2022 is now at an end and I’ve completed my task of seeing how many books I read in a year. I tend to read two books at a time: one ebook that I read while exercising and at lunch, and a hard-copy that I read at bedtime. Two at a time works out okay, but I’ve learned it’s not a good idea to read two books of the same genre. I kept getting plots and names mixed up when the story lines are too similar.
First, here’s my list of books I read in September-December:
|Acqua Alta Donna Leon||At Risk Patricia Cornwell||The Bomber Mafia Malcolm Gladwell|
|Handle with Care Jodi Picoult||Cloud Cuckoo Land Anthony Doerr||Post Mortem Patricia Cornwell|
|Book of the Dead Patricia Cornwell||Ebon Rebellion Whitney Hill||Better Off Dead Lee Child|
|Predator Patricia Cornwell||The Personal Librarian Benedict/Murray||Blind Tribute Mari Anne Christie|
|Light Beyond the Glass KJ Harrowick||Save Me From Dangerous Men SA Lelchuk||Sisters at the Edge of the World Ailish Sinclair|
|Eldritch Sparks Whitney Hill||The Music Lesson Katharine Weber||The Lost Apothecary Sarah Penner|
|Ethereal Secrets Whitney Hill||The Unlocked Path Janis Robinson Daly||The Janus Stone, Elly Griffiths|
|The Girl From Vichy,Andie Newton||The Narrows, Michael Connelly||The Death of Santini, Pat Conroy|
|The Brass Verdict, Michael Connelly||Shift, Hugh Howey|
And the recap…
|Crime/suspense/mystery/thriller 35||Drama 2||Literary fiction 1|
|Historical fiction 32||Sci fi 2||General fiction 1|
|Fantasy 6||Coming of age 1||Speculative fiction 1|
|Memoir 4||General fiction 1||Women’s fiction 1|
It’s no surprise to me that mysteries and historical fiction are my top two genres. I like Sci-Fi and Fantasy too, but they fall a distant 3rd/4th. I can also report that I’m not a fan of memoirs. Although the optimistic me keeps trying, after reading four this year I think I’m done with memoirs for awhile. My grand total of books read in 2022 totaled 84. There were another six books I started but put down for a variety of reasons. Some were boring to me, some were poorly written, and a couple had triggers that turned me off.
How about you? Do you read a lot? Wish you had time to read more? What genres do you like?