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 23 May 2022

Quick summary

  • 2022 Good Reads Reading Challenge. I have set my challenge at 110. Currently: 56 
  • Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014, titles read in 2022: 4
  • USA Fiction Challenge So far 29/51, this year: 7
  • 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge: aiming for 20: currently 12
  • 2022 Australian Women Writers Challenge: aiming for 20. Currently 5
  • British Books Challenge 2022 currently 30
  • 2022 Ebook Reading Challenge currently 34
  • New to me authors - a personal challenge currently 16
  • Not crime fiction - a personal challenge currently 3
  • New Zealand reading challenge -again a personal challenge. currently xx
  • Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken. currently 3
  • Snagged through the Library currently: 24
  • Audio books: currently: xx
  • 2022 Historical Reading Challenge. Currently: 7

The Lists

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

Currently: 56

My list of books read can be found here


Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Completed in 2014, titles read in 2022: 4

  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 

USA Fiction Challenge So far 32/51, this year: 7

  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 

 2022 Aussie Author Reading Challenge: aiming for 20: currently 12

  1. 4.5, A QUESTION OF DEATH, Kerry Greenwood
  2. 4.4, THE RIVER MOUTH, Karen Herbert
  3. 4.6, 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

2022 Australian Women Writers Challenge: aiming for 20. Currently 5

  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 
     

British Books Challenge 2022 currently 30

  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 

2022 Ebook Reading Challenge currently 34

Kindle: 26

  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

Libby: 8

  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 

New to me authors - a personal challenge currently 14

  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 

Not crime fiction - a personal challenge currently 5

  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 

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


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Translated crime fiction - a personal challenge that will overlap with many of the other reading challenges that I have undertaken.
currently
3

  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 

 

 Snagged through the Library currently:  24

  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 

 Audio books: currently: xx

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 2022 Historical Reading Challenge. Currently: 7

  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

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