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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Books read, 2023 [UPDATED]


As usual, I am listing books that I read last year. Happy reading this year!

1. Sisters of the Vast Black, Lina Rather.
2. Sisters of the Forsaken Stars, Lina Rather.
3. Summer's End, John Van Stry.
4. The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination, Barry Strauss. 
5. Poems of Akhmatova, Anna Akhmarova.
6. Widowland, C.J. Carey.
7. Natural Law, Or Don't Put A Rubber On Your Willy And Other Writings From A Natural Outlaw, Robert Anton Wilson (re-read).
8. A Beast Cannot Feign, Dr. Insensitive Jerk.
9. The Warrior Worlds, Stephen Renneberg. 
10. Like a Rolling Stone, Jann Wenner.
11. The Scythian Empire:  Central Eurasia and the Birth of the Classical Age from Persia to China, Christopher I. Beckwith.
12. Love and Let Die: James Bond, The Beatles, and the British Psyche, John Higgs.
13. No Filter, Paulina Porizkova.
14. Living for Pleasure: An Epicurean Guide to Life, Emily Austin.
15. Ms. Demeanor,  Elinor Lipman.
16. The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Robert Anton Wilson.
17. The Day I Died, Lori Rader-Day.
18. Rendezvous With Rama, Arthur C. Clarke  (re-read).
19. Time of the Dragons (Shike 1), Robert Shea.
20. Declassified: A Low-Key Guide to the High-Strung World of Classical Music, Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch.
21. Hope As a Construction: New and Selected Poems, David J. Adams.
22. Floating Worlds, Cecilia Holland.
23. Sraight Outta Dublin, Eric Wagner. (In manuscript, not published yet.)
24. No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism, Chris Niebauer.
25. Last of the Zinja (Shike 2), Robert Shea.
26. Reading Lucretius in the Renaissance, Ada Palmer.
27. Too Like the Lightning (Terra Ignota, #1), Ada Palmer. (Re-read).
28. Seven Surrenders (Terra Ignota, #2), Ada Palmer. (re-read).
29. The Will to Battle (Terra Ignota, #3), Ada Palmer (re-read).
30. Perhaps the Stars (Terra Ignota, #4), Ada Palmer (re-read).
31. Orion Shall Rise, Poul Anderson.
32. Perdurabo, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Life of Aleister Crowley, Richard Kaczynski.
33. The Epicurus Reader: Selected Writings and Testimonia, Epicurus.
34. Military History of Late Rome, 284–361, Ilkka Syvänne.
35. Lazy Person's Guide to Framing: Decoding the News Media, Brian Dean.
36. Kalin (Dumarest of Terra #4), E.C. Tubb.
37. Stuff Every Cannabisseur Should Know (Stuff You Should Know Book 26), Marc Luber.
38. Can Legal Weed Win?: The Blunt Realities of Cannabis Economics, Robin Goldstein.
39. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Robert Heinlein (re-read.)
40. Between the Rivers, Harry Turtledove.
41. Our Team: The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball, Luke Epplin.
42. The Long View (April, #14), Mackey Chandler.
43. The Game of Life, Timothy Leary.
44. Critical Mass (Delta-v, #2), Daniel Suarez.
45. Liberty's Daughter, Naomi Kritzer.
46. Victory City, Salman Rushdie.
47. Sleepless Nights in the Procrustean Bed: Essays, Harlan Ellison.
48. The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain, Charles Dickens.
49.  God's Girlfriend, Dr. Insensitive Jerk. 

UPDATE: Rob Pugh has posted his 2023 reading list. 


Eric Wagner said...

Great list!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting and ambitious list!