Last year, I read 171 books.
You might be wondering how I read so many books if your total number of reads is slightly lower than mine. Well, I’m glad you asked. You see, when I find a favorite author, they become an auto-read author for me. Which means I will devour their entire backlist and automatically purchase any book they release. When I examined the books I read in 2022, I noticed there was a theme of series. I always knew I liked series, but I didn’t realize I read so many.
There are series in my list of reads that center around family, friends, coworkers, etc. For the purpose of this post, I gathered the ones I read in their entirety (or as currently released to date) that were Christian contemporary romances. Trust me, there are a lot more series books on my list that I didn’t finish up because the rest haven’t been published or they fall into a different genre.
Without further ado . . .
I read a lot of Brooke St. James in 2022. One reason is she writes fast (yay me), the other is I enjoy how much her books connect and seeing others from previous books. So I read the Alexander family and . . .
This series has five books (currently) and I was all too happy to read them this year. I kind of felt like a stalker waiting for her to inform us of a new book on her Instagram page. But every time I saw the new cover, I cheered. I knew I’d have a book that would move right up to the top of my TBR pile.
Besides reading Brooke St. James, I also read our very own Elizabeth Maddrey. I feel like I’ve been reading Elizabeth’s books forever, but in reality, I think it’s only been ten years. Picking up her new billionaire series was a no brainer. I loved her previous billionaire series and expected to feel the same way. I didn’t finish the Billionaire Next Door series only because book 4 comes out this year.
Another series I read this year was one by Carol Moncado. Can we ever have enough royal books? My thoughts are NO and Carol is my go-to when I need a royal fix. Carol writes so fast I don’t think I have read all of her books, but I had a chance to make a dent in her backlist in ’22. I’m still working on one of her other series but at least I’m caught up with this for now.
What about you? Do you like series? Did you read an entire set in ’22? If so, share in the comments. They may all land in my TBR pile. :)