2023 has been a horrifying year. The horrors happening in the world right now, coupled with the horrors of my personal life, have made it really difficult to act like a functioning human being.
Reading has been the only solace, and I have read 105 books so far. My reading list was chaotic, and I read anything I fancied; some books I even reread. I also found Dastan-E-Ameer Hamza by Feroz Sons and finished that because of nostalgia, and I needed something nonsensical to read; the same goes for the All the Wrong Questions series.
So, here are my best reads from 2023 in no particular order.
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
Founder Puzzles by Jawwad Farid
Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
All the Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket
Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome
Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translator)
When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill
My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translator)
How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz
The Last Children of Tokyo by Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Girls Just Wanna Have Funds by Camilla Falkenberg
A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl
Principles for Success by Ray Dalio
What were your best picks for the year? Let's chat!