Friday, December 23, 2022

So I Read Some Books This Year....

Every January 1st I make a goal on GoodReads of how many books I want to read. For this year, 2022, I thought I'd be conservative because I knew I was going to be tackling about ten books that were nearly 1,000 pages each and chose a goal of 55 books. Well, I read 55 by the summer, and read a total of 136 books (and I am pretty sure I'll finish at least one more by December 31st). Here's the damage! What did you read this year?


  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

  • Such a Beautiful Family by T.R. Ragan
  • Gallant by V.E. Schwab
  • Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  • The Quarry Girls by Jess Lourey
  • The Damage Done by Warren Fellows
  • Black Paradox by Junji Ito
  • A Feather on the Water by Lindsay Jayne Ashford
  • The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
  • Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess
  • Notes from the Burning Age by Claire North
  • The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
  • The Patient by Jasper DeWitt
  • Less Is Lost by Andrew Sean Greer
  • Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • Swan Song by Robert McCammon
  • The It Girl by Ruth Ware
  • Another Omnibus by Yukito Ayatsuji
  • Shiver by Junji Ito
  • If You Tell by Gregg Olsen
  • The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North
  • The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
  • The End of the Day by Claire North
  • The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
  • Orange by Ichigo Takano
  • The Break by Katie Sise
  • Well Behaved Wives by Amy Sue Nathan
  • Orange by Ichigo Takano
  • A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
  • Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  • IQ84 by Haruki Murakami
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard  Chizmar
  • The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
  • Throttle by Joe Hill
  • The Hike by Susi Holliday
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
  • The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
  • The Welsh Fasting Girl by Varley O'Connor
  • Violeta by Isabel Allende
  • Fairy Tale by Stephen King
  • MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
  • The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Verity by Colleen Hoover
  • Madhouse at the End of the Earth by Julian Sancton
  • The Impudent Ones by Marguerite Duras
  • BZRK by Michael  Grant
  • The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Collected Schizophrenias by Esmé Weijun Wang
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The North China Lover by Marguerite Duras
  • World Record Holders by Guy Delisle
  • The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
  • Young Mungo by Douglas   Stuart
  • Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo
  • The Maid by Nita Prose
  • Dear Life by Alice Munro
  • Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth
  • The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  • Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
  • Hide by Kiersten White
  • Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  • The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  • The Drifters by James A. Michener
  • In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead
  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

  • Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold by Umar Turaki
  • The Auctioneer by Joan Samson
  • The Lifestyle by Taylor Hahn
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • My Annihilation by Fuminori Nakamura
  • Last Summer Boys by Bill Rivers
  • Beneath a Pale Sky by Philip Fracassi
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick
  • French Braid by Anne Tyler
  • The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
  • American Seoul by Helena Rho
  • Little Foxes Took Up Matches by Katya Kazbek
  • Moms by Yeong-shin Ma
  • Gwendy's Final Task by Stephen King
  • Gwendy's Magic Feather by Richard  Chizmar
  • Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
  • Good Rich People by Eliza Jane Brazier
  • My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
  • No-No Boy by John Okada
  • Under Her Care by Lucinda Berry
  • The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  • Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
  • Siren Queen by Nghi Vo
  • Gemina by Amie Kaufman
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  • Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
  • Written in My Own Heart's Blood by Diana Gabaldon
  • An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
  • A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
  • Ocean State by Stewart O'Nan
  • Never by Ken Follett
  • There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura
  • And Now I Spill the Family Secrets by Margaret Kimball
  • Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
  • Surviving Schizophrenia by E. Fuller Torrey
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
  • The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
  • Peach Blossom Spring by Melissa Fu
  • Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
  • Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  • The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham
  • The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
  • Beacon 23 by Hugh Howey
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Gwendy's Magic Feather by Richard  Chizmar
  • Facing the Mountain by Daniel James Brown
  • Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
  • Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  • The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey
  • The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
  • Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

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