I finished out the year pretty strongly with a total of 135 books read during the year. Some of those were books I read for review, some of my own choosing, some that were book club choices and some that were recommendations from others. All in all, it was. a good year for reading and I met my goal. My real goal is to average a couple of books a week but sometimes I am able to read more and that bumps my total up. Vacations are a great time for me to take a stack of books to read and that is when I read the most.
Today I thought it would be fun to share my top 5 books from 2023. There is no particular order to them but I thought it would be fun to share and to see what my readers read last year as well. I will go first. It was not easy to pick just five. I may have to include runners up.
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Wild Hope: Healing Words to Find Light on Dark Days by Donna Ashworth
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Guide for Murderers by Jesse Q Sutanto
Kinfolk by Sean Dietrich
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugong
The Confession Club by Elizabeth Berg
The Taken Ones by Jess Lourey
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult
So what did you read last year that you loved? I can’t wait to read what you are reading and what you are loving. Fill me in in the comments section.