Thursday 15 December 2022

My reading in 2022

2022 has not been a bumper year reading-wise, just 9 books read, nearing my lowest ever total of 8 reads. It was a really varied bag of books ranging across all manner of styles. The SPFBO champion and finalist are definitely worth a look if they appear to align with your tastes. And Shauna Lawless's debut is top notch, again caveated with it being the sort of book you're looking for. Hopefully the reviews linked from the brief descriptions below will help resolve those questions. A Gamble of Gods - Mitriel Faywood's genre-spanning debut has my praise on the cover!

Since I've been doing this my annual totals have run thusly:

2022 - 9 books

2021 - 9 books 

2020 - 8 books

2019 - 16 books

2018 - 16 books

2017 - 12 books

2016 - 16 books

2015 - 12 books

2014 - 12 books

2013 - 10 books

This year I spent 6 months on two books - both quite long, one rather dense (Satanic Verses - hardcore literary fiction) and the other somewhat out of my wheelhouse (Outlander - romantic historical fiction with lots of sex). I made up for that by speeding through two novels and a pulpy sci-fi book.

I'm now reading Phil Williams' Kept From Cages and enjoying it, even if it did give me a painful papercut on the way into Accident & Emergency.

I know some bloggers devour 200 or even 300 books in a year. I've no idea how. But I do like the fact that I can remember what happened in the books I've read, and I doubt that would be possible if I read ten times as many.

Here's a link to my reading in 2021. I've been doing this a while so you can step back quite a way.

As ever, every headline links to my review of the book on Goodreads. 

Presented in chronological order, most recent read first.

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