BLOGMAS 2021, Day 31: Looking Ahead to 2022 Reading Challenges

I am limiting myself to very few reading challenges because I have two new “challenges” on my time for 2022.


Adapting an idea from Rubin’s Happier podcast, these are a few things I want to accomplish 22 of in ’22.

22 Novels

22 Non-fiction books

22 Books from my TBR shelves

22 Minutes of reading time (minimum) daily

This may sound like a lot of books, but some will overlap within this challenge and with other challenges. I believe it’s doable.


“January 2022 kicks off the eleventh year for the Mount TBR Reading Challenge…” I will read from my own TBR shelves from books owned prior to Jan. 1st 2022. Since I have already planned to read 22 books from said shelves, I will add two books for a total of 24, and attain Level 2, or Mount Blanc Level of the challenge.

This will be fun and hopefully overlapping challenge, hosted by My Reader’s Block blog.

These two sets of challenges will be enough to begin the year, and maybe I can come up with a challenge to join that will be exclusively during the summer months.

ALL BOOKS MUST BE READ BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2022 AND DECEMBER 31, 2022, AND MUST BE NEW* TO ME. If you have recommendations for any of these challenges, please leave a reply in the comments box below. (* I am considering a book a new one if I haven’t read more than 50 pages of it because there are many books on my TBR shelves that I looked over, started, then placed on the TBR shelf. I will probably have to skim those 50 pages again.)


Bring on 2022!

(Happy New Year 2020. Lettering Composition With Stars And Sparkles. Holiday Vector Illustration.)


Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

4 thoughts on “BLOGMAS 2021, Day 31: Looking Ahead to 2022 Reading Challenges”

  1. I plan to do the Nonfiction Challenge. I created my own versions of Chapter-a-Day Challenge in order to read classics by women authors only. I also created my own version of the Back to the Classics Challenge. I may also do the Japanese Literature Challenge that runs from January to March.

    Congratulations to you for meeting your challenges this year and for setting off to try more in 2022.

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