Friday, March 3, 2023

2022 Reading Stats

 My 2022 reading recap is a bit delayed.  Whoops.  The good news is that I am doing really well on two of my new years goals of working out and finishing up my classes to renew my teaching certificate and that is why I haven’t gotten this posted yet!

How many books read in 2022? – 85.  Which was 16 less than last year.  But at the last minute I finished my goal of 85! 

How many fiction and non-fiction? 80 fiction and 5 non-fiction with a couple memoirs involved.  

Male/Female author ratio? 50 women and 17  men.  Read a few repeaters.  My favorite author was J.L. Hyde, I read three of her books last year!

Which author was new to you in 2022 that you now want to read the entire works of?   Gilbert King.  I read Beneath a Ruthless Sun, and loved it. I want to read his others.  

Favorite book read in 2022?  Always a hard decision.  Looking back now three months into a new year the ones I still think about and recommend are: Summer of ‘99 by J.L. Hyde, The Winners by Fredrik Backman, The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn, Beneath a Ruthless Sun by Gilbert King, Book Lovers by Emily Henry, Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini, The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne, and It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey.


Least favorite? A Lesson Plan for Murder, You Should Have Known, Recovery Agent or Our Missing Hearts.


Any that you simply couldn’t finish? Just Mercy (want to finish it but it needed to go back to the library and I havent gotten back to it), Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder ( really trying to read this but it had to go back and who knows).  There might have been more but I cleared by goodreads shelf at the new year.  Whoops.

How many pages did you read? 27,012

How many books from the library? 72.  

How many books read did I purchase? Of the ones on this list I purchased 7.

How many were gifts? 3 and 1 from the library community read

How many borrowed from others? 0

How many were given to me for reviews?  1 

How many books read on kindle? None

Audiobook? 1 , I listened to The Dry , which was a “re-read”


Any re-reads? Yes, 1

Which countries did you go to through the page in your year of reading? United States, Australia, Sweden, Mexico, England, Scotland, China, Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany, and Chile

What states did you go through the page in your year of reading? Minnesota, Georgia, California, New Jersey, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois, Florida, Washington, North Carolina, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Indiana, Maine, Colorado, Vermont, Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia

Which book wouldn’t you have read without someone’s specific recommendation?  Razorblade Tears, The Mist, Middle School Matters, You Should Have Known


Which author did you read the most of? Aaron Stander 6

What was your best reading month? December, July, and August, I read 10

What was your worst reading month? June, I read 4

Top Five Reading Moments of 2022

  • Meeting J.L. Hyde at a book signing

  • Visiting Sleepy Dog Bookstore

  • Reading the Aaron Stander Series

  • Visiting several used bookstores

  • Finishing the Beartown series


2022 Reading Goals - Revisited

I am upping my number again….

  1. Read 85 books.  - Success! I read exactly 85.

2. Read 12 books on my shelves. - This was again a fail.  While technically I read some from my shelves they were all because they were gifted to me at 2021 Christmas to read for book club.  

3. Read a biography on a first lady.  - Yeah, forgot again.  I totally said I was going to put a reminder in my phone to remind myself to do this at the end of June and I did not.  But in general I did read more non-fiction.

2023 Goals

  1. Read 85 books.

  2. Read and/or clear 28 books from my living room bookshelf.

  3. Read more non-fiction.


 How many books did you read in 2022? Did you complete your 2022 reading goals? What are your goals for 2023?? What book do I NEED to read in 2023?

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