Wow – I did it! The goal was 37 books, and I did it and then some. As in the past, book selections later in the year had to be more strategic to get through all the categories, which led to some interesting choices. I’m looking forward to a fresh slate for 2023 and an even longer and more complex list of categories. Here’s the final book list for 2022:
There were seven extra books this year, plus a few not recorded so 45+ in total. Not bad for me, considering that some of these were quite long and, erm, challenging to finish.
Dominant category this year was “new author to me”(21), but also many in the female author (16) and book set somewhere I’ve never been (16). The list for 2023 is longer again (up to 40 categories – yikes!), and I’m looking forward with novelust to new books from Barbara Kingsolver and Amor Towles (from 2021) and to revisiting more old favourites to see if they stood the test of time.
Thanks for following along on my journey through books. I’m not at the level of this avid reader, but I’m definitely better than I was at the start of the club in 2017, when more than 20 per year was a stretch. Bring on the books of 2023!
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