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My 2022 Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge TBR πŸ’—

OutOfComfortZone Reading Challenge 2022

Hello fellow bookwormsπŸ’— I’ve already talked about what 2022 Reading Challenges I’m joining, but my very own reading challenge returns this year, so here I am posting my #outofcomfortzonechallenge TBR!Β Like last year I picked out 4Β genres and one age range out of my comfort zone and have dedicated 3 books per category to put on my TBR! (15 books in total). These are books that I’m super excited for right now, though I might adjust my little TBR when my mood changes 😊 I’m starting with a short reminder of what my challenge is all about and then it’s straight to my TBR! πŸ’•

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What is the Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge? πŸ’—

TheΒ aim of this challenge is toΒ read books that you consider to be outside of your comfort zone. The Challenge itself isΒ tailored to your goals, so it’s going to be really 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! There are also fun levels and badges to collect if you’re interested in that!

Get all the information in my announcement post πŸ’—

I’d love for you to join me and chat about our progress throughout the year πŸ₯°

OutOfComfortZone Reading Challenge 2022

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My #outofcomfortzone2022 TBR πŸ’—

OOCZ Sci-Fi

I have found myself enjoying Sci-Fi more and more as the years go on 🌟 There is something so cool about science and space, that has always appealed to me! I definitely want to read Cytonic, the next book in the Skyward Series, that I love very dearly πŸ₯° This was released at the end of 2021, I just haven’t been able to read it yet! I also want to try out The Disasters, a pretty short sci-fi book that has been on my TBR forever. It sounds like it could be fun and I love the Tagline ‘Space if hard. Grab a Helmet.’ πŸ˜‚ I liked Becky Chamber’s ‘The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet’ (still haven’t finished the series though) and I kept hearing about A Pslam for the Wild Built! It’s a novella I think and has robots, which is intriguing πŸ‘€

  1. Cytonic (Brandon Sanderson) πŸ’— Book 3 in the Skyward Series
  2. The Disasters (M.K. England) πŸ’—
  3. A Pslam for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) πŸ’—

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OOCZ Historical

Historical Fiction is sadly still one of my lesser read genres πŸ₯Ί (especially compared to the other genres on my OOCZ list). Nevertheless, I still try to read some historical books, as I find reading something set in the past to be super intriguing πŸ‘€ Like last year, The Dire King is on this list, as I still haven’t read it πŸ˜… Then I have two 2021 releases that I didn’t get to. A Marvellous Light is at the top of my TBR, as it’s a mix of magic, mystery and libraries! I have a feeling the romance will also really get me, it’s m/m with a grumpy librarian πŸ˜„ I’m also really looking forward to reading My Contrary Mary. This is the start of the Mary series, a historical reimagining of famous Mary’s. It’s similar to the Lady Janies series, which I loved πŸ₯°

  1. The Dire King (William Ritter) πŸ’— Finale of the Jackaby Series
  2. A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske) πŸ’—
  3. My Contrary Mary (Hand, Ashton & Meadows) πŸ’—

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OOCZ Mystery

I have been really enjoying getting more into thriller/mystery/horror books! This is a genre that I never thought I would like but I do enjoy figuring out a mystery or getting spooked in October πŸ‘» (I still combine all three genres, as I don’t read too much of them individually). I also want to dip my toes into some Adult Mystery, so I choose The Sun Down Motel, which I know is very beloved in the community and sounds like something I could like as well! I’m also reading That Weekend, as I want to try out a book by Kara Thomas and I heard that this one is really chilling and intense 😱 Last but not least, I want to finish the Good Girl’s Guide Trilogy by reading As Good as Dead, I think it might be the most shocking book in the series!

  1. The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) πŸ’—
  2. That Weekend (Kara Thomas) πŸ’—
  3. As Good as Dead (Holly Jackson) πŸ’— Finale of the Good Girl’s Guide Trilogy

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OOCZ Nonfiction

I’m happy with how much nonfiction I have read over the past years 😊 I didn’t read this genre at all and never had an interest in it, until I finally gave it a try! A book that I have been meaning to read for ages is Do Nothing, it’s about overworking and not being able to relax, something I struggle with immensely. I hope this book can help me get away from feeling guilty if I’m not being ‘productive’ πŸ™ I also want to read Quiet, a book about introverts that caught me eye. As a fellow introvert this seems like it could be very relevant and I’m very curious about it πŸ‘€ Finally, I have heard such good things about Ace, a book about asexuality. I feel like this could be a very informative and important read, so I look forward to checking it out!

  1. Do Nothing (Celeste Headlee) πŸ’—
  2. Quiet (Susan Cain) πŸ’—
  3. Ace (Angela Chen) πŸ’—

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OOCZ Adult

I have also read some more Adult books last year, though they still intimidate me a bit at times. I have never read anything by Backman, though he’s such a popular writer. Veronika recommended Anxious People to me, so this is the book I’ll start with! The title is already very relatable to me as a fellow anxious person πŸ˜‚ I also want to finally read Boyfriend Material, an Adult m/m Romance that is supposed to have lots of banter and fun! Now there’s even a sequel announced for 2022, so I need to read it πŸ˜„ I’m also planning on reading Daisy Jones & the Six! I haven’t read a book by Taylor Jenkins Reid since The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. My library has the Daisy Jones audiobook though and as I heard that it’s great with a full cast I need to listen to it 🎧

  1. Anxious People (Fredrik Backman) πŸ’—
  2. Boyfriend Material (Alexis Hall) πŸ’—
  3. Daisy Jones & the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) πŸ’—

Divider2 (2)Are you planning on participating in the #outofcomfortzonechallenge? What are some books out of your comfort zone you’d like to read? πŸ’—

16 thoughts on “My 2022 Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge TBR πŸ’—

  1. I’m not sure I would say Daisy Jones is new adult, but I do encourage you to read or rather listen to the full cast version! It was really interesting to just have these people tell you their story.
    I want to believe in you, but I got hyped for you reading Dire King all of 2021, so I’m gonna stay quiet about it now hahaha
    Also, I read Quiet and loved it. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

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    1. The category is for New Adult and Adult, but sometimes it is hard to tell where a book belongs! I’ll definitely pick up the Daisy Jones & the Six audiobook, I love that it has a full cast πŸ₯° I will read The Dire King this year, I NEED to finish this series! πŸ™πŸ»
      Quiet sounds super interesting, looking forward to reading it 😊

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    1. Oh yes, I’m very excited for all the nonfiction! I didn’t read as much of it I wanted to last year, but there are so many great books on my TBR πŸ₯° My library has the Daisy Jones & the Six audiobook, so I’ll make use of it, as I heard it’s fantastic 😊

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  2. Yay for doing this challenge again and I loved reading your TBR. I hope you are able to get to all these books and enjoy them!
    The Disasters does look like a really fun sci-fi, it feels like a book to go to when you are in the need of smiling! I’ve heard so many great things about A Marvellous Light so I hope you love it. I would like to check it out too and the companion coming out this year (because I adore that cover)! I need to read The Sun Down Motel and Ace as well. Happy reading! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophie! πŸ’• I love that The Disasters sounds like a funny, lighter sci-fi book, I always appreciate when books have humor/banter 😊 Thank you! I hope we both enjoy A Marvellous Light, it sounds amazing and I’m glad to hear that there will be a companion book πŸ₯° I hope we get around to reading all these books! πŸ’—

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  3. AH CARO I am so, so looking forward to you reading Daisy Jones, I adore this book SO very much. I’ve also been drawn to thriller/mystery books lately, so I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the books you picked out in this category! ❀

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    1. I’m very excited to finally read Daisy Jones & the Six, I remember that there was so much hype & I hadn’t read a TJR book since Evelyn Hugo 😱 I keep being drawn to mystery books as well and hope to read more of them this year as well πŸ₯°

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  4. Good luck with your TBR! πŸ™‚ I haven’t read Anxious People, but I watched the Netflix series the other day and I really liked it. I loved Boyfriend Material and can’t wait for the sequel. I also loved Daisy Jones & the Six. I actually read it twice one year. I read it myself and then listened to the audiobook. The audiobook is so great!

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    1. Thank you! I hope to read Anxious People & then watch the new Netflix show πŸ₯° I’m currently listening to Boyfriend Material on audiobook and so far it’s SO much fun! I’m also excited to read Daisy Jones & the Six this year 😊

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