Yearly Wrap-Up: 2022

2022 was a pretty good, and eventful, year for me! I had a hysterectomy for medical reasons. I started a new job that I love. My daughter started kindergarten. My best friend had a baby. I got to go on an amazing trip to New York that my husband surprised me with. And I read, a lot. 🙂


Books I Read:

I read 105 books this year! I set myself a smaller goal this year than last year. I wanted something more achievable with more normal reading habits. I participated in several reading challenges, but did not stress if I didn’t complete them all. Overall, it was a much more relaxed reading year than 2021 was.

I love the wrap-up that Goodreads creates at the end of the year, so if you want to see a fun round-up of the books I read, check out my Year in Books 2022!


Top 10 Favorite Books I Read in 2022:

1: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

2: Full Flight by Ashley Schumacher

3: A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4: The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore

5: Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun

6: Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

7: House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas

8: Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

9: The 7.5 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

10: The Maid by Nita Prose


Here are some of my reading stats for 2022:

Total Books Read: 105

Books DNF’d: 2

Number of Pages Read: 35,405

Number of Hours Listened: 20 Days, 15 hours, and 44 minutes

BOOKS BY TYPE

Print Books: 31

Digital Books: 22

Audio Books: 52

BOOKS BY AGE GROUP

Adult: 63

YA: 36

Middle Grade/Children’s: 6

BOOKS BY GENRE

Romance: 26

Fantasy: 22

Historical Fiction: 18

Mystery:12

General/Contemporary Fiction: 9

Classics: 5

Sci-Fi: 1

General Nonfiction: 4

Memoir/Biography: 4

Self-Help: 2

Science/Nature: 1

Business: 1

My surprise of this year is actually mystery! I read way more mystery and thrillers this year than I have in the past. Fantasy was once again my highest, as well as romance, which is not surprising. I ended up with 12 nonfiction reads this year, which averages to 1 per month, which is what I was shooting for.


As with last year, I would like to share with you the completed pages from my Always Fully Booked planner from Little Inklings Design. I love this planner so much, and I’m very excited to use it again for 2023.


Reading Goals for 2023

  • I am going to give myself a goal of 100 books for 2023!
  • I am going to try to read at least 1 nonfiction book each month.
  • I want to continue to read more books that I already own.
  • I want to attempt to read all of my backlist Book of the Month books, as well as read any new ones that I receive throughout the year.
  • I am going to follow these reading challenges:
    • Little Inklings Always Fully Booked Reading Challenge 2023
    • A to Z Challenge
    • Genre Reading Challenge
    • Reading Rainbow Challenge
    • On the Cover Reading Challenge
    • Around the World Reading Challenge
    • Read Through the Ages Challenge
    • Peanut Butter Taco Monthly Reading Challenge

Personal Goals for 2023

I only have a few personal goals for 2023:

  • I want to reach 160 pounds – I am actively dieting using Noom
  • I want to start being more intentional with my music: practicing guitar, posting singing videos on TikTok/Instagram/YouTube, potentially teach voice lessons
  • I want to blog more consistently
  • I would like to start writing in my journal weekly and spending time in the Word every day

How was your 2022 reading year? Did you accomplish your goals? What are your goals for 2023? Let’s talk about it in the comments! 

Love, happy reading, and happy new year,

Whitney

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