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2022 Literary Escapes Challenge

- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona
- Arkansas
- California (1)
- Colorado
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana
- Maine
- Maryland (1)
- Massachusetts (1)
- Michigan (1)
- Minnesota
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (1)
- North Carolina (1)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (1)
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas (1)
- Utah
- Vermont (1)
- Virginia
- Washington (1)
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*

International:

Australia (1)
England (1)
Sweden (1)

My Progress:


9 / 51 states. 18% done!

2022 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge

My Progress:


6 / 50 books. 12% done!

2022 Craving for Cozies Reading Challenge

My Progress:


3 / 25 books. 12% done!

2022 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

My Progress:


9 / 56 books. 16% done!

Booklist Queen's 2022 Reading Challenge

My Progress:


15 / 52 books. 29% done!

Aussie Author Reading Challenge 2022


1 / 24 books. 4% done!

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge


1 / 20 books. 5% done!

2022 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge

My Progress:


12 / 50 books. 24% done!

2022 Build Your Library Reading Challenge

My Progress:


12 / 50 books. 24% done!

2022 Support Book Bloggers Challenge

2022 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

Reading Challenges

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Reading Challenges I Am Participating In:

2022 Literary Escapes Challenge


- Alabama
- Alaska
- Arizona
- Arkansas
- California Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
- Colorado
- Connecticut
- Delaware
- Florida
- Georgia
- Hawaii
- Idaho
- Illinois
- Indiana
- Iowa
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- Louisiana
- Maine
- Maryland The Renegade Reporters by Elissa Brent Weissman
- Massachusetts The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
- Michigan Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
- Minnesota
- Mississippi
- Missouri
- Montana
- Nebraska
- Nevada
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
- North Carolina The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
- North Dakota
- Ohio Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
- Oklahoma
- Oregon
- Pennsylvania
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Tennessee
- Texas The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
- Utah
- Vermont The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
- Virginia
- Washington The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
- West Virginia
- Wisconsin
- Wyoming
- Washington, D.C.*

International:

- Australia - The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
- England - The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan
- Sweden - Anxious People by Fredrik Backman



1. The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
2. Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
3. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
4. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
5. The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
6. The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan



1. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
2. Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
3. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien



1. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
2. The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
3. Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
4. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
5. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
6. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
7. The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
8. Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
9. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien




1. By an Author You Love The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
2. Goodreads Winner in 2021
3. Book Becoming a Movie in 2022
4. Book With a Twist The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
5. Speculative Fiction
6. With a Bird on the Cover The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
7. About a Difficult Choice
8. Published in 2012
9. With a Name in the Title Aunt Ivy's Cottage by Kristin Harper
10. By a Local Author
11. Discussion-Worthy Book Club Book
12. 2021 Bestseller Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
13. Genre You Don't Usually Read
14. Shakespearean Play
15. With a Two Word Title Ghost Ship by Brian Hicks
16. About a Muslim Protagonist
17. Set in the 1980s
18. Asian American & Pacific Islander Author Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
19. Bottom of Your To-Read List
20. Literary Fiction
21. Recommended on Instagram
22. LBGTQ+ Book
23. A Book Everyone Is Talking About
24. Pulitzer Prize Winner
25. With a Blue Cover
26. Author Who Shares Your Initials
27. Epic Adventure
28. Guilty Pleasure Read
29. An Audiobook The Renegade Reporters by Elissa Brent Weissman
30. A Catchy Title Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
31. About Nature The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
32. Two Books By the Same Author The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan
33. Two Books By the Same Author
34. YA Fantasy
35. Purchased at a Bookstore
36. Family Drama
37. Classic You've Avoided
38. Set in Africa
39. Recommended By a Librarian
40. By a British Author
41. Re-read a Favorite
42. Under 300 Pages The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
43. Spooky Read
44. Nonfiction Bestseller
45. A Book About Life
46. Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
47. Makes You Laugh
48. Historical Novel Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
49. A 2022 New Release The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
50. Inspiring Memoir
51. Cozy Mystery Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
52. You Own But Haven't Read



Emu Level—Read and review 24 books by Aussie authors of which at least 10 are male, at least 10 are female, and at least 10 are new to you. Fiction or non-fiction, at least four different genres.

1. Book By Aussie Author, Male, New to Me
2. Book By Aussie Author, Male, New to Me
3. Book By Aussie Author, Male, New to Me
4. Book By Aussie Author, Male, New to Me
5. Book By Aussie Author, Male, New to Me
6. Book By Aussie Author, Female, New to Me
7. Book By Aussie Author, Female, New to Me
8. Book By Aussie Author, Female, New to Me
9. Book By Aussie Author, Female, New to Me
10. Book By Aussie Author, Female, New to Me
11. Book By Aussie Author, Male 
12. Book By Aussie Author, Male
13. Book By Aussie Author, Male
14. Book By Aussie Author, Male
15. Book By Aussie Author, Male
16. Book By Aussie Author, Female The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
17. Book By Aussie Author, Female
18. Book By Aussie Author, Female
19. Book By Aussie Author, Female
20. Book By Aussie Author, Female
21. Book By Aussie Author
22. Book By Aussie Author
23. Book By Aussie Author
24. Book By Aussie Author




1. Ghost Ship: The Mysterious True Story of the Mary Celeste and Her Missing Crew by Brian Hicks (read, not yet reviewed)


1. A Book Published in 2022 The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
2. A Book Set On a Plane, Train, or Cruise Ship
3. A Book About or Set in a Nonpatriarchal Society
4. A Book With a Tiger on the Cover or "tiger" in the Title
5. A Sapphic Book
6. A Book By a Latinx Author
7. A Book With An Onomatopoeia in the Title
8. A Book With a Protagonist Who Uses a Mobility Aid
9. A Book About a "Found Family" The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
10. An Anisfield-Wolf Book Award Winner
11. #BookTok Recommendation
12. A Book About the Afterlife
13. A Book Set in the 1980s
14. A Book With Cutlery on the Cover or in the Title Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
15. A Book By a Pacific Islander Author
16. A Book About Witches
17. A Book Becoming a T.V. Series or Movie in 2022
18. A Romance Novel by a BIPOC Author
19. A Book That Takes Place During Your Favorite Season
20. A Book Whose Title Begins With the Last Letter of Your Previous Read The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
21. A Book About a Band or Musical Group Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien
22. A Book With a Character on the Ace Spectrum
23. A Book With a Recipe in It Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
24. A Book You Can Read in One Sitting The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
25. A Book About a Secret The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
26. A Book With a Misleading Title
27. A Hugo Award Winner
28. A Book Set During a Holiday
29. A Different Book By An Author You Read in 2021 Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
30. A Book With the Name of a Board Game in the Title
31. A Book Featuring a Man-Made Disaster
32. A Book With a Quote From Your Favorite Author on the Cover or Amazon Page
33. A Social-Horror Book
34. A Book Set in Victorian Times Ghost Ship by Brian Hicks
35. A Book With a Constellation on the Cover or in the Title
36. A Book You Know Nothing About Aunt Ivy's Cottage by Kristin Harper
37. A Book About Gender Identity
38. A Book Featuring a Party
39. An #OwnVoices SFF Book
40. A Book That Fulfills Your Favorite Prompt From a Past POPSUGAR Reading Challenge
 
ADVANCED:

41. A Book With a Reflected Image on the Cover or "Mirror" in the Title
42. A Book That Features Two Languages
43. A Book With a Palindromic Title
44. A Duology (1)
45. A Duology (2)
46. A Book About Someone Leading a Double Life
47. A Book Featuring a Parallel Reality
48. A Book With Two POVs The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
49. Two Books Set in Twin Towns, aka "Sister Cities" (1)
50. Two Books Set in Twin Towns, aka "Sister Cities" (2)


1. A Book With Magic That ISN'T Harry Potter The Lady in Residence by Allison Pittman
2. A Story Set in a Fantastical World
3. A Portal Fantasy (Where the Main Character Finds Themselves in a New and Strange World)
4. A Story About a Real-Life Adventure
5. A Book About a Sport or Game
6. A Story Set in Space
7. A Book About a Road Trip
8. A Story About Spies
9. A Book About a Heist
10. A Story Set At Sea Ghost Ship by Brian Hicks
11. A Story Set Under the Sea
12. A Story Set in a Place That You Have Always Wanted to Visit Aunt Ivy's Cottage by Kristin Harper
13. A Book With a Map In It The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
14. A Book About Someone Whose Life Is Very Different Than Your Own Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
15. A Book About Someone With Superpowers
16. A Book With the Word Adventure, Journey, Or Quest in The Title
17. A Story Set During a War The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan
18. A Book With An Animal As the Protagonist
19. A Memoir or Biography About a Fascinating Person
20. A Story About a Discovery The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
21. A Book With a Sword, Dagger, Or Shield on the Cover
22. A Book Where Someone Travels Across the World
23. A Book You Would Bring With You On a Desert Island (if you could only bring one book)
24. A New Release You Are Excited About Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
25. A Story About a Circus or Carnival
26. A Mystery or Thriller Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
27. A New Book By a Favorite Author The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
28. A Book With a Suitcase or Backpack on the Cover
29. A Book About Camping or Summer Camp The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
30. A Story That Has Been Adapted Into a Movie or Television Show
31. A Book With the Word "Lost" in the Title
32. A Post-Apocalyptic Story
33. A Story About a Disaster
34. A Book That You Have Always Wanted to Read
35. A Story About Immigrants The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes
36. A Genre You Don't Normally Read
37. A Non-fiction Book About a Subject You've Never Learned About
38. A Book By a Debut Author
39. A Book Recommended By Someone Famous
40. A Book With a Beautiful Cover

Pioneer Book Reading Challenge 2022

1. Bestseller, non-fiction*
2. Customer Pick*
3. Popular Published in 1982
4. Title Starts With Letter "B"
5. PEN/Faulkner Winner/Nominee
6. Author From Asia
7. Poetry Published After 2000
8. Browse 1 Hour, Pick Any Book
9. Agatha/Edgar Winning Author
10. History
11. Wildcard Upstairs (500+ pages)*
12. New Arrival Display Upstairs*
13. Popular Published in 1992
14. Yellow Cover Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
15. Great American Read List
16. Set Somewhere You Want to Visit The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper
17. A Play
18. First Book in a Series Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
19. National Book Award Nominee
20. Re-read an Old Favorite
21. Bestseller Fiction*
22. Employee Pick*
23. Popular Published in 2002
24. Newbery Winner or Honor Book
25. Oprah's Book Club Pick
26. Set in the Midwest Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah
27. Short Story Collection
28. Adapted for TV or Film
29. To Be Read Pile Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson
30. Author You Share Last Initial With The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
31. Wildcard Downstairs (500+ Pages)*
32. New Arrival Display Downstairs*
33. Popular Published in 2012
34. Biography
35. Time Magazine 100 Best Non-Fiction List
36. Author Born Before 1922
37. Current Events
38. Sports
39. Book to Make You Laugh
40. Self-Help Book

*Must be purchased at Pioneer Book
*Cross out and replace any one category when you buy the book at: bookshop.org/shop/pioneerbook



1. Find 10 book bloggers you've enjoyed reading in the past and give them a shout out.
2. Find 10 new-to-you bloggers to follow.
3. Leave comments on 10 book blogs. weekly participation in Top Ten Tuesday
4. Write a post supporting book bloggers.
5. Share 10 blog posts on social media
6. Respond to 5 comments others have left on a blog.
7. Write a post about bloggers you've read because of other bloggers.
8. Follow 5 new book bloggers (less than one year old).
9. Write a guest post for a blog or feature a guest post on your blog.
10. Read 10 blog posts and "like" them.
11. Link to other book blogs in 5 of your own posts.
12. Share 10 more blog posts to social media.

Mini Challenges:

1. Comment on a book tour post.
2. Comment on an author interview.
3. Tag a publisher on social media when you retweet a 5-star review from a blogger.
4. Vote for book bloggers in any end-of-the-year awards where "book influencers" are nominated.
5. Share your secrets to blogging "success."




1. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (12 toe tags)
2. The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper (7 toe tags)
3. Lies That Comfort and Betray by Rosemary Simpson (10 toe tags)
4. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss (3 toe tags, 1 unknown COD)
5. The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson (9 toe tags)
6. The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain (7 toe tags)
7. Murder at the Beacon Bakeshop by Darci Hannah (4 toe tags)
8. Hot and Sour Suspects by Vivien Chien (1 toe tag)

1 comment:

  1. Here's a link to my final tally for the Children's Historical Fiction challenge. Are you hosting again next year? I did better than I thought I would, but still not great.

    https://speedyreadercom.wordpress.com/2021/12/24/results-of-childrens-historical-fiction-challenge/

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