With two days left in the new year, it’s safe to say that I am likely going to hit my Goodreads goal of reading 100 books, since I only have one book to finish between now and Saturday. That said, I wanted to take the time to look over the past year of reading.
In 2022, I read 99 books. This equaled 32,053 pages read throughout the year. The ranges of books is from romance to fantasy to fiction.
Looking back, my reading year in 2022 was very hot and cold. Some days, I am tearing through my TBR pile, while others I am only reading a few pages a day.
Some of the best books I read this year were:
Every Summer by Carley Fortune: I remember being glued to this book while lying in the pool and just reading. I love these types of books where someone goes back to their childhood summer romance. This tells the story of Percy, whose family goes to the lake every summer where Sam’s family lives. Percy and Sam are drawn to each other, and date in their teens, but break up when Sam goes to college. Suddenly, Percy is back to pay her respects after the death of Sam’s mom. This book was the perfect romance, and I loved every minute of it.
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score: Okay this one started out so slow, and I was so mad at TikTok, because this was a book that vent viral this year. Then, it picked up and I couldn’t put it down. This tells the story of Naomi, who is forced to take care of her niece that she did not tell anyone about after her sister leaves town. She’s a runaway bride, so she is not interested in any kind of romance. But, she cannot resist the charm of Knox. This romance was steamy, and addictive.
Tell Me Lies by Carola Lovering: I was addicted to this book. It tells the story of Lucy and Stephen, a relationship that was both on and off. It is told in both past and present tense, and I was addicted to their romance, and the fact that it had a bit of a thriller element.
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Remember Carrie Soto in Malibu Rising? Well, she gets a book of her own, and I could not put this book down. This tells the story of Carrie Soto, a tennis star who is about to come out of retirement. I loved this character. Carrie was the character that everyone hated in Malibu Rising, but this book gave me a whole new perspective of her.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig: I do not recommend that someone who is dealing with loss to read this book. This tells the story of Nora, who is somewhere between life and death, and is in the library of the books of what if. What if she stayed with that person? What if she followed that career? I loved reading this book, and it definitely was worth the read.
Meant to Be by Emily Giffin: Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors, and it is not surprising that this is one my favorite books of the year. This tells the story of Cate and Joe. Joe is a Kingsley, which is a family that is similar to the Kennedys, and Cate is a model. The two meet and fall in love – against all odds. I could not put this book down, and I absolutely loved this book. Out of all of these books, this is the one that I highly recommend you reading.