Wednesday, January 4, 2023

2022 Book Statistics

đź’›2022 is finished and with it, another list of books. đź’›

I love to start writing down titles before the year is over, so I can start planning things to read, often so some titles don't get forgotten and for me it's an incredible joy all my time dedicated to books, whether it's buying, reading, writing about them or just doing plans!

Therefore, as I've done in previous years, here is my already traditional post of statistics and favorite books. Most of them aren't books published in 2022, though. Between having other things already and preferring to wait for paperback editions, with some exceptions, most books just don't get on my list very soon...


-> In 2022 I've read 214 books, more in February, June and November (19) and less in December (16).

All these books mean 62627 pages. I've read more pages in February and less in December.

Of all the books read, 104 were by known authors to me and 110 by new authors, which is always fun to consider...

The first book of the year was Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher, in the middle was Breakaway by Avon Gale and the last one was The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.

Of all the books I read, I loved 5, liked 130, thought 59 were so-so, I didn't enjoy much of 19 and 3 weren't to my liking, all being DNFs for me.

The genres I've read:
Contemporary (65)
Historial (37)
Fiction (23)
PNR (20)
LGBT (36)
Thrillers (16)
Non-fiction (3)
Fantasy/SciFi (11)
Other (3)

I've purchased 53 books, spending around 478,75€. I spent more in September and less in April, July and December, when I didn't buy books at all. 
Books are definitely more expensive! It's necessary to be more selective, for certain.

Books Read!

->I gave 5 stars to five books in 2022. I think it was a combination of being picky, of the books not being as amazing as I'd want and even the mood going into it. I'm still making an effort to try the books, even though some no longer appeal, or if I have other titles catching my attention.
Of the 214 books, the vast majority is good, meaning I gave them four stars or a very positive rate, so those books worked for me...not perfect but worked, which leads me to think my selections and taste aren't completely wrong after all...

Favorites - in no order
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore
Beartown by Fredrick Backman
The Long Game by Rachel Reid
Shipped by Angie Hockman
Moonflower Murders by nthony Horowitz

There were also books I just couldn't relate to at all, and DNF'd
Defying the Odds by Kele Moon
Swordpoint by Ellen Kushner
For You by Kristen Ashley

Best in general:
It was a tough one this year. No title scremed at me in an obvious way. I kind of liked them equally, for whatever reason they worked for me. At this specific moment, looking at them all, I'd pick Beartown, but the choice could be any, to be fair.

Worst in general:
All of the DNFs were. With a long TBR selection must exist and letting go as well.

This is a brief summary of my year.
I'm planning on keeping my focus on things I own, using the library... I mean, it's difficult to not add new books to the pile, if not impossible, but I'll try to give a chance to books languishing in the pile. I like to write down monthly lists and I've chosen purposely books I had to read for a long time as well as more recent stuff, so that my readings can be eclectic.

Thus said, happy new year and happy new reading to go along with it! đź’›

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