Books I Read in 2023

January 5, 2024 3:22 pm | | One Comment

Nothing fancy here, just what the post says. I wrote a little bit about this in my newsletter, mostly focused on Pittard’s book, but my remarkably bad taste is on full display here. Onward!

Books Read in 2023 — 30

Novels (7), Story Collections (2), Poetry Collections (0), Non-Fiction (21)

  1. Lost in the Game by Thomas Beller
  2. The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee
  3. Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter’s School by Courtney E. Martin
  4. The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka
  5. A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George F. Will
  6. Crawling: A Father’s First Year by Elisha Cooper
  7. Cyclettes by Tree Abraham
  8. Lemon by Kwon Yeo-son
  9. My Darkest Prayer by SA Cosby
  10. Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
  11. This Place Could Be Beautiful by Maggie Smith
  12. You Aren’t Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
  13. Black Ball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA by Theresa Runstedtler
  14. If I Were an Ocean, I’d Carry You Home: Stories by Pete Hsu
  15. We Are Too Many: A Memoir (Kind of) by Hannah Pittard
  16. You Never Get It Back by Cara Adams
  17. Trust by Hernan Diaz
  18. Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game by Craig Calcaterra
  19. We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange
  20. Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman
  21. The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball’s Golden Age, by Sridhar Pappu
  22. A Heart that Works by Rob Delaney
  23. 9 Innings: An Anatomy of a Baseball Game by Daniel Okrent
  24. The Lover by Marguerite Duras
  25. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  26. Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro Essays and Memoirs by Beth Ann Fennelly
  27. Intimations: Six Essays by Zadie Smith

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