It’s the end of the year (and I feel fine)

My book roundup for 2022

I read 127 books in 2022 – I read 154 in 2021 (I’ve been keeping track since 2010 on LibraryThing, my standout year I read 165, since 2010 I don’t think I’ve read less than 100 books a year)

Standouts for me

Queen of Clouds by Neil Williamson – lovely bit of worldbuilding and a gripping tale.

The man who lost his language by Sheila Hale – My mum suffered a stroke in January and has aphasia so I ended up reading a lot of books on the subject, this was the best of them.

The Things they Carried by Tim O’Brien – I know I only read this a couple of days ago but I really inhaled it, beautifully affecting language and an intriguing structure.

I bought (mostly secondhand) and read a lot of books on stroke and aphasia so my fiction and other reading suffered. I look back on my year and see that these are the only 3 books I gave a ‘Brilliant’ rating to. I hope to change that next year.

Talking of next year – I shall be doing Runalongtheshelves TBR challenge and blogging about it here. I’ll also be continuing the WAWAW challenge – because that’s neverending!

I am still toying with a mailing list but don’t really want to pay for something that will probably end up being an intimate group. So am pondering that one. My hope is to have something in place by the end of January.

Published by suttope

Pete W Sutton is a writer and editor. His two short story collections – A Tiding of Magpies and The Museum for Forgetting – were shortlisted for Best Collection in the British Fantasy Awards in 2017 & 2022 respectively. His novel – Seven Deadly Swords – was published by Grimbold Books. He has edited several short story anthologies and is the editor for the British Fantasy Society Horizons fiction magazine.

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