12 Bookish Resolutions Challenges Update 2022

Hello bookworms!

If you are a regular follower of my blog then you will know that I love nothing more than a good challenge. At the start of the year I set myself 12 Bookish Resolutions to help keep me on track with my reading. These varied from challenges to goals etc but I thought it would be a fun way to keep my reading interesting. As we approach the end of the year I thought I had better take a look and see which ones I managed to achieve.

1. Read 150 books this year

I have read and listened to 186 books this year which even I am shocked at. Finding audio books has really helped keep my reading varied and stopped me from getting into a reading slump. .

2. Audiobook Challenge 2022

The Audiobook Challenge is hosted by Kimberly from Caffeinated Reviewer and Jen from That’s What I’m talking about and this was my second year participating. I decided to shoot for the Over-Achiever level this year and go for 75 audiobooks. I am pleased to say that I surpassed that milestone and listened to 117 books this year!

3. Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

Next up is the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2022, which this coming year will return to being hosted by Marg of The Intrepid Reader. This was my second year taking part and I wanted to read 24 books but I actually managed over 50! .

4. Blog Everyday

With weekly memes and advanced scheduling I managed to achieve this one.

5. NetGalley Feedback Ratio

I originally wanted to get my feedback back to 80% and started the year at 74%. I was very, very close and got to 78% which is still higher than at the start of the year.

6. 20 Books of Summer

My favourite summer challenge and yes I completed it.

7. Buddy Reading

Buddy reading has been a game changer for my reading. I love discussing books with fellow bookworms and have found myself taking part in group chats more and more.

8. What’s in a Name Challenge?

This was hosted by Andrea @ Carolina Book Nook

I liked the easiness of this challenge, I could find books that I was reading to fit the prompts rather than having to choose books based on the prompts, if that makes sense? Definitely a good one for a more relaxed challenge.

9. Beat the Backlist 2022

This is the fourth year I have participated in this challenge and I love doing it every year. For full information on the reading challenge then check out this link. I didn’t complete the bingo card in the end but I did read 52 Backlist books so I consider that an improvement. .

10. NetGalley November!

This is an awesome, month long reading challenge. The aim is simple read ARCS for the whole month and don’t stop! It was so much fun as always and I completed my bingo board for the month.

11. 20 Books For Christmas

Once again I took part in this challenge and strictly read Christmas/winter themed books.

12. Meg and Lucy’s Reading Challenge

My very good friend Megan and I both share a love of historical fiction and have done many buddy reads together. Outside of our buddy reading we were continually messaging each other books we thought the other should try. We then decided to turn it into a challenge. We came up with 6 prompts and each chose 6 books for the other to read. The only rule was the books you were choosing for the other had to be books you had read yourself. Here are the books Megan has chosen for me to read (the ones I read are in bold):

  1. Epistolary – The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  2. Favourite Book This Year (one of) – The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  3. A Book You Put Off Reading For Ages But Loved – Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  4. A Short Read (less than 300 pages) – The Fell by Sarah Moss
  5. Book By An Author You Love – A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
  6. A Book That’s Different To Their Usual Read – Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

I will be reading the final book in this challenge, time just got away from me.

All in all I would say it has been a successful year. I would like to stress that these challenges I do because I find them fun and I share them for people who feel similar. Whether you read 1 book or 100 books a year it does not matter, as long as you enjoy what you read. Stay tuned for my reading goals for next year!

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