I might not have written many real reviews, i.e., longer than a paragraph, and I certainly wasn’t present online outside of Instagram for the year. However, from a reading perspective, 2022 was a great year! Let’s review, shall we?
I finished 153 books and 56,981 pages, the most I’ve read in years. I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that I mostly stuck with books I knew I would enjoy, keeping fantasy and romance at the top of the list and gravitating toward the darker stories.
My favorite reads by month are the following:
Of these twelve, Babel by R. F. Kuang is by far my favorite book of the year, although I think it is interesting that only eight of my top picks were 2022 releases. Granted, I had several more five-star-rated books (33 in all), but I chose to stick to selecting one book per month.
I don’t participate in reading challenges like they were, but I did choose to participate in the ones listed in my reading journal from Little Inklings Design. Of the six listed, I completed five, only losing out to the Genre challenge because I don’t read poetry.
Overall, I’m pleased. I read what I wanted, finished all my review copies, and even read several books I already owned. I made a massive dent in my audiobook list and never fell into a reading slump. It was a much more relaxed approach to reading this year, and I say it worked. (I also think it helped that I didn’t review anything but spent all that extra time reading!)