2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge
HOW IT WORKS
You can select, read and review a book from the categories listed below during the year for a total of up to 12 books; OR select, read and review any nonfiction book. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.
Choose a goal:
Nonfiction Nipper: Read & review 3 books, from any 3 listed categories
Nonfiction Nibbler: Read & review 6 books, from any 6 listed categories
Nonfiction Nosher: Read & review 12 books, one for each category
Nonfiction Grazer: Read & review any nonfiction book. Set your own goal
1. Social History...How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
2. Popular Science...I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
3. Language...In Other Words by Christopher J. Moore
4. Medical Memoir...Patient Zero by Lydia Kang
5. Climate/Weather...The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
6. Celebrity...The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Alan Jacobs
7. Reference...The Happiness Dictionary: Words from Around the World to Help Us Live a Richer Life
8. Geography...An Atlas of Extinct Countries by Defoe Gideon
9. Linked to a Podcast...Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel
10. Wild Animals...Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by F.B.M. de Waal
11. Economics...Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel
12. Published in 2022...Read Dangerously by Azar Nafisi
The Back to the Classics Challenge has been hosted by Karen from Books and Chocolate for nine years.
"IThe Back to the Classics Challenge is a year-long challenge in which participants are encouraged to finally read the classics they've always meant to read -- or just recently discovered."
I will try to read from twelve categories in 2022.
Here are the books I hope to read:
1. A 19th century classic. The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett.
2. A 20th century classic. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser.
3. A classic by a woman author. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton.
4. A classic in translation. Nana by Émile Zola.
5. A classic by BIPOC author. Native Son by Richard Wright.
6. Mystery/detective/crime classic. Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux.
7. A classic short story collection. Dubliners by James Joyce.
8. Pre-1800 classic. The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio.
9. A nonfiction classic. My First Summer in the Sierras by John Muir.
10. A classic that's been on your TBR list the longest. Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
11. A classic set in a place you'd like to visit. First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir.
12. Wild card classic. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot.
The 2022 Chapter-a-Day Read-along is hosted by Nick of One Catholic Life. In 2022, Nick is planning to read books in 2022 that I'm not interested in, so I have decided to create my own list of books.
How to Participate in the 2022 Chapter-a-Day Read-along: A Year of Classic Women Authors
- 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.
There are a couple of great summer challenges that work well for me.
It’s time once again for the 20 Books of Summer, hosted by 746 Books. This year the event will be kicking off on Wednesday 1 June and finishing on Thursday 1 September. If you want to join in, just take the Books of Summer image, and pick your own 10, 15, or 20 books you would like to read. Post the link to your choices in the post’s comments here.
I plan to read:
9. The Mystery of the Yellow Room.
10. The Martins by David Foenkinos.
11. Nana by Emile Zola.
14. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.
15. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.
17. Happy for You.
18. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin.
The Big Book Summer Reading Challenge kicks off this Friday, May 27! This is the 10th anniversary of the challenge, so the host, Sue Jackson of Book by Book, has some fun surprises planned, including a double end-of-summer giveaway and some cool Big Book Summer products. In case you're not familiar with Big Book Summer, it is a fun and very easy-going challenge that anyone can participate in (even if it's Big Book Winter where you live!). A Big Book is 400 or more pages, and you can read just one over the whole season or two or however many you want. Some like to choose a whole stack and devote the summer to Big Books, even though we might not get through them all. The details will be explained in a post on Friday, May 27, on the blog (and she will post a video on YouTube, too), but in the meantime, you can check out the post from Big Book Summer 2021.
The Big Books I hope to read are:
1. First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir. (400 pgs.)
4. The Anomaly: A Novel by Hervé Le Tellier (400 pgs.)
5. Simple French Food by Richard Olney (480 pgs.)
7. This Tender Land (464 pgs.).
8. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (416 pgs.)
10. Around the World in 80 Books by David Damrosch (432 pgs.)
BONUS: The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah (468 pgs.)
BONUS: The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot (993 pgs.)
Welcome to the Japanese Literature Challenge, sponsored by Dolce Bellezza, now in its fifteenth year. What a joy it is to share our affection for Japanese literature together! The term ”challenge” comes from the early days of blogging, when reading challenges were set forth by so many of my blogging friends. But, this is not really a challenge; it is more of an opportunity to read and share works written by Japanese authors.
Here are a few guidelines:
- Read as many books as you like from January through March. (Even if that is ”only” one.)
- Make sure the work was originally written in Japanese.
- Choose from classic to contemporary works, whatever appeals to you.
- Leave a link here to your review so that we can visit you.
1. FIND 10 BOOK BLOGGERS YOU’VE ENJOYED READING IN THE PAST AND GIVE THEM A SHOUT OUT
2. FIND 10 NEW-TO-YOU BOOK BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW
3. LEAVE COMMENTS ON 10 BOOK BLOGS
4. WRITE A POST SUPPORTING BOOK BLOGGERS
5. SHARE 10 BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
6. RESPOND TO 5 COMMENTS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ON A BLOG
7. WRITE A POST ABOUT BOOKS YOU’VE added to your tbr BECAUSE OF OTHER BLOGGERS
8. FOLLOW 5 NEW BOOK BLOGGERS (LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD)
9. WRITE A GUEST POST FOR A BLOG OR FEATURE A GUEST POST ON YOUR BLOG
10. READ 10 BLOG POSTS AND “LIKE” THEM
11. LINK TO OTHER BOOK BLOGS IN FIVE OF YOUR OWN POSTS
12. SHARE 10 MORE BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Are you in? Sign up now at Pages Unbound!