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Here's my 2023 reading list.

Here's my 2023 reading list.

 Reader recap: My 2023 reading list – 82 books read

Whew! Another year of reading comes to an end. Following is the complete list of titles I read in 2023. I'm only listing cover-to-cover reads, and inclusion does not necessarily imply endorsement.


Books are listed alphabetically (by title) and unsorted (by genre).

  1. 12 Months to Live, James Patterson and Mike Lupica
  2. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  3. Absolute Fear, Lisa Jackson
  4. All My Knotted-Up Life, Beth Moore
  5. A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman
  6. American Duchess: A Novel of Consuelo Vanderbilt, Karen Harper
  7. Angel Falls, Kristin Hannah
  8. Black AF History, Michael Harriot
  9. Chasing Shadows, Karen Harper
  10. Code Name Sapphire, Pam Jenoff
  11. Cold, Cold Heart, Tami Hoag
  12. Daughter of Jerusalem (Daughters of Faith), Thom Lemmons
  13. Dreamland, Nicholas Sparks
  14. Drowning Tides, Karen Harper
  15. Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, Voddie T. Baucham, Jr.
  16. Friends Like These, Kimberly McCreight
  17. Girls and Their Horses, Eliza Jane Brazier
  18. Grief’s Journey: A Companion for Friends Who Mourn, Hal Edwards
  19. Hang the Moon, Jeannette Walls
  20. Home Again, Kristin Hannah
  21. Honeymoon, James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  22. How Far to the Promised Land, Esau McCaulley
  23. I Love It When You Lie, Kristen Bird
  24. In Their Footsteps, Tess Gerritsen
  25. I Will Find You, Harlan Coben
  26. Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill
  27. Just the Nicest Couple, Mary Kubica
  28. Kill Shot, Vince Flynn
  29. Lennon, Dylan, Alice & Jesus: The Spiritual Biography of Rock and Roll, Greg Laurie with Marshall Terrill
  30. Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus
  31. Lincoln's Battle with God: A President's Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America, Stephen Mansfield
  32. Mad Honey, Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan
  33. Murder at Black Oaks, Phillip Margolin
  34. Never Never, Colleen Hoover
  35. Out of Nowhere, Sandra Brown
  36. Private Moscow, James Patterson and Adam Hamdy
  37. Rainwater, Sandra Brown
  38. Reckless Girls, Rachel Hawkins
  39. Shiver, Lisa Jackson
  40. Sing Her Down, Ivy Pochoda
  41. Someone Else’s Shoes, Jojo Moyes
  42. The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate
  43. The Christmas Basket, Debbie Macomber
  44. The Christmas Clock, Kat Martin
  45. The End of the Pier, Martha Grimes
  46. The Escape Artist, Brad Meltzer
  47. The First Counsel, Brad Meltzer
  48. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes
  49. The Golden Couple, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  50. The Greatest Beer Run Ever, John “Chick” Donohue and JT Molloy
  51. The Hotel Nantucket, Elin Hilderbrand
  52. The House Girl, Tara Conklin
  53. The House in the Pines, Ana Reyes
  54. The Housemaid, Freida McFadden
  55. The House of Wolves, James Patterson and Mike Lupica
  56. The Jailhouse Lawyer & Power of Attorney, James Patterson and Nancy Allen
  57. The Last Romantics, Tara Conklin
  58. The Last Thing He Told Me, Laura Dave
  59. The Lincoln Lawyer, Michael Connelly
  60. The Maidens, Alex Michaelides
  61. The Ninth Month, James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
  62. The Pact, Jodi Picoult
  63. The Sanctuary, Ted Dekker
  64. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid
  65. The Sixth Day, Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
  66. The Spy Coast ,Tess Gerritsen
  67. The Stranger, Harlan Coben
  68. The Surgeon, Tess Gerritsen
  69. The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield
  70. The Vanishing at Castle Moreau, Jaime Jo Wright
  71. The Villa, Rachel Hawkins
  72. The Woman They Wanted: Shattering the Illusion of the Good Christian Wife, Shannon Harris
  73. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, Michael Connelly
  74. Turbulence, Stuart Woods
  75. Walk in My Combat Boots, James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
  76. Walk the Blue Line, James Patterson and Matt Eversmann
  77. We Begin at the End, Chris Whitaker
  78. What Is a Girl Worth, Rachael Denhollander
  79. Where Are the Children, Mary Clark Higgins
  80. Wicked Dreams, Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush
  81. Wild, Kristin Hannah
  82. Zero Days, Ruth Ware

This total does not include books I wrote, children's books I read (again and again), the Bible (which I read cover-to-cover with a few friends), devotionals, Bible studies, cookbooks, reference books, magazines, newspapers, etc. It's just full-length, cover-to-cover reads for the past year.

Titles hyperlink to Amazon, when possible. (Disclaimer: I'm an Amazon Affiliate, so I may earn a very small commission from orders placed through links on my sites.)

Have you read any of these books? Which did you love? Which did you not love so much? What wonderful reads did I miss?

Now I’m beginning to dig into my 2024 reads. Looking for super recommendations in various genres. What’s on your reading list for the year?

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