YEAR IN REVIEW: 2022

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The new year started off with a bang for me, so it’s taken me a few days to get around to this, but finally (yes, finally) I am doing my yearly recap!

2022 was a fairly chill year for me reading-wise. I only set two challenges for myself: the ever-popular GoodReads challenge and my annual “Complete the Series” challenge. I always do the GoodReads bit since it feeds into everything else that I do, and my list of series to complete is so long, it’s getting a bit ridiculous. Let’s see how things went . . .

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My GoodReads goal this year was to read 60 books. I’ve had years where I’ve read more than that, but I’ve also been struggling over the past few. I thought 60 would be a challenge that would still be doable. And doable it was, because I read 65 books! Here are the books in question:

  1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  2. Changeling by Yasmine Galenorn
  3. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  4. Darkling by Yasmine Galenorn
  5. The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
  6. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  7. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
  8. Dragon Wytch by Yasmine Galenorn
  9. Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis
  10. Night Huntress by Yasmine Galenorn
  11. Demon Mistress by Yasmine Galenorn
  12. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  13. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson
  14. Wolves and Roses by Christina Bauer
  15. Blood and Fire by Kim Mullican
  16. Truth of the Divine by Lindsay Ellis
  17. Moonlight and Midtown by Christina Bauer
  18. Shifters and Glyphs by Christina Bauer
  19. Slippers and Thieves by Christina Bauer
  20. Bandits and Ball Gowns by Christina Bauer
  21. Fire and Cinder by Christina Bauer
  22. Fairies and Frosting by Christina Bauer
  23. Towers and Tithes by Christina Bauer
  24. Mirrors and Mysteries by Christina Bauer
  25. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
  26. A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
  27. The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah
  28. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  29. The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs
  30. The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs
  31. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
  32. Bone Magic by Yasmine Galenorn
  33. Finale by Stephanie Garber
  34. Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir by Wil Wheaton
  35. Harvest Hunting by Yasmine Galenorn
  36. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
  37. Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn
  38. The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima
  39. Courting Darkness by Yasmine Galenorn
  40. The Gray Wolf Throne by Cinda Williams Chima
  41. Shaded Vision by Yasmine Galenorn
  42. The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima
  43. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  44. The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
  45. Shadow Rising by Yasmine Galenorn
  46. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
  47. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  48. Haunted Moon by Yasmine Galenorn
  49. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  50. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  51. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  52. Autumn Whispers by Yasmine Galenorn
  53. Pachinko by Lee Min-Jin
  54. Crimson Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
  55. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  56. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  57. Priestess Dreaming by Yasmine Galenorn
  58. Panther Prowling by Yasmine Galenorn
  59. Darkness Raging by Yasmine Galenorn
  60. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
  61. Moon Shimmers by Yasmine Galenorn
  62. Harvest Song by Yasmine Galenorn
  63. Blood Bonds by Yasmine Galenorn
  64. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
  65. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green

Some of these books were on the shorter side, but that’s fine. It still kept me reading and that’s what’s important to me. 🙂

Reading colors your life

I started working on this challenge years ago when I realized that I had started a bunch of series, usually reading only the first book or two, but never finishing them. Sometimes this was because future books hadn’t been published yet and I never went back to the series after they came out. Other times, it was just because something shiny distracted me and I simply forgot.

I also kept going back through my GoodReads and finding more and more series where this happened. I really need to stop doing that.

As of the beginning of 2022, I had a list of 44 series that I had started but never finished. My goal was to complete six of them, while also finishing any new series that I start (no sense in making the problem even worse). I had set similar goals in the past and always fallen short, but I felt good this time around. For good reason, as I actually did it this year!

Here are the six series I finished:

  1. Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson (4 books) – FINISHED 1/31/22
  2. The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima (4 books) – FINISHED 8/30/22
  3. Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare (3 books) – FINISHED 10/15/22
  4. Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn (21 books) – FINISHED 12/26/22
  5. The Carls by Hank Green (2 books) – FINISHED 12/30/22
  6. Miss Peregrine’s series by Ransom Riggs (6 books) – FINISHED 6/19/22

I may have been able to do more if it hadn’t been for the Otherworld series. It’s so long and was definitely a time commitment. I am so glad I was able to finish it! If you want to see the other series that are on my list, you can check out my book challenges tab on the main page of my blog. It will be updated once I post my 2023 challenges, which should be tomorrow.

Anyway, that was my 2022 reading year. I’m really proud of my progress and looking forward to seeing what 2023 will bring!



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1 reply

  1. Same- 2022 also had me finish a series. It also started for beginning of series

    But only one- Harry Potter was started in 2021, but finished in 2022

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