A Year in Reading: 2022

Welcome to 2023! It’s time once again to continue the tradition I established in 2015. Join me as I reflect on a year of reading!

Books read in 2022: 65


  • Number of books declined from previous years. Mostly I think because I read a lot of parts of books, or articles etc. during my research project (as you can see by the image above!).
  • 77 in 2021, 74 in 2020, 57 in 2019 (no post for this one!), 70 in 2018, 67 in 2017, 56 in 2016, 55 in 2015.
  • More audio books than ebooks, which is new for me. Perhaps reflective of the fact that I’ve discovered the genre of book I can listen to at night which will make me sleepy, rather than keep me awake (science/sociology).
  • A lot more non-fiction. A result of all the new ideas I encountered last year, and wanting to understand how, and why, and what then… and all the rest of it!


  • 25 fiction/40 non-fiction
  • 45 print/14 audio/6 online

Longest book:

The Ink Black Heart – J. K. Rowling

Shortest book:

Princess Haley’s Comet – Rebecca Fung


Read the latest addition to the Cormoran Strike Series! Yay!

The Chosen & The Promise – Chaim Potok

Not a series, but there was a definite theme in my non-fiction reading this year: Sexuality, Sociology & Science. Gotta love the incidental alliteration!

Notable Mentions: Fiction

The Chosen – Chaim Potok

Watership Down – Richard Adams

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

The Ink Black Heart – J. K. Rowling (You can read my review here!)

Notable Mentions: Non-Fiction

Irreversible Damage – Abigail Shrier

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

Boundaries for Your Soul – Alison Cook and Kimberly June Miller

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel van der Kolk

Born This Way – Rachel Gilson (You can read my review here!)

A Quote That Stuck With Me:

“There is a way to be good again.”

The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

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//So, what were your top reads for 2022? Did you enjoy any on my list? If so, what did you think?

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