Reading Challenge 2022

Reading challenge 2022 took some time to get going but I finally got into the rhythm at the beginning of March. 

Just from carving out 2 hours every night before going to bed, I have made a significant dent in my reading list for the year. 

I began my reading challenge in 2020 to get myself back into the habit of reading at least 1 book every week and become a better writer.

I started with 2 books a month in 2020 and I’m now up to 1 book a week = 4 books a month. 


My ultimate target is 2 books a week which are achievable if I read longer than 2 hours on weekends.

Without further ado, here’s my reading list for 2022. It’s an ongoing project so I will be adding more books as they arrive on my bookshelf till the end of the year:-

Reading List 2022

  1. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple 3/5
  2. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware 2.5/5
  3. Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson 3.5/5
  4. What She Knew by Gillian Macmillan 2.5/5
  5. Kill Your Darlings by David Bell 2.5/5 (needs TW)*
  6. The Dry by Jane Harper 3/5
  7. Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens 3/5
  8. The Grifters by Jim Thompson 2.5/5
  9. Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay 2.5/5 (needs TW)*
  10. The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon 2/5
  11. Killing Floor by Lee Child
  12. The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
  13. Lightseekers by Femi Kayode
  14. The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  15. Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker
  16. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou 

*TW means trigger warnings in case you’re not familiar with the term. It is sometimes called trauma warnings.

You can learn more about the phrase trigger warning HERE.

There are a lot of whodunnits on my list as that’s my favorite genre but I’m yet to come across a serious page and mind turner so far this year 🙁

I’m also reading some mental health and wellness books but I’ve chosen not to include those on my reading list for now. 

Tips for a Successful Reading Challenge

I shared my best tips for getting the best out of a reading challenge at Reading Challenge & Goals for 2020.

Previous Reading Challenges

What are your reading goals for 2022? And feel free to drop any book recommendations for me in the comments section. 

I’m also branching into reading more drama this year so I welcome those recommendations too.

Wunmi inherited every sarcastic bone in her parents’ bodies and channels the genetic feistiness through her fiction stories. She’s always eating chocolate and plans to never stop laughing while she can. Learn more about Wunmi here…

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