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The books I read in 2023.


  1. Middlemarch by George Elliot
  2. Diaries Volume One: Prelude to Power by Alastair Campbell DNF
  3. Sherlock Holmes and The Christmas Demon by James Lovegrove Audio
  4. The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper Audio
  5. The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh Audio
  6. Dr Who - The Sirens of Time by Nicholas Briggs Audio


  1. A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton Walsh Audio
  2. The Illustrated Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth
  3. The Essays of Sir Francis Bacon (printed in 1701)


  1. The Blair Years by Alastair Campbell Audio
  2. 2,000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words by Norman Schur
  3. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
  4. One Of Them by Michael Cashman Audio
  5. In by Will McPhail
  6. The Places In Between by Rory Stewart


  1. Pietr The Latvian by George Simenon Audio
  2. Sumo by Lord K2
  3. The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh Audio
  4. Johnson at Ten by Anthony Seldon and Raymond Newell
  5. The Bridge by Iain Banks
  6. Why Is This Lying Bastard Lying to Me? by Rob Burley Audio


  1. Killing Thatcher: The IRA, the Manhunt and the Long War on the Crown by Rory Carroll
  2. Invention and Innovation by Vaclav Smil
  3. Checkmate in Berlin by Giles Milton
  4. The Snow Was Dirty by George Simenon
  5. The Spendthrift and The Swallow by Ambrose Parry Audio
  6. A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh Audio


  1. The Wager by David Grann
  2. Voices of The Dead by Ambrose Parry
  3. Widowland by CJ Carey
  4. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel


  1. The Street by Susi Holliday
  2. Unlawful Killings by Wendy Joseph KC Audio
  3. Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
  4. Children of Memory by Adrien Tchaikovsky


  1. Debts of Dishonour by Jill Paton Walsh Audio
  2. The Bay by Julia Rampen
  3. Politics On The Edge by Rory Stewart Audio
  4. Translation State by Ann Leckie


  1. Sunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon
  2. What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife? by David Harris-Gershon
  3. Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang


  1. His Majesty’s Airship by S.C. Gwynne
  2. Liberation Day by George Saunders DNF
  3. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  4. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  5. Can’t We Just Print More Money by The Bank of England


  1. The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance by Menson Bound
  2. Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
  3. The Bad Quarto by Jill Paton Walsh Audio
  4. The Edinburgh Seven: The Story of the First Women to Study Medicine by Janey Jones
  5. Resident Alien Vol 7: The Book of Love by Peter Hogan
  6. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  7. A Psalm for The Wild Built by Becky Chambers
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