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Donan's 2022 Challenge

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This is my 7th year participating in Category Challenge. I love this community and its passion for books. I'm looking forward to another year of 100+ books.

Running total: 9


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I love participating in this challenge. I usually read 3/4 of the months.

January: a book about home. The House of the Scorpion
Feburary: planning on Strange Planet: The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature which is on Kindle Unlimited

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1. American Gods
2. Postcards from No Man's Land or The Streets
3. Goose Girl or So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix (KCLS)
5. Phantom Tollbooth, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
6. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintence
15. The Lincoln Highway
16. Reese's book club from TBR: The Chicken Sisters or Such a Fun Age
23. The People in the Trees
24. The House in the Cerulean Sea

7. Avalon High
13. The House of the Scorpion-- compelling characters and plot.
17. The Language of Flowers
21. A Curious Beginning-- I enjoyed this Veronica Speedwell mystery. Delightful main character. Beautiful setting. Intriguing plot. Recommend it.
22. White Bird-- graphic novel recommended by my daughter

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TBR Plan

Last year, I broke my list into fiction and non-fiction. This worked well. I found I read about 3 fiction books for every 1 non-fiction book. In an attempt to read broadly across the list, I picked books from the beginning, middle, and end of the TBR list. I might pull books from this list for other challenges.

The Fishermen
The Last Verdict
Fool's Errand-- possible use for BingoDog #9. Kindle book deal
The Marrow Thieves-- recommended by a local bookshop. Thought-provoking and powerful. Upbeat ending provided hope.
The Thief of Always
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

Strong and Weak-- left over from 2021.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek--own
Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics
Resurrecting the Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma
Aging: The Fulfillment of Life
The Unity of the Bible
The Dignity of Difference
Creativity, Inc.
Churching of America
Heart Berries
The Gospel Comes with a House Key-- at KCLS
An Everyone Culture-- Fuller

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Printz Award

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ReadHarder 2022

1. Read a biography of an author you admire: Wrapped in Rainbows on hold KCLS

2. Read a book set in a bookstore: The Diary of a Bookseller was a delightful read, inspiring my own wanderlust. Nothing outstanding here but will recommend to those who love Scotland and books.

3. Read any book from the Women’s Prize shortlist/longlist/winner list:

4. Read a book in any genre by a POC that’s about joy and not trauma: maybe New Kid or American Spy or Bed and Breakfast Bedlum or Children of Blood and Bone last two on Kindle Unlimited

5. Read an anthology featuring diverse voices.

6. Read a nonfiction YA comic: perhaps Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 1 - The Birth of Humankind

7. Read a romance where at least one of the protagonists is over 40.

8. Read a classic written by a POC.

9. Read the book that’s been on your TBR the longest: maybe Prophetic Imagination

10. Read a political thriller by a marginalized author (BIPOC, or LGBTQIA+).

11. Read a book with an asexual and/or aromantic main character: maybe The Reckless Kind

12. Read an entire poetry collection.

13. Read an adventure story by a BIPOC author.

14. Read a book whose movie or TV adaptation you’ve seen (but haven’t read the book).: not Virgin River so back to the drawing board

15. Read a new-to-you literary magazine (print or digital).

16. Read a book recommended by a friend with different reading tastes: Heir to the Empire recommended by Jeremiah, available to put on hold at the library

17. Read a memoir written by someone who is trans or nonbinary.

18. Read a “Best _ Writing of the year” book for a topic and year of your choice.

19. Read a horror novel by a BIPOC author.

20. Read an award-winning book from the year you were born.

21. Read a queer retelling of a classic of the canon, fairytale, folklore, or myth.

22. Read a history about a period you know little about: maybe The Color of Law

23. Read a book by a disabled author: maybe The Pretty One on KCLS

24. Pick a challenge from any of the previous years’ challenges to repeat!
-- maybe from 2021 Read a book with a cover you hate: A Severe Mercy--KCLS
2019 An #ownvoices book set in Mexico or Central America: maybe Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Summer Book Bingo

usually released around Memorial Day

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I work for a non-profit with a publishing arm so I regularly receive books. This is the one reading goal I have yet to meet in the past six years. In 2021, I read 7. Aiming for 12!!

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Dez. 4, 2021, 3:38pm

Welcome back and good luck on your 2022 reading.

Dez. 5, 2021, 2:56am

Good luck with your 2022 reading!

Dez. 5, 2021, 6:02am

Happy reading!

Dez. 5, 2021, 7:04am

Good luck with your challenge.

Dez. 5, 2021, 8:47pm

Enjoy your 2022 challenge!

Dez. 8, 2021, 5:01pm

Good luck in 2022!

Dez. 8, 2021, 5:43pm

Welcome back and have a great reading year! I'll be interested to hear what you think of The Marrow Thieves; it's on my radar but hasn't quite made its way to my to-read list.

Dez. 9, 2021, 11:15am

Have a great 2022 with plenty of good books!

Jan. 3, 10:04pm

Good luck with your reading this year!