2022 Reading Challenges

 2022 reading challenges I'm following

As in the past, mostly the challenges listed here help me direct my reading. As such, some will not provide a challenge, simply indicate how well I am doing. Some of the challenges are external to this blog while others are hosted here or on a blog that I manage. In practical terms I do allow some challenges to overlap, that is, most books will appear in more than one challenge. Most of the challenges are simply continuations of ones I took on last year as I have found that these work for me.

This page is a work in progress
Last updated 5 October 2022

Quick summary

  • 2022 Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set my challenge at 110. Currently: 100
  • Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014, titles read in 2022: 9
  • USA Fiction Challenge So far 29/51, this year: 9
  • 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge: aiming for 20: currently 21
  • 2022 Australian Women Writers Challenge: aiming for 20. Currently 12
  • British Books Challenge 2022 currently 52
  • 2022 Ebook Reading Challenge currently 64
  • New to me authors - a personal challenge currently 29
  • Not crime fiction - a personal challenge currently 4
  • New Zealand reading challenge -again a personal challenge. currently 1
  • Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken. currently 5
  • Snagged through the Library currently: 45
  • Audio books: currently: xx
  • 2022 Historical Reading Challenge. Currently: 9

The Lists

2022 Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set my challenge at 110. 

Currently: 100

My list of books read can be found here


Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014, titles read in 2022: 9

  1. 4.4, THE INVISIBLE HOST, Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning
  2. 5.0, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
  3. 4.5, CROOKED HOUSE
  4. 4.3, DESTINATION UNKNOWN 
  5. 4.4, THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY
  6. 4.4, THE HOUND OF DEATH and other stories 
  7. 3.5, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT,
  8. 4.4, DEATH COMES AS THE END 
  9. 4.7, MARPLE, TWELVE NEW SHORT STORIES, Agatha Christie and others 

USA Fiction Challenge So far 32/51, this year: 8

  1.  4.4, THE INVISIBLE HOST, Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning
  2. 4.6, DREAM GIRL, Laura Lippman
  3. 4.4, THE NIGHT BIRD, Brian Freeman
  4. 4.6, TRANSIENT DESIRES, Donna Leon 
  5. 4.5, STREETS OF GOLD, Margot Kinberg
  6. 4.6, OLD BONES, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  7. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Connie Archer 
  8. 4.6, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Delia Owens

 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge: aiming for 20: currently 21

  1. 4.5, A QUESTION OF DEATH, Kerry Greenwood
  2. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  3. 4.6, WILD PLACE, Christian White 
  4. 4.6, CROCODILE TEARS, Alan Carter 
  5. 4.5, CANTICLE CREEK, Adrian Hyland 
  6. 4.4, REMEMBER ME, Liz Byrski 
  7. 4.6, CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland 
  8. 4.6, ASH ISLAND, Barry Maitland
  9. 4.5, SLAUGHTER PARK, Barry Maitland  
  10. 4.6, THE STONING, Peter Papathanasiou
  11. 4.5, SISTERS OF MERCY, Caroline Overington 
  12. 4.5, THE TEA LADIES OF ST JUDE'S HOSPITAL, Joanna Nell
  13. 4.6, THE WAY FROM HERE, Jane Cockram 
  14. 4.6, THE ISLAND, Adrian McKinty
  15. 4.7, THE WATERHOLE, Lily Malone
  16. 4.5, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, Sulari Gentill
  17. 4.6, BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz 
  18. 4.6, THE MURDER RULE, Dervla McTiernan
  19. 4.5, THE WHISPERING, Veronica Lando
  20. 4.7, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, Charlotte McConaghy
  21. 5.0, LYING BESIDE YOU, Michael Robotham    

2022 Australian Women Writers Challenge: aiming for 20. Currently 12

  1. 4.5, A QUESTION OF DEATH, Kerry Greenwood
  2. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  3. 4.4, REMEMBER ME, Liz Byrski
  4. 4.5, SISTERS OF MERCY, Caroline Overington
  5. 4.5, THE TEA LADIES OF ST JUDE'S HOSPITAL, Joanna Nell 
  6. 4.6, THE WAY FROM HERE, Jane Cockram 
  7. 4.7, THE WATERHOLE, Lily Malone
  8. 4.5, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, Sulari Gentill 
  9. 4.6, BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz
  10. 4.6, THE MURDER RULE, Dervla McTiernan
  11. 4.5, THE WHISPERING, Veronica Lando
  12. 4.7, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, Charlotte McConaghy  
     

British Books Challenge 2022 currently 52

  1.  4.8, A NARROW DOOR, Joanne Harris
  2. 4.4, MURDER AT MONK'S BARN, Cecil Waye
  3. 4.6, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SHEEP, Sally Coulthard 
  4. 4.4, A LONG SHADOW, H.L. Marsay 
  5. 4.4, A VIKING SHADOW, H.L. Marsay
  6. 4.6, THE DISAPPEARING ACT, Catherine Steadman
  7. 5.0, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Agatha Christie
  8. 4.3, THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE, Richard Osman  
  9. 4.4, A GHOSTLY SHADOW, H. L. Marsay 
  10. 4.5, THE INVITATION, Lucy Foley 
  11. 4.4, A ROMAN SHADOW, H.L. Marsay 
  12. 4.5, CROOKED HOUSE, Agatha Christie 
  13. 4.5, WATER'S EDGE, G.R. Jordan
  14. 4.4, THE BOTHY, G.R. Jordan  
  15. 4.7, SECRET SMILE, Nicci French
  16. 4.6, THE GARDENER, Salley Vickers
  17. 4.7, WATCH HER FALL, Erin Kelly 
  18. 4.3, DESTINATION UNKNOWN, Agatha Christie 
  19. 4.4, MEDICUS, Ruth Downie
  20. 4.4, THE DARK REMAINS, William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin 
  21. 4.4, THE HORROR WEEKEND, G.R. Jordan
  22. 4.5, THE NIDDERDALE MURDERS, J. R. Ellis 
  23. 4.6, THE ROYAL BATHS MURDER, J. R. Ellis
  24. 4.5, THE WHITBY MURDERS, J.R. Ellis 
  25. 4.5, THE SMALL FERRY, G. R. Jordan 
  26. 4.5, DEAD AT THIRD MAN, G.R. Jordan
  27. 4.4, THE PIRATE CLUB, G. R. Jordan
  28. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, JM Hall 
  29. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Robin Stevens 
  30. 4.7, SHADOW SANDS, Robert Bryndza 
  31. 4.4, THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY, Agatha Christie
  32. 5.0, THE LOCKED ROOM, Elly Griffiths 
  33. 4.4, DISTRESS SIGNALS, Catherine Ryan Howard
  34. 4.7, THE LIAR'S GIRL, Catherine Ryan Howard
  35. 4.8, TWELVE SECRETS, Robert Gold 
  36. 4.9, HER PERFECT TWIN, Sarah Bonner
  37. OFFSHORE, Ann Cleeves - Shetland 6.1 
  38. 4.4, THE HOUND OF DEATH and other stories, Agatha Christie 
  39. 4.4, MURDER AT HAWTHORN COTTAGE, Betty Rowlands
  40. 4.5, A PERSONAL AGENDA, G.R. Jordan
  41. 4.6, A JUST PUNISHMENT, G.R. Jordan 
  42. 4.5, THE NUMEROUS DEATHS OF SANTA CLAUS, G.R. Jordan 
  43. 4.4, OUR GATED COMMUNITY, G. R. Jordan 
  44. 4.8, THE MURDERS AT FLEAT HOUSE, Lucinda Riley 
  45. 3.5, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT, Agatha Christie 
  46. 4.6, THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Margie Orford
  47. 4.5, THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS, Pauline Rowson 
  48. 4.4, TERRA INCOGNITA, Ruth Downie 
  49. 4.4, DEATH COMES AS THE END, Agatha Christie
  50. 5.0, THE RISING TIDE, Ann Cleeves 
  51. 4.6, THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE, Alice Hunter 
  52. 4.7, MARPLE, TWELVE NEW SHORT STORIES, Agatha Christie and others  

2022 Ebook Reading Challenge currently 64

Kindle: 44

  1. 4.4, MURDER AT MONK'S BARN, Cecil Waye
  2. 4.6, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SHEEP, Sally Coulthard
  3. 4.4, A LONG SHADOW, H.L. Marsay
  4. 4.4, A VIKING SHADOW, H.L. Marsay
  5. 4.4, THE INVISIBLE HOST, Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning
  6. 4.4, A GHOSTLY SHADOW, H. L. Marsay 
  7. 4.4, A ROMAN SHADOW, H.L. Marsay 
  8. 4.4, REMEMBER ME, Liz Byrski
  9. 4.6, CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland
  10. 4.5, WATER'S EDGE, G.R. Jordan
  11. 4.4, THE BOTHY, G.R. Jordan
  12. 4.5, STREETS OF GOLD, Margot Kinberg
  13. 4.4, MEDICUS, Ruth Downie  
  14. 4.3, THE CASE OF THE DOTTY DOWAGER, Cathy Ace 
  15. 4.5, THE CASE OF THE MISSING MORRIS DANCER, Cathy Ace
  16. 4.4, THE HORROR WEEKEND, G.R. Jordan 
  17. 4.5, THE NIDDERDALE MURDERS, J. R. Ellis
  18. 4.6, THE ROYAL BATHS MURDER, J. R. Ellis 
  19. 4.5, THE WHITBY MURDERS, J.R. Ellis
  20. 4.5, THE SMALL FERRY, G. R. Jordan
  21. 4.5, DEAD AT THIRD MAN, G.R. Jordan  
  22. 4.4, THE PIRATE CLUB, G. R. Jordan
  23. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, JM Hall 
  24. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Connie Archer
  25. 4.4, THE CASE OF THE CURIOUS COOK, Cathy Ace 
  26. 4.5, THE CASE OF THE UNSUITABLE SUITOR, Cathy Ace
  27. 4.4, THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY, Agatha Christie 
  28. 4.3, THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT, Jeanne M. Dams
  29. 4.4, TROUBLE IN THE TOWN HALL, Jeanne M. Dams
  30. 4.2, HOLY TERROR IN THE HEBRIDES, Jeanne M. Dams 
  31. 4.4, MALICE IN MINIATURE, Jeanne M. Dams 
  32. 4.7, THE WATERHOLE, Lily Malone
  33. 4.4, MURDER AT HAWTHORN COTTAGE, Betty Rowlands 
  34. 4.5, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY, Sulari Gentill
  35. 4.5, A PERSONAL AGENDA, G.R. Jordan 
  36. 4.6, A JUST PUNISHMENT, G.R. Jordan
  37. 3.2, PLAY DEAD, Anne Frasier
  38. 4.5, THE NUMEROUS DEATHS OF SANTA CLAUS, G.R. Jordan 
  39. 4.4, OUR GATED COMMUNITY, G. R. Jordan 
  40. 4.6, THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Margie Orford
  41. 4.5, THE PORTSMOUTH MURDERS, Pauline Rowson
  42. 4.4, TERRA INCOGNITA, Ruth Downie 
  43. 4.6, THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE, Alice Hunter 
  44. 4.7, MARPLE, TWELVE NEW SHORT STORIES, Agatha Christie and others     

Libby: 20

  1. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  2. 4.6, ASH ISLAND, Barry Maitland  
  3. 4.5, SLAUGHTER PARK, Barry Maitland
  4. 4.5, SISTERS OF MERCY, Caroline Overington
  5. 4.7, SECRET SMILE, Nicci French 
  6. 4.5, WHITE OUT, Ragnar Jonasson  
  7. 4.4, THE DARK REMAINS, William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin
  8. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Robin Stevens 
  9. 4.4, DISTRESS SIGNALS, Catherine Ryan Howard
  10. 4.7, THE LIAR'S GIRL, Catherine Ryan Howard
  11. 4.6, THE WAY FROM HERE, Jane Cockram
  12. OFFSHORE, Ann Cleeves - Shetland 6.1
  13. 4.6, BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz 
  14. 4.7, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, Charlotte McConaghy
  15. 4.8, THE MURDERS AT FLEAT HOUSE, Lucinda Riley
  16. 4.5, WINTERKILL, Ragnar Jonasson
  17. 4.4, REWIND, Catherine Ryan Howard
  18. 4.7, THE NOTHING MAN, Catherine Ryan Howard  
  19. 4.7, 56 DAYS, Catherine Ryan Howard   

New to me authors - a personal challenge currently 29

  1. 4.4, MURDER AT MONK'S BARN, Cecil Waye
  2. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  3. 4.6, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SHEEP, Sally Coulthard  
  4. 4.4, A LONG SHADOW, H.L. Marsay
  5. 4.4, THE INVISIBLE HOST, Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning 
  6. 4.6, THE STONING, Peter Papathanasiou
  7. 4.4, DEATH IN BRITTANY, Jean-Luc Bannalec  
  8. 4.6, THE GARDENER, Salley Vickers
  9. 4.7, WATCH HER FALL, Erin Kelly 
  10. 4.4, MEDICUS, Ruth Downie
  11. 4.5, THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Jonas Jonasson 
  12. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, JM Hall 
  13. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Robin Stevens
  14. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Connie Archer 
  15. 4.3, THE BODY IN THE TRANSEPT, Jeanne M. Dams
  16. 4.4, DISTRESS SIGNALS, Catherine Ryan Howard
  17. 4.6, THE WAY FROM HERE, Jane Cockram  
  18. 4.8, TWELVE SECRETS, Robert Gold
  19. 4.9, HER PERFECT TWIN, Sarah Bonner 
  20. 4.6, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Delia Owens
  21. 4.7, THE WATERHOLE, Lily Malone 
  22. 4.4, MURDER AT HAWTHORN COTTAGE, Betty Rowlands  
  23. 4.6, BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz
  24. 4.5, THE WHISPERING, Veronica Lando
  25. 3.2, PLAY DEAD, Anne Frasier 
  26. 4.7, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, Charlotte McConaghy
  27. 4.4, THE RED NOTEBOOK, Antoine Laurain 
  28. 4.6, THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER, Margie Orford  
  29. 4.6, THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE, Alice Hunter 

Not crime fiction - a personal challenge currently 6

  1. 4.6, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SHEEP, Sally Coulthard
  2. 4.4, REMEMBER ME, Liz Byrski
  3. 4.6, THE GARDENER, Salley Vickers  
  4. 4.5, THE TEA LADIES OF ST JUDE'S HOSPITAL, Joanna Nell
  5. 4.5, THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Jonas Jonasson 
  6. 4.4, THE RED NOTEBOOK, Antoine Laurain 

New Zealand reading challenge -again a personal challenge. currently 1


  1. 4.7, THE WRONG WOMAN, J.P. Pomare

Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken.
currently
4

  1. 4.4, DEATH IN BRITTANY, Jean-Luc Bannalec
  2. 4.5, WHITE OUT, Ragnar Jonasson
  3. 4.5, THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Jonas Jonasson 
  4. 4.5, WINTERKILL, Ragnar Jonasson 

 

 Snagged through the Library currently:  45

  1. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  2. 4.6, THE DISAPPEARING ACT, Catherine Steadman
  3. 4.6, DREAM GIRL, Laura Lippman
  4. 5.0, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Agatha Christie
  5. 4.3, THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE, Richard Osman 
  6. 4.6, WILD PLACE, Christian White 
  7. 4.5, THE INVITATION, Lucy Foley
  8. 4.4, THE NIGHT BIRD, Brian Freeman  
  9. 4.6, TRANSIENT DESIRES, Donna Leon
  10. 4.6, CROCODILE TEARS, Alan Carter 
  11. 4.6, ASH ISLAND, Barry Maitland 
  12. 4.5, SLAUGHTER PARK, Barry Maitland
  13. 4.6, THE STONING, Peter Papathanasiou 
  14. 4.5, SISTERS OF MERCY, Caroline Overington
  15. 4.7, SECRET SMILE, Nicci French 
  16. 4.4, DEATH IN BRITTANY, Jean-Luc Bannalec 
  17. 4.6, THE GARDENER, Salley Vickers 
  18. 4.7, WATCH HER FALL, Erin Kelly
  19. 4.3, DESTINATION UNKNOWN, Agatha Christie
  20. 4.5, WHITE OUT, Ragnar Jonasson   
  21. 4.5, THE TEA LADIES OF ST JUDE'S HOSPITAL, Joanna Nell
  22. 4.4, THE DARK REMAINS, William McIlvanney and Ian Rankin
  23. 4.6, OLD BONES, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child  
  24. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Robin Stevens 
  25. 5.0, THE LOCKED ROOM, Elly Griffiths
  26. 4.4, DISTRESS SIGNALS, Catherine Ryan Howard
  27. 4.7, THE LIAR'S GIRL, Catherine Ryan Howard 
  28. 4.6, THE WAY FROM HERE, Jane Cockram
  29. 4.8, TWELVE SECRETS, Robert Gold 
  30. 4.9, HER PERFECT TWIN, Sarah Bonner
  31. 4.6, WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, Delia Owens 
  32. OFFSHORE, Ann Cleeves - Shetland 6.1  
  33. 4.6, BEFORE YOU KNEW MY NAME, Jacqueline Bublitz
  34. 4.6, THE MURDER RULE, Dervla McTiernan 
  35. 4.7, ONCE THERE WERE WOLVES, Charlotte McConaghy
  36. 4.8, THE MURDERS AT FLEAT HOUSE, Lucinda Riley 
  37. 4.5, WINTERKILL, Ragnar Jonasson
  38. 3.5, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT, Agatha Christie 
  39. 4.7, THE NOTHING MAN, Catherine Ryan Howard
  40. 4.4, THE RED NOTEBOOK, Antoine Laurain 
  41. 4.4, REWIND, Catherine Ryan Howard
  42. 4.7, THE WRONG WOMAN, J.P. Pomare
  43. 4.7, 56 DAYS, Catherine Ryan Howard 
  44. 4.4, DEATH COMES AS THE END, Agatha Christie  

 Audio books: currently: xx

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 2022 Historical Reading Challenge. Currently: 10

  1. 4.5, A QUESTION OF DEATH, Kerry Greenwood - Melbourne 1928
  2. 4.6, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SHEEP, Sally Coulthard
  3. 4.5, THE INVITATION, Lucy Foley -impact of WW2 
  4. 4.3, DESTINATION UNKNOWN, Agatha Christie Cold War 1950s
  5. 4.4, MEDICUS, Ruth Downie Roman Empire 117 AD
  6. 4.5, THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Jonas Jonasson
  7. 4.4, A SPOONFUL OF MURDER, Robin Stevens - Hong Kong 1936 
  8. 3.5, PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT, Agatha Christie
  9. 4.4, TERRA INCOGNITA, Ruth Downie - Roman Britain
  10. 4.4, DEATH COMES AS THE END, Agatha Christie - Ancient Egypt

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