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The 12 Reading Challenge Picks!

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So, last year on 31st December, I asked y’all to recommend some books to me for the 12 reading challenge. And well, a lot of you did, so thank you!

There were about 30-35 titles that were recommended, so what I did was that I listed them all on a Google doc, and then used a random number generator to pick titles (Why waste paper by making chits?). That way, all the picks are completely random! So, let’s see the books I’ll be reading, that were recommended by you!

January: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

This book was suggested to me by Cherelle @A Bolt Out of the Book, and I just read the synopsis on Goodreads, and it looks super intriguing! And it also has a rating of 4.27 stars which is like wowza!


I hope I enjoy this one, thanks for the recommendation Cherelle!

February: Villains by V.E. Schwab

This book was suggested by PBS @How to Science, and honestly, when she suggested it, I was like I am not sure I’ll like it, and I still stand by my opinion. I didn’t like Addie LaRue, primarily because of the writing style, so well, let’s see if I’ll like this one! It’s a duology, so obviously I’ll pick the first book, Vicious first. If I like it, I’ll pick the second one, otherwise, well, I won’t.

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March: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

This book was recommended by Suhani @Random Reader Rambles. It’s a historical fiction, a genre I haven’t read much of, but I am excited to get to this one!


April: Eliza and her monsters by Francesca Zappia

This was recommended by Naemi @A Book Owl’s Corner, and she has me intrigued under the fact that it is similar to Fangirl, one of my favourite books of all time. So, Naemi, I’ll be really upset if it does not match the level of greatness of Fangirl!

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May: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This was suggested by Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts, and Riya @Hmmm… also found it good. It also has a really amazing rating on Goodreads, so well, looking forward to picking it!


June: The Devil, The Banshee and Me by Lucy Falone

This one was recommended by Meena @Strawberry’s Corner. It’s middle-grade, and that is another genre I don’t read a lot of, so well, let’s see!


July: The Inheritance Games #1 by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This was suggested by Rabhya @Rab’s Bookish Planet. It’s a series, again, so I’ll begin by reading the first novel, if I like it, I’ll read the series, if I don’t, I won’t.


August: This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

This was suggested by Pannaga @State of Craze to me aeons ago, and of course she didn’t pass up this opportunity to recommend it to me again. So, well, Pannaga, if I do not like it, that’s on you, not me!


September: The Gallagher Girls

Another series, recommended by a bunch of people- Siya @The Dramatic Drama, Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts and Simran @Far From Perfect. So, well, I’ll give the first book a chance, you know the rest…


The premise does sound really interesting, not gonna lie….

October: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramee

This middle-grade right here was recommended by Rayna @Ray’s Realm. It is a story involving the BLM movement, and sounds pretty good!


November: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This one was recommended by Nehal @Quirky Pages. She has also raved about it in front of me, a couple of times, so well, I hope I like it! It does sound interesting, ngl….

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December: The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

This was suggested by Tiction @Fictionally Crazy and well, our reading tastes are kinda similar, so I guess, I might like this one!

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Special thanks to Laura, Devangi, Sep, Srishti, SS, Phoenix, Anna, Brooke and Sam for your suggestions, and I am really sorry that I wasn’t able to include them, but I swear it was totally random! I hope I can still read those sometime, since they sounded quite interesting!

Also, since some months might be busier than others, or I might be in a reading slump during some months, if by chance I am not able to read a book in one particular month, I’ll simply pick it up in the next with the pick of that month too! The goal is basically to read 12 books recommended by you guys by 31st December 2022.

Thank you everyone for you recommendations! Let’s hope I can complete this challenge! Here’s to a wonderful 2022 reading year, for you and for me!
What are some reading challenges you are taking part in this year? Let me know in the comments!


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  1. Oh, I can put up suggestions anytime. Wish you a wonderful reading year. Also, I started the year with crime fiction, and it was the one I had sometime before seen it mentioned in your blog, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder. The goal was to read only 50 pages per day but I finished it in one night. And I don’t want to come back now, there’s exams here:’) but anyway I really enjoyed it. What did got think of it and who were your favorite characters?

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    1. Same to you!
      Ahhh, yes it’s a great book, i recently reread it too- I love it!
      My favourite character is Ravi for sure, i am a sucker for Indian rep and he is just really nice!
      What about you?
      Did you start Good Girl, Bad Blood?

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      1. As much as I loved Ravi, he was actually the first person I thought would be behind the murder because well, it seemed evident. And nope, that’s next on my list I think

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  2. Firstly Thanks for picking up my recommendation eeeek 🙈❤️
    Inheritance Games, I’m putting a bet here that you will finish this in one or two days and gonna love it. If I loose the bet I’m gonna read a book that you recommended me 🤣🤣🤣😆🤣🤣😚

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  3. Yay, I’m so glad Google came to my aid! 😁 Although I still like Fangirl a tad more, I really think you’re going to love Eliza, so I’m very excited to hear your opinions on it eventually! 🤗
    Also, I’m so glad you’ll be reading The Kite Runner – Nehal’s right, it’s very good 🥰

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  4. It looks like you have a very nice variety! I’m excited to see your thoughts on “The Inheritance Games”. Best of luck to you on your reading! May you find a new book favorite this year!

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  5. I agree with A List of Cages and Vicious.

    A List of Cages was incredibly sad but one of my favourite books in 2021. And Vicious was amazing. Although I will say I enjoyed Vengeful (the next book in the trilogy (it’s now a trilogy, she’s writing a third book)) more because all the world building was complete, so it got to all the really good stuff.


  6. don’t mind me just silently seconding Naemi’s suggestion of Eliza and her monsters, THAT BOOK IS A MASTERPIECE I TELL YOU! I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it! (also, now i’m on my way to reading fangirl as soon as i can get my hands on a copy, because hahah, anything even minutely similar to eliza and her monsters? I’M UP FOR IT!)

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