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  • Writer's pictureFaiza Yousuf

The best books I read in 2023!

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.

  1. Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong—and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini 

  2. Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

  3. Founder Puzzles by Jawwad Farid

  4. Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

  5. All the Wrong Questions Series by Lemony Snicket 

  6. Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket

  7. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome

  8. Kiki's Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono, Emily Balistrieri (Translator)

  9. When Women Were Dragons by Kelly Barnhill

  10. My Evil Mother by Margaret Atwood

  11. Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

  12. The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura, Lucy North (Translator)

  13. How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz

  14. The Last Children of Tokyo by Yōko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translator)

  15. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

  16. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

  17. Girls Just Wanna Have Funds by Camilla Falkenberg

  18. A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

  19. Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl

  20. Principles for Success by Ray Dalio 

What were your best picks for the year? Let's chat!


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