Reading Challenges I'm Joining and Hosting 2022

Reading Challenges I'm Joining and Hosting 2022 

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2022 - 70 (updated 12/4/22) Books SURPASSED!  I read 93 books! 

The list of these books can also be found here with this tag:  2022 Books Read

Read 50 Books From My Local Library SURPASSED! I read 82 books from my local library!

These books can also be found here with this tag:   2022 Library Challenge 

Lifetime of Reading - Read a Book Published Since the Year of Your Birth   

If you're interested in participating in this challenge, please click here or on the page "Lifetime of Reading 2022" at the top of this post!  

Non-Fiction Reader from Shelley Rae at Booked Out  SURPASSED! Instead of only 3 non-fiction books, I read eight! 


To up my non-fiction reading experience, I'm joining this challenge at the Nonfiction Nipper level of reading 3 books from any of the 3 listed categories.  

1.  Linked to a Podcast I'd Rather Be Reading The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life, Anne Bogel
2.  Celebrity - Once I Was You:  A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, Maria Hinojosa
3.  Social Sciences - Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance
4.  Reference - Bibliophile:  Diverse Spines by Jamise Harper
5.  Tolstoy and the Purple Chair - Nina Sankovich
6.  Brothers and Wives, Christopher Anderson
7.  The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe
8.  The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrera

Cruisin' Through the Cozies hosted by Socrates Reviews

I'm choosing Level Two Investigator which means I'll be reading one book from each of the following 10 categories, plus 10 more cozies of my choosing.  These books can also be found on my Goodreads page under the tag with this tag: 2022 Cruisin’ Through the Cozies  SURPASSED!  Instead of only reading 20 cozies, I read thirty!  

1. Culinary - Bake, Borrow and Steal, Ellie Alexandar
2. Animal related - Animal Instinct, David Rosenfelt
3. Craft related - A Stitch in Crime, Betty Hetchman
4. Paranormal - Be My Ghost, Carol J. Perry
5. Based outside the U.S. - Still Life, Louise Penny
6. Career-based - Reading Up a Storm, Eva Gates
7. Holiday based - Twisted Tea Christmas, Laura Childs
8. Travel mystery - Terror in Tuscany, Carolyn L. Dean
9. Historical setting -  Where the Sky Begins - Ryhs Bowen
The rest are freebies!
10. A Page of Murder - Penny Brooke
11.  Murder by the Book - Lauren Elliot
12.  The Bungalow Mystery - Carolyn Keene
13.  The Secret of the Old Clock - Carolyn Keene
14.   The Mystery at Lilac Inn - Carolyn Keene
15. The Clue of the Tapping Heels - 
Carolyn Keene 
16. The Hidden Staircase- Carolyn Keene
17. The Secret of Red Gate Farm - Carolyn Keene
18. The Secret of Shadow Ranch - Carolyn Keene
19.  Nancy’s Mysterious Letter - Carolyn Keene 
20.  The Maid - Nita Prose
21.  The Clue in the Diary- Carolyn Keene 
22. Homicide in Hardcover - Kate Carlisle
23.  The Sign of the Twisted Candle - Carolyn Keene
24.  Above the Bay of Angels - Rhys Bowen
25.  A Curious Beginning - Deanna Raybourn
26.  Murder by the Book - Lauren Elliot
27.  Read and Buried - Eva Gates
28.  The Spook in the Stacks - Eva Gates
29.  Booked for Trouble - Eva Gates
30.  By Book or By Crook - Eva Gates

This list is in alphabetical order to preserve my sanity!  :) Updated:  9/21/22 Many of my books were library books which is a no-no.  There are exceptions which are listed here.  So I've updated my list to follow the rules.  :)  Yes, I'm a rule follower - or I try to be!  :)  I only read 7/12 books from my personal library, but that's still pretty good!

For the Mount TBR Reading Challenge, I'm choosing the Pike's Peak level - 12 books from my TBR.  Goodreads tag:  2022 Mount TBR.
1.  The House at the Edge of Magic, Amy Sparkes
2.  Hurricanes in Paradise, Denise Hildreth  
3.  Jerusalem's Queen, Angela Elwell Hunt
4.  Once I Was You:  A Memoir of Love and Hate in a Torn America, María Hinojosa
5.  A Stitch in Crime, Betty Hechtman
6.  We Are All We Have, Marina Budhos
7.  The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrera


I read 24/26 books, missing X and Y.  

Animal Instinct, David Rosenfelt

The Broken Road, Richard Paul Evans

Christmas By The Book, Anne Marie Ryan

The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrera
The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe

The Forgotten Road - Richard Paul Evans

The Girl With The Louding Voice, Abi Daré

Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance

Infinite Country, Patricia Engel

The Judge's List - John Grisham

The Kitchen God's Wife - Amy Tan

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, Kathleen Rooney

Murder by the Book, Lauren Elliott

The New Year's Quilt, Jennifer Chiaverini

One Italian Summer

Prince Caspian - C. S. Lewis

Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern: Fresh Techniques for Busy Quilters, Jera Brandvig

The Road Home - Richard Paul Evans

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery, Amanda Cox

The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris

Unplugged, Gordon Korman

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis 

We Are All We Have, Marina Budhos


Below Zero, C. J. Box

We'll be reading one book a month from The Chronicles of Narnia series!
  • December. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.✔
  • January. Prince Caspian.  
  • February. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  
  • March. The Silver Chair.  
  • April. The Horse and His Boy.
  • May. The Magician’s Nephew. 
  • June. The Last Battle
  • July. Optional read: From Spare Oom to War Drobe by Katherine Langrish.
These are a ton of challenges!  You can bet that books can count for more than one challenge!  :)  Not sure how Reading 2022 will go, but we'll see!  

Please remember to leave a comment if you would like to join the Lifetime of Reading Challenge!


  1. Hmm - the Lifetime of Reading looks interesting. Could I assign already read books to cover some years of my soon to be 70 years? :-)

  2. Delighted to have you join the Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

  3. Thank you for joining the Cruisin' thru the Cozies challenge. I hope you have fun with it!