the something bookish reading challenge

The 2022 Something Bookish reading challenge is here! Did you know that this is the fifth annual edition of the challenge since I started the blog? I’m so proud of how you’ve been sticking with me through the years.

This year’s reading challenge has been modified thanks to numerous feedback from participants and I believe we’re going to ace 2022 and it will be our best reading year yet.

Once again, I have curated 24 prompts designed to help you break out of your reading comfort zone and travel the world through books. My goal is that the challenge will (hopefully) help you discover amazing books you wouldn’t have otherwise picked up. It will push your reading limits, and I hope you love them.

Following the norm, there are 24 prompts, averaging two per month over the course of the next 12 months. You may count one book for multiple prompts or read one book per prompt or read multiple books per prompt. I don’t want you to limit yourself, okay?

If you want to join a community of fellow challenge-doers, and get suggestions for prompts, check out the Something Bookish Challenge on Storygraph. To share your challenge progress, you can use the #SomethingBookishReadingChallenge hashtag all over social media.

You can also follow and subscribe to Something Bookish on Instagram and the podcast where I’ll offer suggestions and discuss new prompts every other episode.


The 2022 Something Bookish Reading Challenge

  1. A Book Published The Year You Were Born
  2. A Book About Polygamy
  3. A Book With Yellow In The Cover Design
  4. A Book By A West African Author
  5. A Book Over 500 Pages
  6. A Short Story Collection By An Arab Author
  7. A Book Set In East Africa
  8. A Crime/Mystery/Thriller With Non-Caucasian Main Characters
  9. A Book By A Caribbean Author
  10. A Book Inspired By Asian Mythology, Legend, or Folklore
  11. A Fantasy By A South American Author
  12. A Book Set In East Asia
  13. A Book By An Indigenous, Native, or Aboriginal Author
  14. A Book Inspired By Real-Life Events
  15. A Book About Motherhood
  16. A Book By A Southern African Author
  17. A Novel Debuted By An Older Female Author (40+)
  18. A Book Released By An Independent Publishing House
  19. A Novel With Queer Characters
  20. A Book Set In The Middle East
  21. The First Book In A Trilogy Written By A Non-Caucasian Person
  22. A Translated Novel Published In 2022
  23. A Book Recommended By Your Favourite Author
  24. A Book By A North African Author

Something Bookish reading challenge

Happy reading! xoxo


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