Hey everyone from 2022. I hope this year will be better for everyone! This is a bit of a personal post that will include my top books but will have more things about my life too.
This was probably the toughest year for me. I was in a low mood many times and I did not achieve many things that I wanted to.
💉 I read a total of 61,860 pages across 161 books. My average rating was 3.5 stars which is not bad. I finally overcame my fear of chunky books and read a lot of huge books, the longest is The Way of Kings at 1200+ pages and The Wise Man’s Fear at 1000 pages.
💉 My book club is still not active. It is simply too much work and I now prefer to read with other readers in other book clubs like The Fantasy Guild. I can do it at my own pace rather than have to do it monthly that it becomes a chore.
💉 For 2022 I am pretty sure I will be reading less books. I noticed that books are still my main escape from the stress of daily life but I also noticed that I can be obsessed with productivity that it becomes a source of stress too. I sometimes don’t do other fun activities like playing video games, watching anime or TV series that I want to because I am too busy reading. I decided that I need a better balance in 2022 and that’s why I am pretty sure I will be reading less books in 2022.
💉 Reviews: I review all books that I read and in the last few years I read 150+ books each year and reviewed all of them which can be tiring too. I will continue to review books and I think it will be easier since I will read less books. I won’t probably accept review requests as I am trying to reduce all sources of stress. For the people who sent me books, I will try to finish and review them early in 2022. I have a review curse that I will explain in a separate post once I finish posting all those RTCs!
💉 SPFBO: I am part of SPFBO 7 and I will focus on finishing the finalists first thing in the year!
💉 My social game has plummeted in 2021. I mostly use twitter to post my review links and interact with people. I was doing good with IG until May when there was a war in my country and I did not feel like posting and unfortunately I lost the motivation to do so. I hope that I return to posting at my own pace in 2022.
💉 I am posting regularly on my blog but I still don’t do much blog hopping. The problem is that I have limited free time and I try to distribute it at more important thing and I am usually too tried to read posts late at night.
💉 I feel like GR has generally less active users now. Also GR prefers very active users and I wasn’t one in 2021 and so the algorithm hates me now. I want to fix that because interacting with people there was my favorite thing.
💉 I had few goals for the year and I could not achieve everything that I wanted to. I received my permanent medical license. I could not get into a residency yet but I am working as a GP now and the job is not easy (I see around 40-50 patients in 7 hours) but I am kind of satisfied with what I am doing.
💉 2021 was a year that opened my eyes to the real life, to issues like racism and nepotism. I know these things exist but it is hard to be on the receiving end of them because it is not just fair! I am working on myself and I will stand up to people trying to use me more in the future.
💉 Health wise I went through a lot this year. Seeing a lot of patients means I get exposed to more diseases and the long hours of sitting down are not easy either. I had multiple viral infections of my throat, then a post nasal drip. Severe muscle spasm in my back, thigh pain with numbness. A bad case of tonsillitis that I had to go to the ER for. Then an impacted wisdom tooth that needed surgery. I then got a bad headache and got my eyes checked but it was all due to exhaustion. Followed by broncho-pneumonia and had to receive IV drugs too. Finally I got another spasm in my neck. I am trying to be more careful in 2022 and I hope my health will be better in it!
💉 I will turn 26 in January 26th and I feel optimistic for an unknown reason. I feel like this year will be nicer to me because I will work harder on that!
TOP BOOKS OF THE YEAR
Here are my top reads for the year:
Jade Legacy ★★★★ 1/2
Heir of Novron ★★★★ 1/2
The Love Hypothesis ★★★★ 1/2
Wintersteel ★★★★ 1/2
A Ladder to the Sky ★★★★ 1/2
The Lost War ★★★★ 1/2
The Wise Man’s fear ★★★★ 1/2
The Way of Kings ★★★★ 1/2
Stones of Light ★★★★★
Born a Crime ★★★★★
Permanent Record ★★★★★
The Lies of Locke Lamora ★★★★★
The Widsom of Crowds ★★★★★
Faith Lost ★★★★ 1/4
The Winnowing Flame ★★★★ 1/4
Best Served Cold ★★★★ 1/2
That’s a wrap up of 2021 and here’s to a better 2022 everyone 😀