My Reading Year Analysis: 2022
We’re in 2023, and I’ve already read a few books. But before I start sharing my monthly wrap-ups I thought I would share my reading year analysis for 2022.
Find out how many books I read. How many pages I read. What genres were my favourites in 2022 and more…
Reading Year Analysis for 2022
Total Books Read: 93
Total Pages Read: 23,941
- Myths & Retellings = 1,124
- Autobiography, Biography & Memoir = 5,618
- Non-Fiction = 3,775
- Children’s = 4,719
- Classics = 1,477
- Contemporary Fiction = 987
- Crime Fiction = 1,590
- Literary Fiction = 1,442
- Historical Fiction + Fantasy = 1,669
- Poetry + Plays = 1,151
- Young Adult = 1,433
Average Star Rating: 3.7
- Myths & Retellings = 3.6
- Autobiography, Biography & Memoir = 4
- Non-Fiction = 3.75
- Children’s = 4.1
- Classics = 3.75
- Contemporary Fiction = 2
- Crime Fiction = 3.8
- Literary Fiction = 3.5
- Historical Fiction + Fantasy = 4.15
- Poetry + Plays = 3.35
- Young Adult = 3.87
Shortest Book I Read:
Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore and One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth were both 32 pages long.
Longest Book I Read:
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, 870 pages long.
Average Book Length: 284 pages
Most Popular Genre:
Autobiographies, Biographies and Memoirs were my most popular this year. I read 18 in total.
Most Popular Author:
Excluding J.K. Rowling, who was a re-read author, my most popular author was Alice Oseman. I read three of her graphic novels in 2022.
New Author’s Read: 60
New Books Read: 76
Best Book of 2022
This Much Is True by Miriam Margoyles, – 5 stars – utterly hilarious. I cannot wait for her next memoir in late 2023.
Worst Book of 2022
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater – 1.5 stars – sadly, I could not get into this book.
And that’s my reading analysis for 2022.
My reading year analysis for 2022 has definitely made me realise a few things. Firstly, even though I went through a 4 month reading slump from June until October, I actually managed to read quite a lot of books.
My star ratings for this year were quite disappointing. I would rather I was averaging 3.75+ when reading books, but I did read quite a few 2-3 star books in 2022 unfortunately. However, you’ve got to kiss a few frogs to find a prince of a read.
I was surprised by how few physical books I read in 2022. Only 17! Audiobooks are my first format of reading, and this year I re-invested in a BookBeat subscription so I could have more books on the go, but I was surprised that I didn’t read that many physical books bearing in mind I buy and have so many.
2022 really was the year of Memoir. I read about 8 memoirs this year, hence the high number of pages, and I think these were my favourite books of the year. I also read a lot of Children’s books – very unlike me! And, thanks in part to my Bookish Resolution for 2022, I also read a lot more poetry. In 2023, I don’t have a particular genre focus so I’m interested to see what I’ll read.
But that’s my Reading Year Analysis for 2022. What did you read in 2022? What were your favourites of the year, or the biggest surprise? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading.