Hello fellow bookworms💗 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! Like last year I picked out 4 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! 💕
The aim of this challenge is to read books that you consider to be outside of your comfort zone. The Challenge itself is 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!
I’d love for you to join me and chat about our progress throughout the year 🥰
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 🥰 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.’ 😂 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 👀
- Cytonic (Brandon Sanderson) 💗 Book 3 in the Skyward Series
- The Disasters (M.K. England) 💗
- A Pslam for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) 💗
Historical Fiction is sadly still one of my lesser read genres 🥺 (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 👀 Like last year, The Dire King is on this list, as I still haven’t read it 😅 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 😄 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 🥰
- The Dire King (William Ritter) 💗 Finale of the Jackaby Series
- A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske) 💗
- My Contrary Mary (Hand, Ashton & Meadows) 💗
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 👻 (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!
- The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) 💗
- That Weekend (Kara Thomas) 💗
- As Good as Dead (Holly Jackson) 💗 Finale of the Good Girl’s Guide Trilogy
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’ 🙏 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 👀 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!
- Do Nothing (Celeste Headlee) 💗
- Quiet (Susan Cain) 💗
- Ace (Angela Chen) 💗
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 😂 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 😄 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 🎧
- Anxious People (Fredrik Backman) 💗
- Boyfriend Material (Alexis Hall) 💗
- Daisy Jones & the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) 💗
Are you planning on participating in the #outofcomfortzonechallenge? What are some books out of your comfort zone you’d like to read? 💗