My 2023 Reading Log

I am happy to report that I met my 2022 goal to read more fiction this year. After a slow start to 2023, I managed a reasonable year including a couple of large tomes I've had on my list for a long time.

My 2023 Reading Log

I read a total of 13 books in 2023. Of those 10 books were fiction. And of those 10 fiction books, 5 were fantasy. I hope 2024 brings a lot more fantasy books as I really enjoyed my selections this year.

I had a late spurt reading around the Lebanon hostage crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. I found Terry Waite’s book absolutely superb. My book of 2023 is definitely A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. For such a long book with so many characters, I never got to the point where I lost track of a character. Some feat in such a long and complex book.






Cornwell, Bernard: The Last Kingdom

Gaiman, Neil: Stardust

Martin, George R.R.: A Game of Thrones


Naylor, Doug: Last Human



Sagan, Carl: Contact

Sanderson, Brandon: The Emperor’s Soul

Divya, S.B.: Meru



Fahme, Minhaz-Us-Salakeen: How to Make a Game: Go From Idea to Publication Avoiding the Common Pitfalls Along the Way (non-fiction)

Corey, James S.A.: Leviathan Wakes

Yang, Neon: The Black Tides of Heaven

Gemmell, David: Sword in the Storm


Keenan, Brian: An Evil Cradling (non-fiction)

Waite, Terry: Taken on Trust: An Autobiography (non-fiction)