January 28, 2023

Books I Didn't Finish in 2023

Below will be any books I started and didn't finish and the reason why. 
  1. The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
    • I was listening to this on audio and by part 3 I had no clue what was going on so I bailed. 
  2. Do They Know It's Christmas Yet by James Crookes
    • The narration was terrible on this one and it made it too distracting to continue listening
  3. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    • I just couldn't get into the story which is an issue I have with a lot of classics. I thought listening to this one would help me get past it but no such luck. 

Top 5 Books I've Read in 2023

  1. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  2. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  3. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  4. Amok by Barry Eisler
  5. Roadkill by Dennis E. Taylor

Books I've Read in 2023

  1. Only Bad Options by Jennifer Estep
  1. The California Roll by John Vorhaus
  2. Witch Is Where Decisions Are Made by Adele Abbott
  1. Thief River Falls by Brian Freeman
  1. Brute Force by Scott Meyer
  1. Witch Is Where Gnomes Rule by Adele Abbott
  2. The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni 
  1. Leigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons-Pierce Manor by Shawn M. Warner
  1. Heart Stings by Jennifer Estep
  1. The Midnight Ride by Ben Mezrich
  1. Spider and Frost by Jennifer Estep
  1. Secret of the Haunted Hotel by Shanna Swendson
  2. Witch Is Where Cats Always Win by Adele Abbott

  1. It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover
  2. Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng
  3. They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  1. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  2. Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
  3. Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson 
  4. Amok by Barry Eisler
  5. Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  6. We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz
  7. The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
  8. The Chain by Adrian McKinty
  1. A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole
  2. The Omega Factor by Steve Berry
  3. Full Tilt by Emma Scott
  4. If He Had Been with Me Laura Nowlin
  5. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  6. Hostage by Clare Mackintosh
  7. I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  8. I Will Find You by Harlan Coben
  1. Quantum Radio by A.G. Riddle
  2. This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub
  3. The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
  4. Pack Up the Moon by Kristan Higgins
  5. What Lies Between Us by John Marrs
  6. Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep
  7. The Maid's Diary by Loreth Anne White
  1. The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci
  2. The Last Flight by Julie Clark
  3. What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline
  4. Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
  5. Someone Else's Shoes by Jojo Moyes
  6. It's One of Us by J.T. Ellison
  1. Dream Town by David Baldacci
  2. The Ruins by Scott Smith
  3. No Kindness Too Soon by Sylvain Neuvel
  4. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  5. Trust by Hernan Diaz
  6. Roadkill by Dennis E. Taylor
  1. Intergalactic Exterminators, Inc by Ash Bishop
  2. Upgrade by Blake Crouch
  3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
  4. The Book Club On Waverly Lane by Rachel Hanna
  5. The Strange by Nathan Ballingrud
  6. Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
  7. The Albuquerque Turkey by John Vorhaus
  8. The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
  9. Forgotten in Death by JD Robb
  1. An Unkindness of Magicians Kat Howard
  2. Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
  3. A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel
  1. The Other Place by Nathan Hystad
  2. Five Survive by Holly Jackson
  3. Until the Last of Me by Sylvain Neuvel
  4. Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep
  1. Starter Villain by John Scalzi
  2. The Running Man Stephen King
  3. Slot Machine Fever Dreams by Chris Bohjalian
  4. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  5. Flux by Jinwoo Chong
  6. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  7. Tracy Flick Can't Win by Tom Perrotta
  8. Wool by Hugh Howey
  1. Feed by M.T. Anderson
  2. A Door in the Dark by Scott Reintgen
  3. How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix
  4. Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
  5. The Village Healer’s Book of Cures by Jennifer Sherman Roberts
  1. Dungeon Crawler Carl by Matt Dinniman
  2. None of This Is True by Lisa Jewell
  3. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  4. Holly by Stephen King

Total: 84

Here's what I've read in previous years: