Hey guys! Today I’m going to be sharing my stats for 2022. Wouldn’t say it was an amazing year for reading but it certainly wasn’t bad.
I use Goodreads to track my reading. I’m so terrible at using Storygraph throughout the year. Goodreads is just second nature. I ended just adding all my reads from 2022 in one go at the end of the year. (Terrible I know) Maybe 2023 is the year I finally get into Storygraph.
Moods – Not something I’m particularly concerned about in terms of my reading habit and goals. I don’t really consider this when I’m reading. It’s always interesting to know though, at the end of the year.
Genre – No surprise there my top two are YA and Fantasy, they’re my faves. I’m happy to see a variety of genres here, 27 different genres! I’m quite surprised by this. I do like to try and branch out of my comfort genres (SF/F) and I managed to do that in 2022. Hoping to do the same in 2023 too.
Pace – Unsurprising my ratio here. I despise slow pace books, so not at all shocked they made up 6% of my reading. I tend to prefer a fast pace but medium pace has taken the cake this year!
Page number – I was very slumpy for a lot of 2022 and also just busy so I definitely favoured shorter reads. Still managed to read a few big books which I’m happy with!
Non-Fiction/Fiction – Very happy to have actually read some non-fiction in 2022. In 2021 I managed to read a whopping 0 non-fiction books. 18% for 2022 is pretty good going for me, I’m happy with that.
Shortest/Longest Books – For the second year in a row a Stormlight Archive book is my longest read. Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson was bloody enormous but bloody brilliant. Well worth the long read.
I managed to squeeze 6 reads into December. In a desperate attempt to reach my revised Goodreads goal of 50 books. Neglecting my reading a little in 2022, so definitely had a bit of catching up to do in December. Luckily, I had some short audiobooks to binge!
A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink (audiobook)
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Heartstopper Volume 4 by Alice Oseman
Rating: 4 Stars
Climate Change Is Racist by Jeremy Williams (audiobook)
Rating 3.5 Stars
And Yet: Poems by Katie Baer (audiobook – gifted)
The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore (audiobook – gifted)
Rating: 3 Stars
In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
Rating: 3 Stars
That’s my quick wrap up. Last reads of 2022. No new favourites this month. Let me know what you read in December!
Happy December! Can’t believe how fast this year flew by.
I participated in Nanowrimo in November, so I didn’t get much reading done. The books I did manage to squeeze in I loved!
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
A cosy, light-hearted fantasy was perfect for me during November. Low stakes and wholesome vibes. It was a slow but cute read. Rating: 4 Stars
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (mix of audiobooks and physical)
This took me ages to read because Nanowrimo took over my life, but I loved it. Perfect autumn/winter read. A gothic novel with beautiful prose and an LGBT undertone message (very subtle). I do love a novel about good versus evil, questioning morality and human nature. Rating: 4 Stars
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke (audiobook)
Lastly, the star of the show. A new favourite. I won’t say too much about this as it’s very easy to spoil. It’s a little confusing, weird and wonderful. I think this is a book you just have to read for yourself. It’s one of those you’ll either love or hate it. Personally, I loved it. I binged listened to it in under 24 hours. Rating: 5 Stars
Overall, very happy with my reading this month, despite the low number of books read. It was definitely a month of quality over quantity!
The first book I finished was The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (audiobook)
This was a carryover from September. I found it amusing but confusing. It’s a tad overhyped in my opinion. It was hard to get into and hard to keep up with. The narrator did a good job. Overall it was just an okay read. Rating: 2.5 Stars
Next up was Sadie by Courtney Summers (audiobook)
Another audiobook. This one was incredible. Such an amazing, emotional read. I have a full review here for this. A new favourite for sure. Rating: 5 Stars
Lunar Living by Kirsty Gallagher
The moon and spirituality fascinate me. Not sure how much of this moon magic I believe in but it was interesting to read. It was mostly for research purposes. I won’t rate it for that reason.
Finally, *Cursed by Marissa Meyer
I was very lucky to receive an ARC of this. I read Gilded last year and loved it, I highly anticipated this sequel. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Review coming soon! Rating: 2.75-3 Stars
Not the best reading month. I’m doing Nanowrimo this month, I don’t expect to read a ton but hopefully, what I do read will be good! Let me know what you read in October!
I read a few books this month. All pretty average. Did read a nice variety of genres though!
The first book I finished was Persuasion by Jane Austen
I listened to the audiobook and read the physical book. Enjoyable read. I love Austen’s writing. This had a lovely romance, more so than her other books. Rating: 3.5 Stars
Then I listened to My Dear Friend Janet
and From the Desk of Lady Miss by Keke Palmer (audiobooks)
I thought the first was amusing. Didn’t enjoy the second. Will likely not continue this series. Keke is a bit too dramatic of a narrator to me. It felt overacted and was a tad annoying. Hard to focus on the story. Rating: 3 Stars / 2 Stars
*The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar
Rating: 3 Stars
Attached by Dr Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller
This was interesting, I found it an insightful read. I learned a lot about myself and attachment in relationships. It was nice to read some non-fiction for a change. I am a fan of self-help/mental health literature but never read one to do with love/relationships before. Has definitely opened my eyes and changed my way of thinking! Definitely worth a read. Rating: 4 Stars
Happy September! The year is really running away with me! Which means I’m behind on my Goodreads goal. I’ve been in and out of slumps for a while now. Also had covid in August and was literally so unwell I couldn’t do a thing.
I did manage to read 4 graphic novels in August
I read: Paper Girls Volumes 3, 4, 5 and 6. Having read the first two volumes in July.
I really enjoyed this series. It was a great story, it mixes sci-fi and time travel elements with a strong theme of friendship. It also has a diverse lineup, which is always a plus!
Happy August! Here’s hoping I have a better reading month this month. July was pretty bad. I was in a massive slump. I barely touched a book. I only managed a few graphic novels.
Lore Olympus Vol 2 by Rachael Smythe
I was in such a slump, I knew I needed something fun and easy to get me back in the mood. So I picked up this, highly anticipated after Vol 1. I loved it!! Just what I needed. Now in need of Vol 3… which is out in October! Rating: 4.5 Stars
Paper Girls Vol 1 Paper Girls Vol 2 by Brian K. Vaughan.
I decided to pick up more graphic novels. I decided to give Paper Girls a go. I love Saga by Brian K. Vaughan. I’m enjoying it so far! The whole story is out (6 volumes) which I will be binging! Look out for those reviews coming soon. Vol 1 rating: 4 Stars Vol 2 rating: 4 Stars
Hello! This post is going up super late, as I’ve been in a slump lately. I’ve not been posting much here or on Instagram over the last few months. I hope to get back into the swing of regular posting soon. I’ve been feeling unmotivated lately.
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (Physical and audiobook)
Firstly, I finished my reread of the Mistborn trilogy! Loved it, of course. Might do a post about my rereading experience soon.
Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney
Read this on holiday, it was a fun read but not a new fave. Rating: 3/3.5 Stars
Book Lovers by Emily Henry (Physical and audiobook)
Also read this on holiday, on the last day/while travelling. I binged the whole thing, I was obsessed. Definitely a new fave! Rating: 5 Stars
*I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (audiobook)
Fun, one-day read. It was interesting enough, though did have some toxic elements. Not a bad read overall. Rating: 3 Stars (Gifted ALC from Libro.fm)
How to be Hopeful by Bernadette Russell
Borrowed this from the library, as an audiobook. I’ve been feeling pretty hopeless and depressed lately. This was an insightful read, I noted down some of the exercises mentioned. Will definitely be giving them a go!
Hello everyone! I’m so inconsistent with blogging lately. I need to get back into the swing of things. Happy June! We’re now in the best month of the year. (I’m biased, it’s my birthday month AND I’m going on holiday!)
*You Still Look the Same by Farzana Doctor
*This was gifted to me by Libro.fm
No matter how hard to try, poetry is not something I can get into. This was a quick listen, I don’t remember it being bad at all but now I don’t remember much. Poetry doesn’t stick with me much.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
I really enjoyed this one! It was super fun and cute. The perfect quick read. Would be a perfect holiday/beach read! Rating: 4.5 Stars
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (reread)
I started by reread of Mistborn! I decided to read the physical alongside listening to the audiobook. It had been years since I first read this series and I loved being back in this world! It destroyed me again, just like the first time. I was surprised at how much I’d forgotten!
Rating: 5 Stars
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (reread)
Then moving on to rereading book 2. Audiobook/physical again. Also really enjoyed this. It does have a little bit of middle book syndrome but it’s still interesting. I cannot wait to read the last book in this trilogy! It will likely destroy me because the ending is unreal.
How on earth is it May already?! Insane how fast this year is going. I didn’t get as much reading done in April as I wanted, I’m a little behind on my Goodreads goal. I will have some catching up to do this month!
*Messy Roots by Laura Gao
I was kindly sent this graphic memoir by Harper YA + Pride Book Tours as part of their Bookstagram tour. I enjoyed this much more than I thought. The graphic novel format was surprisingly perfect for non-fiction! Rating: 4 Stars Full review is over on my Bookstagram.
Supernova by Marissa Meyer (audiobook)
Finished up the Renegades trilogy. It was a good ending to a great series. I really enjoy each of the books. I wish there were more books in this world! Rating: 4 Stars
My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood
This was free on Amazon Prime, so I thought I’d give it a go. I ended up really enjoying this short story! Definitely worth a read if you have Prime and like Margaret Atwood. It’s a bit witchy and weird but enjoyable. Rating: 4 Stars
*The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (audiobook)
The biggest disappointment of 2022 goes to… Wow, I did not expect to hate this book but here we are! I will have a full review up shortly, I have some very unpopular opinions about this one. I fully expected it to be a 5 Star/new fave after seeing the reviews but I was less than impressed. Rating: 2 Stars