2023 reading list and commentary

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Here was the Mastodon thread of what I read last year. This is the thread of the books I am reading this year. My plan was to read LESS this year than last year and I did a good job. One hundred and fourteen books. I was busier, happier. I think I stubbornly finished every book I started in 2023 although some of them maybe I shouldn’t have. I did lower my “books by men” percentage an amount that felt good. I’ve been actively seeking out non-binary authors and trying to read print a little more.

average read per month: 9.5
average read per week: 2.2
number read in worst month: 7 (June, August)
number read in best month: 13 (April)
number unfinished: 0
percentage by male authors: 53%
percentage by female and non-binary authors: 47%
fiction as percentage of total: 70%
non-fiction as percentage of total: 30%
percentage of total liked: 88%
percentage of total ambivalent: 11%
percentage of total disliked: 1%
ebook to print book percentage: Pretty close, 53:47

Previous librarian.net summaries: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004. The always-updated booklist, going back to 1997, lives at jessamyn.info/booklist and it has its own RSS feed.

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