I’m here to share my favorite books of 2022! In total I read 38 books for the year, which I’m happy with! The majority of these books were three star reads, but I did have some favorite five star favorites of the year!
The Mark of Athena
I read the first three books in The Heroes of Olympus series in 2022 and I had the absolute best time with them. You can also include The Lost Hero as one of my favorites as well. It’s such a fun and adventurous series, and that ending in The Mark of Athena…OMGSHHH!!! I can’t wait to continue on.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
This book was a complete surprise for me, but I had the absolute best time reading it. Also, I was so happy to finally be able to understand the sayings people always mention.
Heartstopper Vol 3 and 4
I read Heartstopper Volumes 3 and 4 early in the year! I absolutely adore this series and there’s just no way it could not be on my favorites of the year! I mean Nick and Charlie and the rest of the squad deserve ALL THE LOVE!!! ALL OF IT!!!
Blue Flag Vol 1 and 2
This for me, was honestly such a huge surprise. I haven’t read much manga(something I really want to do better with this year), but the manga that I have read have just been okay reads. I haven’t come across a manga that has absolutely captivated me until I read Blue Flag. The first two volumes had me absolutely invested and wanting to keep reading. I really adored them, and can’t wait to continue on.
Here are a couple honorable mentions!
I Wish You All the Best
The Love Hypothesis
So those are my favorite reads of the 2022! What were some of your favorite reads?
And it’s officially the end of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month).
For those of you that don’t know what NaNoWriMo is, it’s where you try to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I’ve particpated in this many times, but this was my first time participating since 2016. So it has been awhile.
I was so excited for this month and to just write. At first I thought, this is the year that I will FINALLY win NaNo. (I have never won NaNo. Those 50,000 words are hard!). Then before it started, I decided to change my goal. Instead of writing 50,000 cause I knew I wouldn’t be able to accomplish that, my goal was to just write everyday. No matter how many words it was, I just wanted to write.
And I did…
…for the first 2 and a half weeks. I was doing good. Somedays I would write 200 words and somedays I would write 1,000 words. Again, it didn’t matter to me as long as I was writing.
Then I stopped. I knew it would happen and it did. I was doing so well in the first half of November. But the second half came, the holiday came, family time, and I was just burnt out. So no more wriiting happened for the last couple weeks of Novmeber. Okay well I did write a few days here and there towards the end of the month, but yeah, it was slacking.
So I failed…but ehh. I’m not upset about it. Honestly, I still had A LOT of fun writing. I still really like the story I came up with and definitely plan to continue on. And it was nice to just get back into writing something. So overall, even though I failed, I still had a lot of fun with what I did write.
Did you participate in NaNo this year? How did it go for you?