Many people in the book world do these lists – but a lot of people do the amount of books that the year ends in, so this year it would be “22 books to read in 2022!”
I have a couple of questions about this. First of all, where does it stop? Are we going to be in 2079 writing posts about “79 books to read in 2079”? Secondly, how do you cope with the guilt when you don’t hit your own self-inflicted goal?
It’s the end of another month! And not only that, but the final month of the year…
December was a pretty good reading month for me, even though I did most of my reading during term time! I really began to fall back in love with reading after a slight slump in November, mostly due to mental health issues, but it sucked at the time. Still, it’s given me lots to look forward to.
I absolutely fell in love with my 2021 Reading Journal last year! I used it all the time, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I started making my 2022 Reading Journal a week or so ago and I’m so happy to finally share it with you!
It did take a while to make these spreads, but I love it and can’t wait to use it. I’ve got so many pictures to show you, so let’s get into it!
I had a pretty good reading year – my average rating was over 4/5 stars! So when it came to finding my best and ‘worst’ books of the year, it was actually quite hard to choose. I enjoy looking back at the books that I enjoyed and didn’t – I just think it’s really interesting!
Below I have 15 books listed – 5 worst books, 5 best books, and 5 special mentions. Let’s get into it!
I recently (as in: yesterday) imported all my data into the Storygraph, a website that gives you reading graphs. How cool is that! I thought I’d use it to help give me a full reading wrap-up of the year, and of course I have to share it with you! If you’re here for my favourite & least favourite books of the year – don’t worry, that’s coming tomorrow.
In 2021, I read a total of 77 books and 20,334 pages. That’s so cool to me, and really exciting! 20,000 pages! Wow!
Before looking forward, the end of the year gives us a chance to reflect back on the past year – what went well, what didn’t, what we liked, disliked, and sometimes our goals change over just 12 months!
My reading goals for 2022 will be coming soon, but I thought I’d take the chance to day to look back at the ones I set all the way back in January.
In April 2020, I decided I was going to keep a reading journal.
For most of my life, I’ve been writing reviews – I used to keep PowerPoints and each book would have a slide. I think this started in 2013, before I began this blog, and then my reviews transferred to Goodreads and I would post a book review for every book I read. But in 2020, the world – well, you know what happened.