The Books I Read in 2023

A Year of Literary Journeys

JP Brown

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Like every year, 2023 had me alternating between fiction and nonfiction.

This structured approach has unexpectedly led me to a deep appreciation for U.S. history, particularly the era from 1914 to 1932 — a time when the world teetered on the brink of cataclysmic changes.

This year, my nonfiction reading continued to explore this fascinating period. I even wrote an article about this period!

However, my normal pattern, though, was disrupted a bit by getting sucked into Stephen King’s Bill Hodges/Holly Gibney series. I couldn’t wait to get started on the next one, so I ignored my nonfiction list for a while this year.

That being said, let’s get to the list!

Nonfiction

At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Bill Bryson) I love how Bill Bryson transforms seemingly mundane topics into captivating narratives. In this book, Bryson explores the evolution of domestic life, intertwining significant historical events with the development of…

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JP Brown

Entrepreneur/business owner (ElopementBiz.com). Lover of the simple things, always questioning why. Committed to truth, not consistency. Twitter.com/mindofjp