s Augustown, which led me to looking for extra Caribbean literature and ultimately to Cindy Allman‘s #ReadCaribbean and Karen Wright-Brown and Peta-Gay Allen‘s #CaribAThon. If you want book suggestions, you can start with Allen’s Caribbean books video from 2021 or Wright-Brown’s Caribathon Recap video. If these aren’t sufficient for you, Bocas Lit Fest has 100 Caribbean Books that Made Us.

Since June can also be LGBTQ Pride month, you can add the Queer Lit readathon hosted by Rogan Shannon and Kathy Trithardt to your plans. Technically this brief studying problem will begin March 27–28, and the way do I do know? Because Shannon and Trithardt are so organized they introduced their dates for 2022 already! So mark down March 27–28, June 6–12, September 25–26, and December 5–11 in 2022. Hopefully that may make your organized little coronary heart glad. The hosts even have made Queer Lit Bingo playing cards up to now. Keep an eye fixed out for that on social media.

For title suggestions, begin with Shannon’s December 2021 Queer Lit Readathon video. If you want extra, dive into Trithardt’s A to Z Queer Lit playlist or take a look at much more recommendations from the Book Riot LGBTQ archives.


That’s it for my listing of brief studying challenges so as to add to your calendar for 2022. You may also take a look at GirlXOXO.com’s monthly motif reading challenge if you’d like extra concepts. And so as to add much more reading-related actions to your life, attempt these 52 weekly challenges to dwell your finest bookish life. Here’s hoping you spend lots of time studying within the coming new 12 months!

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