2022 Reading Challenge

I always try to do some kind of reading challenge each year. Mostly because I like to try and push my borders a bit. I am an inveterate reader of crime fiction – cozy mysteries, whodunnits, police procedurals, detective stories, thrillers, etc etc etc. You name it, and if there’s a mystery to be solved, I’m on it.

But I also try not to let myself get too carried away with it.

I came across this one while browsing my FB reader groups and thought it was simple enough.

We’ll see how that goes, meantime though, I’m going to update it now with that I’ve read in January and will update it periodically throughout the year until – should I get that far – I complete it. Also, look for reviews for most of my list in the review section of the blog – some will also be part of my Series’ in Review Project

Please feel free to do it along with me, and to keep me posted on how you’re doing with it. I’d love to see how you go!

NB: even if they apply, you cannot use one book for more than one of the categories – i.e. a favourite author may have written a book that is set in a foreign country, but that would not count for two books!

Read a book that . . .

has a colour in the name – The Women of Blackmouth Street by Thea Sutton

is set in a foreign country – Sweet Lemons by Fidelma Kelly

was recommended by a friend –

is part of a series – Nowhere to Hide by Karen Randau

you should have read in school

is on the New York Times best seller list

was already on your bookshelf – Murder at Twin Oaks: A Victoria James Mystery, Book 1 by Charmain Brackett

has an animal in the name – Belinda Blake and the Snake by Heather Day Gilbert

is from an author you already know – Selling Sabotage, Flamingo Realty #9 by CeeCee James

is about health and wellness –

has a pretty cover- Murder Under the Magnolias, Grace Augusta Mysteries #1 by Charmain Zimmerman Brackett [all her covers for this series include flowers and are very pretty]

is more than twenty years old

was released in the year you were born

was published this year – Truffled, Charlie Cooper Mysteries, Volume 8 by Deany Ray

was translated from another language

has a female protagonist – You Are Next, Claire Wolfe Thrillers #3 by Jamie Millen

is a memoir

has a one-word title – this will be Samaritan

was made into a movie

is over 500 pages long

is under 100 pages long

has a music or art theme

involves water – A Drowning in Dulwich, Lady Eleanor Mysteries #4 by Lynda Wilcox

has a green book cover – A Lesson in Murder, Lady Eleanor Swift Mysteries #6 by Verity Bright

is set in the 1800’s

includes a magical element –

is a one-hit wonder

is about nature

has chapter titles

has an index

has a map in the front

you heard about from a co-worker

was bought from your local bookstore

is a Young Adult novel

is only published as an ebook

is about sports – War Party, John Tall Wolf #2 by Joseph Flynn [this one kind of revolved around sports as in the baddies were a triple A ball team – but I may change it if something more appropriate comes along]

is a murder mystery – Murder at Enderley Hall, Miss Underhay Mysteries #2 by Helena Dixon [I couldn’t miss on this one, pretty much everything I read involves some kind of murder!!!]

features the LGBTQ+ community

is by an author who shares your name

is an audiobook read by the author

is a guilty pleasure

was written by two authors

is poetry

is about business

is about current events – The President’s Henchman, Jim McGill #1 by Joseph Flynn [this is strictly fiction and the timeline is different by about eight years, but to me, it started out just after the election that our neighbours to the south just had – more about that in my reviews when posted]

everyone is talking about

was based on a real person

is a coming of age story

is about science

makes you smile – Tales from Charleton House: Charleton House Mystery Shorts by Kate P Adams [Kate’s books always make me smile, I love reading about Sophie and crew, and seeing what mischief they get up to]

prompts completed to date: 15