You have probably seen this challenge going around social media. It is called the 12 Challenge, and the goal is to read 12 books recommended by 12 friends within 12 months. The challenge was originally created by shadowbooker on Instagram. I already received three recommendations- Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga, Under the Rainbow by Celia Laskey, and Rules for Dating a Bookshop Owner, so I am looking for nine more.
I am very much open to all genres, so recommend your favourites, anything you think I may love, or something you just want my opinion on! I will be posting updates as I make my way through the books. Thank you in advance friends!
60 thoughts on “Help Me With a Challenge for 2022!”
Goid luck with your challenge! I’m gonna recommend On a Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk to you, I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂
Ohh that one is new to me but just looked it up and it looks exactly like something I will love. Thank you!!
A Dowry of Blood by ST Gibson is one of my all time favorites this year!
Ohhh I have been so curious about that book and whether or not I should read it. You just solved that debate for me. Thank you!!
Ohh, love seeing this one spread around the internet! Also trying to get people to give me recs on Twitter… so far I got 4. XD As for recommendations: The Girl from the Sea by Molly Ostertag, The Last Time I lied by Riley Sager, Forget me Not by Alix Garin. 🙂
Nice!! I’ll pop over in Twitter and give you a recommendation!
I’ve been wanting to read The Girl From the Sea. I’m so excited now. Thank you!
Thank you! That would be great~
That is great to hear, it is such a wonderful book with a sweet story. You’re welcome!! Enjoy~
I recently read and loved Dreams Lie Beneath by Rebecca Ross and I think you’d like it too!
Ah that is a new one to me but it looks so cool! That cover 😍😍😍 I need that on my shelves like yesterday. Can’t wait to read it!
Its SUCH a gorgeous cover, I own 2 copies of it already LOL! Yayyy I hope you enjoy it~! 🙂
That’s totally something I would do too! It’s in my cart 😂
I’d really be interested in hearing your thoughts on Soulswift by Megan Bannen and can picture you liking it!
Ohh that is on my Goodreads tbr and I don’t remember adding it, so it obviously caught my eye at some point. Can’t wait to read it. Thank you!
Aaah, that’s exciting! I hope you enjoy it, if you get to it 🙂
I think I will! I have saved the audiobook on Scribd already!!
Knowing your love of magic and witchy Reads I’d recommend A Witch In Time or Ladies of the Secret Circus both by Constance Sayers.
Yes! Those are perfect recommendations for me. Think I’m going to start with A Witch in Time and then if I like it read the other one. Thanks so much! I truly do have a lot for witchy books!
Can’t wait to see what you think of it 😊👍
Good luck with this! I would recommend The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields or Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Amazing! The Bone Charmer was already on my Goodreads tbr I think because I had seen it on your blog. I don’t know when I would have gotten to it, so this is perfect. Can’t wait!
Yay! I want everyone to read it, lol. It’s so underrated.
How fun! I might have to partake in this challenge, too!! I’m recommending The Whisper Man or The Last Thing He Told Me.
Ohh I have been curious about The Last Thing He Told Me since it read the Goodreads Choice Award for thrillers! Thank you!
It was a really quick read for me! I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did!
Good luck! Truelife by Jay Kristoff?
Between Shades of Gray or Salt to the Sea by Rita Sepetys.
Ah I love you for this. Salt to the Sea has been on my tbr cart for far too long!!
Those are the only 2 books by her that I have read so far and I loved both of them. I hope you enjoy it!!
I also own The Fountain of Silence!
I feel like I’m pushing my same recs on you! 😂 So…….How about an inspirational woman of the French resistance movement? Invisible Woman by Erika Robuck.
I absolutely loved Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, it gave me all the feels and was a fun read!
It’s one of my favourites too! The book that really got me into Greek mythology!
Can I recommend something I know you’ve already got on your list to read? Firekeeper’s Daughter 😂 so, so, so good! If not, my recent fave as been Hench by: Natalie Zina Walschots again, so, so good!
Yessss! Thank you for recommending Firekeeper’s Daughter. Even more reason to prioritize it! I’m going to keep Hench as an option too! I’m intrigued by it.
I hope you enjoy both! 😄
I’m just here to back up that recommendation for Hench – absolutely one of my favourite books of the last few months
Awesome! Definitely adding it to my list!!
Oh wow, what an interesting challenge. I’ll just join in and say A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie. It’s a fantasy novel that stood out to me in 2021. Wishing you all the best!
Ohhh I have been curious about Joe Abercrombie! Thanks!!
I’m reading Not the Witch You Wed by April Asher and I think you might like that. Or Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan, I loved that one.
Ohh I had not heard of Not the Witch You Wed! Definitely sounds like something I would like.
I have preordered Daughter of the Moon Goddess. So happy you loved it!!
Ooh, this is a good idea- I’d recommend What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne- it is part of a trilogy, but can be read as a stand alone too!
Ohhh that sounds like fun. Thank you!!
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson
The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
Ah amazing. Thank you! I am dying to read The Charm Offensive!
Hope you will like it 😀
Good luck with challenge.
How about… The Charmed Wife by Olga Grushin? I think you’d like it! It is a type of retelling of the fairy tale Cinderella, yet it isn’t really.
Ohhh that’s a new one to me and sounds like something I could really enjoy. Thank you!
It got an honorable mention in this year’s “best of” list!
You could try Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey – a really interesting sci-fi/fantasy with clever use of language
Oh that is a new one for me. Thank you. I love when authors play with language, so I am intrigued for sure.
I’d recommend the audiobook of The Muse if you haven’t already listened to it.
I haven’t! But it is a book I have had my eye on. Thank you! And I will definitely go for the audiobook!
It was on my TBR list for ages and I wish I’d read it sooner!
Happy New year
Happy New Year to you as well!