I finished my Reading Goal

…and exceeded it!

This year I had a reading goal of 12 book. To my own surprise I’ve exceeded it by 6 books. The helping factor has definitely been the fact I decided to buy a Kobo Clara HD e-reader. A friend suggested it to me since I used to read from my phone screen and it was starting to hurt my eyes.

So far I’ve been very satisfied with the e-Reader. It has a backlight, built-in dictionary, conmects to wifi and Kobo’s own bookstore. Pr I can buy a local e-book in case I want to read in Estonian and download it to the e-reader. The battery lasts weeks on this thing as well.

I’ve also decided to migrate from Goodreads to The Storygraph. The data aspect is great, the opportunity to give quarter stars in reviews. If anyone’s on the site, you can add me via username annjk.

My moods for 2022 books
My most read genres in 2022

The only thing Goodreads really adds for me is the social aspect. I have only some friends who use that and none who use The Storygraph.

So what did I even read in 2022?

1. Andrzej Sapkowski “Blood of Elves”

2. William J. Broad “The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards”

3. Dolores Cannon “The Three Waves of Volunteers and the New Earth”

4. Andy Weir “The Martian”

5. Sarah J. Maas “A Court of Thorns and Roses”

6. Kristi Sarapuu, Merit Hallap “Aitame lapse rääkima: Kuidas toetada kõnehilistumusega lapse arengut”

7. Sarah J. Maas “A Court of Mist and Fury”

8. Sarah J. Maas “A Court of Wings and Ruin”

9. Morgan Housel “The Psychology of Money”

10. George R.R. Martin “A Game of Thrones”

11. Reshma Saujani “Brave Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More and Live Bolder”

12. Brit Bennett “The Vanishing Half”

13. Kristin Hannah “The Nightingale”

14. Sarah J. Maas ” A Court of Frost and Starlight”

15. Sarah J. Maas “A Court of Silver Flames”

16. Louise Candlish “Our House”

17. The Abbotts “I am Pleiadian!: Starseeds on Earth”

18. Emily Henry “Beach Read”

As you can see from this list, my reads are pretty all over the place. I’d go about all of those in more detail, but honestly I didn’t know until today that I wanted to do that. You can see every now and then I find a New Age Spirituality book. While my beliefs aren’t set in stone, I like to explore. There’s also a significant trend of Sarah J. Maas. I don’t think I’ll dive into her other books anytime soon.


Reading and 2023

Since I joined The Storygraph, I’ve decided to change my approach on reading goals. Instead of 12 books, it’ll be 5000 pages. I have a lot of books (especially the Game of Thrones series) that are so lenghty it feels demotivating to have a book number goal when one book might take me over a month.

I plan on reading bigger books and I plan to write about them, to give me a meaningful outlet. The inspiration from that came from Benjamin McEvoy’s youtube video. He has a Hadrcore Literature book club and just released his 2023 reading list. While I’ll not be subscribing to the patreon, I will listen along to the podcasts on Spotify and his Youtube videos.

There are a lot of classics in the reading list I do feel I missed out on, that should’ve been in my highschool literature class. And I want to read those in Estonian which will mean a frequent trip to the library. Definitely looking forward to it!

With that I’ll be ending my post about my 2022 reading recap for now, thank you for reading!


Listening to: Ozzy Osbourne & Lemmy – Hellraiser (30th anniversary edition)


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