Books · Life

2022 Wrap-Up and 2023 Goals

Hello everyone πŸ™Œ

It’s been a while since January arrived but hey, since today’s the second day of the Lunar New Year (to those celebrating it, may the year bring you and your loved ones all the blessings, health, wealth, prosperity and more!) I’m technically not too late to wrap up last year? πŸ˜‚

SWHA 2022 Bookish Stats

In 2022, I’ve…

99 books, totaling up to 22,473 pages

Had an Average Rating of…
3.45 ⭐

Largely read books that are
~ Fantasy, Manga, Young Adult
~ Adventurous, Emotional, Dark
~ Medium-Paced
~ Less than 300 pages each

Amazing Book(s) I Read This Year

According to Storygraph, my average rating dropped in 2022, though I think I had a pretty good year of reads!

Among my absolute favourites (all rated 5 ✨) were:

by Margaret Rogerson

by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles
by Madeline Miller

Other amazing reads I rated higher than 3 stars were:

  1. She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜….5]
  2. Belladonna by Adalyn Grace [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜….5]
  3. The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  4. The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  5. Death on Gokumon Island by Seishi Yokomizo [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  6. The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  7. The Artist Vanishes by Terry Westby-Nunn [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  8. Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  9. Rebel Skies by Ann Sei Lin [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  10. Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  11. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  12. The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]
  13. When Our Worlds Collided by Danielle Jawando [β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…βœ©]

Biggest Disappointment

Okay, this may not be the lowest rated book among my unsatisfactory 2022 reads but I was so confident that I’d instantly love it because of the other two TJR books I read (hence why I wrote that list before I was done reading this!). Sadly, Forever, Interrupted was not what I hoped for. It was so poorly executed that I now no longer buy books after being hooked by the first page πŸ˜”

Biggest Surprise

I’ve been reading more manga, webtoons, manhwa, manhua and such last year but have mostly stuck to the shoujo genre since I’ve fallen down the villainess/isekai trope rabbit hole. Nevertheless, when I read Blue Period for the book club, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I didn’t think I’d could get so invested in a manga about making art!

Reading Challenges

I participated in three reading challenges last year and managed to complete two of them. Seeing how I’ve been unable to complete any PopSugar reading challenge since I started participating, it made me realise how difficult it is! Still, this year, I’ll be joining the same three challenges again β€” that is, the Goodreads one, the BTS Book Club one, and the PopSugar one as I can πŸ’ͺ

In 2022, I managed to read past my goal of 70 books.
I’m maintaining the number this year just so I won’t pressure myself too much when the time I have to read has lessened (thanks real life πŸ™ƒ).

That’s a wrap! How was your 2022? What are your 2023 goals?

As always, thank you so much for reading πŸ’œ

Until next time~



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