Myra here.

Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts where we will just write about our thoughts on read-alouds, libraries, reading journals, upcoming literary conferences, books that we are excited about, and just book love miscellany in general.

2022 Reading Stats

Every year, I share my reading stats, thanks to Goodreads. My target for 2022 was to read 200 books, and I am glad to share that I was able to read 249 books with 22,075 pages read – as compared to 370 books in 2021 and 403 books in 2020. Evidently, my reading numbers are going down each year, which desperately needs to be remedied in the coming year.

Here is a breakdown of books I read across genres:

Genre # of Books Read (2022)
Fiction picturebooks 129
Non-fiction picturebooks 56
Poetry (picturebooks, anthology) 10
Adult fiction 43
Graphic Novels/ MG / YA 2
Non-fiction, memoirs, PD texts 9

I read 185 picturebooks in total (inclusive of fiction and non-fiction). Here is a range of books I read in 2022 – the shortest and the longest title, most popular to the least popular:

Here is a sample of the range of books I read this year. Sadly, Goodreads does not allow the books to be filtered across rankings any longer, unlike in the previous years.

How about you? What are your reading goals in 2023?

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

1 comment on “[Saturday Reads] My 2022 Goodreads Reading Stats

  1. Pingback: [Monday Reading – My 2022 in Books] Favourite Fiction and Poetry Books Read in 2022 – Gathering Books

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