Announcing the 2022 When Are You Reading? Challenge!

18 Jan

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It’s back again! I’ll be running the When Are You Reading? Challenge yet again in 2022. I wasn’t able to finish in 2021 (more to come on that in a full post), but I’m planning to be more purposeful this year and I’m hoping it will happen! One can only hope.

The premise of the challenge is to read one book from each of twelve time periods. It’s up to the reader where a book lies. You can do it based on publication date or setting, whatever you want. Feel free to switch it up, too.

The challenge is located here. If you’d like to participate, leave me a comment somewhere on the blog letting me know and giving me a link to your challenge page or post. I’ll add a link to my challenge page so other readers can visit you and see what you’ve been reading. 

The time periods are:

  • Pre 1300
  • 1300-1499
  • 1500-1699
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1919
  • 1920-1939
  • 1940-1959
  • 1960-1979
  • 1980-1999
  • 2000-Present
  • The Future

I do hope you’ll consider joining me. I’ve had a lot of fun with this challenge over the past several years and I’m looking forward to doing it again.

Until next time, write on.

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9 Responses to “Announcing the 2022 When Are You Reading? Challenge!”

  1. nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog January 18, 2022 at 12:04 PM #

    Fantastic Sam. !’m definitely joining in again in fact I’ve read a couple of books already!


  2. whatcathyreadnext January 18, 2022 at 1:43 PM #

    Best news I’ve had all day! I love this challenge so thanks for hosting it again. Having said that I’ll probably have the same difficulty I have every year finding a book for the Future time period!


    • Sam January 18, 2022 at 5:30 PM #

      I’ve been lucky with that one the past few years. 1900-1919 has been a struggle for me! Happy reading.


  3. Davida Chazan January 20, 2022 at 9:57 AM #

    Cool idea but… no way I could do this one. I read far too many new books, and hardly any ones earlier than the 18th century.


    • Sam January 22, 2022 at 1:51 PM #

      Many of the books I picked are recently published but take place in an earlier time period. Readers have the choice on if to read historical books or current books with historical settings. Happy reading!

      Liked by 1 person


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