September 21, 2023


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Books – It is the top of 2022 and I consumed 100 books this yr

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2022 is my good ‘book-consumption’ year.

I learn & listened to 100 books. Earlier than you begin judging whether or not my ‘grasping’ consumption this yr is nice or not (as folks looove to say high quality over amount each time I discussed about what number of books I completed annually). 

In 2022 :

  1. I didn’t socialize, so I had further time (identical like all of the years earlier than, lol)
  2. I didn’t binge-watch films & sequence as a lot this yr, so I had the additional time
  3. I borrowed loads of books from my buddies, so I had the stress to learn as a substitute of retaining different folks’s ebook for lengthy
  4. I attempted to make it as my behavior to learn each night time (I’ll be sitting on my mattress by 8 pm, attempting to learn, now not in entrance of my pc after a protracted day of labor)
  5. I take heed to an audio ebook throughout cooking and generally whereas working
  6. 1 yr = three hundred and sixty five days, so roughly 1 ebook round each 3 days, which is pretty manageable.

In case you are an avid reader, you’ll perceive how onerous it’s to discover a ‘GREAT’ fiction that you’ll want to reread again and again, if you’re fortunate you may discover 1 in each 30 books, so with a view to discover extra nice books that fit your actual style, you needed to learn lots, there isn’t a different means. Folks can suggest you books, however good for them don’t often be good for you. Was it a high-quality studying/listening expertise? – Not all, in fact. However amongst these 100 books, I discovered not less than 15 books that I’d reread for slower studying expertise, however lots of them that I gained’t wish to reread – ever.

Again in 2018, I learn 114 books, so this is not my first time. However in 2018, I consumed loads of non-fiction books and I did not write down about every ebook. So I are likely to neglect which ebook is which. I wished to make a change from that previous expertise, and I wished to recollect the issues that I realized from every ebook. That is why I created the Notion ebook membership :

What do I do to learn higher ?

  1. I’ve my Notion book club to put in writing my ideas, concepts, private arguments, evaluation, and sure, maybe opinions (for me, I really feel like opinions are very subjective so I often don’t concentrate on that).
  2. By having to maintain observe of my studying/listening expertise, I’ve to cease and put myself right into a pondering mode, then I’ve to sit down to do some gentle analysis after which write about it. It’s like a private follow to discover ways to suppose and hone my writing ability.
  3. I even have a commonplace ebook the place I write issues that seize my curiosity, or phrases that I don’t perceive, or pretty quotes that I wish to reread later

My good ebook listing this yr :

  1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  2. Briefly, A Scrumptious Life by Nell Stevens
  3. The Silent Therapy by Abbie Greaves
  4. I Stay in Darkness by Annie Ernaux
  5. Magic Classes by Alice Hoffman
  6. The Invisible Life by Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
  7. The Track of Achilles by Madelline Miller
  8. The Unseen Physique by Jonathan Reisman
  9. The way to Make Illness Dissappear by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  10. Non-fiction books by Ann Patchett & Rachel Cusk

Books that make me cease & suppose :

  • Enormous-gap relationship, the age of consent, abusive relationship – Consent by Vanessa Springora, My Darkish Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth, The Enchanter by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Psychological well being – Piranesi by Susanna Clarke, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man by Vladimir Nabokov, The Upstair Home by Julia Advantageous
  • New concepts – The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister – the concept to retailer reminiscences in odor, Briefly, A Scrumptious Life by Nell Stevens – POV of a ghost falling in love with a author, Meet me in one other Life by Catriona Silvey – dejavu, caught in unconscious thoughts
  • Why did I cry ? – The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  • Good entertaining story-telling : The Inheritance Video games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Story of Achilles by Madelline Miller, Magic Classes by Alice Hoffman, The Story of Gilgamesh by Yiyun Li, The Invisible Lifetime of Addie LaRue by VE Schwab
  • On lengthy marriage, separation – The Silent Therapy by Abbie Greves, Aftermath by Rachel Cusk, The Good Mom by Sue Miller, That is the Story of a Blissful Marriage by Ann Patchett
  • The Life within the 1900s – Anne of the Inexperienced Gable sequence
  • Shedding & grief – I Stay in Darkness by Annie Ernaux, Farewell Ghost by Nadia Terranova
  • Motherhood, post-partum despair, parenting – Black Milk by Elif Shafak, I’ll Present Myself Out by Jessi Klein, The Extremely Delicate Guardian by Elaine N Aron, The Good Mom by Sue Miller, The Upstair Home by Julia Advantageous
  • Friendship – Reality & Magnificence by Ann Patchett, The Ebook of Goose by Yiyun Li, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
  • On well being – The Unseen physique by Jonathan Reisman & The way to Make Illness Disappear by Dr Rangan Chatterjee
  • What provides a nasty style ? – The Maidens by Alex Michaelides, A Chilly Path by Robert Dugoni, The Lady on the Practice by Paula Hawkins, Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

All of the web page covers in my Ebook Membership Notion have been achieved by me, each one in every of it (take a look at the entire yr dedication !), I’m so proud for reaching the top of 2022 with one factor that I promised I do all year long. The writing was a ache – I DIDN’T KNOW WRITING MY OWN OPINION IS A SET OF SKILL ONE NEEDS TO LEARN :F There are books that I did not write something in – these are the books that did not depart any ideas that I wish to keep in mind or it was so boring I simply do not wish to write something about.

Anyhow, the one ebook that gave me an expertise to recollect in 2022 was A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. It took me 1.5 months to complete it – a ebook that make me really feel a lot. Thanks Hanya for writing such a masterpiece. Someday I’ll wish to reread it once more, within the meantime, I am ready for my preorder copy of To Paradise early subsequent yr.

Thanks 2022, to discovering extra good books subsequent yr ! ⚘

Take a look at my Year in Books compilation (Goodreads). If I have been at college and there is one other studying competitors, I’d most likely win this once more ❤

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