Hi Reader! It’s that time of the year where I look back at my past reading and blogging year and wrapping it up. I ended up reading less than I expected because, life, and also blogged less because again, life.

I read 130 books in 2022. (Goodreads says 129 but that’s because one book wasn’t on there and I couldn’t track it) I have an average rating of 3.5 stars and read 40,057 pages ( minus 1 book)

Out of the 130 books I read:

  • 123 are fiction and 7 are non-fiction
  • 100 are women authored, 29 male authored and 1 non binary
  • 113 are backlist titles (published in 2021 going back)
  • 17 are new releases (published in 2022)
  • 78 are physical books
  • 50 audiobooks
  • 2 ebooks
  • 18 five star books (see the list here)
  • 21 favorites (see the list here)
  • 15 are classics (see list here)

I hauled 85 books in 2022

  • I bought 36 books and I have read 22
  • I was gifted/sent 49 and I have read 27

My top 5 genres in order (from the books I read in 2022)

  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Romance fiction
  • Classics

My most read authors in 2022

  • Toni Morrison with 9 books
  • Colleen Hoover with 4 books
  • Dennis Lehane with 4 books

I read 7 translated works

  • The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segova translated from Spanish by Simon Bruni. Read my review here
  • Tears of Amber by Sofia Segova translated from Spanish by Simon Bruni.
  • Blood Feast by Malika Moustadraf translated from Arabic by Alice Guthrie.
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux translated from French by Alexander Teixera de Mattos.
  • Heaven by Mieko Kawakami translated from Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett.
  • All The Lovers in the Night by Mieko Kawakami translated from Japanese by David Boyd and Sam Bett
  • The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa translated from Japanese by  Louise Heal Kawai.

New authors of 2022

Now last year I had the pleasure of reading new authors who ultimately became favorites and I will definitely read everything they write and/or they have written.

  • Toni Morrison
  • Dennis Lehane
  • Henry James
  • Tia Williams
  • Robert Jones Jr
  • Chimeka Garricks
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga
  • Chigozie Obioma
  • Petina Gappah
  • Aiwonose Odafen

I also did a lot of rereading. Here are the 11 books:

  • Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed. Read my review here
  • She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore. Read my review here
  • How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee. Read my review here
  • Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert. Read my review here
  • Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert.
  • One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover. Read my review here
  • Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. Read my review here
  • It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I took part in 5 reading challenges. Some I did so well, some not so much

  • #ReadingToni Challenge hosted by Joan. I read 8/11 books
  • The Women Prize Shortlist Project. I read 7 books
  • The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. I read 3 books
  • Classicsathon. I read 15 books
  • The Something Bookish Reading Challenge hosted by Amyn. I completed 21/24 prompts

On The Blog

  • I wrote a total of 42 posts
  • 32 are book reviews
  • 10 are non-reviews

My top 5 most read reviews

My top 5 blog posts

There goes my 2022 in a nutshell. I would love to know, bookish wise, how was your 2022?