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Out of Your Comfort Zone 2022 Reading Challenge Announcement 💗 feat. 2021 Wrapup

OutOfComfortZone Reading Challenge 2022

Hello fellow bookworms💗 It’s once again a new year and the Out of Comfort Zone Challenge is returning for 2022!! Today, I also want to reflect on the #OOCZ2021 a bit, sharing what books I read, what lovely people participated and some fun stats! I’ll keep it short as I’ll also share a reminder of what my challenge is about and the 2022 signup! A lot of things are staying the same, but I adjusted the graphicsand templates, created new badges and there will also be some themed recommendation posts coming next year 💗 I’m super excited and would love for you to join my challenge next year, if it sounds interesting to you! 💕



Personal Wrapup 💗

Books Read 📚 56 Books

Favorite Books ❣️

  1. Network Effect & Fugitive Telemetry (Martha Wells)
  2. The House in the Cerulean Sea & Under the Whispering Door (T.J. Klune)
  3. You Will Get Through this Night (Daniel Howell)
  4. Starsight (Brandon Sanderson)
  5. The Comfort Book (Matt Haig)

Genres read from 📝 Mystery, Horror, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Nonfiction, Romancce

Badges Achieved 📔 4

L4_ Adventurer L_ Favorite

L_ Tome L_ Genre Fan


Participants 💗

Thank you so much to all the lovely people who participated in the challenge (apart from me), it was great to see others also excited to read a bit outside of their comfort zone and I hope you had a good time 💕 I’d love to welcome some of you back for the challenge in 2022, if you’d like! It means so much to me that you were along for the ride this year 🥰

Statistics 💗

Books Read 📚 114 books

Genres/Formats 📔


Age Range 🌷

age range



Reminder: What is the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge? 💗

The aim of this challenge is to read books that you consider to be outside of your comfort zone. Often I feel myself gravitating to the same kinds of books especially when it comes to age range and genres. Therefore, you can join this challenge if you wish to read more broadly (and adventurously) and dive into genres you don’t reach for as often. The Challenge itself is tailored to your goals, so it’s going to be relaxed and individual as everyone has a different definition of their comfort zone. You can set yourself a number of books to read in a particular genre (or subgenre, age range, etc.) or make a TBR with books you hope to get to!

OOCZ 2022 Banner

The Guidelines 💗

  • The Challenge runs from January 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2022
  • If you want to join, you can do so all year until the challenge ends 💗
  • The goal of the reading challenge is to read genres/age ranges outside of your comfort zone (be as broad or specific as you’d like to be with that)
  • You can pick out as many genres/age ranges that you want to read more of and pick out how many books you’d like to read in that genre and/or make a TBR of books you’d like to try out.
  • For the books to count you have to begin and start them in 2022, as the challenge is geared towards this year – meaning that books started in 2020 don’t count.
  • Of course, any format of book works for this Readathon, as long as you can mark it as read on Goodreads!
  • This is all very relaxed, so do whatever works best for you, be it how many categories, books and TBR’s as you want!

How you can join 💗

  • Fill out the form at the end of the post if you’re interested in joining! 
  • You can join by setting up a post on your platform, be it Blog, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, etc. with your reading goals/TBR for the Readathon
  • Please link back to this announcement post. You can also tag me on Twitter, Goodreads and on WordPress because I’ love to hear all about your progress and reading plans
  • You can also use the Reading Challenge Banner and the Icon in your signup/TBR post if you want to (and award yourself the badges once you reach the goals!)
  • Share your TBR’s/Posts/Progress throughout the year with the hashtag #OOCZ2022
  • You can keep track of your progress via social media, a post or blog page, whatever works best for you!
  • There’s also a Google Form to add your read books because I thought it would be cool to see what books we all read throughout the year!


Levels & Badges 💗

Levels {Updated!}

  • DREAMER: Read 5 books outside of your comfort zone
  • TRAVELER: Read 10 books outside of your comfort zone
  • EXPLORER: Read 20 books outside of your comfort zone
  • ADVENTURER: Read 40+ books outside of your comfort zone

Fun Badges {Updated!}

  • CHONKER: Read a book over 500 pages
  • HIDDEN GEM: Find a new favorite book
  • LISTENER: Listen to an audiobook
  • LOVE LETTER: Read a book that was redommended to you
  • SERIES CHAMP: Read an entire Series 


Templates {also updated!} 💗

This year, I’m offering some templates for setting up your TBR and/or posting updates on your platform/social media, as I thought it would be nice if you can’t or don’t want to make your own graphics 💕 In this Google Drive folder you can download all graphics! I have also created a Canva Template for the TBR and Progress Pictures, so you can directly edit and use it 💗



TBR Template (pictured), Monthly Wrapup, Individual Book Report


You want to join the Reading Challenge? Then use Form below to sign up! 💗

OOCZ ChallengeIcon 2022

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Are you going to join me in reading books outside of your comfort zone? What are your favorite books outside of your comfort zone that you’re glad you’ve discovered? 💗


28 thoughts on “Out of Your Comfort Zone 2022 Reading Challenge Announcement 💗 feat. 2021 Wrapup

  1. Thank you sooo much for hosting this challenge… It was sooo fun!! Thank you for mentioning me in this post 🥰 wow 56 books is impressive and I’m so glad you found so many favourites too ❤️ I think all my favourites this year were out of my comfort zone too!!
    2022 challenge looks amazing, love the new design and features 🥰 it’s so cool!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! I’m glad to hear that you had fun with the challenge 🥺💗 I was pleasantly surprised that so many of my favorites were outside of my comfort zone this year, it shows that I’m really branching out a bit 😄

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  2. this is such a fun challenge!! I don’t really feel like I have any books that are outside my comfort zone tbh because I read such a wide variety of books but i’m so excited to see what other people think about books that they’re not used to reading

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  3. i am so grateful you’re hosting another edition of this challenge! i completely forgot to sign up the books i have read for the challenge in the forms, but i will do better and keep that in mind for the 2022 edition. i am excited to be taking part again, the challenge really has motivated me to read titles that i wouldn’t have picked up otherwise and i’m so happy it exists! hahah you’re the best, caro!

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    1. Thank you so much for joining again this year, I’m so excited!! Also happy to hear that you picked up some books you wouldn’t have read otherwise! 💕🥰 YOU are the best 🥺 Also don’t worry about the forms, I also wasn’t the best at updating my books, sometimes it just slipped my mind 😅


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