Favorite Books of (the 2nd Half) 2023.
Goodness, what a reading year!
I am on schedule to (barely) finish my goal of 315 books with what I can finish in December.
I've finished 295 books thus far.
📚My Most Read Moods:
📚My 10 Most Read Genre's:
I've read 53% nonfiction and 49% fiction
📚Top Ten Books of July-December:
No Two Persons by Erica Bauermeister
Not a perfect book, but an unforgettable and far reaching one, made even more special my reading it with my Delightfully Feasting Members.
Good Bad Girl by Alice Feeney
Only Feeny intersects literary writing and propulsive plots in such a way.
At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop
Harrowing and haunting and visceral.
So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan
Every one of Keegan's short, perfect masterpieces makes my Top Lists...because they're perfect and masterful. No one handles quiet and mundanity quite like her, and I enjoyed this slight shift in her tone.
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
A graphic memoir that is anguishing and beautiful, telling a family's story and exploring both immigration and parenthood intimately.
Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
Classical Patchett, and I'd expect nothing less. No one, and I mean no one, does familial relationships like Patchett.
Girl at the End of the World by Elizabeth Esther
A mirror of a book that ripped my heart out and healed it a bit. A difficult story courageously told.
Minor Detail by Adiana Shibley
Mastery of "small" writing that said big things and (literally) stopped me in my tracks and prompted a 2024 deep dive.
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
She is a gift and a treasure. I'm so thankful she exists.
Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
The most intelligent writing I've encountered...maybe ever. So smart yet so readable. Perfection.