Sunday, January 15, 2023

2022 book club review


 i read 42 books in 2022.

Memoirs by female authors - 4
Memoirs by male authors -1

Non-fiction by female authors - 0
Non-fiction by male authors - 1

Fiction by female authors - 27
Fiction by male authors - 4
Audio books -5
fiction audiobooks by female authors - 5
fiction audiobooks by male authors - 0

Here's how 2021 book club compares to the past few years - 
55 books in 2021 - 7 audiobooks

51 books in 2019 - 9 audiobooks

48 books in 2018

41 books in 2017

26 books in 2016

2022 was a bad year for me in a lot of ways including reading.  I wish I had read more and stared at my phone or the floor less, but it is what it is.  Part of that can be attributed to the fact that I have quite a few books that I am not particularly excited about reading - secondhand books because new books are pricey, and there isn't always great selection at the secondhand stores.

I have also switched my book rule from - you have to finish it if you start it to - if you don't like it, get rid of it and move on.  And I am much happier for that change.  I'd like to say that you might see a fair few self help books on the 2023 list as in perhaps I'll finally get around to reading some of the books I bought during my post-partum days, but realistically, the chances are low.