2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge


I hope you will join me for the 2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge, now in its 3rd year.

The aim of the Nonfiction Reader Challenge is to encourage you to make nonfiction part of your reading experience during the year.


You can select, read and review a book from the categories listed below during the year for a total of up to 12 books; OR select, read and review any nonfiction book. A book may be in print, electronic or audio format.

Choose a goal:

Nonfiction Nipper: Read & review 3 books, from any 3 listed categories

Nonfiction Nibbler: Read & review 6 books, from any 6 listed categories

Nonfiction Nosher: Read & review 12 books, one book for each listed category


Nonfiction Grazer: Read & review any nonfiction book. Set your own goal


1. Social History

2. Popular Science

3.  Language

4. Medical Memoir

5. Climate/Weather

6. Celebrity

7. Reference

8. Geography

9. Companion to a podcast

10. Wild Animals

11. Economics

12. Published in 2022

The challenge will run from January 1st to December 31st 2022. Participants may join at any time up until December 1st 2022.

For further details and to sign up, please visit the

2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge page

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa F.
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 08:49:27

    I’m in again for 2022! I’ll do an official sign up post soon. Thanks for hosting again!

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  2. willemite51
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 10:00:07

    I generally read about 15 non-fics a year. Should be doable. Wish more people read some non-fiction. Those who do not are really missing out on some amazing material.

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  3. willemite51
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 16:56:17

    Tweeted my 13 so far for the ’21 challenge, but not sure if that is the proper way to go about this. Here is a link to the most recent. Please set me straight if this does not suffice.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. willemite51
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 19:09:24

    I don’t really do a blog, just post reviews. I added an image to Linky, even tried adding a link to my site, but wound up going in circles and using lots of bad words. “Click here to Enter” seems determined to hasten my ultimate demise.



  5. willemite51
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 19:15:34

    Looks like twelfth time was the charm, got my icon/link uploaded

    Liked by 1 person


  6. willemite51
    Nov 28, 2021 @ 19:19:54

    May have linked the wrong thing, though. linked to the homepage of my site. But it looks like it should have been to the actual reviews. Should I have posted an entry there for each one? Sorry to be so dim about all this.



  7. WendyW
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 08:48:46

    I think I will try this for 2022! I put a reminder for myself to look at this later this week.

    Liked by 1 person


  8. 1girl2manybooks
    Nov 29, 2021 @ 17:20:46

    I’ll be in again!



  9. Jinjer
    Dec 12, 2021 @ 05:32:03

    Ok so I finally have time to look through the 230 nonfiction books on my Goodreads TBR, would this one fit in the Social History category, per chance? American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment



  10. Barbara Harper
    Dec 12, 2021 @ 08:06:21

    I will probably do the Nonfiction Grazer. I read several nonfiction books each year, and I like to expand my horizons through reading challenges. But I have so many books to be read stacked up, I want to get to them rather than looking for books in topics I am not interested in. I’ll link up a post with reading plans at the beginning of the year.

    I also wanted to make a suggestion, and I won’t be offended at all if you reject it. 🙂 I’d love to see another level between Nibbler and Nosher with something like 8-9 books. That’s usually where I end up, and it would be nice to have a level for more than halfway.



  11. Rae Longest
    Dec 23, 2021 @ 15:34:00

    I know I’ll read more than 6 non-fiction books, but I’d better aim for a nibbler because I don’t care for all the categories. (Playing it “safe” LOL)



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  14. speedyreader
    Oct 06, 2022 @ 06:06:22

    I planned this all out and then forgot to sign up here! I have 7 categories down, but I think that’s all I will get.

    Liked by 1 person


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