My Reads In 2023


I have not always been a reader. In fact, for a majority of my life I’d be in the “I hate reading category.” Grad school required that I developed the need for reading. This need has turned into a love now. And again, thanks to Kindle on my phone and Audible, I can read or listen almost anywhere at any time.

Most all of the books this past year were good to great reads.

A couple of these I didn’t complete because when I get to the point that the author is simply repeating themselves to reiterate the point, I close the book and move on to the next one on my list.

And as you can tell again in the Fiction list, I found a character that was a lot of fun to follow.

I’ve marked my favorite reads from 2023 with asterisks. 


*Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes
By: Morgan Housel

Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things
By: Adam Grant

**Scarcity Brain: Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough
By: Michael Easter

The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us
By: James W. Pennebaker

No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)
By: Kate Bowler

***Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved
By: Kate Bowler

Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most
By: Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, Ryan McAnnally-Linz

The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life
By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness

The Wisdom of the Bullfrog: Leadership Made Simple (But Not Easy)
By: Admiral William H. McRaven

Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self
By: Manoush Zomorodi

8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go
By: Jay Shetty

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less
By: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Personality Isn’t Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story
By: Benjamin Hardy

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
By: Michael Lewis

Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking
By: Jon Acuff

The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking
By: Oliver Burkeman

****Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals
By: Oliver Burkeman

Breaking Up With Babel: The Gospel of Sex, Dating, and Relating in a Culture of Confusion
By: Nikki Dent

Human Being and Becoming: Living the Adventure of Life and Love
By: David G. Benner PhD


Gone Forever (Jack Widow Book 1)
Scott Blade

The Edge (6:20 Man Book 2)
David Baldacci

The Secret: A Jack Reacher Novel
Lee Child, Andrew Child

Code Red: A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills
Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills

The Gray Man (A Gray Man Novel Book 1)
Mark Greaney

Stop at Nothing: A Novel (Michael Gannon Series Book 1)
Michael Ledwidge

The Breaker (A Peter Ash Novel Book 6)
Nick Petrie

The Wild One (A Peter Ash Novel Book 5)
Nick Petrie

Tear It Down (A Peter Ash Novel Book 4)
Nick Petrie

Light It Up (A Peter Ash Novel Book 3)
Nick Petrie

Burning Bright (A Peter Ash Novel Book 2)
Nick Petrie

The Drifter (A Peter Ash Novel Book 1)
Nick Petrie

True Believer: A Thriller (Terminal List Book 2)
Jack Carr

Open Carry: An Action Packed US Marshal Suspense Novel (An Arliss Cutter Novel Book 1)
Marc Cameron

Simply Lies: A Psychological Thriller
David Baldacci

The Last Coyote (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 4)
Michael Connelly

The Concrete Blonde (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 3)
Michael Connelly

Term Limits
Vince Flynn

The Black Ice (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 2)
Michael Connelly