EP 51 – 2023 Reading Review

It’s been another fantastic year of reading. On today’s episode, I’ll recap my 2023 reads, in case anything piques your interest.

Episode Notes

The Hockey Books

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Klondikers: Dawson City’s Stanley Cup Challenge and How a Nation Fell in Love with Hockey by Tim Falconer

The Winners by Fredrik Backman

The Rink Rats by Irene Punt

Sci-Fi Novels

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Starter Villain by John Scalzi

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR: Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

Exhalation by Ted Chiang

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Deadly Memory by David Walton

Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu

The Terraformers by Annalee Newitz

The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo


BOOK OF THE YEAR: Unplugged by Gordon Korman

I Was a Sixth Grade Alien #1 by Bruce Coville

The Search for Snout by Bruce Coville

Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan


BOOK OF THE YEAR: Beard Science by Penny Reid

Homecoming King by Penny Reid

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Biographies Both Real & Unreal

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Bell Hammers: The True Folk Tale of Little Egypt, Illinois by Lancelot Schaubert

The Many Assassinations of Samir, the Seller of Dreams by Daniel Nayeri

Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living by Nick Offerman

Hondo by Louis L’Amour

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Sheba Blake, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry

42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams by Kevin Jon Davies

Post Office by Charles Bukowski


BOOK OF THE YEAR: Survival of the Richest: The Tech Elite’s Ultimate Exit Strategy by Douglas Rushkoff

The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain by Annie Murphy Paul

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Elaine Mazlish, Adele Faber

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish

The French Art Of Tea by Mariage Frères

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