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Favourite Reads of 2023

I read 115 books in 2023, down from last year but I’m pretty pleased! I also DNFd 7 books, so I’m slowly getting better at walking away from books I’m not enjoying.

If you’d like to see more info about what I read this year, I track my reading on Goodreads and The Storygraph!

Of those 115 books, only one was an audiobook! I still struggle with audio. 37 were print, and the rest were ebooks.

The majority of the books I read were prose, but I also read:

  • one novella;
  • one book of poetry;
  • 20 comics/graphic novels;
  • two essay collections; and
  • one short story collection.

Seven of the books I read were re-reads, which is a huge number for me. I’m going to try and re-read some more favourites next year.

20 of the books I read this year came from the library, 19 were review copies, 23 were from my Scribd subscription, and the rest were a mix of books I bought this year and books I already owned.

With all of that said, here are my 11 favourite reads of 2023 (not including books I re-read), because I couldn’t narrow it down to 10, listed in chronological order (links take you to my reviews or, if I haven’t reviewed them yet, to Goodreads):

  1. Episode Thirteen, Craig DiLouie;
  2. Everyone Hates Kelsie Miller, Meredith Ireland;
  3. Stone Cold Fox, Rachel Koller Croft;
  4. Death of a Bookseller, Alice Slater;
  5. The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy, Megan Bannen;
  6. Romantic Comedy, Curtis Sittenfeld;
  7. Divine Rivals, Rebecca Ross;
  8. The Trap, Catherine Ryan Howard;
  9. The Fragile Threads of Power, V.E. Schwab;
  10. Bookworm, Robin Yeatman (review to come); and
  11. The Internet Con: How to Seize the Means of Computation, Cory Doctorow (review to come).

How was your reading year?

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