Total Books read: 100+ (and yes, I read all the short little ones to make it to this century mark!)
Pages read: 27,952 ………………………………2021: 29,419
Average pages per book: 274……………………………..241
Average pages per day: 77……………………………….81
Hours listened: ~240
Audiobooks count: 33
My TOP 22 in the year 2022:
Top Ten: City of Girls, Brown Girl Dreaming, Autumn, Lucy by the Sky, Lessons in Chemistry, Five Tuesdays in Winter, Dinosaurs, The Sentence, Trust, This Time Tomorrow
I’m so pleased that these hit many different genres and categories!
|29 FIVE SLICES OF PIE|
Books read that were over 400 pages: 13
REALLY ODD to me that I didn’t read any true chunksters (>500) this year. #Shrug
Female to Male Ratio: 72 / 26 (~12 of that 26 being US or Brit white dudes…)
Total Books by New-to-Me Authors = 42 (compared to 72 last year)
Repeat Authors = 34
Total Books by Authors of Color/LGTBQ+ = 26 (best guess estimate – didn’t do thorough research into backgrounds, assumptions might have been made)
Oldest Book: 1850 – Sonnets from the Portuguese by EBB
Number of Books Pub’d in 2022: 32 (and 27 pub’d in 2021!, 67% pub’d in the last 3 years!!!)
Books over 25 years old = 10 – over 50 years old = 7
paperback 1 . . . . . . . . also spookily similar to last year.
Total Adult Fiction Books Read = 46
Total YA Fiction Books Read = 1
Children’s = 2
Total Memoir Books Read = 12
Total Nonfiction Books Read = 22
Short Story / Essays = 3
Poetry = 5
Mystery/Thriller = 2
Translated = 2
Fantasy = 1
SciFi = 1
Historical Fiction = 8
Cookbooks = 0
Adventure = 0
Business = 1
Graphical = 1
Number of debuts: 10 (best guess)
Best debut: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Number of books read on the list of 1001 Books to Read Before You Die: 2
The Optimist’s Daughter
(this is a very low count for me. eeeek)
Interesting Coincidences – How many time the word TOMORROW was in the book titles this year! This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub, Tomorrow Will Be Different by Sarah McBride, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Books that mentioned pie: 47
And… the Care’s Books & Pie 2022 Pie in Literature Award goes to:
Four books vie for the title this year, let me explain.
The Disreputable History of Frankie-Landau Banks by E.Lockhart. has considerable space devoted to a cross-country adventure eating at pie shoppes along the way. Who wouldn’t LOVE that? However, it wasn’t til I had completed the book that I realized that Lockhart was an author of a book I loathed. (We Were Liars. UGH)
True Biz by Sara Novic has a bit about a character wearing a Miss Sweet Potato Pie costume!
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek has multiple mentions of pie and also features a town dance where eligible young ladies bring a tempting pie to attract a future husband. Pivotal pie plot point, methinks.
The Rabbit Hutch features a diner that has a pie theme – but not any old pie theme: Avant Garde pie: new and unusual — which is ME! and how I came into my pie passion.
drum roll, please
And the winner goes to The Rabbit Hutch! weird pie wins hands down, all day every day. I only wish we could have had more descriptions.
Best Pie Quote:
“I left a slice of pie in my desk drawer,“ she said mournfully. “It’s probably halfway to the moon by now.”Subdivision by J.Robt Lennon