Books, books and more books. Once again we come to the end of another year and as I have done for a couple of years it is time to look back at what I read. We are now on the 4th edition of this January post go check the others out here. I have tracked the books read since 2015 keeping a complete list in my “projects” area.
2023 had a lot of travel but this was mostly on a plane and I found I did not listen to audiobooks while flying, this may be something to try in 2024. I did improve on my 2 physical books in 2022 reading a total of 3 physical books. Something I aim to again increase in 2024.
However, there is a question for you. Is a book read on a Kindle a physical book? I say yes, but my better half does not. What do you think?
Ok to the numbers. In 2023 I maintained my 2022 number reading 19 books this still leaves the 2021 total of 22 books most read.
The top 4 books
So what were my 2023 gems?
|The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. OK this is a bit of a cheat as it is three books but this set of books captured my interest. It is an epic fantasy set in a world where the Dark Lord has gained dominion over the world.
It is a world of ash and pain. A world subjugated. But a world where magic can be drawn from metals.
|The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison. Maia, the youngest, half-goblin son of the Emperor has lived his entire life in exile. Following an “accident,” he has no choice but to take his place as the only surviving rightful heir. I tried this book as something different and was captured by it. I was however glad I read it as an Audiobook the names are very complicated.
This book was a recomendation by M.A. Knights via Tiktok and I am glad I followed his suggestion.
|Heros by Steven Fry. A companion to Mythos and Steven Fry continues to be the consummate storyteller who retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. I again read this book as an audiobook, who would not want to listen to Steven Fry tell them tales?
|The Accidental Medium by Tracy Whitwell. This was a desperation pickup book I wanted a physical book to read and it was on the bookshelf at home and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a bit different and it did make me laugh. I was glad it picked it up.
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