Introducing the 207 people who have signed up for the 2022 Cannonball Read 14. Cannonballers come from all walks of life, and they’re are all over the world. See where they are from with the Cannonball Read 14 Google Map. You can also view maps of where participants were located in prior years.
To check out who’s besting whom, check out the Cannonball Read Leaderboard.
Cannonball Read 14 Participants
1000Oysters(she/hers) is really bad at describing herself but got second place in a movie trivia night at the Lebowski Bar in Reykjavik one time.
London based transfemme who suddenly got back into reading way more than she has since forever ago when she realised the extremely obvious fact that girls get to kiss girls way more in books than in movies
It's past time to make a dent in my 'to read' pile. East coast liberal living in the middle of South Dakota.
Book exchanges and random internet tipps are my favourite sources for new and random reading material. It takes me to weird places sometimes. And wanting to share some of that with like-minded people made me finally sign up here!
I'm TAing in creative writing, and I'm in the midst of editing my first novel. Along with CBR, I have book reviews published with "The Literary Review," short essay with "Fiction Southeast" and a forthcoming publication with "The Book Smuggler's Den." CBR has definitely helped my writing skills since now I know what readers are looking for for in their works. So, thank you, CBR! Hopefully someday, we'll be able to review my novel on this blog. 🙂
I’m looking forward to a challenge to read more and in wider genres than just murder mysteries!
A person with cats and ADHD
Amanda enjoys feminist sci-fi, well built worlds, and characters who need hugs very, very badly.
Reads books. Drinks tea. Pets cats. Connoisseur of all things cozy.
never have I ever told a lie EVER
Lost my youngest sister to leukemia several years ago. Reading interests lean hard toward sci/fi & fantasy, a lil' bit of mystery, and occasionally romance
Anita_Break is a highly distractable educator of students with special needs, and lover of YA fiction. She gets a bit too excited about Choose Your Own Adventure books. Her favorite authors include Mo Willems, Douglas Adams, John Belliars, and Isabelle Allende.
Long time reader, first time reviewer. Hoping to write one of these book thingies myself one of these days.
Can usually be found with a book in her hand when not helping usher babies into the world.
Erstwhile PhD in Ancient History. Wannabe fantasy writer. Likes ancient coins, imaginary kingdoms, and failed emperors.
I am a born and bred southerner and transplant to the Midwest. I read because I NEED to (as a former English major, it's in the DNA) and because I'm possibly ignoring frigid temperatures. Until summer, and then I'll just be reading outside. I also enjoy cooking, witty banter, and cheese. All the cheese.
From the US. Living in the UK. Used to review under the name Lollygagger.
Former ethical hacker who stopped hacking but kept being ethical.
I used to consume through books as if it were breathing air. I would see other people’s lists and I would get jealous. Then I arrived into my black hole that I call my late thirties. I am trying to slowly rediscover myself. And what good place to start than picking up a new book.
BEARS. BOOKS. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
I am a junior cannonballer participating for a community service project.
who's up for a metaphor?
I am a Professional Book Pusher. Obviously then, reading is a passion, but so is writing and alligator wrestling. My first year participating was 2018 and 2022 will see me reading, writing, and hugging my nephews in-between chocolate!
I read happy things
I read a lot. Writing reviews has become tougher.
I'm a special education teacher by day and a reader by most other hours.
To record all that I read
When writing a genre-based lim'rick /
Avoid lengthy 'post-apoc'lyptic' /
Though CB reviews /
Have broadened my views /
My fave is still chick-written sci-fic
G'day, I'm an Australian Cannonballer!
I'm a horror/thriller junkie embarking on my fourth Half-Cannonball.
I'm a bit shy at commenting, but I absolutely love writing and reading reviews.
I like books, but my eyes are bigger than my stomach. Disclaimer: I do not actually eat books.
Likes: Humor, Scifi, Fantasy, YA and, above all else, unforgettable characters. Dislikes: Unnecessary filler, gurus, tropes (except when I like them), and life advice in ten steps or less.
mom of actual adult person / pretty damned good bartender...when that was a thing / hate hate hate writing but inexplicably always want to do this /
COVIDly jobless silver lining: s o m u c h r e a d i n g /
I was wrong to be optimistic about my 2020 participation. Or about anything re: 2020. We'll see about 2021. Y'all are awesome, though.
I have four cats and a dog. I like to read and knit which I sadly cannot do at the same time.
Claire enjoys Canadian Fiction, sci-fi and books about psychology.
Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!
I review on Booklikes, Goodreads, and NetGalley.
I love to read and would love to be able to talk about the books I read with a lovely community. I read almost anything and really struggle to talk about the books I love the most for some reason.
A truly wise mouse is a truly good mouse.
Crystalclear can usually think of something clever to say, except when she can't. She has a giant stack of unread books at home but will always find an excuse to buy/acquire/borrow another one.
My husband Jason and I are wonder twin cancer survivors! Sadly, all the radiation did not make us bionic...yet. I've done two quarter Cannonballs successfully now, and this year I'm going for a half.
Figuring it out
Since I let my book blog expire, I want to be more mindful about the books I read again, and maybe get over my hangups about reading romance, by reviewing them. UK-based, she/her.
a person who wishes to get back into reading
I'm neither here or there, but usually everywhere.
I love to read and glad to have found this group through Pajiba!
I love to read but I haven’t read much during this pandemic as I’ve found myself too depressed to even pick up a book. But I have collected so many from the thrifts near me that I need to start reading them, before they’re covered in dust on my bookshelf.
I'm a literature and media studies lecturer and researcher at a university on the south coast of England. I've participated in CBR before but it's been a while. I'd like to do more reading for fun, especially of contemporary fiction, and less crashing in front of Netflix this year. In 2021 I had a cancer diagnosis and surgery--it really helped following along with CBR reads and Facebook chat and knowing there were people out there enjoying reading books and supporting cancer research and patients even amid all the pandemic chaos.
Once again trying for the full 52!
Married, mom of two, history PhD, feminist. I've been participating in Cannonball Read since CBR4. I love to read, and writing reviews keeps me from reading without thinking. I feel like I owe it to the authors who entertain me to savor their creations. It's like slowing down and enjoying a delicious meal instead of bolting your food.
Elder LOTR/Holmes fan girl/writer since forever.
Note to self: remember to fill this out
One of these years, I'll actually post reviews.
I mostly read nonfiction (especially public health-related), mysteries, and fantasy.
Basically a real life cartoon character. My dad is in his final stages of cancer, and I don’t think I’ll ever understand the world being okay with losing such an amazing man. He was late for chemo to make sure to give his dogs sausages.
I love to read and this seemed better than shouting my book recommendations at random people
Lives in Austin, Texas. She/her. Loves reading books, writing about books and talking about books. On the CBR Board. May send you an email. Thinking about new challenges.
Loves to read. Loves to travel. Doesn't get to do either enough.
Passionate reader. Sketchy writer. Have pug, will travel.
A reader and caffeine addict who consumes all sorts of books, some just more frequently than others. Your CBR Book Club Maven with over a decade of Cannonballing experience I believe in the beauty that comes from a common goal of reading, reviewing, and discussing. Also, Fuck Cancer.
I'm a brisket-smoking, cocktail-mixing, day-dreaming video game writer. I live with my wife in rural Pennsylvania, work remotely, and write prose, screenplays, video games, dialogue, comics, and checks that my body cannot possible handle. I'm a current caregiver to my partner. Occasionally post nudes of our naked sphynx cats: Ginger and Pixie.
I've written for Midnight Suns for Firaxis Games, created champions and stories on League of Legends for Riot Games, and on loads of titles at EA.
I love reading; and the pandemic has ignited my love of audiobooks - especially queer sci-fi and fantasy!
Midwest-born, Texas settled, reading-is-fundamentalist
Celebrate good times, come on!!
Your jack of all trades eccentric. Knows a little about a lot and a lot about a little. Tends to mainly read non-fiction (history, true crime, old gossip, etc), SF/F, horror, graphic novels, "genre" books.
Satirical authors, some Regency romance, murder and noir, books on grammar, these are the books that keep me alive.
Reading is dreaming with your eyes open.
I love to read and I hard about this organization on The Daily Beans. What a great way to give back while doing something I enjoy.
Hoping to finish more books this year.
I've been doing this since 2015, and though I'm not going to read a hundred books a year, I plan on doing this for the foreseeable future.
I also maintain the Cannonball Read database, and make infrequent updates on our reading habits.
What do you do when 2021 has robbed you of the joy of books? You do a Full Cannonball!
Cannonballing because F*CK CANCER.
Need to read more .mom of 3 boys
late 30s, Twin Cities. Too long I've watched from the shadows.
I love reading!
A mix of black coffee, dark humor, and Dolly Parton fangirling. Add a dash of nonfiction, romance, and YA.
I'm an engineer who reads books to think about literally anything other than engineering. My favorite genre is “takes place in an old hotel.”
By day (and night really), I teach writing and run a writing center at a community college in the Chicago suburbs. However, my superpowers include racking up large library fines and creating towering stacks of to-read books next to my bed.
36 years old. Lifelong New Jersey resident. Fan of mystery novels, classic literature, and non-fiction about movies, television, sports, and American history.
Have been trying to read more books so hopefully this is motivation.
Lover of libraries and books. Author groupie.
I read books, watch movies and occasionally make music.
Being a reader defined me before the pandemic and I want that part of me back.
A pop culture junkie, Katie has an addiction to tragically bad romance novels. In addition, Katie is resolute in her belief that Evans is #BestChris and doesn't understand why people live where it snows. That shit is terrifying.
I’ve always loved reading but post English degree it became a slough. Slowly it’s been something I enjoy again and I really need something to hold me a bit more accountable so I’m not distracted with my phone anymore. I’ve read Pajiba for years now and have always wanted to try this and finally found the perfect time.
I love to read. I'm usually reading at least 3 books at a time. They're not all good... some are really bad. I have trouble not finishing books though. Now CBR has doubled down on that trouble, because I want to get credit for reading the bad ones too!
I love reading as much as I hate cancer, and I really love reading.
Dog lover, selective fangirl, boy crazy. Dubious gamer cred. Generally nice if impolite. Acknowledged tendency to fall for fictional characters. Collects swear words. Classy yet trashy. Difficulty with commitment.
SF and fantasy fiction fan. Lost my dad and sister to cancer so want to support this cause
'Once a reader, always a reader'
Hi! I'm from Australia!
A full-time glasses wearer and an avid reader always looking for the next good read. Open to most book genres and primarily read while laying in bed with a 16 lb cat laying on my chest and a 95 lb golden retriever under my legs.
Craft beer, cats, and queer content from Austin, TX
I’m an avid reader and watcher of film/movies. I am a world travel and career student. I have a Master’s in English Lit and am working on another for Film and Media. I can’t wait to read some more for a good cause!
I want to support fellow Pajibans and stick it to cancer.
I am also half of the writing team of JC Rudkin. I teach writing at three different universities. I do a lot of gaming in my spare time. Any questions, hit me up on social media. My DMs are always open.
Boring business person by day. Published author by night. Romance and fantasy novel enthusiast on the low.
Avid reader, do-gooder, cancer survivor.
I often read during my commute. I typically enjoy fantasy and horror books.
A queer nonbinary reader living in the Midwest, LB works in a lab by day but wishes they could be reading instead. They are also owned by a black cat named Bruce Wayne
Disney World lover. Chewbacca hugger. Reader of books. Writer of words.
Reading made me happy and I am trying to find the happiness again.
I think I joined around Cannonball 3 off and on and never finished one. My dad died of cancer when I was a kid and my mom just died of cancer November 2021, so maybe this time I'll make it through at least a quarter.
I'm trying to catch up with my reading
And my writing
And my everything, really.
Not actually a platypus
I'm a mom of two and a voracious reader. I love happily-ever-afters and space ships.
Old person living in FL.rnRaising chickens
Avid reader. Writer. Malcontent trying to do better.
I've been lurking on Pajiba since 2006, and loved Alabama Pink. Anything we can do in her memory is A-Ok by me. I'm an avid reader, love cooking, comedy, snarky humor, travel, and learning new things. I listen to many of my books while doing boring things around the house to keep up with a job and 3 little ones.
Every year I say, "This is my year".
So: this is my year!
Constantly overworked Norwegian secondary school teacher, Geek and reading enthusiast. Married. Mother of little boy, born February 2018. Two cats. The Cannonball-veteran (the only participant - as far as I know - who has participated every year since CBRII). Loves fantasy, kissing books and YA. Strongly opinionated about many things. Perpetually behind on reviews.
I'm a senior English teacher in a tiny Texas town. I fight against censorship and push my students to read books that challenge them.
I'll read anything if it stands still long enough
Somehow I have turned into a real life Ross Geller, having now been married 3 times. Otherwise, just your normal Jewish geek living in MN
White, man, feminist, Muslim, husband, father, interacially coupled. Any one and all of these at anytime and less confused that than appears.
Reader and writer from rural PA. First time Cannonballer. I'm a curious person. Will read just about anything.
I have failed every Cannonball Read that I've ever participated in, except my very first one. I am consistent, I'll give myself that much.
Read more. Write more.
Long time Pajiban, first time Cannonballer.
The loudest bookworm. Excited to be part of this lovely project.
I read to escape and to be entertained for awhile. My main choice is historical mysteries, with a side of supernatural. I don't want any part of dystopian books, or depressing reality tales - there is quite enough of that in the news these days! I'm a social media failure - I don't tweet, Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook - who has the time when there's books to read?
Designer, mother, avid reader living in NYC.
Loves wine, reading, tea, and cats; sometimes in that order.
The only reason I read so much is because Cannonball Read has gamified reading and because I hate losing. Give me a fantasy novel with a unique magical system, and I'm happy.
Retired IT director who loves Poldark
Lifelong reader looking to keep better track of the books I go through this year!
Animal lover and inveterate reader
My stays are quite binding.
I love books, and after completing graduate school, I want an excuse to think deeply about them again. Proud granddaughter of multiple cancer survivors and would love to read and write for a cause.
I like big books, and I cannot lie. Click the contact link to reach out to me.
Good evening, everyone. I'm Leslie Monster, and this is Nightline.
Nart is an avid romance reader who dabbles in political autobiographies when she has the spoons. When she’s not reading she’s a bureaucrat both professionally and as an activist because she’s a masochist.
I'm a Pajiaban. I like reading. A LOT. My husband weirdly agreed to marry me even after he found out I come with over 600 books. This seemed like a natural next step.
Canadian, I do freelance writing in addition to my day job, and I'm participating because cancer sucks and it's impacted and taken many people I love dearly. Reading has been a challenge lately and this is motivation to get back to it while doing some good.
I grew up in a rainy city in the Pacific Northwest, an excellent climate for fostering a love of reading. I spend much of my spare time reading (duh), buying craft supplies that I won't use, fantasizing that I am about to get organized, and engaging in negotiations with the two floofy terrorists that frequently threaten to burn the house down if I don't feed or play with them.
Avid reader, reluctant reviewer
Rambling around the internet; helping niblings maneuver through college, learn their ABC's and deal with middle school (usually all on the same day); reading to remain alive.
I want to now how many book "publish" I could read in one |1| years
An avid reader who has slipped a little in the reading stakes in the past few years. And possibly slipped a little in the posting of reviews! New year, new goal.
Pastry chef by trade, crafter at heart. Lover of fantasy, sci-fi, and young adult books.
A sour bitch on the side of good
Lover of books & dogs
Ardent reader of pretty much anything, including the backs of shampoo bottles.
Mother, nurse, geek, diva of the crochet hook and needle arts, creator of junk journals and commonplace books. 2022 may finally be the year I publish book reviews.
Public librarian reading in Western NY.
My closest pals are all readers and I’m tired of getting tunnel vision when the conversation turns to books.
A teacher, for my sins. Canadian transplant in Bordeaux.
Part time nerd, full time dad.
I like books.
Sixty something retired banking software analyst in Little Rock, Arkansas who writes science fiction and fantasy short stories. Has four great kids (one the editor of Cannonball Fodder) and one awesome grandson.
Long time Pajiban, reader, writer, drinker of wine. American immigrant in Ireland.
...you can take the girl out of Jersey, but not the Jersey out of the girl.
Loves to read, f**k cancer
French bookkeeper, occasional reader of various sorts, first time participant to the Cannonball Read 2022.
I've been kicking around since CBR3.
I am new to CBR and hope it will reignite my love of reading.
Siege is an officemonkey who doesn't read as much as she should. She enjoys burritos, horror books, true crime, and Billy Idol. She lives in Boston with her floof, Briscoe.
Austrian nerd, published author of non-fiction books that successfully bore people to death.
Another year, another goal to read more books that I keep buying but never read.
Sofi Keren is the author of two wlw romance novels, False Starts & Artichoke Hearts and Painted Over.
I love to read, and I love to learn. I wish I were retired so I could spend more time on my random hobbies!
Enjoys ice hockey, ballet, playing the oboe, and sci-fi.
mostly snow-bound, reading and bothering my dog in the hudson valley, ny
I have come across three books in my lifetime that made me stop and absolutely took my breath away. I'd like to chase that feeling. Even better, chase that feeling while kicking cancer's a$$.
Sunflowerseed is a yuppie, a hipster and a nerd who has been reading Pajiba since 2008. She likes cats and the International Style of Architecture and she works for the betterment of society. This is her first Cannonball. She really needs a coping mechanism amidst bad news.
Cannonball Read brings together three things I love: reading, writing, and fighting for a worthy cause. I'm a veteran of multiple 60-mile breast cancer walks, a painter, a playwright and theatre director, a painter, a Middle School teacher, an ex-bookstore Manager, and an active volunteer. Reading opens minds and hearts, baby!
Southern California native. Participating to raise money for the AMC in honor of my brother-in-law.
I'm a marketing designer for a local community bank looking to improve my writing skills. I've always been an avid reader but never completed a full cannonball. I'm aiming for a half-cannonball for 2022.
Writer. Social video expert. Travel lover. Book club enthusiast. Music junkie. Stalker of puppies
Avid reader. Pajiba lurker.
I'm tired of cancer eating my friends and family. I'm not a scientist, but I'm stubborn and I love books - so I'll be fundraising the sad and powerless right outta my hair.
I teach literature to college kids in the Midwest.
I like books and have no shortage of opinions. Also, I figure that writing actual reviews for an actual blog is a higher and better use than continuing to comment relentlessly on pop culture websites (whatever, like I'm quitting that ever). I truly welcome the opportunity to talk about anything I've read and kinda don't otherwise get to.
When not goofing off on the interwebs, I'm an attorney in Portland, Maine with a cute husband, two cute little boys, and a truly terrible dog.
Psychologist. Knitter. Cat owner. Mom to the most adorable little boy ever. She/her.
Ursula has been a voracious reader since childhood. She's joined CBR in an effort to branch out from "comfort zone" reading and get through the to-read pile on the bedside table.
Seamstress for the band
I love to read, but don't do it enough. I'm doing this to try to keep myself motivated to read throughout the year.
Looking to get back into reading!
Lawyer by day, voracious reader by night. So many books, so little time!
She/her. Longtime lurker, goodreads addict 😀
I am an artist, blogger, and culture critic. I write about movies, books, television, pop culture—old and new—with a feminine/feminist perspective. sometimes I post pictures of the kid, too. Check out my blog, xoxoxo e, for all of my recent interests, exploits, and opinionated opinions.
Still gobbling up books, but not so great at writing reviews. Mostly doing design projects for Cannonball and leaving bare bones reviews on Goodreads.
Maybe third times the charm: I made it three months of reviews with my first cannonball, and then 6 months with my second. This year I should at least make it 9 if not all 12. Either way, I'll read the books.
I am an English teacher from the Low Countries. Like everyone else I aspire to one day write a Booker Prize Winner, but until then I contend my self with reading stuff and writing about it. I try to keep the bitchiness to a minimum, but sometimes I can't help myself. In my spare time I enjoy complaining about the weather and sleeping. I lack the attention span for good books and the tolerance for bad ones. I am stuck in literary purgatory. Hey, at least it's warm here.
Just a hometown girl trying to read more out here in the desert.
I need to read more books.