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Favorite Backlist Reads of 2022

I already wrote a Favorite 2022 Releases list, so here are my favorite books of 2022 written in previous years.

  • Know My Name, 5 stars. Absolutely devastating, but beautifully written.
  • The Fifth Season, 5 stars. I need to finish this trilogy, also a devastating read.
  • Why Fish Don’t Exist, 5 stars. I listened to the audiobook version of this and had to sit in my driveway after a long ride to finish it because I just couldn’t stop.
  • Detransition, Baby, 5 stars. A really amazing and insightful read.
  • Near the Bone, 5 stars. I read this essentially in one sitting. An emotional read, but also very spooky.
  • From Blood and Ash, 5 stars. I inhaled this series.
  • A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, 5 stars. See above.
  • How to Keep House While Drowning, 5 stars. A really gentle self-help book for those who struggle with house cleaning.
  • The Paper Palace, 4.5 stars. Thinking about this still makes me so emotional.
  • Milk Fed, 4.5 stars. I love Melissa Broder so much, but her books are not for everyone.

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Favorite 2022 Releases

  • Book Lovers, 5 stars. I loved the dynamic between these two characters and the play on Hallmark movies.
  • Sweet Berries, 5 stars. Another excellent paranormal romance from CM Nascosta.
  • Delilah Green Doesn’t Care, 5 stars. I loved this soo much. I’m looking forward to book 3.
  • Just Like Home, 4.5 stars. I know the ending of this was really divisive, but I really appreciated it.
  • Dead Silence, 4 stars. This lost me in some ways, but the Ghost Ship in space vibes were immaculate.
  • The Odyssey, 4 stars. I think most people won’t end up enjoying this, but it really was a good read for me.

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2022 Wrap-Up


I read 86 books in 2022! 81 of these were first-time reads, 5 were re-reads, and 15 were DNFs.

My most read genre was Fantasy (26 books, 9812 pages), followed by Literary Fiction (18 books, 5469 pages) and Horror (14 books, 4387 pages).

I read primarily ebooks this year!

Relatedly, almost 70% of my reads were from the library. Almost 12% were ARCs, which were almost all digital.

I rated most books 4 stars (104 books), followed by 3 stars (42 books) and 3.5 stars (42 books). My average rating was 3.52 stars.

I averaged 7.2 books per month and 2740 pages per month.

I used Brock Roberts’ reading spreadsheet to generate these statistics! I intend to read more intentionally in 2023, so I’m hoping my average rating ends up a little higher. 🙂 Please share if you’ve put together any of your statistics!

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