2021 was a great year in books….

I completed 136 books this year. I had a slow period from July to October. I had a lot of stress at work. After taking care of that, I got back on track. But it really slowed me down. My goal was 130 books, so I cannot complain. But I wanted to reach 150 books this year. I think 130 books is my typical limit, so I am setting my goal for 2022 as 130 books!

Page total: 38,032 pages with 136 books!

Longest Book: The Passage by Justin Cronin at 766 pages!

Average length for a book: 280 pages

Average review: 4.1

Most popular book: The Hunger Games

Settings:

I keep track of the settings of my book. I have a journal and color code a map. I read from 24 states in the USA in 2021. I did not read from a lot of other countries other than the USA. I did 15 countries this year. I think a major goal of mine will be to read from other countries for 2022. But I am a mood reader, so I will just whatever I think fits me at that moment.

I read a lot of different genres:

Memoirs: 27

Mystery/Thrillers: 27

Rom-coms and Romance: 24

Graphic novels: 22

Poetry: 3

Literary: 14

Classics: 4

Historical Fiction: 4

Non-fiction: 9

Horror: 13

Magical/Fantasy: 5

YA: 14

Dystopian: 5

True Crime: 1

I know that I want to read more light-hearted books for 2022. I also want .to read more classics and true crime this year.

I am behind by 10 reviews. I will have them all posted shortly. I have been so busy with Christmas and the holidays that I got behind. I cannot believe how behind that I am.

My favorite books were (not in order):

Will by Will Smith

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Insignificant Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Midnight Library by Matt Haig

The Dry and The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Holidaze by Christina Lauren

Open Book by Jessica Simpson

My least favorite books were:

Year One by Seth Rogan

Final Girls Support Group by Grady Hendrix

How Lucky by Will Leitch

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Girl A by Abigail Dean

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson

I had a lot of DNF books. But I did not keep track of them this year. The above books were the ones that I found bad and finished.

Authors

I read more books written by female authors this year. I read 40 by male, 91 by female and 2 by non-binary authors.

Overall, I had a good year. Here is to 130+ books in 2022! Happy reading, Book Nerds!

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