Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading & Blogging Reflections

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December 30: 2022 Reading & Blogging Reflections

Prompts: Happy almost New Year’s Eve! How many books did you read in 2022? Did you meet your reading goals? What were some of your favorites? What were your least favorite books you read this year? How did you feel about your blogging in 2022? What are your favorite posts you wrote in 2022? What are some of your favorite posts from the community that you read this year?

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s the last LTB of the year and that’s just something I thought I wouldn’t be saying so soon. As usual, it’ll be a time of reflection and checking up on goals and what not. So without further ado, let’s go!

It seems like I only read 30 or so books this year (or honestly maybe I didn’t keep track very well), which is definitely lower than last year. I had way less time than I thought, and I actually filled up a lot of the list recently when I reignited my interest in some thrillers. My (arbitrary) reading goal was 50, which I suppose comes down to about a book a week, and I just wasn’t able to this year, but I still got to read some great ones this year!

This year I read books like Verity, Daughter of the Moon Goddess, and Nine Lives, all of which I didn’t have the biggest expectations, but turned out to be quite good. I may not have read the most books this year, but I am glad I got to read some books that I really liked. My least favourites were probably Magpie and Klara and the Sun, which didn’t quite live up to my expectations, but were nonetheless readable.

Blogging on the other hand has definitely been up and down; periods of slow posting but also some periods of good posting. I think overall it was a little bit slower than I would have liked, but I think a busy schedule will often do that to you! I definitely enjoyed writing our post on personality typing the characters from Six of Crows, and we hope to do more of that next year!

And with that, I hope all of you have a great rest of the year and a happy new year to all of you! A reminder to get some rest where (and while) you can, as we all know the cycle will just start all over. Happy holidays!


3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – Reading & Blogging Reflections”

  1. Sadly, Daughter of the Moon Goddess was one that disappointed me because it didn’t quite live up to the hype and expectation. I think that’s the danger with hyped books sometimes 😅 but I’m sad that I didn’t love it. I really enjoyed reading your LTB posts this year and your SoC personality typing post was super fun too. I hope you have an awesome year in 2023!

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    1. That’s totally fair, I didn’t have many expectations going in except for its pretty title, so I was fairly happy with it. I can see how with a lot of brilliant expectations how it could kind of fall short of that though. Funny to see how expectations can really change how one feels about a book. Hope you have a great 2023 too!


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