What I’ve Read

Did I reach my yearly goal?! Let’s see!

I’ve fallen into a little bit of a romance rabbit hole lately. It’s been nice because they are easy to read books that I can just power through, but also just sit and enjoy after a long day at work where I have very little mental energy left. I’ve stopped reading for the year (actually stopped on December 29th) so that any new books I start will count towards next year.

I started reading in January of 2021. This might sound silly, but I wasn’t really reading anything for myself for a few years. I was reading for work and to further my education as a teacher, and I was reading to my students, but not just a book I could curl up with at home. And after teaching online so much last year, I needed a non-screen activity for after work.

I set the goal of 30 books for the year and I am happy to say that I reached it!! The final tally is 39, however a few of those books I didn’t finish. If I read more than 50 pages of a book it goes on the list though.

I think next year I will again set a goal of 30 books. I feel like in 2021 I was home a LOT more than I will be in 2022, and I am actually seeking out some more “can’t read in one sitting” books. I actually read 2 books in 4 days while at my parents last week.

Our last update left off at book 32, so here are the rest of the books that I have read this year:

Book 33 – An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn
34. 1 – Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore (DNF)
34.2 – Cosmos by Carl Sagan (DNF) – not my thing but suggested by a friend. I read one full chapter and it was an interesting commentary on evolution and stuff. I decided to take a break and read something more light but when I went to renew this book, others were waiting and I had to return it. I won’t seek it out again but I would have kept reading.
35 – Isn’t it Bromantic? by Lyssa Kay Adams – the newest in the “Bromance Book Club” books and I loved it! Although in the other books, I felt like the character had more of an accent and then in this one, he spoke with perfect English syntax? It was strange and kind of broke the character for me a little bit. But I’m glad he got his happy ending.
36 – Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
37 – The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun
38 – To Sir Phillip, with Love by Julia Quinn
39 – Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank (DNF) – I’m not sure who recommended this one, but I really tried!! I read about 75 pages of it and just could not get into it so I stopped. I hope that the story turns out ok for the main character haha

All the Julia Quinn books are part of the Bridgerton series and I honestly just love them so much! I have the next one in the stack of books I picked up from the library this week but also a few non-romance ones haha!

So, there ya have it! I went over my goal, but I’m going to say all the books over 30 were not finished. For 2022, I think I will only count the books that I finish completely towards my goal of 30 books. I will still take note of the books I don’t finish, but will not include them in the final total. Or maybe add them in brackets or something? I’m not sure yet.

I have 20 books so far on my saved list on my library app, but if you have any that you’d like me to read please do let me know. I’m not working through the list in any order so any additional suggestions are always welcome 🙂

Did you read any good books this year? Do you think you’ll pick up more books in 2022?

7 thoughts on “What I’ve Read

  1. I had a great year in terms of books!
    I also had stopped reading but in 2021 I really got back and achieved my goal of 50!
    Good reads is what I use as well to keep track of books and I like that it feels like my very own online library 🙂

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  2. Haven’t read any of the Bridgerton books (although I’ve read other titles by Julia Quinn). Love the tv series though and am looking forward to March when the next series drops!

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