Book Talk: 2022 Reading Challenge

reading challenge

I LOVE to read and by love I mean when I pick up a book I go all in. I tend to immerse myself pretty deep in the story when I pick up a book. It’s like an escape from everyday life (which everyone needs an escape now and then) and it just so happens this escape is completely affordable. I can pick up a book and go on an amazing journey with the characters (you’ll see very quickly I prefer fiction) and almost feel like I am experiencing the happiness, sadness, fear, love that they experience. I can’t tell you how many books I have sobbed through, laughed through, got scared when reading…you know an author is good when you can feel as if you are right in the book with the characters.

If you know me, you know I have the trusty series I return to when I seem unable to find anything I am drawn to read.  Series like Harry Potter or Twilight (they are comfortable and I never tire of reading them, so they stay readily available). However, for my 2022 reading challenge, I am only going to count books I have never read, so my all-time favorites won’t be on this list (they can be another post for another day).

For my challenge, this year, I decided I would read at least 3 books a month (but hopefully more, because I want to do lots of book reviews). I will share my starting list of 36 here and if I get through all of those, I will keep adding to it. I will mark which one(s) I am currently reading (because, yes, sometimes I read more than one book at a time) and which ones I have read. Now without further ado, here are the books on my 2022 Reading Challenge List

A Daily Dose of Toni’s 2022 Reading Challenge

**These books are linked to my Amazon affiliate account so should you purchase I gain a few cents**
  1. The Chicken Sisters – Read
  2. The Last Thing He Told Me – Read
  3. Slammed – Read
  4. Points of Retreat – Read
  5. This Girl – Read
  6. Tiny Pretty Things – Read
  7. Shiny Broken Pieces – Read
  8. Mexican Gothic – Currently Reading
  9. Save The Date
  10. Like Home
  11. The Companion
  12. Invisible
  13. Dumplin’
  14. Without Merit
  15. All Eyes on Her
  16. Rules for Vanishing
  17. Beneath a Meth Moon
  18. Nine Women, One Dress
  19. Under the Bayou Moon – Read
  20. Girls with Rebel Souls – Currently Reading
  21. Rebel Daughter
  22. The Girls at 17 Swann Street
  23. The Death of Jane Lawrence
  24. Dear Mrs. Bird
  25. Shallow Graves
  26. Big Little Lies
  27. Malibu Rising – Read
  28. People We Meet on Vacation – Currently Reading
  29. The Final Girl Support Group
  30. We Are The Brennans
  31. These Toxic Things
  32. The Nightingale House
  33. The Paris Apartment
  34. The Overnight Guest
  35. Find Me
  36. The Good Son

So, there you have it, my (starting) list of 36 books I hope to read through this year. I hope to read much more than 36, but being a mom, wife, cheer coach (and all the other titles I carry) sometimes my reading time is limited. Some days I am free all day and could read an entire book and some books may take me a couple of weeks to read, if I am super busy. No matter, to read is to escape and we could all use a little escape!

George R.R. Martin stated it best, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one.” So, let’s get to living!

What are some books you are hoping to read this year?

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!