2022 reading wrap-up

Hello, friends! Today is one of my favourite posts, my 2022 reading wrap-up! I love statistics and numbers and categorizing things, and this post is just an excuse to do that.

According to Goodreads, I read 35 books and 10,502 pages, which I think is pretty good! My goal was 35, so I’m glad I hit that. So let’s take a look at the books I read!


  • (πŸ“š) = owned prior to 2022
  • (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦) = Canadian author
  • (🌾) = Indigenous author
  • (🌈) = LGBTQ2S+ author or representation
  • (πŸ“–) = on TBR prior to 2022
  • (🎢) = audiobook
  • (πŸ†“) = from the library
  • (πŸ”Ž) = translated book
  • (✨) = favourite

Books read

  • Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson (πŸ“š, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, 🌾, πŸ“–): 4 stars
  • The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe (🌈, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Fault Lines by Emily Itami (πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia (πŸ“š, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–): 2.5 stars
  • The Project by Courtney Summers (πŸ“š, πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–): 4 stars
  • Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder (πŸ“š, πŸ“–, πŸ”Ž, ✨): 4.5 stars
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–, ✨): 5 stars
  • Looker by Laura Sims (πŸ“š, πŸ“–): 3 stars
  • Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (🌈, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe (πŸ“–, 🎢, πŸ†“, ✨): 4.5 stars
  • The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang (πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (🌈, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (🌈, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Disfigured by Amanda Leduc (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–, 🎢, πŸ†“): 4.5 stars
  • The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas, translated by Frank Wynne (πŸ“–, πŸ†“, πŸ”Ž): 3 stars
  • An Unauthorized Fan Treatise by Lauren James (🌈, ✨): 5 stars
  • City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (πŸ“š, πŸ“–): 4 stars
  • And I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks (πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 3.5 stars
  • Yerba Buena by Nina Lacour (🌈, πŸ“–, πŸ†“, ✨): 4 stars
  • Talking to Strangers by Marianne Boucher (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4.5 stars
  • How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu (πŸ“–, πŸ†“, ✨): 5 stars
  • Every Summer After by Carley Fortune (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ†“): 3 stars
  • The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun (🌈, πŸ†“): 3.5 stars
  • Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (🌈, πŸ“–): 4 stars
  • Luster by Raven Leilani (πŸ“š, πŸ“–): 3.5 stars
  • Gutter Child by Jael Richardson (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦): 3.5 stars
  • Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (πŸ“š, πŸ“–, ✨): 5 stars
  • How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (πŸ“š, πŸ“– , ✨): 4.5 stars
  • Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (πŸ“–, 🎢, πŸ†“): 4 stars
  • Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion (πŸ“–, 🎢, πŸ†“): 3 stars
  • Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, ✨): 5 stars
  • A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett (πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦, 🌈, πŸ“–, πŸ†“): 4 stars



  • 18 were ebooks
  • 13 were physical books
  • Four were audiobooks

My goal was to read 15 physical books from my TBR, and I was so close with 13!!! This is also significantly fewer audiobooks than usual, probably because I started listening to albums on my commute rather than audiobooks.


  • Adult: 28
  • YA: seven

This ratio is about right for me. I’ve definitely been moving away from YA over the years, and throughout this year too.


  • β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†:Β none
  • β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜†:Β one 2.5 stars
  • β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†:Β eight, including four 3.5 stars
  • β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†:Β 21, including five 4.5 stars
  • β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…:Β five

This is actually super interesting! I felt like I rated a bunch of books five stars, but I only have five. I think a lot of my 4.5 stars got rounded up on Goodreads. My Goodreads average for this year was 4.1, which makes sense based on these numbers. Overall, I’d say this was a fairly strong year!


  • 21 were from the library
  • 13 were books I owned
    • Four of which I bought in 2022
  • One was an online ebook

This ratio also makes sense! I went through phases of only reading physical books and only reading library books. I also did a pretty good job not buying books this year honestly!

TBR status

  • 29 were on my TBR prior to 2022
  • Six were added to my TBR in 2022

This is really good! I’m actually pretty impressed lol. I guess I do a pretty good job of reading my TBR, but not my physical TBR.


  • Seven were published in 2022
  • 12 were published in 2021
  • Eight were published in 2020
  • Six were published in 2019, one of which was only translated to English in 2021
  • One was published in 2017
  • One was published in 1994, but was only translated to English in 2019

This is super interesting! There are a lot more 2021 releases than I expected, and significantly fewer older books. I tend to read books either 10 years after they’re published or two years after they’re published, so this breakdown is super interesting.


  • Eight were contemporary, three of which were a short story collection
  • Seven were nonfiction, two of which were a memoir
  • Seven were romance, one of which was YA
  • Six were thrillers/horror/mystery, three of which were YA
  • Four were sci-fi
  • Two were historical fiction
  • One was fantasy

Of these:

  • Two were graphic novels
  • Three were short story collections
  • One was part of a series

I get this genre breakdown from what Goodreads users classify the books as. This genre distribution is also super interesting! I read more thrillers/horror/mystery than I think I do, and less SFF than I think I do. I also only read one book that was part of a series this year. I always say I’m not really a series reader, and I think this is proof of that.


  • 11 were by Canadian authors (31%)
  • Two were translated

This is, percentage-wise, more Canadian authors than I read last year! I’m also fairly happy with the percentages of non-white and queer authors, but I’m not going to write those because it feels weird (I calculate it for myself so I know any weak spots I have, but I don’t like publishing it because it feels tokenizing).

So there’s my 2022 reading wrap-up! How was your year of reading? What was your average rating? What genre do you typically read the most of? Let me know!

Ally xx

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