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!
- (📚) = owned prior to 2022
- (🇨🇦) = Canadian author
- (🌾) = Indigenous author
- (🌈) = LGBTQ2S+ author or representation
- (📖) = on TBR prior to 2022
- (🎶) = audiobook
- (🆓) = from the library
- (🔎) = translated book
- (✨) = favourite
- Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson (📚, 🇨🇦, 🌾, 📖): 4 stars
- The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe (🌈, 📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Fault Lines by Emily Itami (📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia (📚, 🇨🇦, 📖): 2.5 stars
- The Project by Courtney Summers (📚, 🇨🇦, 📖): 4 stars
- Seven Days in June by Tia Williams (📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- The Memory Police by Yōko Ogawa, translated by Stephen Snyder (📚, 📖, 🔎, ✨): 4.5 stars
- The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (🇨🇦, 📖, ✨): 5 stars
- Looker by Laura Sims (📚, 📖): 3 stars
- Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (🌈, 📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe (📖, 🎶, 🆓, ✨): 4.5 stars
- The Family Chao by Lan Samantha Chang (📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (🌈, 🆓): 4 stars
- Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (🌈, 📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Disfigured by Amanda Leduc (🇨🇦, 📖, 🎶, 🆓): 4.5 stars
- The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas, translated by Frank Wynne (📖, 🆓, 🔎): 3 stars
- An Unauthorized Fan Treatise by Lauren James (🌈, ✨): 5 stars
- City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert (📚, 📖): 4 stars
- And I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks (📖, 🆓): 3.5 stars
- Yerba Buena by Nina Lacour (🌈, 📖, 🆓, ✨): 4 stars
- Talking to Strangers by Marianne Boucher (🇨🇦, 📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry (📖, 🆓): 4.5 stars
- How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu (📖, 🆓, ✨): 5 stars
- Every Summer After by Carley Fortune (🇨🇦, 🆓): 3 stars
- The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun (🌈, 🆓): 3.5 stars
- Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li (🌈, 📖): 4 stars
- Luster by Raven Leilani (📚, 📖): 3.5 stars
- Gutter Child by Jael Richardson (🇨🇦): 3.5 stars
- Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips (📚, 📖, ✨): 5 stars
- How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa (🇨🇦, 📖, 🆓): 4 stars
- Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro (📚, 📖 , ✨): 4.5 stars
- Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (📖, 🎶, 🆓): 4 stars
- Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion (📖, 🎶, 🆓): 3 stars
- Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley (🇨🇦, ✨): 5 stars
- A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett (🇨🇦, 🌈, 📖, 🆓): 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.
- ★☆☆☆☆: none
- ★★☆☆☆: one 2.5 stars
- ★★★☆☆: eight, including four 3.5 stars
- ★★★★☆: 21, including five 4.5 stars
- ★★★★★: 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!
- 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
- 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!
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6 thoughts on “2022 reading wrap-up”
Of my gosh I love the icons! And have the same hang ups on statistical analysis of demographics. Partly because it’s always based on assumptions.
Love the way you broke down your stats. Congratulations on a fantastic reading year.
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Thank you! I hope your reading year was great too!
Thank you! I’m looking for so good books to read for my 2023 reading goal.
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Oooh I hope you find some!
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Oh yes I have 12 good ones so far 😍😍😍😍