And that’s a wrap on 2022… a little tardily, but here we are! Here’s my year in reading, and time to shout out some of my favorite titles read this last year, so here goes!
Number of books read in 2022: 153 titles
Number of books read in 2021 (for comparison): 143 titles
Average of books read per month: 12.75 books
Average of books read per week: 2.94 books
Daily average: 1 book read every 2.4 days
Percent of fiction read: 82%
Percent of nonfiction read: 18%
Percent of audiobooks read: 44%
And now, for the best books of the year (in my humble opinion, of course!), in author alphabetical order. Admittedly, “pandemic preoccupation” was a factor in my reading again again this year, and many titles I read were “in and out” of my mind within seconds. But, in picking the best books I read, I always try to think… “Did this book stick with me? Do I still remember the characters or plot? Did I have to talk to someone about it who also read it? Did I think about it after I closed the cover?”…
Bloom, Amy. In Love. NF, AB.
Bond, Melissa. Blood Orange Night. NF, K.
Bringley, Patrick. All the Beauty in the World. NF, K.
Cooper, Anderson, Vanderbilt. NF, AB.
Doller, Trish. The Suite Spot. F, AB.
Flowers, Ashley. All Good People Here. F, AB.
Garmus, Bonnie. Lessons in Chemistry. F, AB.
Glass, Ava. Alias Emma. F, AB.
Henry, Emily. Book Lovers. F, K.
McBrayer, Lauren. Like a House on Fire. F, AB.
Newman, TJ. Falling. F, AB.
Notaro, Laurie. Excuse Me While I Disappear. NF.
Patchett, Ann. These Precious Days. NF, AB.
Penny. Louise and Clinton, Hillary Rodham. State of Terror. F, AB.
Picoult, Jodi and Boylan, Jennifer Finney. Mad Honey. F, K.
Pride, Christine, and Piazza, Jo. We Are Not Like Them. F, AB.
Silver, Josie. One Night on the Island. F, AB.
Wibberley, Emily and Siegemund-Broka, Austin. The Roughest Draft. F, AB.