Books I Read in 2023

Seventy seven books in 2023!
I don’t know if this is a lifetime record, but this is a record since I’ve started keeping track. So many amazing books—no, I’m not choosing favorites. I don’t even know if I can whittle the list down to top 5 (5 come from the 25 Best Historical Fiction Books of All Time).

Suffice it to say, I enjoy reading. And I’m especially grateful for the room in my life for lots of reading!

  1. When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
  2. The Love Songs of W.E.B. DuBois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
  3. Bible in 52 Weeks by Dr Kimberly D. Moore
  4. My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
  5. A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw
  6. Shadows of Pecan Hollow by Caroline Frost
  7. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  8. Bing by Charles Thompson
  9. The Best Seller: Get Unstuck, Grow Relationships, Gain Access by Katie Bowline and Bill Reichardt
  10. West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge
  11. The Vibrant Years by Sonali Dev
  12. Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper
  13. Code Name Blue Wren by Jim Popkin
  14. 747 by Joe Sutter
  15. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  16. The Direction of the Wind by Mansi Shah
  17. Writer in Residence by Paul Combs
  18. The Stationary Shop by Marjan Kamali
  19. The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
  20. The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman
  21. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl González
  22. The Fires by Sigridur Hagalin Bjornsdottir
  23. The Last Word by Paul Combs
  24. Dewey Decimated by Allison Brook
  25. Call and Response by Gothatone Moeng
  26. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  27. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  28. The Best of Me by Sharon Sala
  29. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  30. Where Waters Meet by Zhang Ling
  31. Interesting Times by Terry Pratchett
  32. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  33. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  34. Engines of Change by Paul Ingrassia
  35. How To Be an American Wife by Margaret Dilloway
  36. The Saints of Swallow Hill by Donna Everhart
  37. What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
  38. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  39. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  40. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  41. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  42. The Paper Girl of Paris by Jordyn Taylor
  43. The Anatomy of Love by Dana Schwartz
  44. The Color of Family by Jerry McGill
  45. Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
  46. Dear Marcus: A Letter to the Man Who Shot Me by Jerry McGill
  47. The Red Tent by Anita Diamanté
  48. Prince: All the Songs by Benoît Clerc
  49. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
  50. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
  51. Wild Swans by Jung Chang
  52. The Light on Farallon Island by Jen Wheeler
  53. Ten Ways to Not Commit Suicide by Darryl McDaniels
  54. Time’s Undoing by Cheryl A. Head
  55. Bonsai by Alejandro Zambra
  56. The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  57. In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende
  58. Postcard by Anne Berest
  59. Centennial by James A. Michener
  60. The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
  61. The Echo of Old Books by Barbara Davis
  62. Broadway Butterfly by Sara Divello
  63. The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
  64. Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
  65. The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods
  66. Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo
  67. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
  68. The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger
  69. Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende
  70. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
  71. Don’t Forget to Write by Sara Goodman Confino
  72. 13 Days The Pythagoras Theorem by LA Starks
  73. Molokai by Alan Brennert
  74. The French Chef in America by Alex Prud’homme
  75. North Woods by Daniel Mason
  76. Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
  77. Go As A River by Shelley Read

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