Reading Challenge: What is Your Goal for 2022?

Updated: Dec 28, 2021

I have kept a list of everything I have read for the past 10 plus years. I decided to do this for a couple of reasons:

1) I like lists

2) I didn’t want to keep reading the same books when there is so much to read, and so little time to read it

3) I like book challenges

The most books I’ve read in a year (since keeping track) was 42, and the least was a pitiful one book, though I started but didn’t finish a lot of books that year.

So I am publicly making known my goal this year. I will be reading at least 12 books in 2022. It’s a modest number, but one I think I can manage.

I think it’s important for making a reading goal that you are realistic with how much time you have to read in a year. Also think about the length of books you want to read. The year I read War and Peace, I, understandably, read fewer books than the year before. You don’t want to set a lofty goal, only to feel bad about not keeping on track with your reading pace.

My reading goal is 12. What is yours?


Jen Haertling loves teaching about English and writing. She is a former English teacher with a degree in writing. Jen is currently pursuing an MFA in the field.

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