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 recommended 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: 51 Books Read


  1. Daughter of the Deep (Rick Riordan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. The Quiet at the End of the World (Lauren James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. The Disasters (M.K. England) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Navigating the Stars (Maria V. Snyder) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  5. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  6. Aurora Rising (Kaufman & Kristoff) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  7. Heart of Iron (Ashley Poston) ⭐⭐.5
  8. Across a Field of Starlight (Blue Delliquanti) ⭐⭐.5


OOCZ Historical

  1. The Bronzed Beasts (Roshani Chokshi) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. Daisy Jones & the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. I Must Betray You (Ruta Sepetys) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. The Enigma Game (Elizabeth Wein) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. Orphan Monster Spy (Matt Killeen) ⭐⭐⭐
  7. The Song of Achilles (Madeline Miller) ⭐⭐


OOCZ Mystery

  1. The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  2. These Fleeting Shadows (Kate Alice Marshall) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  3. The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester (Maya MacGregor) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  4. Greenglass House (Kate Milford) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  5. As Good as Dead (Holly Jackson) ⭐⭐⭐


OOCZ Nonfiction

  1. So You Want to Talk About Race (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  2. Do Nothing (Celeste Headlee) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. Ace (Angela Chen) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  4. My Friend Anna (Rachel Williams) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  5. Mediocre (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  6. Ain’t Burned All the Bright (Jason Reynolds, Griffin) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  7. Spinning (Tillie Walden) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism & You (Jason Reynolds) ⭐⭐⭐


OOCZ Adult

  1. Boyfriend Material (Alexis Hall) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  2. Act Your Age, Eve Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  3. Anxious People (Fredrik Backman) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  4. Daisy Jones & the Six (Taylor Jenkins Reid) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  5. My Friend Anna (Rachel Williams) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  6. ACOWAR (Sarah J. Maas) ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  7. A Marvellous Light (Freya Marske) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  8. Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  9. A Girl Like Her (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  10. Damaged Goods (Talia Hibbert) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  11. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care (Ashley Herring Blake) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  12. The Intimacy Experiment (Rosie Danan) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  13. Weather Girl (Rachel Lynn Solomon) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  14. Beach Read (Emily Henry) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  15. People We Meet on Vacation (Emily Henry) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  16. The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  17. Mediocre (Ijeoma Oluo) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  18. Chef’s Kiss (Jarrett Melendez) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  19. Lore Olympus Vol 1. (Rachel Smythe) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  20. Lore Olympus Vol 2. (Rachel Smythe) ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  21. A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Becky Chambers) ⭐⭐⭐.5
  22. Silver in the Wood (Emily Tesh) ⭐⭐⭐
  23. The Roughest Draft (Wibberley & Siegemund-Broka) ⭐⭐.5
  24. A Brush with Love (Mazey Eddings) ⭐⭐


OOCZ Poetry

  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) ⭐⭐⭐