Here’s my year in books (tomorrow I’ll post my favourites for 2022) –
I read 88 books in total (down from 93 last year). According to Goodreads, that’s 25,145 pages. The longest was Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen at 592 pages, and the shortest was Foster by Claire Keegan at 89 pages.
Of those I read, 69 were by female authors and 19 by male authors.
21 books were by Australian authors (18 female authors and 3 male authors) and the rest were from America, England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Albania and Saudi Arabia.
I read 61 books from authors who were new to me in 2022.
Of the 88 books I read, 17 were published in 2022. The oldest was Mrs Dalloway, first published in 1925.
Almost a third of my reading (34 books) was non-fiction (22 of which were memoirs).
My reading format remains altered by our COVID years, with more audios than I listened to a few years ago. This year, I read 19 hardbacks and listened to 29 audios and the rest were e-books.
I read mostly contemporary literature and memoirs, plus essay collections, short stories, historical fiction, biography, pop-psychology, and one dystopian novel.