2022 Challenges

CHALLENGE 1: 2022 Discussion Challenge

  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. There’s no need to say what your discussion posts will be about–just tell us you’re joining and let us know your goal. (Can be in an update post or a post with other challenges–you’re not required to make a completely separate sign-up post.)
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts. Feel free to also link back in your actual discussions (we appreciate it, so more people can find us!), but that’s not required.
  • The challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2022. Sign-ups will remain open through December 28th, 2022. So, you can basically sign up all year long. Come join us!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • On the 1st of every month, a link-up will go up on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll leave your links for that month’s discussions. Every month, we’ll update this 2022 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky–so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2022 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.

The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab


I'm aiming for 35!


1. Book Spotlight: Old Magic by Marianne Curley  [January]
2. This or That: Dessert Edition  [January]
3. What Draws You to a Book Cover?  [January]
4. Olympic Book Tag  [January]
5. Memory Lane--My Favorite Birthday Party  [January]
6. Groundhog's Day  [February]
7. Blind Date with a Book  [February]
8. Reading Pace  [February]
9. I Should Have Read That Book Tag  [February]
10. Book Longing  [February]
11. Superpowers  [February]
12. Lessons from Cereal Commercials  [March]
13. Netflix Book Tag  [March]
14. Fantasy Covers Without People on Them  [March]
15. Info Dump Bookish Tag  [April]
16. TBR Alphabet Book Tag  [April]
17. The Secret Life of a Book Blogger Tag  [May]
18. Why I Don't Like eBooks  [May]
19. My California Dream Vacation  [May]
20. ARC Boxes  [June]
21. The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag  [July]
22. Cover Revamps  [July]
23. Blogging Styles  [July]
24. Reading Styles  [August]
25. Reading Noise Levels  [August]
26. Buying Book When You're Behind  [August]
27. Struggling to Converse  [September]
28. Arts & Crafts  [September]

CHALLENGE 2: 2022 Series Enders Reading Challenge

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022.
  2. Anyone can enter. You don’t have to have a blog just as long as you review your books somewhere: on your blog if you have one, Amazon, Goodreads, etc.
  3. Any genre, length, or format is acceptable as long as it is the last book in a series where all books in the series have been published and no more books are currently intended to be published in the series. If an author makes a decision somewhere during the year to add on to the series, we will count both the original last book in the series and the “new last” book in the series assuming the author isn’t going to write more than one additional book. Last book published in a series doesn’t count if more books are expected to be published.
  4. You can list your series enders ahead of time, but this is not required. If you decide to list them up front, feel free to change them throughout the year as necessary.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, please use the direct link to your post about joining the 2022 Series Enders Reading Challenge. If you don’t have a blog, please post about it on Facebook or Twitter and include that direct link as your sign up.
  6. You can sign up until December 15, 2022. This allows you to join the challenge at any time during the year.
  7. On the 25th of every month, we will post a wrap up on both Somewhere Only We Know and Words Fueled by Love with a linky for you to link up your reviews for the month. The monthly giveaway will be open until the next wrap up post goes up (ex. From January 25th to February 25th). For each link to a review, you will get an (1) entry into a drawing for that giveaway. This will be open internationally. Please link each review separately as each link in the monthly wrap up linky acts as an entry in both the monthly giveaway and the grand prize giveaway at the end of the year.
  8. Monthly giveaway prizes will be an e-gift card of your choice up to $5 (USD) from Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. While the challenge and giveaways are open internationally, please make sure that you can receive e-gift cards via Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com. We want to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate and to receive the prizes. Please remember that Holly and I are funding the giveaways out of our own pockets as something that we want to do, and we would like to continue to do so.
  9. If you miss a wrap-up post and giveaway, you can link your review the next month. Please do not try to link to one review twice. We will be verifying these.
  10. December will be the wrap up for the entire year. All reviews linked from January through December will be entered into a Grand Prize giveaway. Also due to Christmas, the December wrap up will post on December 23rd and will be open until January 23rd.
  11. You don’t have to follow Somewhere Only We Know or Words Fueled by Love to participate in the challenge, but you do have to follow both of us in order to be entered in the giveaways.
  12. Please make sure we have a valid email address or other means of contacting you if you choose to participate. Linking up to Goodreads is perfectly fine, but we have found that Goodreads is not a reliable source for contacting someone should you be selected as one of the monthly giveaway winners. This could be due to your Goodreads notification settings or Goodreads themselves could be at fault. We're not sure which. And since we want to make sure that everyone who is eligible for one of the giveaways will receive their prize should they win one month or the grand prize at the end of the year, it is up to you to ensure that we can contact you and that you respond within a reasonable amount of time (usually stated in the email notifying you of your winning).

Levels: (how many series enders you are planning to read)

Level 1: 1 – 5
Level 2: 5 – 10
Level 3: 10 – 15
Level 4: 15+ 


I'm aiming for 5 series 



1. Spark of Ash by Molly E. Lee (Ember of Night) [March]
2. The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis (The Initial Insult)  [March]
3. Cursed by Marissa Meyer (Gilded)  [June]
4. Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me)  [July]
5. Ebonwilde (Bloodleaf)  [August]


CHALLENGE 3: The Backlist Reader Challenge 2022

The Backlist Reader Challenge (#BacklistReader) encourages us to read those older books that have been piling up on our TBR piles or lists for years. And by “older,” I mean books that came out before 2021 (in other words, in 2020 or earlier.)

The challenge runs from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. It ends at midnight in whatever timezone you’re in. You can still post reviews, and link them, up until January 5, 2023, but only for books you finished reading in 2022.

The Rules:

  1. To count for the challenge, books have to be published before 2021 AND already be on your TBR list or pile.  
  2. Create a goals or sign-up post on your blog 

  3. Review the books you read for the challenge, and post your links on the review linky--this is optional

  4. Before January 5, 2023, create and link a wrap-up post  


If you want to read rules in full, click here.


 I'm going to aim for 20!


1. Where Echoes Lie by Shannon Schuren (11/2/21)  [January]
2. Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson (10/5/21)  [January]
3. You're a Vampire: That Sucks by "Count" Domenick Dicce (10/13/15)  [February]
4. Shadow of Light by Molly E. Lee (11/30/21)  [March]
5. The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis (2/23/21)  [March]
6. King of Battle and Blood by Scarlett St. Clair (11/30/21)  [April]
7. Curse of the Wolf King by Tessonja Odette (4/7/21)  [May]
8. A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St. Clair (5/23/19)  [May]
9. A Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair (9/18/20)  [May]
10. A Touch of Ruin by Scarlett St. Clair (4/22/20)  [May]
11. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (2/16/21)  [May]
12. The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout (4/20/21)  [July]
13. Believe Me by Tahereh Mafi (11/16/21)  [July]
14. The Reaper Rescues the Genie by Kristen Painter (4/17/18)  [July]
15. Heart of the Raven Prince by Tessonja Odette (8/13/21)  [July]
16. That Weekend by Kara Thomas (6/29/21)  [September]
17. Hocus Pocus & The All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha (7/10/18)  [September]



CHALLENGE 4: 2022 New Release Reading Challenge


  • Books have to be released and reviewed in 2022.
  • Other challenges can be used as well, if you are participating in the Netgalley/Edelweiss challenge or in the COYER challenge, books can count towards more than one challenge, as long as the ones you use for the 2021 New Release Reading Challenge qualify to the other rules.
  • The minimum length for a book to qualify is 100 pages, it can be in any format though, physical, e-book, ARC or audiobook.
  • The New Release Challenge is open from January 1st through December 31st 2022, and sign-ups are open until September 1st 2022.
  • You don’t have to be a blogger to participate, you can link to your review on Goodreads or Booklikes instead – so don’t be shy!
  • If you want to spread the love, please use #2022NewReleaseChallenge on Twitter 


There are five levels  in the 2022 New Release Challenge:

  1. 1-30 books per year – New Release Newbie
  2. 31-60 books per year – New Release Pro
  3. 61-100 books per year – New Release Veteran
  4. 101-200 books per year – New Release Enthusiast
  5. 200+ books per year – New Release Obsessed


I'm aiming for 20!


1. The Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong (2/15/22)  [January]
2. Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik (2/1/22)  [January]
3. Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer (6/7/22)  [January]
4. Crowbones by Anne Bishop (3/8/22)  [January]
5. Court by Tracy Wolff (2/1/22)  [February]
6. Book of Night by Holly Black (5/3/22)  [February]
7. The Last Laugh by Mindy McGinnis (3/15/22)  [March]
8. Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep (5/3/22)  [March]
9. In Every Generation by Kendare Blake (1/4/22)  [March]
10. Spark of Ash by Molly E. Lee (5/24/22)  [March]
11. Autumn's Wolf by Alyssa Rose Ivy (3/31/22)  [April]
12. Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison (6/14/22)  [April]
13. Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil (4/26/22)  [May]
14. The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber (9/13/22)  [May]
15. The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (11/8/22)  [June]
16. Stealing Infinity by Alyson Noel (6/28/22)  [June]
17. Cursed by Marissa Meyer (11/8/22)  [June]
18. Forgotten Wings by Alyssa Rose Ivy (6/21/22)  [June]
19. Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik (7/12/22)  [July]
20. Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos (6/14/22)  [July]
21. Scions by Josephine Angelini (10/4/22)  [July]
22. A Wilderness of Stars by Shea Ernshaw (11/29/22)  [July]
23. Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (7/26/22)  [August]
24. The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen (7/15/22)  [August]
25. Ebonwilde by Crystal Smith (4/12/22)  [August]
26. The Liar's Crown by Abigail Owen (8/30/22)  [August]
27. Horror Hotel by Victoria Fulton & Faith McClaren (2/1/22)  [September]





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