Books Read in 2023

Home, sweet home.

Below are the books I've read this year, in reverse chronological order.  An asterisk indicates that it was an audiobook.  
  • The King Who Rained (Fred Gwynne)
  • A Christmas Spider's Miracle (Trinka Hakes Noble & Stephen Costanza)
  • Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! (Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin)
  • The Stable Where Jesus Was Born (Rhonda Gowler Greene & Susan Gaber)
  • The Night Before Christmas (Clement C. Moore, narrated by Meryl Streep)*
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Dr. Seuss)
  • Bear Stays Up For Christmas (Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman)
  • Is This Anything? (Jerry Seinfeld)*
  • Elmo Saves Christmas (Ellen Appleby)
  • We Disagree About This Tree (Ross Collins)
  • Little Blue Truck's Christmas: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids (Alice Schertle & Jill McElmurry)
  • Holidays on Ice (David Sedaris)*
  • All I Need to Know I Learned From My Cat (Suzy Becker)
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Isabel Wilkerson)
  • Mirror, Mirror: The Burns Collection Daguerrotypes (Stanley B. Burns)
  • The Jones Third Reader (Lewis Henry Jones)
  • Whittington (Alan Armstrong)*
  • The Testaments (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt)
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Midnight Magic (Avi)*
  • White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (Robin DiAngelo)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Back in the Days (Jamel Shabazz)
  • Goops and How to Be Them: A Manual of Manners for Polite Infants Inculcating Many Juvenile Virtues (Gelett Burgess)
  • Welcome to the Monkey House (Kurt Vonnegut)*
  • Camping Out (Heather Amery & Stephen Cartwright)
  • The Grand Expedition (Emma Adbåge)
  • Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (Peggy Parish & Lynn Sweat)
  • The Little People: Crow Legends of Creation (Flora Hatheway et al)
  • Armageddon in Retrospect (Kurt Vonnegut)*
  • First Hundred Words in German (Heather Amery
  • MaddAddam (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Are You There God?  It's Me, Margaret (Judy Blume)
  • Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion (Gabrielle Stanley Blair)
  • Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust (Jennifer Roy & Meg Owenson)
  • Bite Me (Christopher Moore)
  • Interpreter of Maladies (Jhupa Lahiri)*
  • The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Colors in German: Die Farben (Daniel Nunn)
  • Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Out of Darkness (Ashley Hope Perez)
  • Downsiders (Neal Shusterman)
  • You Suck (Christopher Moore)
  • Butts: A Backstory (Heather Radke)*
  • Spill (Leight Fondakowski)*
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Max Brooks)*
  • Ten Years in the Tub: A Decade Soaking in Great Books (Nick Hornby)
  • Ain't Burned All the Bright (Jason Reynolds)
  • The Go-Between (Veronica Chambers)*
  • Bloodsucking Fiends (Christopher Moore)
  • Vitamania:  Our Obsessive Quest for Nutritional Perfection (Catherine Price)*
  • On A Benediction of Wind: Poems & Photographs from the American West (Charles Finn)
  • Holy Cow (David Duchovny)*
  • War (Jose Jorge Letria)
  • War (Jose Jorge Letria)
  • The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles (Maud Petersham & Miska Petersham)
  • My Wild Cat (Isabelle Simler)
  • Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)*
  • Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty (Tim Sandlin)
  • Why Not Socialism? (G.A. Cohen)
  • A Girl Like That (Tanaz Bhathena)*
  • Snoozefest: The Surprising Science of Sleep (Tanya Lloyd Kyi)
  • Monstrous Beauty (Elizabeth Fama)*
  • The Golden Day (Ursula Dubosarsky)*
  • David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium (David Sedaris & Jeffrey Jenkins)
  • Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean (Richard Logan &
  • Tere Dupperault Fassbender)*
  • The Moonlight Child (Karen McQuestion)
  • Gassed- The True Story of a Toxic Train Derailment: Book 2 - The Long Haul (R.L. Scholl)
  • Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass (Meg Medina)*
  • Gassed- The True Story of a Toxic Train Derailment: Book 1 - The Spill (R.L. Scholl)
  • MaddAddam (Margaret Atwood)*
  • The Year of the Flood (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Glory Guitars: Memoir of a 90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl (Gogo Germaine)
  • Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
  • Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)*
  • Das Kleine Ich-Bin-Ich (Mira Lobe & Susi Weigl)
  • Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
  • Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen (Maurice Sendak)
  • Wo die wilden Kerle wohnen (Maurice Sendak)
  • Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (Eric Carle)
  • Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (Eric Carle)
  • Old Babes in the Wood: Stories (Margaret Atwood)
  • Shadow of the Fox (Julie Kagawa)*
  • Bluebeard (Kurt Vonnegut)
  • Before We Eat: From Farm to Table (Pat Brisson & Mary Azarian)
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (David Sedaris)*
  • Shop Class Hall Pass: Facing the Buried Trauma of Sexual Assault (Karin Martel)
  • Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill (Matt Lilley & Dan Tavis)
  •  Tu Youyou's Discovery: Finding a Cure for Malaria (Songju Ma Daemicke & Lin)
  • It Takes Guts: How Your Body Turns Food Into Fuel (Jennifer Gardy & Belle Wuthrich)
  • The Dude De Ching (The Church of Latter-Dude)
  • When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment (Ryan T Anderson)
  • Love in the Library (Maggie Tokuda-Hall & Yas Imamura)
  • Cloaked in Courage: Uncovering Deborah Sampson, Patriot Soldier (Beth Anderson & Anne Lambelet)
  • Maus II - A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began (Art Spiegelman)
  • Astray (Emma Donoghue)*
  • Fox: A Circle of Life Story (Isabel Thomas & Daniel Egnéus)
  • A Dirty Job (Christopher Moore)
  • Stolen Science: Thirteen Untold Stories of Scientists and Inventors Almost Written out of History (Ella Schwartz & Gaby D'Alessandro)
  • A Is for Bee: An Alphabet Book in Translation (Ellen Heck)
  • HeroRat! Magawa, A Lifesaving Rodent (Jodie Parachini, Keiron Ward, & Jason Dewhirst)
  • Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (Eric Carle)
  • History of Wolves (Emily Fridlund)
  • The Story of Little Black Sambo (Helen Bannerman)
  • Das Kleine Ich-Bin-Ich (Mira Lobe & Susi Weigl)
  • Das Kleine Ich-Bin-Ich (Mira Lobe & Susi Weigl)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
  • Maus I - A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Art Spiegelman)
  • Midlife: A Philosophical Guide (Kieran Setiya)
  • Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)*
  • Die Kleine Raupe Nimmersatt (Eric Carle)*
  • The Summer My Father Was Ten (Pat Brisson & Andrea Shine)
  • Choosing Brave: How Mamie Till-Mobley and Emmett Till Sparked the Civil Rights Movement (Angela Joy & Janelle Washington)
  • They're Heroes Too: A Celebration of Community (Pat Brisson & Anait Semirdzhyan)
  • We Were Tired of Living in a House (Liesel Moak Skorpen & Doris Burn)
  • Dust (Hugh Howey)
  • The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
  • Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)*
  • The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
  • Curious George and the Pizza (Margret Rey)
  • The Boy Who Loved All Living Things: The Imaginary Childhood Journal of Albert Schweitzer (Sheila Hamanaka)
  • Shift (Hugh Howey)
  • Lobster (Guillaume Lecasble)
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niggenegger)*
  • Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz: The Testimonies of Children Detained at the Southern Border of the United States (Warren Binford)
  • Endless Nights (Neil Gaiman et al)
  • The Dream Hunters (Neil Gaiman et al)

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