Challenging myself to read ✨EVERYTHING✨ in 2022: My Plans for Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge

Hello there!

I posted my reading challenges for 2022 at the beginning of January, but already a couple weeks later I’m back, desperate to add just one more challenge in there. I came across the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge by the amazing Caro @ bookcheshirecat, and the challenge looks so fun that I cannot not take part!

I’m a keen fantasy reader, but I would like to broaden my horizons to ward off reading slumps and keep me engaged. So the challenge is perfect for me! (also Caro made such CUTE graphics and badges and everything that it would be a crime not to take part) In this post I’ll outline which genres I want to expand on and what I hope to achieve during 2022 for the challenge!

Out of your comfort zone banner (2022 reading challenge). A pink wood background with an illustration of a cat wrapped in a blanket. Text says:  #OOCZ2022. Reading more adventurously, hosted by Bookcheshirecat

You can find the announcement post right here: Out of Your Comfort Zone 2022 Reading Challenge Announcement by Caro @ bookcheshirecat Find all the graphics, banners, challenges, tips and tricks there, in addition to a sign up form!

Let’s get into it!

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February TBR: Blackathon

Hello there! Happy February and happy Black history month!

February is the time for Blackathon! The readathon runs for the entire month, and the idea is to simply read books by Black authors. The challenge is hosted by the wonderful Jesse @ Bowties and Books and cohosted by Starlah @ starlahenjoys, Shane @ luxuriousblu, Fadwa @ wordwoonders, Arri @ boriqueerreads, Nina @ the_wandering_reader, Anna @ never_withouta_book, and Chanelle @ chanelletime. Check out the readathon Twitter here to get all the deets.

Blackathon banner that says "blackathon. A Black history month inspired readathon"
Picture by the organisers of blackathon. I don’t own this picture. Link here.

I’m really excited for this round of Blackathon, especially because there is also a competition aspect! Teams of different genres (lit/contemporary, thriller/horror, romance, and sff) compete over which group reads the most pages in their team’s genre. As a fantasy buff, I have predictably landed myself in the SFF group. Here are the SFF group challenges:

Picture of the Team SFF challenges. Text says: "Team sff, hosts: starlahenjoys & boriqueerreads 1. A book that explored the duality of loyalty/betrayal. 2. A book with Trans spectrum representation 3. Read a book between 312 and 387 pages 4. Group book: Escaping Exodus by Nicky Drayden
Picture of Team SFF challenge prompts. Image by the organisers of blackathon, I don’t own this image, link here.

In addition to teams, Blackathon will also host a 24 hour readathon on 12th-13th February, and the organisers also have a bunch of fun challenges, reading sprints and watchalongs planned!

Only books that are scifi or fantasy will be added to my group’s total page count, so I’ll try to prioritise reading sff — but I think I won’t be able to resist picking up some other ones too!

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2022 Reading Resolutions & a TBR of 5* Predictions ✨

Happy 2022! I hope the year has gotten to a great start for you (and if it hasn’t, I hope it changes gears to something great right now!).

I love the New Year because it feels like it offers a fresh chance to try something new. Today I’m going through everything that I hope to achieve by reading in 2022! (and a sneaky check-in on how I did with 2021 resolutions as well!)

Similarly to 2021, I decided to set a couple reading resolutions and a yearly TBR for 2022. Let’s get into it!

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2021 Reading Resolutions Check: Am I completing my reading challenges?

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In November I have been taking part in Destiny @ The Howling Libraries Devour Your TBR reading challenge, Remember November, in which the idea is to read books that were part of yearly challenges and pick up books that have been waiting for a long time. This challenge got me excited to check on the challenges that I’m doing in 2021 and whether I’m on route to hit them!

GIF of a woman dancing and saying 'be the goal, do the goal, become the goal'
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2021 New Year’s Resolutions & Update on How I’m Doing So Far

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I’m on a roll doing these New Years posts when we are well on our way into spring already. But better late than never! I’m really enjoying writing these, and today I get to talk about my New Year’s resolutions! As we are already in March, I’ll also give updates on how I’m doing with each challenge so far.

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End of the year posts:

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Tome Topple: Two weeks of reading – TBR, updates & wrap-up ✨

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I love big books – but they also intimidate the heck out of me. Which is why the Tome Topple readathon is one of my favourites! The idea is to make as much progress as possible with tomes that have over 500 pages within the two weeks of the readathon. Round 12 of Tome Topple took place August 8th to 21st! Here is everything I planned to read, how I did during the readathon and what I actually read 😊

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OWLs Magical Readathon TBR: April 2020

Hello! Welcome to my April TBR 😊

April is the magical time we have all been waiting for – the time for another round of OWLs! G @ The Book Roast organises magical readathons like the OWLs, which is based on ordinary wizarding levels in Hogwarts, multiple times every year! These readathons are always over-the-top kind of amazing because not only should you read a lot, you can complete prompts to gain your own magical career that you can select from G’s career guide! So if you have ever wanted to be a dragon tamer or a defence against the dark arts -teacher, now is your time!

Below is the introduction video by G, check it out for all the deeds on OWLs.

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Currentathon Announcement: December 2019

Hello my fellow bookaholics ✨

Has your currently reading shelf on Goodreads grown way out of control? Do you have 7 books on your nightstand that you have half finished? Or could you just use a really exciting readathon to get you ready for 2020??

studying late night Sticker by University of Florida

This is fine because I’m here with a super exciting announcement: the next round of Currentathon is happening! This round will run for the entire duration of December and we have a bunch of exciting prompts 😍

I’m co-hosting Currentathon along with the wonderful Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Nook and Gina @ Randomly Bookish Gina 💞 It is a readathon dedicated for finishing up your current reads! Follow the Currentathon twitter account for a bunch of reading sprints.

We are bringing back the mighty bingo board and it has both reading challenges (in black) and more general bookish challenges (in green) so you can read as much or as little as you want to!

Tadah! Here is the December bingo board. You can try to get a bingo any which way you want, the diagonals are the most difficult and the vertical center is the least difficult. Or you could try to catch them all!

We have also taken into account that many other readathons are happening during December and you could easily match these prompts with them (we even included a cheeky little ‘A book you’re reading for another readathon’ prompt 😘)

I really hope that you’ll join us and participate in Currentathon 😊 I can’t wait to figure out my TBR!

Currentathon TBR

I’m extremely excited that Currentathon starts TOMORROW

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Soon soon soon soon soon. Very soon now.

If you don’t know what Currentathon is, check out my announcement post right here! Pssst there are challenges, a bingo, sprints and a star collecting game 😱

To satisfy the main challenge (pick one colour and find it in the cover of all the books you will be reading during the readathon)… 🥁 🥁 🥁 🥁

drumming merry christmas GIF by Stefanie Shank

… I have chosen yellow! 💫

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