What did you read this year? [give a list]

The year is coming to a close already? :open_mouth:

Tell me what you read this year. Who knows? Maybe we’ve read similar stuff? Then we can indulge in non-spoilery chats! :grin: Things for school, reading research, job-related, etc. count as long as you enjoyed them somewhat :wink:

I shall return with mine. I just can’t recall the beginning of the year right meow :stuck_out_tongue: I do know that The Blood Guard trilogy (the first book was great), Markswoman (missed potential), My Heart is a Chainsaw (meh 2.5 stars), A Thousand Splendid Suns (easiest 5 star book all year), and Perdido Street Station (interesting :thinking: 4 stars) are on the list. Potentially, Steelstriker will make it as well. I’m reading it now.

Your list can include your thoughts on the books, btw :wink: Keep spoilers hidden in case others want to check it out.

Update: here’s my list


I’ve currently read seventeen books this year, which is tied with last years as well. I’m hoping to finish at least one more book so I can officially hit my goal of reading more than I did last year, though I’m still content with being tied.

I’m a little fuzzy with what books I read, but I’m gonna try to list them all…

Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (3/5 stars).
Vicious by V. E Schwab (5/5 stars).
The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci (2-3/5 stars).
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (2/5 stars).
The High Mountain Court by A. K. Mulford (4/5 stars).
All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (2-3/5 stars).
The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose (2/5 stars).
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (4/5 stars).
The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas (4/5 stars).
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker (4/5 stars).
The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk (4/5 stars).
Thirteen by Steven Cavanaugh (1/5 stars—DNF).
Fish by Stephen Lundin (1/5 stars, read it for work).
The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (4/5 stars—I think I read it this year?)
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir (4/5 stars).
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle (4/5 stars—I think I read it this year?)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares (2/5 stars—I think I read it this year?)

And now, I’m currently working on: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn, and Falconer by Elizabeth May.


A lot of crap, tbh.


i’m procrastinating reading by doing this.

i read 26 but i’m trying to cram in as many more as i can because my goal was 52.

The Dragons of Nibiru by Lorna J Carleton - 0/5 It’s hot garbage, contains the line “megawatt femininity” as an unironic derogatory.
Framed by Ellie J Grey - 4/5 very cute psychological suspense. I can’t wait for the sequel.
Soul’s Choice by Kerri Davis - a reluctant 3/5. it tried.
Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes - 4/5 this was part of a series and I don’t remember specifically what happened in this one, but someone must have died because it got one of the highest ratings of the series. Good series alltogether though.
Yellow Brick War by Danielle Paige - 3/5 also part of a series. Also a good series
End of Oz by Danielle Paige - 4/5 end of aforementioned series. I liked the ending, the person I read-swapped with did not. Personal preference ig, the first book is the best though.
Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes - 3/5 oh look, another end of a series. Again, good series overall, would recommend to high fantasy fans.
Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks - 4/5 my favourite of the og trilogy. Shout out to Slanter, my fave one-off character.
The Lake by Natasha Preston - 2/5 put the idiot in idiot plot.
Amber Fang: Betrayal by Arthur Slade - 4/5 vampire librarian. That’s all i’m gonna say.
The Automatic Age by G.M.B. Chomichuk - 4/5 weird mix of short story and graphic novel and it was so good.
Miracle Dogs by Glenda Goertzen - 3/5 this woman sent me an uncalled for and lowkey snarky email when i was her student, and this book is outside the scope of what i would normally read. But she gave copies out to the class and authors support authors so i read it and it’s not bad.
The Backbone of Night by G.M.B. Chomichuk - 4/5 continuation of The Automatic Age, also really good.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber - 3/5 oh look, another YA fantasy. I know someone who really liked it. Not me, but someone.
Amber Fang: Revenge by Arthur Slade - 3/5 vampire. librarian. and also snarky HAL antagonist.
Single and Catless: A Giving-up Guide to Dating by Kaylee Gryba - 2/5 local self-pub author. The cashier gave me a weird look when i bought it and it wasn’t worth it tbh.
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day by Scott O’Dell - 4/5 pretty good, very old so it had some interesting language.
The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver - 4/5 the mc annoyed me but i liked that there wasn’t a forced acceptance ending like i was expecting.
The Cellar by Natasha Preston - 1/5 Preston seems to believe that if she simply doesn’t say the word knife, we won’t know there are knives in the cellar. How did they chop those vegetable, Preston?
Strings by the cinemasins guy lol - 3/5 I think it needed another edit or two.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - 5/5 horse girl movie but make it irish fey.
Lies Like Wildfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez - 3/5 not what i was expecting.
Tender is the Flesh by Augustine Bazterrica - 4/5 i was so hyped for this and it is genuinely so well-written. it would have been 5 stars except i hated the weird sex shit and an also weird r/menwritingwomen instance from… a female author.
Down World by Rebecca Phelps - 2/5 why do i keep reading wattpad books.
Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card - 4/5 Ender’s Game is one of my all-time favourite books and reading it from the pov of a character I always wanted to see more of was great.
Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card - 3/5 it gets heavy into the tactics and politics of world war and sometimes i wish characters would shut up about how much they adored Ender. But I liked this sequel better than I liked the sequel to Ender’s Game tbh
Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi - 3ish/5 i don’t like the writing style and i know this series gets increasingly worse in the next two books but as a start it’s not horrible.

a voila. Now, cram reading time.


A Confederacy of Dunces / John Kennedy Toole
A Room of One’s Own / Virginia Woolf
Bad Feminist / Roxane Gay
Billy Budd / Herman Melville
Black Narcissus / Rumer Godden
Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister / Gregory Maguire
Coraline / Neil Gaiman
Dracula / Bram Stoker
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein / Mary Shelley
How to Stop Time / Matt Haig
Hunger / Roxane Gay
Jonathan Livingston Seagull / Richard Bach
Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 / Cho Nam-Joo
Leaves of Grass / Walt Whitman
No One is Talking About This / Patricia Lockwood
Normal People / Sally Rooney
Of Mice and Men / John Steinbeck
On the Beach / Nevil Shute
Oona Out of Order / Margarita Montimore
Sea of Tranquility / Emily St. John Mandel
Spring / Ali Smith
The Alchemist / Paulo Coelho
The Big Sleep / Raymond Chandler
The Bridge at San Luis Rey / Thornton Wilder
The Day of the Locust / Nathanael West
The Epic of Gilgamesh / Anonymous
The Invisible Man / H. G. Wells
The Lost Weekend / Charles Jackson
The Prophet / Kahlil Gibran
The Sheltering Sky / Paul Bowles
The Sorrows of Young Werther / Goethe
The Stranger / Albert Camus
The Thirty-Nine Steps / John Buchan
The White Album / Joan Didion
We Have Always Lived in the Castle / Shirley Jackson
We Should All Be Feminists / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wise Blood / Flannery O’Connor

Everything else was poetry, plays, short stories, manga, or other things so I didn’t include those. But altogether I read a hundred books. ٩(˘◡˘)۶


lots of classics for you, I see :eyes:

Frankenstien was good, rip the monster, it’s not his fault his dad was terrible

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I know! Victor was a bad dad! And his monster met such a terrible end! ˓(ˊᘩˋ⋆)

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Poetry isn’t a genre to me.

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I was trying to read 100 books for the Goodreads challenge, and they list individual poems as whole books! So even though some of those poems were only a few lines and took seconds to read, they count as entire books. That’s the only way I could win the challenge. (♯^.^ღ)

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It doesn’t count to me :frowning:

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Technically, no. But fortunately I’m willing to cheat! (>‿◠):v:

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hits you :frowning:

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I don’t like star-rating books. Instead I prefer to highlight the top ones like Kirkus Reviews.

Autumn by Ali Smith :star:
Booth by Karen Joy Fowler
Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones :star:
Boys Come First by Aaron Foley
Breakfast at Tifanny’s by Truman Capote
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen :star:
Dearly, Poems by Margaret Atwood
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk :star:
The End of The End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen
Glory by NoViolet Bulawayo :star:
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead :star:
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
The House of a Hundred Whispers by Graham Masterton
I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy :star:
The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Legacies by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez :star:
No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood :star:
Normal People by Sally Rooney :star:
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez :star:
Paper Girls Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan :star:
Tales of the City by Armisted Maupin
What You Can See From Here Mariana Leky :star:
Young Adam by Alexander Trocchi
Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart :star:

No SJM this year. I feel like a failure :weary:


I very specially bought Temple of Skulls so I’d read it by the end of the year but haven’t had time :sob::sob::sob::sob: Blame the final year of uni for not letting me read anything fun

This year? Hmmm, the list of published books I’ve read this year is rather abysmal, ngl. I’ve finished reading less than a handful of books so far.

Published Books I’ve Read This Year:

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (I haven’t finished it yet, I had to return it to the library before I was done with the book)

As for Wattpad books, I’ve read plenty of those.

Wattpad Books I’ve Read This Year:

  • Codename: DEMON by Ace_Guard
  • A Soft Spot For You by AziaElga
  • Witch Doctor’s Inc: Season One by IsabelCavesAuthor
  • A Touch of Darkness by SpruceWolf
  • Touch: Saving Ai by JaxCreation (this one was a reread, btw!)
  • The Roseview High Rumors by Evergreen_Ebony
  • Dear Mr. Hacker: The Man Behind My Computer by MissYannaGurl
  • A Court of Bones and Smoke by dreaminginreverie
  • Princess Snow and the Empress by AllyCwrites
  • Of Spellbooks and Thieves by TheConfusedTurtle
  • Of Secrets and Scales by TheConfusedTurtle
  • To Catch A Unicorn by TheConfusedTurtle
  • When Fall Kissed Summer by laylagriffin_
  • Elysian Dreams by laylagriffin_
  • Midnight Thorns by laylagriffin_
  • Hues of Love by laylagriffin_
  • TMI by Wimbug
  • Hunters by Wimbug
  • Rhodoreef by SuVida777
  • House Ghost by SayWatt47
  • All Kinds of Monsters by BloodR0se17
  • Golden Child by MiyaHikari
  • Story Shards by MiyaHikari
  • Till Death Do Us Part by axgirl13
  • Heroes Never Die by axgirl13
  • Unspoken by VioletDaylight
  • My Forever by VioletDaylight
  • Darkness and Light by APotatoIndeed
  • Thin Ice by APotatoIndeed
  • They Call Me Curiosity by APotatoIndeed
  • Autumn Leaves and Chocolate Treats by Evergreen_Ebony
  • Frankenburger by Evergreen_Ebony
  • The Gift of Cotton in Mud by KingsWisdom
  • Iridium by popcornknight
  • Illumine by robinsongbird
  • Crumbs by sandydragon1
  • A Fox’s Tail by sandydragon1
  • Perfect is an Illusion by preciouspearl20
  • Remember Me by VioletDaylight
  • Petals by LilBlackRoses
  • A World of Broken Thoughts by Rowena_Chase
  • Songs Without Notes by avadel

And that’s not even a complete list, I’m sure there are other books that I’ve missed :face_with_spiral_eyes:

I do have more Wattpad books that I’m currently reading:

  • Siren Song by Unboundwings
  • Booked by Ravenclaw_Pride002
  • Ashes to Ashes by TheConfusedTurtle
  • Whisper of Blade by MiyaHikari
  • The Darkest Rose by dreaminginreverie
  • Caught in My Dreams by FourcedowErsert (the only ongoing book I’m reading right now)

So that’s my year in reading :woozy_face:


Here’s mine! If I remember something else I’ll add it:

  • Category Five by Ann Dávila Cardinal - 3.5/5
  • Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preton and Lincoln Child - 5/5
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker - 4/5

Wattpad Books I’m currently reading:

  • The Taste of Home by sandydragon1
  • The Perfect Doll by MissYannaGurl (ongoing)

Didn’t really read much this year, I mostly focused on my classes and life stuff :face_with_spiral_eyes:


Ooof. I’ve noticed Natasha not being the greatest writer out there either… which is truly disappointing. I read the Cabin and it was also a 1-2 stars… :confused:

How do you think of it so far?


yeah :sob: it’s really unfortunate. Natasha Preston (specifically The Cellar, in fact!) was one of the first going-to-be-published Wattpad authors I read when I first joined. Her and Erin Latimer. Baby me thought it was So Cool that she had self-published books out. They weren’t well-written even back then, but man I wish she had gotten better instead of just bigger because that really would have been cool to see.

… Maybe I should just go try to find E. Latimer’s books instead. The nostaligia will fuel me for days.


Okay guys, here’s mine:

List of books I read in 2022
  1. Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (I started reading it end of 2021 and finished it in January) (no. just no. and a relief to be done with this series.)

  2. In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick :heart:

  3. The Burning Barn by Richard Willis Black (it was okay, I guess)

  4. The Anvil of the World by Kage Baker :heart:

  5. The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson :heart:? Half a heart.

  6. The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton (it was okay, I guess)

  7. Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm :heart:? Half a heart.

  8. The Blood Guard by Carter Roy :heart:

  9. Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (missed potential)

  10. Orphans of the Tide by Struan Murray :heart:

  11. The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy (The Blood Guard Book 2) :heart:

  12. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (I liked the writing style)

  13. Skyhunter by Marie Lu :heart:

  14. The Blazing Bridge by Carter Roy (The Blood Guard Book 3) :heart:? Half a heart.

  15. Shipwreck Island by Struan Murray (Orphans of the Tide Book 2) :heart: Half a heart.

  16. The Eternity Engine by Struan Murray (Orphans of the Tide Book 3) :heart: Half a heart.

  17. My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (it was good, but not a heart)

  18. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini :heart:

  19. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville :heart: and a question mark.

I just counted them now! 19 books! :grin: Maybe I can make it to 20? :open_mouth: I put a :heart: for books I loved.


Heyyy :grin: Have you read any of his other books?