Books Read

33 books for the  Goodreads Challenge

the challenge

"I am doing the Goodreads Reading Challenge again this year. Last year, I read thirty books, and this year upped it to thirty-three."

Here is my quick and dirty review of the books I have read in 2023, with one to five thumbs-up.

I recently added an ‘eye-roll’ emoji 🙄 for that one special book I read this year that didn’t even deserve a thumbs up!

What I have been reading...

1. The Road by Cormac McCarthy 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2. Howard’s End by E.M. Forster 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 3. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 4. Brain Maker by David Perlmutter 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 5. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

and reading...

6. The Hand that First Held Mine by Maggie O’Farrell 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 7. The Good People by Hannah Kent 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 8. I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O’Farrell👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 9. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

and reading...

10. This Must Be the Place 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼.5 by Maggie O’Farrell 11. A Ghost in the Throat 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 by Doireann Ní Ghríofa 12. The City of Thieves 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼.5 by David Benioff 13. The Marriage Portrait 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 by Maggie O’Farrell 14. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

yep, reading...

15. I Am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 16. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 17. Circe by Madeline Miller 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 18. Verity by Colleen Hoover 🙄 19.Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver  👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

and still reading...

20. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Folley 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 21. Dirt by Stuart Woods 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 22. I just started Memoirs from Antproof Case by Mark Helprin. I’m only 20 pages into it, but have already laughed out loud and am intrigued about the protagonist’s visceral loathing of coffee!

getting closer to my Goodreads  Reading Challenge 2023 goal!

So, with that said, I have read 22 books thus far in 2023.

more books to read...

So, what are you reading or what have you read recently that you loved? Please pass the titles on to me, I am always looking for good books.

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