Your Year in Books 2022

Written by Michelle Watson

December 13, 2022

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Ready for a year-end reading recap? I’ll show you how to quickly map out your year in books. 

Answer these simple questions, and you’ve got a snapshot of your reading year. Strictly for fun!

Copy and paste the blank template below into a comment. Fill in your answers—delete any fields you don’t want to answer—and post! 

Scroll down a bit, and you can see my answers for 2022.

Look through the comments to discover what titles, authors, and genres that other readers loved this year.

Happy New (Reading) Year!

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[Your Name]’s Year in Books 2022

My Reading Stats

This year, I read more fiction / nonfiction:

This year, I read more print books / audiobooks:

Total number of books read in 2022 (as of today):

My Reading Reactions

A book that exceeded my expectations:

A book that disappointed me:

A book that I re-read:

A new-to-me author I tried:

An old/classic book I read:

A new release that I read:

My ‘Best Of’ Book Awards

Best non-fiction book of the year:

Best fiction book of the year:

Best read-aloud with my kids this year:

Reading Right Now and Next…

The book I’m reading right now:

A book I’m looking forward to reading in 2023:

Michelle’s Year in Books 2022

My Reading Stats

This year, I read more fiction / nonfiction: Fiction

This year, I read more print books / audiobooks: Print

Total number of books read in 2022 (as of today): 80

My Reading Reactions

A book that exceeded my expectations: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare and Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

A book that disappointed me: The Measure by Nikki Erlick and It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

A book that I re-read: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

A new-to-me author I tried: Diane Setterfield and Maggie O’Farrell

An old/classic book I read: A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich and The Inferno by Dante

A new release that I read: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel and The Maid by Nita Prose

My ‘Best Of’ Book Awards

Best non-fiction book of the year: M Is for Mama by Abbie Halberstadt (Runner up: Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck)

Best fiction book of the year: The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles (Runner up: The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery)

Best read-aloud with my kids this year: A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne (My boys’ favorite: The BFG by Roald Dahl)

Reading Right Now and Next…

The book I’m reading right now: Bright Evening Star by Madeleine L’Engle (print), The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien (audio), and The Green Ember by S. D. Smith (read-aloud)

A book I’m looking forward to reading in 2023: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman, Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss, The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Cohen Loigman, The Star That Always Stays by Anna Rose Johnson

Now your turn!

Copy and paste the template above into a comment (delete anything you don’t want to answer), fill in, and post! I can’t wait to see what you read this year.

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7 Comments

  1. Caitlyn Haner

    Caitlyn’s Year in Books 2022
    My Reading Stats

    This year, I read more fiction / nonfiction: Fiction

    This year, I read more print books / audiobooks: Print

    Total number of books read in 2022 (as of today): 434

    My Reading Reactions

    A book that exceeded my expectations: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by David Allen Sibley, Pax by Sara Pennypacker

    A book that disappointed me: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Words Spoken True by Ann H. Gabhart

    A book that I re-read: The Three Doors Trilogy by Emily Rodda, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

    A new-to-me author I tried: Jerry Bridges, Leonardo De Chirico

    An old/classic book I read: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robery Louis Stevenson

    A new release that I read: You’re Only Human by Kelly M. Kapic

    My ‘Best Of’ Book Awards

    Best non-fiction book of the year: The Case for Life by Scott Klusendorf, The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

    Best fiction book of the year: The Three Doors Trilogy, Safely Home by Randy Alcorn

    Reading Right Now and Next…

    The book I’m reading right now: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, 31 Days Toward Trusting God by Jerry Bridges

    A book I’m looking forward to reading in 2023: Seasons of Sorrow by Tim Challies, The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

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    • Michelle Watson

      I’m also reading Tolkien right now! I am loving the new audio version. So dramatic! 434 books—that’s ahhhhh-mazing!!!

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      • Caitlyn Haner

        The only problem with reading The Lord of the Rings is I always want to rewatch the movies, it turns into a very long process 😄. My book count is not quite as impressive as it sounds, as I do count novellas and the occasional short story.

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        • Michelle Watson

          It’s impressive. 😂🤩🎉 I agree about the movies. I like them more with every rewatch. Have you seen Rings of Power? If you have, your thoughts?

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          • Caitlyn Haner

            No I haven’t. I’m still unsure if I want to. I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews and as it is one of my favorite fantasy worlds, I’m being cautious. Have you watched it?

  2. Kathy G

    Kathy’s Year in Books 2022
    My Reading Stats
    This year, I read more fiction / nonfiction: Fiction

    This year, I read more print books / audiobooks: Print

    Total number of books read in 2022 (as of today): 28

    My Reading Reactions
    A book that exceeded my expectations: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay and Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

    A book that disappointed me: Wuthering Heights (I want to love it, but I am disappointed every time I read it)

    A book that I re-read: Heidi, Wuthering Heights, The Iliad and The Odyssey

    A new-to-me author I tried: Delia Owens

    An old/classic book I read: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Frankenstein, Black Beauty, Treasure Island, Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Go Set a Watchman

    A new release that I read: Killing the Mob

    My ‘Best Of’ Book Awards
    Best non-fiction book of the year: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Killing the Mob, Killing Crazy Horse both by Bill O’Reilly

    Best fiction book of the year: The Power of One

    Best read-aloud with my kids this year: Our Family’s 12 Days of Christmas

    Reading Right Now and Next…
    The book I’m reading right now: The Catch Me If You Can by Jessica Nabongo

    A book I’m looking forward to reading in 2023: I Was Anastasia, The Teacher of Warsaw

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    • Michelle Watson

      Counting by 7s definitely exceeded my expectations when I read it a few years ago! It was SO heartwarming! I agree about Wuthering Heights—I MUCH prefer Jane Eyre if I’m gonna go gothic. Congrats on an amazing reading year, Kathy!!!

      Reply

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