2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge


2022 Nonfiction Reader Challenge


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 for each 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. Linked to a podcast

10. Wild Animals

11. Economics

12. Published in 2022

* You can choose your books as you go or create a list in advance. You may combine this challenge with others if you wish. Use your best good faith judgement as to whether a book fits the category or not.

* Where a book is identified by more than one category, it may only count for one, not both.

* You can read your chosen titles in any order, at any pace, just aim to complete the challenge by December 31st 2022



Create a blog post committing to your participation in this challenge. * If you don’t have a blog you are still welcome to sign up. You can create a shelf for the challenge at Goodreads or LibraryThing, post via Instagram, or Twitter. Just add your name and a link to your shelf/account in the sign-up.

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

*if you would like a monthly email to remind you to add your posts to the Linky please ensure you include a valid email address when you sign up.


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Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, please identify the post by adding either a direct statement and/or the challenge image badge to the post. It’s also helpful if you indicate the category the book fulfills.

Use the hashtag #ReadNonFicChal on social media. You can tag me on Twitter:  @bookdout or Instagram: shelleyrae _bookdout to share

Share your review with other challenge participants by including your name or blog name and the category with a direct link to your review in the Linky, below. Please take the time to visit a few links and leave a comment after adding yours!

Not sure how the Linky works? Click here for what I hope is a helpful pictorial guide (PDF) 

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Completed the challenge?

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If you need some help choosing a book.. look for the recommendation posts in January 2022!

Bookmark this page for further reference!


I’ve also put together these two PDF printable files for you.
Click an image to open the file in a new window, you can then save the PDF file to your device.


Have a question? Email at bookd.out at gmail dot com


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