Saturday, January 1, 2022

The 2022 Children's Books Reading Challenge -- for Adults! #2022ChildrensBooksChallenge



Last year while browsing my TBR shelves to prepare for my 2021 reading challenges, I found something unexpected: I had a lot of children's books there. I began this challenge to motivate myself to read some of them and I actually did finish a few. I've still got some leftover and have added a few throughout the year, so I think it's a good idea to give this one a second run!

I know a lot of adults really enjoy reading youth or young adult fiction but, other than the occasional classic, I've never really been into it in my adulthood. Still, I must be somewhat interested or I wouldn't have 10-15 or so children's books hanging out on my TBR!

So, I've created the Children's Books Reading Challenge...for Adults! Sure, I read with my kids all the time---but this year I'm challenging myself to read more children's books by myself.

Want to join? It's easy! Just let me know in the comments below. If you have a blog or a Goodreads account you'd like to link up, even better! Then, every time you read a book for the challenge, just come back here and let us know about it with your thoughts or link in the comments. That way we can all be inspired! Let's use this hashtag: #2022ChildrensBooksChallenge on social media so we can find one another easier.

What books qualify? That one's simple: it's up to you! Anything you think could be found in the children's section of a library or bookstore is applicable, as well as timeless classics that the whole family would enjoy. Here is a list I made from Wikipedia that I'll be working from.
I can't wait to see what everyone is reading!

 

20 comments:

  1. I love children's books and look forward to playing in your challenge. I'm sure we're in for lots of wonderful reading.

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  2. I enjoy reading children's books as well. Will be participating.

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  3. I have read several in the past years to make up for a sad childhood w/o minimal books available. I will look at this and maybe attempt. One book isn't hard to do! Thank you for the list!

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  4. Giving this another shot in 2022 as last year was a washout....

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    1. Yeah, I struggled to complete my goals in 2021 too!

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  5. I used to be an elementary school teacher and love children’s books. I would love to participate!

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  6. I'm definitely joining. I'll get it posted on my bookstagram this week. And I highly recommend all of Beverly Cleary's books of you haven't read them. Stockard Channing narrates the Ramona books if you like audiobooks.

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    1. Oh fun! Yes, it's been a lonnnng time since I've read those! 30+ years!

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  7. I love the idea of this challenge. I read a lot of books with my daughter. Now she's progressed from picture books onto classic children's fiction and middle grade books, I definitely feel those should count towards my reading goals, so I'm glad you thought of this challenge. My list can be found here:https://curiousdaydreams.com/2022/01/03/2022-reading-list-challenges/

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  8. I am always reading more children's books than adult, so I joined some adult challenges. This one will be one I can feel successful at!

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  10. I love reading children's books, so this is a perfect challenge for me. Thanks so much for hosting!

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