2023 Reading List

Keeping track of the books I read in 2023. What is on your reading list?
Other lists: 2022 reads, 2020-2021 reads, books written by amazing humans in my life.


  1. The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois – Honorée Fanonne Jeffers [January]
  2. Black Cake – Charmaine Wilkerson [January]
  3. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley [January]
  4. Tomorrow Tomorrow Tomorrow – Gabrielle Zevin [January]
  5. Lessons in Chemistry – Bonnie Garmus [March]
  6. The Color Purple – Alice Walker [March]
  7. Beloved – Toni Morrison [April]
  8. Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami [April]


  1. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles  – Bruce Lipton [January]
  2. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman – Nora Ephron [February]
  3. No One Tells You This: A Memoir – Glynnis MacNicol [March]
  4. Scattered Minds – Gabor Maté [April]

2022 Reading List

Here are the books I read in 2022. What were you excited to read this year?


  1. The SelloutPaul BeattyREAD April 2022
  2. Must Love Otters – Eliza Gordon – READ April 2022
  3. Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger – READ September 2022
  4. Fleishman is in TroubleTaffy Brodesser-AknerREAD August 2022
  5. Deacon King Kong – James McBride – READ June 2022
  6. Kafka by the Shore – Haruki Murakami –READ December 2022
  7. The Sentence – Louise Erdrich – READ December 2022


  1. The 4-Hour Work WeekTim FerrissREAD January 2022
  2. Tiny Beautiful ThingsCheryl StrandREAD May 2022
  3. Awakening: Conversations with the Masters Anthony de MelloREAD May 2022
  4. Untamed Glennon DoyleREAD May 2022
  5. Nice White Ladies – Jessie Daniels – READ October 2022
  6. Broken Open – Elizabeth Lesser – READ November 2022
  7. Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesAudre Lorde – READ December 2022

Some of my Favourite Reads of 2018-2021

Reading is my preferred way of consuming stories and media.
Here’s a list of some favourite reads (in no particular order) of the past 2 years


  1. 1Q84 Haruki Murakami *my favourite read of 2020
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens
  3. My Sister, the Serial Killer: A NovelOyinkan Braithwaite
  4. The Alchemist Paulo Coelho
  5. Conversations with Friends: A NovelSally Rooney
  6. The Night CircusErin Morgenstern
  7. White Teeth Zadie Smith
  8. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
  9. A Visit from the Goon SquadJennifer Egan
  10. The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe series Book 1)Raymond Chandler
  11. Less (Pulitzer Prize) – Andrew Sean Greer
  12. The Sympathizer (Pulitzer Prize)- Viet Thanh Nguyen
  13. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
  14. Crazy Rich AsiansKevin Kwan
  15. Where’d You Go, Bernadette Maria Semple
  16. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseBenjamin Alire Sáenz
  17. Beautiful YouChuck Palaniuk
  18. Parable of the SowerOctavia E. Butler
  19. The Rosie ProjectGraeme Simsion
  20. The Martian – Andy Weir
  21. The Girl on the TrainPaul Hawkins
  22. The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd
  23. Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend & Rich People ProblemsKevin Kwan
  24. Indian Killer Sherman Alexie
  25. Men without WomenHaruki Murakami
  26. DuneFrank Herbert
  27. Daisy Jones & the Six: A Novel Taylor Jenkins Reid
  28. Snow CrashNeil Stephenson
  29. Slaughterhouse 5Kurt Vonnegut
  30. The Bell JarSylvia Plath
  31. Evvie Drake Starts OverLinda Holmes
  32. Klara and the SunKazuo Ishiguro


  1. Bad Feminist: Essays – Roxane Gay
  2. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial DivideCarol Anderson
  3. Dear GirlsAli Wong
  4. Born to RunChristopher McDougall
  5. Open: An Autobiography – Andre Agassi
  6. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup John Carreyrou
  7. The Last GirlNadia Murad
  8. The Girl Who Smiled BeadsClemantine Wamariya
  9. Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard LawHaben Girma
  10. My Horizontal Life Chelsea Handler
  11. Awareness Anthony de Mello
  12. The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody DisordersJohn E. Sarno
  13. The Body Keeps the ScoreBessel van der Kolk 
  14. Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison Piper Kerman
  15. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Melody Beattie
  16. Everybody lies – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  17. The Art of AskingAmanda Palmer
  18. The War of ArtSteven Pressfield
  19. Being MortalAtul Gawande
  20. Modern RomanceAziz Ansari
  21. Bossy Pants – Tina Fey
  22. Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  23. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera
  24. Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance
  25. The Everything Store Brad Stone
  26. Gang Leader for the Day Sudhir Venkatesh
  27. NightElie Wiesel
  28. White Rage Carol Anderson
  29. Funny in Farsi Firoozeh Dumas

Fantastic books created by some of the amazing humans in my life.

Looking for some new reads? I can recommend the following by some of the incredible humans I’ve been fortunate to connect with.

  1. The Girl Who Smiled Beads; A Story of War and What Comes After Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, 2018
  2. Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law – Haben Girma, 2019
  3. Talking to Robots – David Ewing Duncan, 2019
  4. The Little Girl, The Ocean, and The Moon: A Children’s Book – Ivy Kwong, 2019
  5. What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers – Jessica Pearce Rotondi
  6. The Laws of Brand Storytelling: Win—and Keep—Your Customers’ Hearts and Minds – Ekaterina Walter & Jessica Gioglio
  7. Neo Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species – Edited by Jane Metcalfe & Brian Bergstein
  8. The Elevation Approach: Harness the Power of Work-Life Harmony to Unlock Your Creativity, Cultivate Joy, and Reach Your Biggest Goals – Tina Wells with Stephanie Smith, 2023