2022 Book Challenge Progress

Overall progress

As of 24 February 2023

Completed categories: 14/25

Books read by Romanian authors: 5/10


This page contains information about the books I read for each of the 25 categories in my book challenge for 2022. For each category I’ll include as the information becomes available:

  • The title and author of the book
  • The date I finished the book
  • A link to where you can find the book, if possible
  • A link to my discussion of the book

Category listing

  1. Novel published in 2022; Goliath by Tochi Onyebuchi; finished 30 March 2022; discussion
  2. Controversial novel
  3. Contemporary poetry
  4. Psychology/personal development; Zen Beyond Mindfulness by Jules Shuzen Harris; finished 15 February 2022; discussion
  5. Lesser-known book of popular author; Abigail by Magda Szabó, finished 27 June 2022, discussion
  6. Novel written by a woman published before 1940; Of One Blood by Pauline Hopkins, finished 31 December 2022, discussion
  7. Novel chosen for its cover, You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi, finished 26 February 2023
  8. Fictionalized memoir
  9. Novel by Liviu Rebreanu that wasn’t assigned in school; Forest of the Hanged by Liviu Rebreanu; finished 25 January 2022; discussion
  10. Book that received a national literary award; Beloved by Toni Morrison; finished 8 March 2022; discussion
  11. Book that contains a person’s name in the title; The Life and Opinions of Zacharias Lichter by Matei Călinescu; finished 31 January 2022; discussion
  12. Contemporary novel where the action takes place in communist times; The Bucharest Dossier by William Maz; finished 14 May 2022; discussion
  13. Psychological novel; I’m an Old Commie! by Dan Lungu; finished 30 May 2022; discussion
  14. Book published 1920-1940 by non-canonic author
  15. Short story collection, The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans; finished 12 November 2022
  16. Popular novel published after 2010; My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite; finished 3 April 2022; discussion
  17. Anthology of poems
  18. Love story that was not studied in school, Memorial by Bryan Washington
  19. Novel with more than one point of view, Kismet by Amina Akhtar; finished 9 December 2022
  20. Man protagonist
  21. Woman protagonist; The Bone Fire by György Dragomán; finished 27 May 2022, discussion
  22. Subjective novel published 1950-1990
  23. Objective novel published 1900-1950
  24. Scientific book
  25. Contemporary novel where action takes place in a rural area