I feel a bit late to the party of 2022 recaps, but I didn’t want to do it until it was truly over. 2022 has been a busy year for me, as you can read in my personal note from last month, but in the middle of all that, it’s the year I read the most in probably ever. (maybe I read more in highschool? but who knows. I didn’t count it then. And even so, I don’t think so).
In spite of reading very little in October and December, I read 150 books overall! I think this is best represented by my reading bookshelf :
When I started off the year, my goal was to do better than the year before (126 books read in 2021) but I also decided to start low pressure, with 100 books as my goal. And 20,000 or 25,000 reading pages. I’m not quite sure for this one because Storygraph added an hours tracker mid-year, and I changed my goals accordingly.
I’ve made some progress in reading my Own Books, a whole 48 of them, or about a third of my total reading. That’s with half my overall reading being audiobooks (so, books I don’t own) and me still borrowing loads from the library. I didn’t reach my goal of reading 30 ebooks (24 is what I reached) but between reading some of them in audio instead and still getting them off my list, and the fact that it’s a lot more than I thought I’d managed, I’m quite happy with that.
Favourite Books of 2022
Coming up with my favourites was really hard, as I enjoyed most of the books I read, and learned to DNF early when I didn’t.
If 2022 taught me anything, it’s that things never really go as you expect. So I’ve once again chosen a goal of 100 books, and I’ll see how things go from there. I’m also starting with 500 audio hours and 15000 pages, since I can see I’m leaning more and more towards audio.
I also want to keep reading nonfiction, and 10% of total seems a good measure, considering last year’s stats.
I need to do a full recount of what books I own to read, both paper and ebook, since I moved and donated a lot. I’ll still try to take from that pile, and I think it’ll be easier since I’m no longer in a country with a great english language library, alas.
I’ve already drawn a new little bookshelf in my notebook, and I also plan to carry on last year’s challenges:
- Finish rereading October Daye
- Finish reading all the Discworld books
Above all I don’t want much pressure on my reading, and I just want to read what strikes my fancy at a given time, when I have time.
How about you, how do you feel about 2022? And what are your plans for this new year?