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, on my bookstagram, and on our Booking It Together Discord!!
The Booking It Together Discord channel brings together individual readers to form an exclusive community where we can chat about all things books! You can sign up for free and get access to this community here: Join Now!
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.
I recently put together a post of all of Jenny Colgan’s novels in order, so you can easily select one! Since her books are often part of 3-4 book series, I also included the series order so you can ensure you’re picking up the 1st one in any series to start reading!
Share the image below on your Instagram Stories and add the book cover for the book you picked for January! Tag me @never.enough.novels and I’ll share your story!
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.
Share the image below on your Instagram Stories and add the book cover for the book you picked for February! Tag me @never.enough.novels and I’ll share your story!
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!
To see a list of the most popular romance tropes plus examples, check out my post here!
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.
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!
Share this on your Instagram stories and fill in your books as you read them! Tag me @never.enough.novels and I’ll share your updates!
Let’s get reading, fellow romance lovers!!
The first draft of the Master List of Reading Challenges is up. I hope you have a lot of fun hosting your challenge this year and you get great participation! https://www.girlxoxo.com/the-2022-master-list-of-reading-challenges/
If we are already signed up because we are on the email list, how do we get the printable checklist?
I love this challenge because I love romance books the best.
Hi Melanie – Thank you so much for commenting! I’ll send you an email with the links to the printables.
If anyone else would like the links, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!