I have taken on 4 reading challenges for 2022. They are:2022 Audiobook Challenge 2022 Support Bookbloggers Challenge 2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge 2022 Goodreads Challenge
2022 Audiobook Challenge – Sign Up Post
Use hashtag #2022AudiobookChallenge on social media to alert others of your listens and progress!
Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5 Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10 Stenographer (can listen while multitasking) 10-15 Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
- Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30+ Marathoner (Look Ma No Hands) 50+ Over-Achiever (Power Listener) 75+ The 100 Club (Audiobook Addict) 100+
I pledge to listen to 30 Audiobooks in 2022
2022 SUPPORT BOOK BLOGGERS CHALLENGE – Sign Up Post
INTRODUCTION AND “RULES”
There are no real “rules” here. It would be lovely if you wrote an introduction post on your blog saying you intend to participate in the challenge. You can also use the intro post on your own blog to check off tasks as you complete them. And each month I will publish a post here on Pages Unbound, so everyone can check in with how they’re doing on the challenge and, if applicable, share links to any posts they have made.
1. FIND 10 BOOK BLOGGERS YOU’VE ENJOYED READING IN THE PAST AND GIVE THEM A SHOUT OUT
The shout out can be as a blog post on your blog, a list on Twitter, or any other ways you want to show them support.
2. FIND 10 NEW-TO-YOU BOOK BLOGGERS TO FOLLOW
Follow 10 new book blogs. They don’t need to be new blogs, just new-to-you. Optional: write a post, create a Twitter thread, etc. sharing their URLs with others.
3. LEAVE COMMENTS ON 10 BOOK BLOGS
4. WRITE A POST SUPPORTING BOOK BLOGGERS
- A round-up of blog links you enjoyed reading in the past week or month
- A post about why you enjoy reading book blogs in general
- A post about how other people can support book blogs
- A list of bloggers with affiliate links or ko-fi accounts that people can support
5. SHARE 10 BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
6. RESPOND TO 5 COMMENTS OTHER PEOPLE HAVE LEFT ON A BLOG
Instead of leaving a comment replying to the blog posts, try starting a discussion by replying to a comment someone else has left on another blog.
7. WRITE A POST ABOUT BOOKS YOU’VE READ BECAUSE OF OTHER BLOGGERS
Your list can be specific (I read X book because Y blogger recommended it), or it can be more general (I read these books because they seem popular with bloggers in general).
8. FOLLOW 5 NEW BOOK BLOGGERS (LESS THAN 1 YEAR OLD)
Optional: write a post, Twitter thread, etc. sharing their URLs with others.
9. WRITE A GUEST POST FOR A BLOG OR FEATURE A GUEST POST ON YOUR BLOG
Guests posts seem to have declined in popularity on book blogs in the past couple years, but they can be a fun way to increase your reach and introduce readers to new bloggers.
10. READ 10 BLOG POSTS AND “LIKE” THEM
This is the simplest way to support book blogs — read them! — but sometimes we get busy, and this falls by the wayside. So take the time to read 10 posts and leave a “like” is possible. Bonus: comment on them, as well.
11. LINK TO OTHER BOOK BLOGS IN FIVE OF YOUR OWN POSTS
- Creating a round-up of interesting links from other blogs
- Writing a discussion post inspired by someone else’s and linking back
- Linking to other bloggers’ reviews at the end of your reviews
- Linking to another blogger’s post in a discussion post to support a point
- Including quotes from other bloggers and linking back to them in one of your posts
12. SHARE 10 MORE BLOG POSTS TO SOCIAL MEDIA
Repetitive? Maybe. But bloggers love when other people share their posts, and they get more traffic!
Other small things you can do to boost bloggers this year:
- Comment on a book tour post. (Why: So publishers can see bloggers have an audience and these marketing posts are reaching people.)
- Comment on an author interview. (Why: These posts tend to get few comments, so commenting shows authors and publishers that people are reading them — and blogs in general.)
- Tag a publisher on social media when you retweet a 5 star review from a blogger. (Why: These posts often get little recognition from publishers.)
- Vote for book bloggers in any end-of-the year awards where “book influencers” are nominated. (Why: Usually these categories are dominated by bookstagrammers and booktubers.)
- Share your secrets to blogging “success.” (Why: We’re all in this together! If you have a great way to get traffic or comments, let others know so we can succeed as a community.)
2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge
The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the year. For more information on this challenge go to Bookdout HERE
HOW IT WORKS
You can select, read and review a book from the categories listed below during the year for a total of up to 12 books; OR select, read and review any nonfiction book. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.
Choose a goal:
Nonfiction Nipper: Read & review 3 books, from any 3 listed categories
*** Nonfiction Nibbler: Read & review 6 books, from any 6 listed categories ***
Nonfiction Nosher: Read & review 12 books, one for each category
Nonfiction Grazer: Read & review any nonfiction book. Set your own goal
1. Social History
2. Popular Science
4. Medical Memoir
9. Linked to a podcast
10. Wild Animals
12. Published in 2022
* You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish. Use your best good faith judgement as to whether a book fits the category or not.
* Where a book is identified by more than one category, it may only count for one, not both.
* You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just aim to complete the challenge by December 31st 2022
** I plan to read and review at least 6 nonfiction books in 2022. **
Last but not least is the Goodreads Challenge. Last year I set my goal at 120 Books and read 215 books. This year I’ve set my goad at 200 books.
These are all my challenges for 2022 (for now). Are you joining any challenges in 2022?