It’s the end of 2022 so I thought I would look back at my year in books!
I read 93 books this year! I didn’t really track how many ebooks vs. audiobooks though. Sometimes I’m not great about accurately tracking them in goodreads. Partially because I HATE the new goodreads book page. HATE IT. I started using Storygraph App. It’s ok. It’s more clicks to see my recently read books and I’m not sold on the overall design. But, PR companies and publishers still want goodreads links. Did I mention I hate goodreads? I just want to be clear on this point.
5 star reads
- His Song in Her Heart by CL Stone
- The Reluctant Bride by Monica Murphy
- Storm Echo by Nalini Singh
- Abandoned in Death by JD Robb
- A Perfect Equation by Elizabeth Everett
I realized that of these 5, I only actually reviewed 2 for the blog! His Song in Her Heart by CL Stone is from the Ghost Bird series which I ADORE and buy the book and the audio book as soon as they release. Same with the In Death series. The Reluctant Bride was an audio I snagged and loved it, so I read the rest of the series in like 3 days. Books that I receive for review, I always review on the blog. But, I think I need to be better about reviewing those books I purchase! So many of them are books I adore and don’t shout about enough.
I knew I didn’t have many 5 star reads this year, but to have only 5 was really surprising. I did give a lot of books a 4.5, and my average rating this year was a 4, so I read a ton of books I enjoyed, but only a few that really wow’ed me I guess. I do think it takes something extraordinary for me to give a 5 star rating.
Most Read Authors
This year, my most read author was Lani Lynn Vale. If I haven’t convinced you to read her books yet, just wait. I will keep reading everything she writes and will share it all!
My 2nd most read author didn’t have a new release this year. I finally started, and promptly binged, the Dark Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. The audio is fantastic! Again, another series I don’t think I blogged about as much (maybe the first book or 2).
What I’m Looking Forward to in 2023
- Continuation of the Dark Olympus series by Katee Robert
- A new K. Bromberg series, the Redemption Series
- More Eve Dallas books
- Hopefully another Ghost Bird Book
- The final book in the WITSEC series by Ashley Rostok
- The next Psy-Changeling book
Life in Review
This year has been a huge challenge for me. January-August I was in grad school full time and teaching full time. In May, my coteacher got fired and I had to do all that alone for the last 3 weeks of school. I started my internship as a School Psychologist. My beloved dog Yoda passed away and we adopted a puppy, Ranger. I went to Spokane WA for the first time.
2023 will hopefully see me graduate with my Ed.S in School Psychology (I have to defend my thesis and portfolio). My husband and I would like to go to Universal Studios in 2023 as well. He has never been and I haven’t been in a VERY long time.
What did your 2022 look like?