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2022 Reading Challenge: Romance Books

Get ready for romance with my 2022 reading challenge: Romance Books

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the romance genre or just dipping in your toes, you’ll expand your happy-ever-after reading life with my Romance Books 2022 Reading Challenge! You can adapt the categories to choose books anywhere in the range from sweet to sexy, so feel free to enjoy as much or as little steam as you prefer.

This romance 2022 reading challenge is meant to be low-key and low-pressure. You can complete the prompts in any order you choose, at any time of year! I am a stereotypical mood reader, so I understand the struggle of feeling locked in to a certain book at a certain time. 

Throughout the year, I’ll be sharing recommendations for each category by month in both my email newsletter and on my bookstagram

Keep track of your progress by signing up with your email using the form below and receive the exclusive printable checklist and printable progress checker





2022 Reading Challenge: Romance Books


January – A Backlist Book From A Favorite Author

January is known as the time for change, but let’s start with a guaranteed success! Pick a backlist book from a favorite author that you haven’t read yet. Some of my all time favorites with huge backlists are Christina Lauren, Jenny Colgan, and Julia Quinn.



February – A Friends to Lovers Romance

For the month most often associated with love, I’m picking my absolute favorite trope – friends to lovers! There’s something about the development of a friendship and slow building attraction that hooks me every time.



March – A Romance with the Man On The Right

Let’s get into some cover design! Search high and low for a romance novel featuring the man on the right side of the cover. Because we know men think they’re always right, right?? This was an Instagram challenge a while back that was so fun to track down!



April – Your Least Favorite Trope

Time to mix things up a bit! It’s easy and fun to read novels with your favorite tropes, but I want to know which one is your least favorite. Ask for suggestions or hunt down a new to you book that features a trope you normally dislike and give it a shot! We’ll see if we can justify the hatred or pull a 180!



May – A Romance With Flowers On The Cover

By this time of the year, I’m ready for all the flowers and sunshine! Brighten up your bookshelves by picking a book with a floral design or flowers anywhere on the cover. Here’s a hint – nothing tops Katherine Center’s floral covers!



June – A Romance Novel Turned Into A Movie

Although summer is often known for blockbuster action flicks, we’ll be turning down the lights and snuggling up for a romantic movie based on a book. Read the book first then compare it with the movie! I’ve already got a list of 18 romantic movies based on books to get you started!



July – An Own Voices Contemporary Romance

Support own voices authors this month! Start researching which authors are writing about their own cultures and delve into something different!



August – A Contemporary Romance Novel

It’s my birthday month, so we’ll all be celebrating by reading my go-to romance sub genre. Contemporary romance novels usually feature cute, bright covers, witty banter, and a bit of steam! I love it all!



September – A Romance With A Number In The Title

Back to school! Let’s see how well you know math by hunting down a romance book with a number in the title. It can be spelled out or in numerical form.



October – A 2022 Romance New Release

Now that we’re most of the way through the year, select a 2022 romance new release that you haven’t read yet and read it now! Then, let us know on Facebook or Instagram which one was your favorite of the year!



November – A Romance Featuring Food

Nothing screams the start of the holiday season like food. So, grab a snack and sink your teeth into a romance novel featuring a restaurant, bakery, chef, etc. 



December – A Christmas/Holiday Romance Novel

This is my first romance reading challenge so OF COURSE there’s going to be a holiday pick for December! I absolutely love reading the new Christmas novels each year, so I can’t wait to hear about your favorites.




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How To Join the Romance Books 2022 Reading Challenge

It’s simple! Enter your name and email address in the form below. Once you confirm your subscription, you’ll receive my monthly newsletter which will include suggestions for that month’s challenge!

Plus, you’ll get a free 2022 Reading Challenge for Romance Books printable checklist and tracker when you sign up!




Throughout the year, join in with other romance readers on Facebook to share your selections each month and discuss your books!

I’ll also share Instagram templates where you can update your progress throughout the year!

Bookmark and pin this page, since I’ll be updating this post with monthly 2022 Reading challenge printables, Instagram trackers, and relevant book lists as we complete the challenge together!

Let’s get reading, fellow romance lovers!!

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