2022 Wrap Up | 2022 Favourites and 2023 Goals

Happy new year everybody! The last few months have been such an expereince. I’ve gone through some big life changes in the span of three months. I feel like the year went by quickly but that it also took so long for us to get here. Does that make sense? anyway, I read a lot of books that I really enjoyed this year. I was going for quality over quantity again this year so my Goodreads challenge was set to 1 book. I’ve found my reading to be a lot more enjoyable that way and not worrying about reaching a set goal has been a blessing.

Top Reads of 2022

Went through moments of nostalgia in 2022 and just had to start my reread of the Vampire Academy series. I only got up to book 3 but I’m definitely continuing this year. I think I definitely enjoyed Frostbite a lot more than I did the first time.

Shadow Kiss was even better than Frostbite, I forgot about some of the twists that happen in this one and I experienced the same emotions all over again. I took a break after reading this one but you bet I’m finishing the series in 2023.

I’ve tried reading Crooked Kingdom several times before and every time had been the wrong time. This year however I was determined to finish it. I’m so glad I decided to do that. I loved the hell out of this book! So so good. I expected nothing less from Leigh Bardugo.

You’d Be Home Now made me so flipping emotional. I can’t really remember how I found this book but all I know is that it’s so worth it. I highly recommend adding this book to your reading list in 2023.

Hands down one of my favourite book ever. All My Rage managed to make me so emotional, and scared, and hopeful all at once. I knew I’d love it but I never thought about how much. It’s the kind of book that rips you open and cements itself in your brain. I’ve been thinking about this book a whole lot and I read it months ago.

I’m so bad at reading romance. I enjoy a book or two, vow to read more, and then forget completely about it. Book Lovers was everything I wanted it to be. It had a deep story. It had characters you genuinely fall in love with. Not to mention the witty banter and crazy amount of fun I had when reading it. Emily Henry, you are now one of my favourites.

Another nostalgia moment for me. I had to reread one of my absolute favourites, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I will always love these books. Whenever I’m going through a reading slump or I’m feeling a little under the weather, I pick it up. Definitely got me out of something last year.

Finally read my first by Taylor Jenkins Reid! I had such high expectations when I went into Daisy Jones & the Six. Literally everyone had been talking about it. The writing was so unique and I loved experiencing it. I happen to love watching documentaries about singers and groups and this felt exactly like that.

Picked up The Cuckoo’s Calling after debating it for a while. I love thrillers and I wanted to dive into the mystery side of the genre for a while. This book was so worth it. It was a little on the long side but it analyzed everything so thoroughly and it made the reveal even better by the end.

I obviously had to pick up book two. The Silkworm took so many strange turns but man did I love it. So. Good. Definitely need to continue with the series this year.

Evidence of the Affair was a quick read by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Short and oh so shocking. To be honest I didn’t know where this was going. The reveal seemed so simple and yet so intense at the same time. Don’t think a short story has ever really made me feel that way.

I was supposed to continue my reread of The Mortal Instruments but I ended up rereading City of Ashes only. Not complaining though. It’s amazing how long ago I read these books and how much I remember. Didn’t take away from my enjoyment though.

Rosemary’s Baby was surprise. It was part of my horror exploration. As disturbing as the plot of this book may be, I couldn’t help but love it. The atmosphere along with the revelations were simply chefs kiss.

I hadn’t really expected to reread The Hunger Games. It wasn’t something I thought I would do to be honest. I feel like I haven’t thought about these books in a long while. I did take a look at my shelf though and felt the urge to read it and so I did. Loved it just as much as the first time.

2023 Goals

  • Read more genres – I did this quite a lot last year and I’m planning on doing it again. Doing this made me realize how much I’ve branched out since I started reading. I went from only a fantasy/dystopia loving girl to one who read everything and anything. I obviously have a few genres that I want to get into a little more. Some of those being: Horror, romance, and thrillers. I’m excited to see what this year brings!
  • Reading goal set to 1 book – This will be my 3rd year doing this. I love the feeling of reading without pressure. I feel like being a book blogger and a part of the bookish community has made reading feel a little competitive to me. I don’t want to read because I feel like I have to. I don’t like the anxiety that comes with that. I want to read and explore new things without worrying about the total number in the end.
  • Do more of what brings me joy – Last year was the year that I discovered new things about myself. I learned that I really flipping love horror movies. That I really do enjoy being around people. That I’m not as big an introvert as I thought I was. That I enjoy certain foods that I always just assumed I wouldn’t like. This year I want more of that. I want to continue these things and to add a little more.

What were some of your favourite reads of 2022?


2 thoughts on “2022 Wrap Up | 2022 Favourites and 2023 Goals

  1. I love that your reading goal is 1 and I may have to do that next year. I totally get the feeling of reading feeling like a competition since becoming a book blogger. I miss when I would read just for the fun of it and not because I need to post something. 😅 All My Rage is on my list of 2022 favorites also.


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