Bookish Destinations 2022

2022 Art Book Reading Challenge

Rebecca @ a humble place is hosting a 2022 Art Reading Challenge with seven categories. I’ve chosen the four options below:

  • A biography of an artist from the 20th century (? Beatrix Potter by Linda Lear)
  • A biography of an artist from the 19th century (? Van Gogh by Peter Burra)
  • A book of fiction about an art movement, a piece of art, or an artist (? An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro)
  • A book about a piece of art, group of artists, or a single artist from a country that is not your own (? Painting by Lawrence Wilson)

Rebecca has studied Art History and has written articles for the Common Place Quarterly. Check out her blog for details about the Challenge, information on the other categories, and download her free printable checklist. 

Carol’s Notebook has a ‘Cloak & Dagger’ Reading Challenge – You can read any book from mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres and books need to be at least 100 pages in length.

Some authors I’d like to read for this challenge are:

Ngaio Marsh

Raymond Chandler

Agatha Christie

John Bude

E.C.R. Lorac

I have no idea how many I’ll get to read but I’ll have a stab at 16-25 books – Detective.

Other Reading

The Classics Club – this is my ongoing project which I add to every year. I’m on my second lot of classics which I started in 2019 and posted about here.

This year I’d like to read some books I’ve wanted to read for some time. They include:

Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell – I’ve watched the movie a couple of times and as I nearly always read the book beforehand and haven’t I’d like to remedy that!

Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell – as above 🙂

The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

In the Steps of St. Paul by H.V. Norton – in progress

Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton – almost finished this one

China Court by Rumer Godden

Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim – in progress

Silence by Shusaku Endo

A Child From the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge – inspired by @elizabethgoudgebookclub on Instagram

6 thoughts on “Bookish Destinations 2022

  1. the first two challenges sound doable but i don’t know about the last one; i get distracted too easily to follow much of a plan, but they all sound like very interesting reads…

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    • I’m not being rigorous about these, Mudpuddle – I like to read at whim, too but there are some books I put off. I’ve discovered that if I actually make a start I usually enjoy them & will drop them if they’re duds or if it’s not the right time to tackle them.

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