Saturday, January 1, 2022

2022 Reading Challenge

I have been following the Modern Mrs. Darcy the past few years and historically she has a yearly reading challenge. This year (and last year) she did a choose-your-own-adventure style challenge. Many other bloggers create their own version and Goodreads has a plethora too. I had a list of types of books I would try to read every year, but never had success reading all of them until I streamlined it and tied each type to a month of the year. In 2020 and 2021, I hit all the categories! I also reviewed every book I read in 2021 which hasn't happened before. I have shared the reading list on my personal FB page, but here it is for wider perusal.

Note: this list has categories that reflect my Christian worldview, especially March and July, as well as choices in each category that are Christian books. I share to inspire you to think of categories that would fit you and to share my reading life too. 

I italicized the potential picks in each category for 2022. I am trying to read books I already have or that are already on my to read list, but something new always catches my eye too! I will see how this goes since I am still in school. ;) Most of my 2021 list reading happened before September when I started my program. 

January Social Justice for Martin Luther King Day: 

February Marriage for Valentine's Day:

March Christian Living for Lent: 

April Environment for Earth Day: 

May Biography: 
2020: Queen of Katwe 
2021: Tolkien (Devin Brown)

June Parenting for Children's Day: 
2020: Driven to Distraction
2021: Raising Lions

July Christian Fiction for summer: 
2020: The Great Divorce
2021: Descent into Hell

August Children's for summer: 
2020: Esperanza Rising, Tweet Cute
2021: Out of My Mind, Echo Mountain, The Vanderbeekers of 141st St, Ella Enchanted  

September Classics for Back to School: 
2020: Frankenstein
2021: Animal Farm

October Food for Harvest: 
2020: Feast, Fast, Repeat
2021: Intuitive Eating 

November Science: 
2020: The 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
2021: Why We Sleep
2022: Range 

December Global Issues for Christmas: 
2020: Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics
2021: How to Avoid a Climate Disaster , The Moment of Lift 

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