2022 Reading Challenges | How Did I Do?

When I made my 2022 Reading Challenges post, I wrote how I wanted to make 2022 the year of simple reading. I didn’t want to stress over whether I was going to finish a reading challenge or not. I really just wanted to focus on reading.

That doesn’t mean that I signed up for a few reading challenges; I just didn’t do any that were as complex as the PopSugar Reading Challenge.

So, let’s see how I did!

Goodreads Reading Challenge

For 2022, I set a reading goal of 70 books. I definitely surpassed that by reading a total of 135 books.

Beat the Backlist

At the time I published my 2022 challenge post, I had 532 books on my TBR list that was published in 2021 or earlier. Out of the 135 books I read, 68 were from my backlist, which is about half the books I read. I’ll take it!

Mount TBR

When I published my 2022 post, I had 30 books on my shelf that were still unread plus 5 unread ARCs. Those 30 books I believe exclude ebooks that I owned at the time.

I read 10 out of those 30 and I read 3 of the 5 ARCs. I definitely had hoped to read more of my owned books though I’m really glad to have finally read a lot of the ARCs. While I did not read more of my owned books, I did well with my ARCs. Putting the two together, I finished 37% of this challenge. I was definitely hoping that I would have done better.

Goodreads Random Number Challenge

This is a challenge that I created by asking six of my close friends, also readers, to give me a number between 1 and 542 to correspond with books on my then TBR list on Goodreads.

Those six books were True Grit by Charles Portis, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, Wench by Maxine Kaplan, Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and Survive the Night by Riley Sager.

Out of those six books, I DNF’d True Grit and read Wench and Survive the Night. So I completed only 33% of this challenge.

Overall, I think I did pretty okay with my challenges, which honestly is typical for me if the past few years are anything to go by. Be sure to keep an eye out to see what I hope to do in 2023!

Be sure to check out my 2022 End of the Year Survey for a more in depth look into my 2022 reading and see what my 2023 goals and reading challenges are.

How did your reading challenges go?

11 thoughts on “2022 Reading Challenges | How Did I Do?

  1. I also usually do the goodreads goal but I haven’t been able to reach it either in a long time since HS. I’ve been trying to be more conservative about my goals knowing I just don’t read as much as I used to.

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    • That’s totally understandable. I didn’t read much during college and then it took nearly 6 months after graduating to get back into it. Don’t feel pressured to try and read more than you think or want to. Hope 2023 is a good year for you! 🙂


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