2022 End of Year Survey

My wrap up and then The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s survey.

Challenges in which I participated:

Goodreads Challenge: 65/65
What’s in a Name?: 5/6
Book Bingo:
Alphabet Soup: 19/26
Alphabet Soup Author Edition: 20/26
R.I.P.: 5

# of books read:


Previous years:

57 in 2021
59 in 2020
53 in 2019
81 in 2018
61 in 2017
35 in 2016
52 in 2015
58 in 2014
60 in 2013
75 in 2012
39 in 2011
30 in 2010
28 in 2009
48 in 2008
81 in 2007

Favorites (in order read):

The Inheritance Games by: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Island of Missing Trees by: Elif Shafak
The Thursday Murder Club by: Richard Osman
The Murder Rule by: Dervla McTiernan
The Every by: Dave Eggers
Secret Sacrament by: Sherryl Jordan
Bones of Faerie by: Janni Lee Simner
Fairy Tale by: Stephen King

Least favorite:

The Dead and the Dark by: Courtney Gould

# of non-fiction:


Repeated authors:

Rick Riordan (3) (Kane Chronicles & Magnus Chase)
Evaleen Stein (2)
S.A. Chakraborty (The Daevabad Trilogy)
Elif Shafak (2)
Jennifer Lynn Barnes (2) (The Inheritance Games)
Holly Jackson (3) (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder)
Koyoharu Gotouge (14) (Demon Slayer)
Dave Eggers (2) (The Circle)
Adrienne Young (2) (Fable)

**2022 READING STATS** By The Perpetual Page Turner

Number Of Books You Read: 65
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: Fiction


1. Best Book You Read In 2022?

Fairy Tale by: Stephen King

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

The Lost Apothecary by: Sarah Penner

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Bones of Faerie by: Janni Lee Simner – I thought it was going to be a silly, thoughtless read, but I ended up really enjoying it!


4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Does telling my homeschooled son to read books for school count? 😉

 5. Best series you started in 2022? Best Sequel? Best Series Ender of 2022?

Started: Demon Slayer manga series by Kotoharu Gotouge. I’ve never been into manga before, but after watching the anime, I wanted to read the manga. I’m glad I did because it’s very well written and illustrated.

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2022?

Elif Shafak (The Island of Missing Trees) and (10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World)

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Demon Slayer books, manga
What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by: Bruce D. Perry & Oprah, non-fiction

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Kill Creek by: Scott Thomas

 9. Book You Read In 2022 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Bones of Faerie by: Janni Lee Simner, mainly because I’ll have probably forgotten half of it and I’d like to read the sequels.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2022?

Gallant by: V.E. Schwab

11. Most memorable character of 2022?

Fable from Fable and Namesake by: Adrienne Young

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2022?

The Island of Missing Trees by: Elif Shafak

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2022?

The Island of Missing Trees by: Elif Shafak

What Happened to You? by: Bruce D. Perry & Oprah

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2022 to finally read? 

Ghost Story by: Peter Straub because it’s been on my TBR list for years.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2022?

“I don’t think you’re supposed to use your mobile telephone in here, Elizabeth,” says John. She gives a kindly shrug. “Well, imagine if we only ever did what we were supposed to, John.”

The Thursday Murder Club by: Richard Osman

16. Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2022?

Shortest: Gabriel and the Hour Book by: Evaleen Stein (100 pages)
Longest: The Empire of Gold by: S.A. Chakraborty (766 pages)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

Brother by: Ania Ahlborn

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

Nahri & Dara from The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty


19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Tanjiro and Nezuko in Demon Slayer

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2022 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Fairy Tale by: Stephen King

21. Best Book You Read In 2022 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.:

The Island of Missing Trees by: Elif Shafak – I’d seen this mentioned on a few blogs so I added it to my list.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2022?

Dara from The Daevabad Trilogy or Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Roses by: Sarah J. Maas

23. Best 2022 debut you read?

The Hacienda by: Isabel Cañas

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Fairy Tale by: Stephen King

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Tanqueray by: Stephanie Johnson

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2022?

The Mountain Between Us by: Charles Martin

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Bones of Faerie

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

The Island of Missing Trees

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2022?

Tanqueray by: Stephanie Johnson

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Under the Banner of Heaven by: Jon Krakauer, the subject matter


1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2022 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2023?

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by: Gabrielle Zevin

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2023 (non-debut)?

Supposedly THIS is the year that Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde will be published. It’s #2 in his Shades of Grey series. I loved the first one that I read many, many years ago.

3. 2023 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

 4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2023?

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2023?

Write more posts!!!!

6. A 2023 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):


One thought on “2022 End of Year Survey

  1. What a great year! And I am looking forward to King’s Fairy Tale. I agree would you if you said you were disappointed with The Lost Apothecary. Will look up The Island of Missing Trees!


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