My 2022 Reading List Highlights
Updated: Nov 13
Like many of you, I do the Goodreads yearly book challenge. My goal was to read 50 books and I managed to read 52. Of course, half of those were middle-grade novels or nonfiction, so it's not really as impressive as it sounds. On the other hand, I read a lot of short kids' books that I didn't count, so I'm going to claim my win!
Here are some stats:
Types of fiction:
35% contemporary of various kinds
32% science fiction/fantasy (and a little horror)
19% historical fiction (loosely defined as before my lifetime) /classics
Types of nonfiction:
47% animals, plants, and nature
Other topics: technology, memoir, random trivia, history, and...[gasp]...sports!
Only 1 audio book, but 7 graphic novels (a genre I'm trying to learn to love)
Favorite/most memorable books:
The Ickabog--J.K. Rowling
Any Sign of Life--Rae Carson
The Darkness Outside Us--Eliot Schrefer
My Jasper June--Laurel Snyder
Around the World in 80 Plants--Jonathan Drori
Witches of Brooklyn--Sophie Escabasse
Remarkably Bright Creatures--Shelby Van Pelt
Unusual Creatures; A Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth's Strangest Creatures--Michael Hearst
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures--Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
Okay...so the last three books all had "Creatures" in the title. Coincidence? Maybe. And I almost put a book about cats on this list. So think what you like.