Favorites & Year in Review

It’s here, the yearly stats post. Here’s a look at 2022 by the numbers:

Favorites in Fiction: Circe by Madeline Miller, What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer, Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro, A Burning by Megha Majumdar and Paradais by Fernanda Melchor.

Favorites in Mystery: Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham, The Silence of the White City by Eva Garcia Sáenz and The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear.

Favorites in Other Genres: Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Perez (YA) and Atomic Habits by James Clear (nonfiction).

The Numbers: (*I’m still reading two books but will finish by Dec. 31st so they are taken into account in these numbers). 
Total books read in 2022: 45
Books by women: 37
Books by men: 6
Books by two or more authors: 2
Fiction: 16
Mystery: 18
Young Adult: 2
Graphic Novel: 1
Non-fiction: 3
Short story: 1
Classics: 0
Poetry Collections: 4
Books in translation: 10 (Catalan, Danish, Swedish, Bengali, Spanish, French, and Japanese)
Books in Spanish: 0
Audiobooks: 4
Challenges participated in: 2 (completed 1)
Reading events participated in: 3 (Paris in July, Women in Translation, Readers Imbibing in Peril).

While this was a challenging year and so my reading was quite impacted, the second half of the year I seemed to have found a good rhythm and also got a bit back on track with my reading and read some great books. I missed getting in a classic and reading a book in Spanish but overall I’m quite happy with the variety of genres.

Participating in reading events has really been something fun and where I’d like focus my energies but there are a couple of reading challenges I may take on for example, I’ve already decided I’m joining the Japanese Literature Reading Challenge (more on that in an upcoming post).

A new year is always filled with a lot of expectations and I hope to read lots of great books and share those with you. Again, thank you so much for bearing with me this year. I appreciate your friendship very much. I hope the holiday season has been very special for you and wishing you all the best in 2023. Happy New Year!


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