The 2022 Reading Plans of a Girl Boss
"I may have girl bossed a little to close to the sun..."
At the beginning of 2021, I received my new kindle. I hadn't really read for fun in quite a while and wasn't even sure what I liked to read anymore. I decided to get a Kindle Unlimited account and set my reading goal to 100 books for the year. I honestly didn't think I would even make it to that. But half way through the year we moved out-of-state and I found myself with a heck of a lot of time on my hands. I ended up surpassing my goal by 75% according to my Kindle Reading Insights. This did not include any printed books or other eBooks and stories I read by other means, e.g. Book Funnel and Wattpad.
Fast forward almost a year...
During the last week of 2021, a few of my favorite authors were taking part in a giant book giveaway. And when I say giant, I mean around 500 eBooks were free. I ended up downloading almost 300—I was a bit picky—onto my Kindle. Now I have way more than I need, not to mention all of my TBR (to be read) in print that I need to read as well. And definitely know that I will be rereading a few of my favorite series.
The next thing I did was go looking for a few reading challenges to help me get through these stacks. I found a few on Pinterest. I did find a list from Rachael at BookListQueen, it was a great list. I do suggest checking it out (link below). However, the key to my demise was a post in one of my reading Facebook groups. The OP suggested taking a looking at The 2022 Master List of Reading Challenges at GirlXOXO (link below). And whew, baby, that list was magnificent. The authors at GirlXOXO continuously update the list.
The next stop on the downward spiral was being introduced to StoryGraph. This is a great website to help track your challenges. Readers from all over can host different challenges that other can join. I ended up joining a few different ones there. Also Goodreads has several different challenges they host. I haven't signed up for any of those yet.
Overall, I haven't really counted how many challenges I have joined. I was picky about the ones I did join. I had to be honest with myself about the types of books that I do enjoy reading and will be willing to read, as well as how I would track my reading. If the list was just a list and it didn't really appeal to me in the first place, I didn't save it. If it had an infographic or PDF I could print, and it looked like I could enjoy the challenge: done, I signed up. There were still so many challenges that I joined.
I may not finish all (or any) of the challenges, but this year will be interesting. I am definitely challenging my reading habits, boundaries, comfort zones, and biases. I will post a list of the challenges and updates as I go along. Maybe that will help me met my goals.
Let me know your favorite read or anticipated read of 2022.
Are you writing? Have you been published?
What challenges have you joined?
With Love and Books,
A Hot Mess Reader
Rachael at BookListQueen - https://www.booklistqueen.com/reading-challenge-2022/
Kim and Tanya at GirlXOXO - https://www.girlxoxo.com/the-2022-master-list-of-reading-challenges/