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My Year of Books

I read fifty-six books in 2022, many by indie authors. I thought about doing a “favourite books of 2022” post, but realized it was impossible to choose which ones to feature.

Instead, you may see them all HERE. Click on a cover image to see the book’s description at Goodreads.

And if you want to read my reviews of these books, they may be found HERE. Just click on “view (with text)” on the right hand side of the page.

Now back to the TBR. I have many books queued up for 2023!


  1. 56 books! I genuinely bow in humble awe.
    In order to improve my reading habits that figure will be imprinted in my mind.
    ‘Remember Audrey read 56 books’ will be the inspiration.
    Thanks for including ‘Daughters’ in your books and once more for the generous and detailed review.
    Hey-ho another year of writing beckons (I wish that Muse wouldn’t giggle mischievously though)

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    1. I don’t do any screen-watching; could be that’s why I manage quite a bit of reading. I admit I read during meals; both of us do. And reading is the last thing I do before turning out the light. In all, I figure about 2 hours per day, maybe 3 on some days.
      I hope 2023 is a good year of reading and writing!

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      1. Screen-watching isn’t my thing so much as screen-reading, mostly non-fiction, news and other fleeting miscellaneous diversions. Hopefully 2023 is the year I decide I’d rather be reading a story… (well, I can hope, eh? :))

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    1. Yes, we do, Priscilla! I don’t stick to one genre, or even just fiction. But full disclosure: some of these books were assigned to me as part of Goodreads Reading Rounds. You join a group of ten and put one of the books you’ve written up for review. The moderator of the group assigns everyone 4 books to read and review over 3 months. This ensures your books gets 4 reviews, but there’s no review swapping.
      Wishing you a good year of reading and writing in 2023!

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  2. If I do my math (or is it maths in Canada?) that’s more than one book a week. Impressive, what with a garden to take care of. I tried to get back into reading this past year, starting 40 books and finishing 25 of them. Thank you for your kind review of The Prisoner of Cimlye – I start writing the third and last book in that setting tomorrow. And what did you think of old P G Wodehouse? Anyway, all the best in 2023. May your garden thrive!

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  3. Cool display page. That built in to Goodreads? (Sure wish Slamazon hadn’t bought that site.)

    What, no “One Star”s? I thought we talked about this… Ones or Fives (wink, wink). I suppose if we just ignore the bottom two stars, we can get to something close to a binary “Read / Don’t Read”. Maybe even this: 4=don’t read, 5=read.

    Or how about this: pick three from your list…

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    1. Yes, it’s created by Goodreads elves. You can actually see my ratings and reviews from the second link. I don’t have any one stars, but a few 2s. I always supply a review to back up the rating. Some of the books I read were part of GR Reading Rounds, meaning I didn’t choose them.
      I also wish GR wasn’t linked to the Zon, but it does have its uses.

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  4. Choosing a favorite book is like picking your favorite child. I don’t think that’s possible. Your lengthiest read should count as four books.

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    1. I agree about picking a favourite; it’ impossible. The Lord of the Rings was a re-read. I first read it in the 1970s and have re-read it every few years since then. So I probably read it faster than if it had been the first time.

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  5. 56 is impressive, Audrey. I read 49, which is usual for me. I have a list of the first 6 I want to read. Some are print, others ebooks. Some are traditionally published, others are indie. I like variety 🙂 Happy reading in 2023!

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  6. Audrey thank you for your kind comments on two of my books, I am honoured to be on your list. I once, brashly listed 80 books to read and I was panicking on the 31 December and grabbed a 6-page kid’s book to get there. This last year I was less ambitious! Happy New Year.

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        1. Sometimes when I go to like a comment, I see a popup window flash up and disappear. If I really want to leave that “like,” I try again. Another popup. After that, however, WP lets me like. I don’t know if that’s what you’ve seen, but if you don’t mind persisting, it works eventually. I have no idea why this happens.

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    1. Last summer (I think) I published a post listing a bunch of books I intended to read by the end of the year, thinking that would motivate me. It worked! Especially as a few of the books were by people who follow my blog.


  7. That’s a great year of reading, Audrey. I also read lots of indie books and thoroughly enjoy them. This year (2023) I lowered my challenge number so I can focus more on writing, but I’m still hoping for 80. We’ll see. Happy Reading!

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  8. Congratulations on a great year of reading, Audrey! I think Lords of the Rings should count as three books!! I haven’t read this since my teens but remember being thoroughly enthralled and don’t think I really surfaced for the whole summer. I see a couple of books I read last year, Grief Songs definitely stays with me. It is fantastic that you are so diligent with reviews which are detailed and engaging – you put me to shame! Happy Reading in 2023!

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  9. Hi Audrey
    I am a kind of professional reader as an author who gets bombarded with books from his editor. I haven’t read one of the books you read. Maybe because I hardly ever read indie literature. The problem with indie literature I read is that it lacks professional editing. It’s mostly centred on the plot but not so much on style.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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