My 2022 Wrap Up!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I cannot believe AGAIN, we enter a new year and reflect on the past one! 2022 was by far the best reading year of my life. I am not sure I will be able to match it in 2023. This is my 5th time doing a reading wrap up and this is by far my favourite post to write! For this wrap up, I will be using stats taken from both the Goodreads Wrap Up and some reading spreadsheets I have collated from Ali from Hardback Hoarder.

Before we start, I wanted to talk about some new things. One, I restarted my BookTok and it has been doing so well. I am so happy to be back making videos and I have been connecting with so many amazing bookish creators.

Finally, just before we rung in the New Year my boyfriend and I moved into our first-ever home. This has been such a big achievement for both of us and I am excited to create new bookish content from my brand-new house. I will be having a little library/office area which I am so excited to be finished!

Basic Stats

  • I read 37, 936 pages
  • I read 136 books
  • I DNFed 11 books
  • My average book length was 280
  • My average book rating was 3.8
  • I read 30% of my physical TBR

The shortest book I read in 2022 – 32 pages

This was a short story I read on TOR.com in preparation for the author’s full-length novel.

The longest book I read in 2022 – 658 pages

Not surprised by this at all.

The most popular book I read in 2022.

This was shelved by over 2.4 million people on Goodreads and I will be honest, it was fine. I don’t think I will be reading any more of this author’s work.

The least popular book I read in 2022.

This was shelved by 71 people on Goodreads.

The book I read with the highest rating on Goodreads.

This had a 4.73 average. Which makes a lot of sense as it was SOOOOO good!

Rating Breakdown!

So as per usual here is a breakdown of all the books I read this year and where they fall in the star category. I have also included links to my reviews if you wanted to read them!

DNFS

TitleAuthor
Empress and AniyaCandice Carty-Williams
The Chosen TwelveJames Breakwell
The Ghost BrideYangsze Choo
Mrs Death Misses DeathSalena Golden
ElektraJennifer Saint
Set in StoneStela Brinzeanu
The Daughter of Doctor MoreauSilvia Moreno-Garcia
The Very Merry Murder ClubSerena Patel & Robin Stevens (Editors)
The Secret of Matterdale HallMarianne Ratcliffe

1 STAR

TitleAuthor
Death in the CloudsAgatha Christie

2-2.5 STARS

TitleAuthor
The KidsHannah Lowe
Summertime Rendering Vol. 1 Yasuki Tanaka
The MaidensAlex Michaelides
HeatwaveVictor Jestin
Look BackTatsuki Fujimoto
The Wind in the WillowsKenneth Grahame
The Key in the LockBeth Underdown
The Village of Eight GravesSeishi Yokomizo
Demon Slayer Vol. 1Koyoharu Gotouge
This One Summer Mariko Tamaki
The Mad Women’s BallVictoria Mas
Fairy Tail Vol. 1Hiro Mashima
Alex Neptune, Dragon ThiefDavid Owen
The Phantom of the OperaGaston Leroux
The Christmas Murder GameAlexandra Benedict

3-3.5 STARS

TitleAuthor
A Court of Thorns and RosesSarah J. Maas
Attack on Titan Vol. 2Hajime Isayama
Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being GoodLouie Stowell
The Ultimate Discworld CompanionTerry Pratchett
Murder By the BookMartin Edwards
The Killings at Kingfisher HillSophie Hannah
Three Act TragedyAgatha Christie
The Perfect CrimeVaseem Khan & Maxim Jakubowski
Nura and the Immortal PalaceM.T. Khan
The Darkening Sunya Mara
A Touch of DarknessScarlett St. Clair
Murder: The BiographyKate Morgan
Post After Post-MortemE.C.R Lorac
FMA: 4 Panel ComicsHiromu Arakawa
The Girl, The Ghost and the Lost NameReece Carter
A Dead Djinn in CairoP. Djeli Clark
WivenhoeSamuel Fisher
In the Watchful CityS. Qiouyi Lu
Small Things Like TheseClaire Keegan
Welcome to St. HellLewis Hancox
Mercia’s TakeDaniel Wiles
The HatmakersTamzin Merchant
Attack on Titan Vol. 3Hajime Isayama
The LeviathanRosie Andrews
A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumEmma Southen
NightlightsLorena Alvarez Gomez
ATLA: The Promise, Part 1Gene Luen Yang
Secret HistoryBrandon Sanderson
TLOZ: Twilight Princess Vol. 1Akira Himekawa
Blue Exorcist Vol. 1Kazue Kubo
MarpleVarious Authors

4-4.5 STARS

TitleAuthor
The Clockwork GirlAnna Mazzola
Heartstopper Vol. 1Alice Osman
Haikyu!! Vol.1Haruichi Furudate
A Taste for PoisonDr. Neil Bradbury
Long Way DownJason Reynolds
The Last FirefoxLee Newbury
The Man Who Died TwiceRichard Osman
GalateaMadeleine Miller
Haikyu!! Vol. 2Haruichi Furudate
Losing It Sophia Smith Galer
Beasts and BeautySoman Chainani
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Vol. 1Kanehito Yamada
Attack on Titan Vol. 33Hajime Isayama
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Vol. 2Kanehito Yamada
One Foot in the FadeLuke Arnold
The Promised Neverland Vol. 5Kaiu Shirai
The Lighthouse WitchesC.J. Cooke
The Yellow WallpaperCharlotte Perkins Gilman
Haikyu!! Vol. 3Haruichi Furudate
HicoteaLorena Alvarez Gomez
The Wolf and the WoodsmanAva Reid
Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Vol. 2Dorothy L. Sayers
Six Crimson CranesElizabeth Lim
Assassination Classroom: Vol. 1Yasei Matsui
The Stone SkyN.K. Jemisin
Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection, Vol. 3Dorothy L. Sayers
The Liminal ZoneJunji Ito
The Secret of Haven Point Lisette Auton
The King is DeadBenjamin Dean
The Lost StorytellerDonna Barba Higuera
BelladonnaAdalyn Grace
Beautiful DarknessKersacoet
The Girl from the Other Side Vol.1Nagabe
The Angel of Khan el-KhaliliP. Djeli Clark
The Twig ManSana Rasoul
The Dark FantasticEbony Elizabeth Thomas
The Bands of MourningBrandon Sanderson
The Lost MetalBrandon Sanderson
Kai and the Monkey KingJoe Todd-Stanton
The Story of the World in 100 MomentsNeil Oliver
The Promised Neverland Vol. 3Kaiu Shirai
Moriarty the Patriot Vol. 1Ryosuke Takeuchi
Her Majesty’s Royal CovenJuno Dawson
Hook, Line and SinkerTessa Bailey
GleaningsNeal Shusterman
House of HungerAlexis Henderson
ThievesLucie Byron
The Atlas SixOlivie Blake
Murder at the Theatre RoyaleAda Moncrieff
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Vol. 3Kanehito Yamada

5 STARS

TitleAuthor
Iron WidowXiran Jay Zhao
The Twyford CodeJanice Hallett
The Promised Neverland Vol. 1Kaiu Shirai
The Obelisk GateN.K. Jemisin
The Promised Neverland Vol. 2Kaiu Shirai
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol.6Hiromu Arakawa
Under the Whispering DoorTJ Klune
Dead FamousGreg Jenner
It Happened One SummerTessa Bailey
Onyeka and the Academy of the SunTola Okogwu
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol.7Hiromu Arakawa
The Promised Neverland Vol. 4Kaiu Shirai
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the WorldMark Aldridge
Attack on Titan Vol. 34Hajime Isayama
The Kiss QuotientHelen Hoang
The Three DahliasKaty Watson
The Dragon RepublicR.F. Kuang
Lord Peter Wimsey: BBC Radio Drama Collection 1Dorothy L. Sayers
The Very Secret Society of Irregular WitchesSangu Mandanna
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol.8Kaiu Shirai
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol.9Kaiu Shirai
The Queen in the CaveJulia Sarda
A Master of DjinnP. Djeli Clark
The ABC MurdersAgatha Christie
Sailor Moon Vol. 1Naoko Takeuchi
DisfiguredAmanda LeDuc

Format Breakdown!

  • Physical – 84
  • eBook – 39
  • Audio – 13

I really enjoyed breaking out into audiobooks this year!!

Genre Breakdown!

To be honest this was pretty much a repeat of last year’s breakdown but just an increase in the number of books. I still read loads of fantasy and mystery. I definitely read more non-fiction this year which I something I want to continue in 2023.

Edit: Add 2 extra fantasy books onto that.

Age Breakdown!

  • Adult – 73
  • New Adult – 2
  • Young Adult – 45
  • Middle Grade – 13
  • Childrens – 3

Last year I spoke about how I was branching more into adult books and moving away from YA but then I ended up working in the Children and Teen section at work and that skyrocketed my YA reading!

Source Breakdown!

  • Owned – 43
  • NetGalley – 5
  • Publisher – 33
  • Borrowed – 15
  • Library – 24
  • Audible – 13
  • Other – 3

The one thing I will start off and say is that my owned stat barely changed at all despite the fact that I read so many more books this year! The thing that has changed dramatically this year is the books I read that were sent to me by publishers. This is 1000% due to my job which has allowed me to work with publishers and receive ARCs from them. I also used my library a bit more this year through their Libby app. This is something I will continue to do in 2023.

Gender Breakdown!

  • He/Him – 39
  • She/Her – 59
  • They/Them – 2
  • Genderfluid – 1
  • Bi-gender – 2 (Now when I researched this term, as I was previously unaware of this identity, it was stated as someone who identifies with 2 different genders aka she/they or he/they for example so that is what I am basing this stat on. Please correct me if I am wrong)
  • Unknown – 4 (Due to the book being written by more than 1 person)

So for this breakdown, I did not duplicate any authors I read multiple books this year. This is so I can have an accurate reading and I also did not include a separate stat for trans authors as I just included them in the gender that they openly identify as.

Also, as per usual I always tend to read more books from women so I was not surprised by this stat at all.

Author Breakdown!

So again, in trying to keep this accurate I did not duplicate on my spreadsheet the authors I read multiples of this year.

  • White – 58
  • Asian – 28
  • Black – 9
  • Middle Eastern – 2
  • Latinx – 4
  • Mixed Race – 2
  • Unknown – 4 (Due to the book being written by more than 1 person)

Now this year I felt that I read more diversely than the reality of the statistics. I think this was due to my reading multiple volumes of manga and diverse short story collections but the statistics show the real truth here. This is 100% something I will be sorting out in 2023.

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