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2022 Reading Challenges I’m joining 📚 #TackleMyTBR, 12 Books, #DevourYourTBR & #Pondathon

2022 Challenges

Hello fellow bookworms 📚 It’s time for one of my favorite posts of the beginning year: announcing what Reading Challenges I’ll be joining in 2022! Just like Readathons, I adore Reading Challenges so much because they are fun (with cool features), boost my reading and foster interact with other readers.  I’ll do another separate post to talk about the TBR for my own Reading challenge soon, the Out of Comfort Zone 2021 Reading Challenge 🥰

I’ve included some information about the 2022 Challenges I’m joining (please see the announcement posts I linked for further information). All images used (be it banners or extra badges) were made by the Challenge Host(s) that I have linked!! I didn’t do any annual TBR’s for the challenges this year, but will share my monthly TBR’s in my Wrapups ❤️

Quick 2020 Reading Challenge Checkin

  • I read 162 books out of my 65 book target for my Goodreads Reading Challenge
  • I read 43 Books for #QueerBookFun 🌈
  • I read 30 books for #TackleYourTBR, fulfilling my goal of reading 24 books 📚
  • I read 56 books for my own Out of Comfort Zone Challenge, earning the Adventurer Badge 💗
  • For the St. Vladimir’s Readalong, I only reread the Vampire Academy books (Jan-June), but had to give up on starting Bloodlines as I wasn’t in the mood for it 😅

2021 Reading Challenge Index 📚

  1. Goodreads Reading Challenge
  2. 12 Books Reading Challenge
  3. #TackleYourTBR2022
  4. #DevourYourTBR2022
  5. #Pondathon2022


Goodreads Reading Challenge 📖

This year my aim is to read 65 Books! This is literally my goal every year because it’s attainable for me and therefore stress free ❤ This goes well with my plans to not put too much pressure on my reading this year and just mood read and enjoy books! You can follow me on Goodreads if you’d like to see my progress throughout the year 🥰


This is the exact same color as in 2016, the first year I tracked my challenge, is it all coming full circle? 😱


12 Books Reading Challenge 💌

The 12 Challenge {12 Months to read 12 Books Recommended by 12 Friends} popped up suddenly all over Twitter and it sounded like so much fun! The Template was created by Shadowbooker over on Instagram. I love the idea of reading books recommended by other bloggers/bookish friends so I knew that I had to join in 🥰 Thank you to everyone who sent in a recommendation! 💗

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#TackleMyTBR2022 📚


© Kimberlyfayereads

Like last year, I will be joining #TackleMyTBR in order to finally get around to reading my owned books. I appreciate that I can read so much from my library, but I want to make an effort again this year to reduce the books on my Physical and Kindle TBR 📖 The challenge is hosted by the lovely Kimkimberlyfayereads and I like that you can adjust your goal according to how many books you want to read from your TBR each month! This year there are also some cool monthly themes, that sound like lots of fun 🥰

How you can join (information provided by Kim) 📚

  • The 2022 Tackle My TBR Reading Challenge runs from January 1 – December 31, 2022. You can join at any time.
  • The goal is to read at least ONE book from your TBR every month. It can be an ARC, ebook, audiobook or print – your choice. Any reading is good reading!
  • If one TBR book a month isn’t enough, set your goal higher! Do you think you can read five a month? Ten? Go big or go home! There are some goal levels below if that’s your thing.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate. You can track your progress on Goodreads, Insta, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube… wherever you want!
  • Use #TackleMyTBR2022 on social media.
  • Feel free to use the banner graphic on your posts and/or social media.
  • Comment and let me know if you’re in!
  • Tell your friends! [Shorter link for sharing:]

Challenge Levels 📚

Back again this year: challenge levels! (Unsurprising to anyone who knows me, they’re football-themed.) Pick a level, any level! (These are all based on a 1-5+ books per month average.)

  • Safety: read 12 TBR books
  • Blitz: read 13-24 TBR books
  • First Down: read 25-36 TBR books
  • Field Goal: read 37-48 TBR books
  • Hail Mary: read 49-60 TBR books
  • Touchdown: read 61+ TBR books

And because reviewing is so important, I’ve added a couple of bonus levels!

  • Extra Point: review half of the TBR books you read
  • Two-Point Conversion: review all the TBR books you read

Monthly Themes (new this year) 📚

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© Kimberlyfayereads

My #TackleMyTBR Goals 📚

  • Read 2 Owned Books per month (24 in total)
  • Read 1 Book per Monthly Theme
  • Read 10 books that have been on my Physical TBR since 2016-2018 (12 qualify)
  • Read 5 books that have been on my Kindle TBR since 2020 (13 qualify)
  • Only haul physical books that I’ll read in the next 3 months


#DevourYourTBR 📚


© DevourYourTBR

This year I will be joining #DevourYourTBR which is all about tackling your TBR using cool monthly challenges! Apart from January, these don’t have to be books you own, so I’ll be reading from my Goodreads TBR. I already love the monthly themes and I’m so excited to get started! I found out last year that having a reading theme helps me pick up books, as I don’t get struck with indecision about what books I should read. The months I did themed reading (October & December) I ended up reading the most 💕 I used to do Monthly Themes for myself (back in 2019 I believe), but this is much more fun! I feel like I can combine my mood-reading and TBR tendencies with this challenge 🥰 This  is hosted by Destiny @ howlinglibraries & Kathy @ booksandmunches on Goodreads and I believe that there’s also a Discord ❤

Monthly Themes (Text posted by Destiny) 📚

  • Jumpstart January: Jumpstart January was inspired by the phrase, “Begin as you mean to go on” — in simpler terms, set the stage for the rest of the year by devoting January to reading books already on your TBR! If you’ve never read it and you owned it prior to January 1, 2022, it counts for this challenge.
  • Lovely February: Lovely February is all about celebrating love, but not just the romantic kind! This can include romance books as well as books about family, friendship, found family tropes, pets, whatever feels “loving” to you.
  • BIPOC Celebration March: For this challenge, I’m encouraging you to read books by BIPOC writers: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Publishing is still comprised of primarily white authors, so it’s important that we take the time to support authors who are breaking through systemic barriers to bring us their stories. Please spend some time celebrating BIPOC authors (and not just this month, but always!).
  • Ancient April: Ancient April is all about reading books that are not set in modern times — this could be historical fiction, memoirs, nonfiction about times gone by, true crime, or classics! (We’re pretty lenient around here, so if you want to read a pop culture book about the 80s or 90s, be my guest.)
  • Mental Health May: May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the US, so what better month to focus on books about mental health? It doesn’t have to be fiction, so feel free to throw a self-help book or a funny memoir about mental health on your TBR, too!
  • Pride Parade June: I couldn’t possibly exclude Pride Month from the 2022 challenges. This month is all about reading queer rep and queer voices! Whether it’s a cute queer rom-com or a heavy memoir, if there are queer characters or the author is queer, it fits.
  • Vacation Time July: It’s the middle of the year — let’s take a trip! Read books about journeys and adventures, vacations, and books that take place outside of your country. (You can also choose books by authors from countries besides your own; again, we’re lenient here!)
  • “All Bodies” August: For the last of our diversity months, let’s take a moment to dwell on one of my favorite phrases: “All bodies are good bodies!” Find some books with diverse body representation, such as fat or plus-size rep, disabled rep, etc.
  • Study Hall September: It’s time for Study Hall September, and we’re taking notes! I want you to read books recommended by other readers, whether that’s your best friend, your mom, or that random booktok account you started following the other day. If you added it to your TBR shelf because someone else raved about it, now is the time!
  • Ominous October: Ominous October is the perfect time for all those spooky and monstrous reads, but don’t be afraid (pun intended) if you don’t like horror! You can also read thrillers, mysteries, or even dark fantasy for this challenge.
  • Remember November: This was one of our original prompts created by the group creator Kathy, and I loved it too much to let it go: Remember November is all about reading books you didn’t get to from your previous 2022 TBRs. This might be something you had on a readathon TBR earlier in the year, or a book you were so excited to purchase but then it sat collecting dust on your shelf. (Don’t worry, I just called myself out, too!)
  • Easy Readin’ December: ‘Tis the season… for easy readin’! Let’s close out the year by giving ourselves a break and picking up some easy reads like short books and novellas, graphic novels and manga, or maybe re-reading an old favorite. Show yourself a little love (and feel free to power through a stack of comics for one final boost to that Goodreads reading goal!).


#Pondathon2022 🌷

Pondathon II: The Quiet Pond's Story-Driven Readathon

© CW @ The Quiet Pond

I really enjoyed the first Pondathon – a story driven Readathon – back in 2020 and I was so excited to find out that there is going to be a sequel!! The Pondathon 2 is another story-driven challenge, that runs the entire year with character creation and side quests like last time 🥰 It’s such a wholesome Reading Challenge and this time you can earn little graphics to decorate a garden with, which is just the cutest 🥺 Here are some basic information provided by CW!

What is the Pondathon?

Pondathon II is a story-driven and gardening-themed readathon hosted and run by CW from The Quiet Pond. The aim of the Pondathon II readathon is to read books to earn plants and decorate your own little garden so that we can restore the forest together.More information about the readathon can be found here

Information about Joining the Pondathon

  • You can sign-up to the Pondathon II readathon here. The readathon starts on January 10th 2022 and ends on December 11th 2022; sign-ups are open across the duration of the readathon.
  • You also get to create your own Pond animal character for the Pondathon, and create your own character card!
  • If you’d like, create a blog post, bookstagram post, booktube video, Twitter thread, or whatever medium you wish, with ‘#PondathonII’ in the title or your tweet. Share the character you have created and your character card!
  • Link back to this post so that new friends can find the readathon and join in as well.

My #Pondathon Character

Pondathon Character

Sabrina is back for the second Pondathon! She was my character from the previous Pondathon and I still love her so much 🥺 Sabrina a magical black cat and witches’ familiar, who loves to visit the quiet pond. Her hobbies include napping on old grimoires and spending time with friends 🥰  She’s picked up some spells in her magical household that might be useful in helping her own garden and the pond grow 💕

My #Pondathon TBR

I don’t have a big TBR since this challenge runs the entire year and I’ll adjust what books I read to the requirements of the sidequests (as an ambitious perfectionist I’m trying to get all the rewards 😂) But since the first sidequest is already up (prompt: reading a diverse book), here is a peak into my TBR 💕

  • Legendborn (Tracy Deonn) ☀️ Black Author
  • Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas) ☀️ Black Author
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Talia Hibbert) ☀️ Black Author

  • These Witches Don’t Burn (Isabel Sterling) 🌈 Sapphic Author
  • Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry (Joya Goffney) ☀️ Black Author

Divider2 (2)Are you joining any of the challenges I mentioned? What other challenges are you participating in? 📚

17 thoughts on “2022 Reading Challenges I’m joining 📚 #TackleMyTBR, 12 Books, #DevourYourTBR & #Pondathon

  1. You’re always so on top of reading challenges and readathons, I’d just mix it all up in my mind haha but I wish you the best of luck with everything in 2022. I hope you won’t be disappointed in Soulswift and I’m very curious which TV and movie adaptation books you’ll read for Tackle My TBR!! Have fun ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Kat! 💕 I’m so excited to read Soulswift as I heard almost nothing about it, so I’m going in blind 👀 I actually don’t have that many adapted books on my owned TBR, I think I might go with The Darkest Minds! It’s such a classic but I haven’t read it yet 😄

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      1. Going in blind is good! (I think?) I didn’t know much either haha And the Darkest Minds was an okay-read for me. I read it after watching the movie and just had different ideas in my head, I suppose. Happy reading!

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  2. Pondathon sounds lovely, I had not encountered this one before. I used to a lot of challenges but these days I tend to go with the flow a bit more and aim for 42 books for goodreads and I host a nature reading challenge so quiet a few nature themed books are on my list.

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  3. Good luck on all these challenges, Caro! Just looking at them made me feel so intimidated, but I know you’re great at reading challenges. 😀 I’m excited to see what you’ll think of Anxious People – I’ve been watching its Netflix adaptation and it made me want to reread the book so badly! I’m also looking forward to your thoughts on Strange the Dreamer (I read it because of Sabrina too, haha) and Jade City!

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    1. Thank you so much! 💕 Reading Challenges always make me feel so motivated 😄 Very curious about Anxious People, I never read anything by this author before, but he and his books are so beloved in the community! Is the adaptation good? 👀 I’m also very excited to read Strange the Dreamer and Jade City 🥰


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