One of my 2022 New Year’s Resolutions was to read a broader variety of content. I think the current volume of books I read every year works well for me, but I would like to throw in something that challenges my perception, that teaches me something new, that isn’t simply more of the same. With that said, here are two reading challenges for 2022 to consider, as well as a some additional reading inspiration!
What is it? A challenge designed to expand your reading horizons across both genre, perspective and subject matter. The challenge includes fiction and non-fiction and even a call to read an entire book of poetry.
What is it? A series of 50 prompts that include broad topics like “a book you know nothing about,” to more specific directions like “a book about gender identity.” While there are 50 prompts, some books might fall into multiple categories. Don’t let that number discourage you – if 50 feels daunting, just use this as a way to begin to diversify your reading.
How do I participate? Start by downloading the printable list of book prompts to track your reading progress. (We love the library card style printable!)
There are a variety of ways to stay connected to the challenge, including a Facebook group and Goodreads group. Find out everything you need to know about the challenge here.
How to track your reading in 2022
- Goodreads – Goodreads is the most popular platform for readers and is owned by Amazon. This makes for easy integration and tracking of your Kindle books. However, many of us are looking to loosen our ties with Amazon wherever possible. While the retail behemoth makes that hard with it’s stranglehold on many corners of the market, there are options!
- Storygraph – Many Goodreads users are jumping ship for Storygraph and we’ve got good news for you – you can import your Goodreads data so you don’t lose years of reading tracking. You can still set reading goals and track your annual reading progress. We love that Storygraph has an option to mark a book DNF – finally! You can get smart recommendations for what you should read next based on your reading habits, or even book recommendations by mood. Storygraph is free, although it does have some paid premium add ons.
- Printable Reading Log from Everyday Reading
Janssen has done it again with her beautiful printable reading logs. You can print these inexpensively as an engineer print. All of the details for how to print this reading log poster sized is on her website.
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