2022 in Review

Happy New Year! I’m excited to share with you my bookish highlights, reading stats, and favorite books of 2022!

Bookish Highlights

  • The biggest highlight is of course that I began my publishing career at Penguin Random House! Check out the announcement here if you missed it.
  • In-person book events returned and I attended quite a few, including Yallwest and the LA Times Festival of Books!
  • Netflix invited me to the movie premiere for Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride and it was the coolest event!
  • Continued offering author assistant services and took on a new author! I was also mentioned in the acknowledgments of Serena Kaylor’s debut, Long Story Short, for the assistant services I provided.
  • Girls’ Life Magazine featured my bookstagram and interviewed me for their Bestie Book Club!
  • Hung out with book friends in real life (I met up with a ton of new and old bookstagram friends at book events throughout the year and joined an adult romance book club with local bookstagrammers).

Reading Stats

  • I read 98 books this year! Fun fact: Three were read with both audio and physical editions.
  • Audio was by far my most-read format. I’ve been in a bit of a physical reading slump since 2020, so I am very grateful for audiobooks!
  • Surprisingly, I read more new-to-me authors (aka this was the first book I’ve read from them) than authors I’ve read before.
  • Unsurprisingly, I ready mostly YA books. One goal of mine was to read more Middle Grade, so I am happy that I got to 7 books (and plan to grow this number this year). I also joined an adult romance book club this past year, so 3 of the 7 adult books were book club picks!
  • Some other stats: I read 18 graphic novels and reread 5.5 books.

2022 Reading Stats

Now, it’s finally time to share my favorite reads of the year!

Best of 2022

Best of 2022

{Books are listed in the order that I read them—all books were rated 4.5+ stars, rereads not included}

To see a full break down of my reading year, check out my Goodreads Wrap Up.

What were your favorite books of the year?

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