This year was better than the last, but still a far cry from my usual 50+ books. Here’s to next year!
A few fun facts from the year:
I got back into YA a little bit reading four young adult titles (all fiction).
I’m still reading mostly straight white women, but this year read a handful of books by men, as well as books by Asian-American, Indigenous and Middle Eastern authors and from a variety of authors who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
This year’s average rating is lower than last year’s mostly because I didn’t care for a few book club books, but that will change next year. I’m picking them, so it’ll be my own fault if I don’t like them! I used to not want to be forceful about it, but after running three different book clubs over the last ten years, I’ve discovered that if I’m not into the book, I get burnt out more quickly. And as no one else in the group wants to facilitate (I’ve asked), I figure the only way to keep it going is to pick them myself.
Total Books: 38 Average Length: 367 pages Average Rating: 7.9 out of 10
Last year’s average length was 368 – I’m nothing if not consistent! Just like last few years, I read fewer books but prioritized quality over quantity for the second year in a row. I often get asked at the store how I’ll know that I’ll enjoy a book and it’s a whole mental algorithm. But for the most part, I look for things that interest me and I’m not afraid to abandon something I don’t like.
Books Read in 2022
To see all the reviews posted, visit the 2022 Year in Books page HERE.