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My Year in Books: 2023

I have a sensitivity for any ritualized ending that begs retrospection and renewal. Together with major milestone birthdays, there are few better moments than the end of the year. Looking back through the books I read is the lens I find to be the most useful for reflecting on what I’ve learned, the struggles I’ve weathered, and the emotions I experienced. The following is a rather jumbled accounting of the stories I consumed: part review, part list, part personal reflection. As there is no obligation to read this linearly (or even in its entirety) I’ve organized these by topic. The sequencing or length may not make sense, but I do this for me more than anyone else.

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My Year in Books: 2022

Every year I set a target number of books to read. Although I try to frame it more as an intention, the act of goal-setting does inevitably spark a sense of competition, if only against myself. For the first time, I wound up listening to more audiobooks than turning actual physical pages. (Digital e-readers still remain a no-go.) For me, the modality does depend on the genre.

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