Thursday, December 30, 2021

The 2022 Pick Your Poison Reading Challenge

This is my third time doing this challenge. In 2020, I picked Baker's Dozen as my goal, but upgraded to Fortnightly. I chose Fortnightly again in 2021, then just kept going to see much farther I could get with the list (I ended up covering all the categories, including all the Wildcards). This is how I will approach the challenge for 2022. (Click the link above to see a larger image of the categories graphic).

A to Z
Book with the letter Z in the title: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald--Therese Anne Fowler
Author whose name starts with A or Z: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow--Gabrielle Zevin
A "comprehensive" book: The Anthropocene Reviewed--John Green

The Same, But Not
Book with the color red or word "read" on cover: All About Love--bell hooks
Author whose last name could be a first name: The Red Queen--Philippa Gregory
Retelling of a classic: Hansel & Gretel--James Marshall
A "He said, she said" book: Unfriended--Rachel Vail

What's the Dish?
Book with a mug or cup on the cover: Black Buck--Mateo Askaripour
Book that includes recipes: Caramel Pecan Roll Murder--Joanne Fluke
Book about food from another culture: Arsenic and Adobo--Mia P. Manansala

Author whose name you remember easily: The Fixer Upper--Mary Kay Andrews
Book with the word "remember" in the title: Remember the Ladies--Cheryl Harness

Back to Basics

Time is Ticking
Book to pass the time while your favorite author finishes their next novel: Beach House for Rent--Mary Alice Monroe

'Til the Fat Lady Sings
Book about body image: I'll Be the One--Lyla Lee
Book with word "over" in the title: Layover--Amy Alderson & Emily Meyer
Book about a singer/musician: River of Time--Naomi Judd

It's All Relative
Book about animal families: The Whale Family Book--Cynthia D'Vincent
Book that relates to an interest you have: Lit--Mary Karr
Book about finding family: The Summer Deal--Jill Shalvis
Book with "aunt" or "uncle" in the title: The Guncle--Steven Rowley

Book by an author who sounds like a geek: She Drives Me Crazy--Kelly Quindlen
Cover that reminds you of a video game: Several People Are Typing--Calvin Kasulke
Book about an obsessive hobby: The Last Chance Library--Freya Sampson
Book about fandom or a fanfic: Death Comes to Pemberley--P.D. James

Workin' for a Living
Book by an author whose name is a trade or profession: Three Stations--Martin Cruz Smith
Memoir focused on author's profession: Lean In--Sheryl Sandberg
Protagonist works in field similar to yours: The Lies That Bind--Emily Giffin
Nonfiction book about workers' rights: The Radium Girls--Kate Moore

Cover Up
Cover with someone who could use some clothes: Jemima J--Jane Green
Book with multiple fonts on cover: Miss Herbert (The Suburban Wife)--Christina Stead
Book with the author's name above the title: Vanilla--Billy Merrell

Taking the Plunge
Book with a cliff or ocean on cover: Salt to the Sea--Ruta Sepetys
Book by author you've always wanted to read: The Lost Apothecary--Sarah Penner
Book over 600 pages: Glass--Ellen Hopkins
Book someone dares you to read: 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life--Joyce Meyer

Book set somewhere you might wear shorts: The Summer of Jordi Perez--Amy Spalding
Book under 150 pages: Retro Rhythms--Francesca Damkar
Book wider than it is tall: Book Fiesta!--Pat Mora

Book with "attic" or "kitchen" in the title: Kitchen Confidential--Anthony Bourdain
Book by an author who lives in another country: The Cactus--Sarah Haywood
Book about a movie being filmed on location: The Safety Net--Andrea Camilleri

TBR Guilt
Book dusty from waiting to be read: Eight Hundred Grapes--Laura Dave
Book someone gave you that you haven't read yet: Call Us What We Carry--Amanda Gorman
Book you've been meaning to read: Castle Rackrent and The Absentee--Maria Edgeworth
New release you feel guilty reading because TBR list is so long: Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama--Bob Odenkirk

Book with a devious villain: How the Light Gets In--Louise Penny
Book about a craft you do or would like to learn about: Easy Crafts for the Insane--Kelly Williams Brown
Book with a craft-related pun in title: Postcards From the Dead--Laura Childs
Book known for an unexpected twist at end: Apples Never Fall--Liane Moriarty

People We Should Know
Book about women's issues: Willow Weep for Me--Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (reread)
Book by BIPOC author: Out of My Mind--Sharon M. Draper
Book with LBGTQIA+ protagonist: Jay's Gay Agenda--Jason June
Book written by immigrant: The Wind in My Hair--Masih Alinejad

Nonfiction book about someone you admire: Kamala's Way--Dan Morain
Book with "feet" or "clay" in the title: The Clay Marble--Mingfong Ho
Book with a cape or cloak on cover: The Last Kids on Earth--Max Brallier

Crossing Over
Book with "bridge" in the title: Bridgerton: The Duke and I--Julia Quinn
Book that crosses two genres: Timeless--Gail Carriger
Book with X or cross on cover: The XX Brain--Lisa Mosconi, PhD

Childhood Days
Reread a childhood favorite: By the Shores of Silver Lake--Laura Ingalls Wilder
Book about the circus: Smoke and Mirrors--K.D. Halbrook
Book set within 10 years of your birth: Tell the Wolves I'm Home--Carol Rifka Brunt
Coming of age story: Moloka'i--Alan Brennert

Book about a mythical creature: Unicorn on a Roll--Dana Simpson
By an author you consider amazing: The Homewreckers--Mary Kay Andrews

Book with alternating timelines or narrators: A Song Below Water--Bethany C. Morrow
Book that features a classic car: Firekeeper's Daughter--Angeline Boulley
Book that takes place on both land and sea: Martin Eden--Jack London

Musical Inspirations
West Side Story--a tragic love story: Punk 57--Penelope Douglas
Sweeney Todd--book about revenge: Poor Unfortunate Soul--Serena Valentino
Phantom of the Opera--book about a hidden world: Silverworld--Diana Abu-Jaber
Chicago--set in jail or prison: Native Son--Richard Wright

Other Lands
Book translated from another language: My Invented Country--Isabel Allende
Book by author from country you'd like to visit: The Switch--Beth O'Leary
Book set in area geographically different from your home: The Power of One--Bryce Courtenay
Book with "land" in the title: The Island of Sea Women--Lisa See

Timely Topics
Book about a pandemic: Station Eleven--Emily St. John Mandel
Book about climate change: Saving Us--Katharine Heyhoe
Book about a social movement: Angel of Greenwood--Randi Pink

Stories with Grit
Book with a desert on the cover: First Trip--Cheryl Taylor
Gritty detective story: The Coldest Case--Martin Walker 

Book with an orange cover: Caramel Pecan Roll Murder--Joanne Fluke
Book at least 20 years older than you: Strange Tales From a Chinese Studio--Pu Songling
Book about your favorite animal: Cat Me If You Can--Miranda James

Challenge absolutely complete on December 27

1 comment:

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

I’m attempting this challenge too!