2022 reading challenges


I noticed that Worlds Without End has a Star Trek reading challenge:

Space – what many unread Star Trek books occupy on my book shelves. Read 3, 6, 9, or 12 Star Trek books from any series in the Star Trek Universe. Review your favorite and comment about the other books you’ve read in the Challenge thread. Twelve books won’t make a dent in my pile, but it’s a start! Live Long and Prosper.

My situation isn’t quite that bad, but I have three shelves full of Star Trek books, mostly from my favorite Trek, TNG. I do have Star Trek books I’ve owned several years without reading them. But that’s going to change.

I’m starting carefully so I chose the lowest level, 3 books which is the Janeway level. Of course, I’m hoping to read more.

Books read

1, Carmen Carter, Michel Jan Friedman, Peter David, Robert Greenberger: Doomsday World

2, Geoff Trowbridge, Keith R. A. Candido, Chris Roberson: Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions

3,

Action Heroine Fans is a GoodReads group for people who like reading about action heroines. They have a reading challenge for this year, too, and I’ve joined it. However, since this year they only allow books, I have a more modest goal of six books.

1, Cynthia Vespia: Karma

2, T. Kingfisher: Paladin’s Strength

3, Genevieve Cogman: The Dark Archive

4, S. K. Dunstall: Stars Uncharted

5, P. Djeli Clark: A Master of Djinn

6, Rachel Aaron: One Good Dragon Deserves Another

7, Rachel Aaron: No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished

8,

I’ll gather again all the books and comics I’ll read this year into this post

Challenges:

Mount TBR (24) 8

Action heroine (6) 4

Star trek (3) 1

January

1, Clive Cussler: Deep Six

2, T. Kingfisher: Paladin’s Strength (tbr)

3, Cynthia Vespia: Karma (tbr, action heroine)

4, Dean Wesley Smith: Kill Game (tbr)

February

5, Rachel Aaron: Nice Dragons Finish Last (tbr)

6, Genevieve Cogman: The Dark Archive (tbr, ah)

7, Alexis Hall: the Affair of the Mysterious Letter (tbr)

March

8, David Dodge: To Catch a Thief

9, T. Kingfisher: The Seventh Bride

10, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, ed.: Fiction River: Justice (tbr)

11, Everina Maxwell: Winter’s Orbit

12, Carmen Carter, Michel Jan Friedman, Peter David, Robert Greenberger: Doomsday World (star trek)

13, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Murder on Thames (tbr)

14, S. K. Dunstall: Stars Uncharted

April

15, Jason M. Hugh: Zero World

16, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Mystery at the Manor (tbr)

17, David B. Coe and Joshua Palmatier ed: Derelict /tbr)

18, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Murder in the Moonlight (tbr)

19, Lawrence Block: The Burglar in the Closet

20, Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary (TBR)

May

21, Jane Yolen: Dragon’s Blood (TBR)

22, Anthea Sharp: Faerie Song: A Dark Faerie Tale

23, Lois McMaster Bujold: The Orphans of Raspay

24, Theodora Goss: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman

25, Lois McMaster Bujold: The Physicians of Vilnoc

26, Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage (tbr)

Wyrd and Wonder

Top Five Single-Serve Fantasy Reads

Wyrd & Wonder: Woodland creatures

Top Five Books Featuring Our Wyrd & Wonder Mascots

Top Five Fantasies Since Last Wyrd & Wonder

Wyrd&Wonder: Current Read

Wyrd and Wonder: Top Five from a Favorite Subgenre: Faerie Fantasy

June

27, Theodora Goss: The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl

28, Karen A. Wyle: Donation

29, Michael J. Martinez: The Enceladus Crisis

30, V. E. Schwab: A Gathering of Shadows

31, Martha Wells: Fugitive Telemetry

July

32, Alix E. Harrow: A Spindle Splintered

33, Catherynne M. Valente: The Past is Red

34, P. Djeli Clark: A Master of Djinn

35, Aliette de Bodard: Fireheart Tiger

36, Seanan McGuire: Across the Green Grass Fields

37, Shelley Parker-Chan: She who Became the Sun

38, Ryka Aoki: Light from Uncommon Stars

Comics

1, N. K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell: Far Sector

2, Once & Future vol. 1: The King is Undead

August

39, Xiran Jay Zhao: Iron Widow

40, Tracy Deonn: Legendborn

41, Edward Ashton: Mickey7

42, Rachel Aaron: One Good Dragon Deserves Another

43, Catharine Ingelman-Sundberg: The Little Old Lady who Struck Lucky Again! (tbr)

Comics

3, Strange Adventures

September

44, Becky Chambers: The Galaxy and the Ground Within

45, Rachel Aaron: No Good Dragon Goes Unpunished

46, Patricia A. McKillip: Od Magic

47, Geoff Trowbridge, Keith R. A. Candido, Chris Roberson: Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions (tbr)

48, Dan Koboldt: Silver Queendom

October

49,

I’m again joining this challenge in an attempt to lower my TBR mountain. I’ve succeeded a couple years in a row so hopefully this year, too.

My goal is again Mount Blanc, 24 books.

Mount TBR challenge and rules.

Books read

1, T. Kingfisher: Paladin’s Strength

2, Cynthia Vespia: Karma

3, Dean Wesley Smith: Kill Game

4, Genevieve Cogman: The Dark Archive

5, Alexis Hall: the Affair of the Mysterious Letter

6, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Murder on Thames

8, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Mystery at the Manor

9, Matthew Costello, Neil Richards: Murder in the Moonlight

10, David B. Coe and Joshua Palmatier ed: Derelict

11, Andy Weir: Project Hail Mary

12, Jane Yolen: Dragon’s Blood

13, Catharine Ingelman-Sundberg: The Little Old Lady who Struck Lucky Again!

14, Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage

15, Geoff Trowbridge, Keith R. A. Candido, Chris Roberson: Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions

16,

Books I plan to read

1,

2, Dangerous Women 2

4, Fiction River: Doorways to Enchantment

5, Fiction River: hard choices