2023 reading goals

Bookshelf photo courtesy of Alfons Morales, Unsplash

I read a lot, but I also have a pretty extreme book acquisition habit. I recently cataloged the books I own but haven’t read (or that I want to re-read), both in physical and e-book form. That catalog is below.

Long story short, there are over 160 books on this list, which is really too many. My goal in 2023 is to start chipping away at that number by reading what I have while minimizing what I add to the list.

We’ll see how that goes. I’ve almost finished my first book from the back catalog, and I’m adding new books to a wish list instead of a shopping cart, so I guess it’s working so far.

How many books will I read this year? Not sure. I’ve never been really great about tracking that. I usually have two or three books on the go at any given time, and I really have no idea how quickly I read. I’m going to try keeping track this year, and I’ll consider it a win if I get through 50 of these.

Any favourites on this list? Let me know in the comments or come say hi over on Mastodon — I’m @dria@fosstodon.org.

Adeyemi, TomiChildren of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha Book 1)e-book
AEgisdottir, Eva BjorgThe Creak on the Stairs (Forbidden Iceland 1)e-book
AEgisdottir, Eva BjorgGirls Who Lie (Forbidden Iceland 2)e-book
AEgisdottir, Eva BjorgNight Shadows (Forbidden Iceland 3)e-book
Atwood, MargaretMadaddamphysical
Atwood, MargaretOryx and Crakephysical
Atwood, MargaretThe Handmaid’s Talephysical
Atwood, MargaretThe Testamentsphysical
Atwood, MargaretYear of the Floodphysical
Bacigalupi, PaoloThe Windup Girlphysical
Baker, CarleighBad Endingsphysical
Banning, ChelseaOf Crowns and Legendse-book
Bardugo, LeighShadow and Bone (Shadow and Bone 1)e-book
Beaton, KateDucks: Two Years in the Oil Sandsphysical
Boo, KatherineBehind the Beautiful Foreversphysical
Boulley, AngelineFirekeeper’s Daughterphysical
Braverman, BlairSmall Gamephysical
Butler, Octavia E.Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Seriese-book
Cahill, RyanOf Blood and Fire (Bound and Broken 1)e-book
Cahill, RyanOf Darkness and Light (Bound and Broken 2)e-book
Chakraborty, S. A.The City of Brass (Daevabad 1)e-book
Chen, MikeHere and Now and Thene-book
Chizmar, RichardThe Girl on the Porche-book
Clark, P. DjeliA Dead Djinn in Cairoe-book
Clark, P. DjeliA Master of Djinnphysical
Clark, P. DjeliThe Black God’s Drumsphysical
Clarke, SusannaPiranesie-book
Cleeves, AnnThe Crow Trap (Vera Stanthorpe 1)e-book
Coleman, LauraThe Puma Years: A Memoire-book
Cook, GlenPort of Shadowsphysical
Corey, James S. A.Abaddon’s Gate (Expanse 3)physical
Corey, James S. A.Caliban’s War (Expanse 2)physical
Corey, James S. A.Leviathan’s Wake (Expanse 1)physical
Crowley, JohnAnd Go Like Thisphysical
Crowley, JohnFlint and Mirrorphysical
Crowley, JohnKaphysical
Crowley, JohnLittle, Bigphysical
Dalrymple, WilliamThe Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empiree-book
de Lint, CharlesNewford Stories: Crow Girlse-book
de Lint, CharlesWhere Desert Spirits Crowd the Nighte-book
Dimaline, CherieThe Marrow Thievese-book
Dimitri, FrancescoThe Book of Hidden Thingse-book
Dumont, DawnGlass Beadse-book
Elliot, KendraThe Last Sister (Columbia River 1)e-book
Follett, KenThe Evening and the Morningphysical
French, TanaThe Witch Elme-book
Gaiman, NeilFragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonderse-book
Gaiman, NeilThe Ocean at the End of the Lanephysical
Gaiman, NeilTrigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbancese-book
Ging Wee Dere, WilliamBeing Chinese in Canadaphysical
Gladstone, MaxThis Is How You Lose The Time Warphysical
Grossman, AustinSoon I Will Be Invinciblephysical
Handley, AnnEverybody Writesphysical
Harper, JaneThe Drye-book
Harrow, Alix E.The Ten Thousand Doors of Januaryphysical
Hawkins, PaulaThe Girl on the Trainphysical
Heard, WendyShe’s Too Pretty to Burne-book
Hearne, KevinHammered (Iron Druid 3)e-book
Hearne, KevinHexed (Iron Druid 2)e-book
Herron, MickThis Is What Happenede-book
Heska Wanbli Weiden, DavidWinter Countsphysical
Hodges, AndrewAlan Turing: The Enigmae-book
Holmberg, Charlie N.The Glass Magician (Paper Magician Book 2)e-book
Holmberg, Charlie N.The Master Magician (Paper Magician Book 3)e-book
Ishiguro, KazouKlara and the Sunphysical
Ivey, EowynThe Snow Childe-book
J. Dadyburjor, Farhad J.The Other Mane-book
Jackson, ShirleyThe Haunting of Hill Housee-book
Jemisin, N. K.The City We Becamephysical
Jemisin, N. K.The Fifth Season (Broken Earth 1)e-book
Jemisin, N. K.The Inheritance Trilogye-book
Jobb, DeanDaring, Devious & Deadlyphysical
Johnson, Jeremy RobertThe Loope-book
Jones, TylerBurn the Planse-book
Joseph, BobIndigenous Relationsphysical
Kadrey, RichardKing Bullet: A Sandman Slim Novele-book
Kadrey, RichardThe Grand Darkphysical
Khan, VaseemMidnight at Malabar Housee-book
Kimmerer, Robin WallBraiding Sweetgrassphysical
King, StephenFairy Talephysical
Kuang, R. F.Babelphysical
Kurlansky, MarkSalt: A World Historyphysical
LaValle, VictorThe Ballad of Black Tome-book
Le Guin, Ursula K.The Lathe of Heavene-book
Le Guin, Ursula K.The Left Hand of Darknessphysical
Le Guin, Ursula K.The Unreal and the Real: Selected Short Storiese-book
Le Guin, Ursula K.The Wave in the Mindphysical
Leblanc, Maurice813 (Lupin 4)physical
Leblanc, MauriceArsene Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes (Lupin 2)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Confessions of Arsene Lupin (Lupin 6)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Crystal Stopper (Lupin 5)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Extraordinary Adventuers of Arsene Lupin (Lupin 1)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Golden Triangle (Lupin 8)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Hollow Needle (Lupin 3)physical
Leblanc, MauriceThe Teeth of the Tiger (Lupin 7)physical
Lee, ErikThe Making of Asian Americaphysical
Lovecraft, H. P.H. P. Lovecraft: The Collectione-book
Manai, YamenThe Ardent Swarme-book
Marais, BiancaThe Witches of Moonshyne Manorphysical
Mascarenhas, KateThe Psychology of Time Travel: A Novele-book
McDiarmid, JessicaHighway of Tearsphysical
McMichael, RobertOne Man’s Obsessionphysical
Melchor, FernandaParadaise-book
Miro, J. M.Ordinary Monsters: A Novel (The Talents Book 1)e-book
Mohamed, PremeeThe Void Ascendant (Rising 3 – need to order, paperback)physical
Mohamed, PremeeA Broken Darkness (Rising 2)physical
Mohamed, PremeeBeneath the Rising (Rising 1)physical
Mohamed, PremeeThe Annual Migration of Cloudsphysical
Mohamed, PremeeThese Lifeless Thingse-book
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaGods of Jade and Shadowphysical
Moreno-Garcia, SilviaMexican Gothicphysical
Morgan, RichardThirteenphysical
Morgenstern, ErinThe Starless Seae-book
Murakami, HarukiKafka on the Shorephysical
Murakami, HarukiKilling Commandatorephysical
Nesbo, JoKnifephysical
Nesbo, JoThe Batphysical
Obama, BarackA Promised Landphysical
Owens, DeliaWhere the Crawdads Singphysical
Patel, VaishnaviKaikeyie-book
Polk, C. L.The Midnight Bargainphysical
Principe, Lawrence M.The Secrets of Alchemyphysical
Prose, NitaThe Maid: A Novele-book
Qi, TangTo the Sky Kingdome-book
Rice, WaubgeshMoon of the Crusted Snowphysical
Roanhorse, RebeccaTrail of Lightning (Sixth World Book 1)e-book
Robinson, EdenSon of a Tricksterphysical
Robinson, Kim StanleyNew York 2140physical
Robinson, Kim StanleyThe Years of Rice and Saltphysical
Ross, RebeccaA River Enchantede-book
Ross, Rick AlanCults Inside Outphysical
Schwab, V. E.A Conjuring of Lightphysical
Schwab, V. E.A Darker Shade of Magicphysical
Schwab, V. E.A Gathering of Shadowsphysical
Schwab, V. E.Gallante-book
Segovia, SofiaThe Murmur of Beese-book
Sheldrake, MerlinEntangled Lifephysical
Shetterly, Margo LeeHidden Figurese-book
Simard, SuzanneFinding the Mother Treephysical
Smith, Michael MarshallEverything You Need: Short Storiese-book
Smith, Michael MarshallOnly Forwardphysical
Smith, Michael MarshallThe Best of Michael Marshall Smithphysical
Sonne, WernerWhere the Desert Meets the Seae-book
Spiegelman, ArtThe Complete Mausphysical
St. John Mandel, EmilyStation Elevene-book
Thistle, JesseFrom the Ashesphysical
Umar, OusmanNorth to Paradise: A Memoire-book
VariousOur Story: Aboriginal Voices on Canada’s Pastphysical
VariousThe Fiends in the Furrows: An Anthology of Folk Horrore-book
VariousThe Green Man (Mythic Anthologies)e-book
Ward, CatrionaThe Last House on Needless Streete-book
Wells, MarthaAll Systems Red (Murderbot 1)physical
Wells, MarthaArtificial Condition (Murderbot 2)physical
Wells, MarthaExit Strategy (Murderbot 4)physical
Wells, MarthaRogue Protocol (Murderbot 3)physical
Wendig, ChuckMockingbird (Miriam Black Book 2)e-book
Wendig, ChuckThe Book of Accidentsphysical
Wendig, ChuckThe Cormorant (Miriam Black Book 3)e-book
Wendig, ChuckZeroese-book
Wiebe, SamInvisible Deade-book
Williams, JenThe Bitter Twins (Winnowing Flame 2)e-book
Williams, JenThe Ninth Rain (Winnowing Flame 1)e-book
Wolff, JakeThe History of Living Forever: A Novele-book
Zajonc, TaylorThe Mawe-book
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