Out of Your Comfort Zone Reading Challenge 2022

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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. 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!

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)
  • 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 sign-up form 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
  • Share your TBR’s/Posts/Progress throughout the year with the hashtag #OOCZ2022!

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 💗

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 💗


My #outofcomfortzone2022 TBR 💗

Progress: 26 Books Read


  1. Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. Aurora Rising (Kaufman & Kristoff) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  4. Heart of Iron (Ashley Poston) ⭐⭐.5


OOCZ Historical

  1. The Bronzed Beasts (Roshani Chokshi) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


OOCZ Mystery

  1. The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester (Maya MacGregor) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. Greenglass House (Kate Milford) ⭐⭐⭐⭐


OOCZ Nonfiction

  1. So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  2. Ain’t Burned All the Bright (Jason Reynolds, Griffin) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. Spinning (Tillie Walden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism & You (Jason Reynolds) ⭐⭐⭐


OOCZ Adult

  1. Boyfriend Material (Alexis Hall) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  2. Act Your Age, Eve Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. A Girl Like Her (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. Damaged Goods (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Ashley Herring Blake) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. The Intimacy Experiment (Rosie Danan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. Weather Girl (Rachel Lynn Solomon) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. Chef’s Kiss (Jarrett Melendez) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  10. Lore Olympus Vol 1. (Rachel Smythe) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  11. Lore Olympus Vol 2. (Rachel Smythe) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  12. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) ⭐⭐⭐.5



  1. Turtle Under Ice (Juleah Del Rosario) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. Forget Me Not (Ellie Terry) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You (Misha Collins) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  4. Punching the Air (Zoboi & Salaam) ⭐⭐⭐