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Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022

Take the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022 with a book a month. Read around the world with The Uncorked Librarian.

Join the best Reading Challenge of 2022 with The Uncorked Librarian. Read a book a month with our 12 categories and participate in fun bonus challenges. We are even hosting a giveaway at the end.

We hope that our Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022 will help you read outside of your comfort zone while also reiterating your favorite genres.

Explore new releases, classics, indies, LGBTQ+ titles, mysteries, and books that let you escape to that tropical island…or a creepy back alley where an apothecary once poisoned cheating and abusive men.

Cult lit? Bring it on! Book of the Month? SorryNotSorry, we love it!

Shanghai YA retellings gone grim, enchanted bodily-sprouting flowers in Ecuador, and finding love in Tuscan vineyards; we are here for it!

Because this is The Uncorked Librarian, we love to celebrate all things books, booze, and travel too. We’d like to think our 2022 Reading Challenge is one of the most laid back on the internet.

Things get a little tipsy

OK, and maybe we drop the occasional f’ bomb while buttoning up our cardigan and tipping our glasses to give you a stare as we debate if The Ten Thousand Doors Of January was a literary masterpiece or a total snooze.

With this 2022 Reading Challenge, read as much or as little as you like. We’ll send you bi-weekly book recommendations and book lists straight to your inbox.

If a theme isn’t for you, skip it, twist it, or participate in a bonus challenge. Of course, you can non-creepily lurk in our engaged Facebook group, Uncorked Readers, and share any new finds that month.

In Uncorked Readers, grab even more book recommendations and talk about what you are reading with people who love to travel — via plane or armchair.

We sometimes sneak in movies and TV shows. Not every 2022 Reading Challenge offers newsletters and a FB group… just sayin’!

So, grab a glass of bubbly, snuggle into that blanket, and get ready to travel around the world with a good book with the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022.

Don’t forget to join the best Facebook Group for readers who travel, Uncorked Readers.

Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022 with bottle of wine, passport, blue old fashioned camera, and maps
Take our Uncorked 2022 Reading Challenge, and travel around the globe with The Uncorked Librarian.

Join The Uncorked Reading Challenge Today

Travel around the world with a book a month as part of our Uncorked Reading Challenge. Never be late to the party again with the best new book releases. Get book recs straight to your inbox. Sign Up Now.

Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022

Our 2022 Reading Challenge is inspired by last year’s Uncorked Readers.

Every year, we survey the thousands of people on our mailing list as well as our FB Group, asking them to help pick the categories for next year’s challenge.

New to 2022, we are adding bonus reading challenges meant to be shared in Uncorked Readers.

These are fun and light-themed challenges that don’t always have a specific book list and might be more personal or fun for you. Some of them are hard

The most important part, of course, is to read responsibly and have fun!

P.S. Use the hashtag #UncorkedReading2022 and tag us @ theuncorkedlibrarian when talking about the challenge on social media for reshares.

Let’s get started with those reading challenge themes!

Uncorked 2022 Reading Challenge Pinterest pin with themes for each month: January Time Travel Books, Feb books about South Africa, March wine books, April Baltic books, May hiking books, June books about Mexico, July Dark Academic books, August books set in Australia, September road trips books, October haunted house books, November books about Thailand, and December books about Ecuador
Take the Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022 today. Explore one theme a month and read as little or as much as you like. Travel around the world with a good book and The Uncorked Librarian. Save this image to your phone or Pinterest.

January – Time Travel Books

January’s Reading Challenge Theme: Time Travel Books

January Uncorked Readers Bonus Challenge: Books we love but critics don’t

Reading List: Best Books For Time Travel Lovers

February – Books About South Africa

February’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set in or about South Africa

February Bonus Challenge: Books from your hometown, state, country, or where your ancestors are from

Reading Lists: Best Books About South Africa & Books Around The World

March – Wine Books Or Books Set On A Vineyard

March’s Reading Challenge Theme: Wine books/Books set on a vineyard

March Bonus Challenge: Books with your favorite color in the title

Reading Lists: Best Books About Wine & Books Set On Vineyards

April – Books Set In The Baltics (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)

April’s Reading Challenge Theme: Baltic books

April Bonus Challenge: Books with your favorite foods

Reading List: Baltic Books To Love

May – Books About Hiking

May’s Reading Challenge: Hiking books

May Bonus Challenge: Books by an author you think you don’t like but have never actually read

June – Books About Mexico

June’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books about or set in Mexico

June Bonus Challenge: Books by indigenous authors from a continent other than your own

June’s Reading Lists: Best Books About & Set In Mexico

Extra Fun: Top Mexican Films To Teach You More & Take You There

July – Dark Academia Books (Books Set At A Boarding School or University)

July’s Reading Challenge: Dark academia books (usually set at a prestigious university or boarding school)

July Bonus Challenge: Books where you next want to travel

Reading Lists: Books About The World and Books Set On Islands

Extra Fun: Movies Across The Globe

August – Books About Australia

August’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set in or about Australia

August Bonus Challenge: Books that have been sitting in your TBR (to be read) pile for ages

Reading List: Best Australian Books

September – Books About Road Trips

September’s Reading Challenge Theme – Road Trip Books

September Bonus Challenge: Books published in the decade or year you were born

October – Haunted House Books

October’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set somewhere haunted

October Bonus Challenge: Books from a nearby Free Little Library, library sale, or you received as a gift

Starter Book List: Seriously Spooky Books

November – Books About Thailand

November’s Reading Challenge: Books about or set in Thailand

November Bonus Challenge: Book about an inspiring career change that interests you

December – Books About Ecuador

December’s Reading Challenge: Books set in or about Ecuador

December Bonus Challenge: Books set in an environment you’ve never experienced (i.e. jungle, desert, mountain, deserted island, volcanic area)

December’s Reading List: Books About Ecuador To Teach You More

Extra Fun: Ecuador-Set Movies To Watch (coming soon)

2022 Reading Challenge Tracker

Sign up for our newsletter, and grab your free printable list and Reading Challenge tracker (PDF). This will also add you to our bi-weekly mailing list with book and movie recommendations.

We are told that our newsletters are the best part of joining TUL.

If you are already on our mailing list, there is no need to sign up again — we will send you all 2022 Reading Challenge materials.

Join The Uncorked Reading Challenge Today

Travel around the world with a book a month as part of our Uncorked Reading Challenge. Never be late to the party again with the best new book releases. Get book recs straight to your inbox. Sign Up Now.

 Reading Challenge 2022 The Uncorked Librarian Reading Tracker with 12 months and room to write books you've read
Keep track of your reading along the way, and at the end of the challenge, get ready for a book cart giveaway in our Facebook Group, Uncorked Readers.

Uncorked Reading Challenge Giveaway

At the end of our Uncorked Reading Challenge 2022, we will be hosting a (non-sponsored) giveaway in Uncorked Readers.

We will ask you to either show a picture of your completed reading tracker or a list of each book you read per theme. We will accept either the designated monthly theme OR the bonus challenge theme each month.

Lastly, we will randomly select two United States-based winners to win a book cart (or something similar around $30 value/gift card if needed) and one free book (digital or print no more than $30 value) of your choosing.

Are you ready to take the 2022 Uncorked Reading Challenge?

The Uncorked 2022 Reading Challenge is one of the biggest traditions of The Uncorked Librarian. We might be a little biased, but we think that we host the best Reading Challenge of 2022.

We hope you’ll join us in traveling around the world with a great book. Let us know in the comments if you are joining us and what theme you are most excited about.

Look Back At Past Reading Challenges:

Uncorked Reading Challenge 2021
Uncorked Reading 2020

traci lowrey

Tuesday 9th of November 2021

silly question do we sign up again if we did the challenge in 2021 or do we just automatically keep getting the emails? I have really enjoyed this challenge and look forward to a new year of reading with your prompts. I hope to try the mini challenges next year too

Christine

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

Hey Traci, No need to sign up again since you are already on our mailing list. I double-checked the email tied to this comment, and I am showing that you already receive emails and are active -- so you are all set. Also, thank you so much for staying with us. I'm looking forward to the new 2022 Reading Challenge too, and I'm hoping to have even more reader engagement and great book suggestions with the mini-challenges.