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Echoes of Pages:
A Reflection on
My Reading Journey
of the Year 2023

[ bibliophile records & Statistics ]
Collage of images and illustrated book covers
In 2023, I read 57 books, spanning a total of 19,386 pages. The average rating stood at 3.7, highlighted by five 5-star gems. The lowest rating was a modest 0.75. Approximately 87% of authors were female or non-binary, while only 13% were male.
My favourite books of the year were Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield, Alone With You in the Ether by Olivie Blake and Writers & Lovers by Lily King. My least liked were Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler and The Guest List by Lucy Foley.
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After You
After You
Jojo Moyes
Buy*
Alone With You in the Ether
Alone With You in the Ether
Olivie Blake
Buy*
Writers & Lovers
Writers & Lovers
Lily King
Buy*
Lessons in Chemistry
Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus
Buy*
Our Wives Under the Sea
Our Wives Under the Sea
Julia Armfield
Buy*
Bunny
Bunny
Mona Awad
Buy*
M Train
M Train
Patti Smith
Buy*
Me Before You
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
Buy*
Still Me
Still Me
Jojo Moyes
Buy*
The Things We Do to Our Friends
The Things We Do to Our Friends
Heather Darwent
Buy*
The September House
The September House
Carissa Orlando
Buy*
Wilder Girls
Wilder Girls
Rory Power
Buy*
Carrie Soto Is Back
Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Buy*
Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan
Buy*
My Murder
My Murder
Katie Williams
Buy*
Rich People Problems
Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan
Buy*
Daisy Jones & The Six
Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Buy*
Portrait of a Thief
Portrait of a Thief
Grace D. Li
Buy*
Wrong Place Wrong Time
Wrong Place Wrong Time
Gillian McAllister
Buy*
The Rules Do Not Apply
The Rules Do Not Apply
Ariel Levy
Buy*
Paris: The Memoir
Paris: The Memoir
Paris Hilton
Buy*
Catching Fire
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Buy*
Mockingjay
Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins
Buy*
Romantic Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Curtis Sittenfeld
Buy*
The Woman in Me
The Woman in Me
Britney Spears
Buy*
The Cartographers
The Cartographers
Peng Shepherd
Buy*
The Pallbearers Club
The Pallbearers Club
Paul Tremblay
Buy*
The Stranger
The Stranger
Albert Camus
Buy*
None of This Is True
None of This Is True
Lisa Jewell
Buy*
Dark Places
Dark Places
Gillian Flynn
Buy*
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Buy*
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Buy*
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife
Ashley Winstead
Buy*
The Midnight Club
The Midnight Club
Christopher Pike
Buy*
Just Like Home
Just Like Home
Sarah Gailey
Buy*
The Book of Cold Cases
The Book of Cold Cases
Simone St. James
Buy*
Vladimir
Vladimir
Julia May Jonas
Buy*
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara
Buy*
Eileen
Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh
Buy*
The Family Game
The Family Game
Catherine Steadman
Buy*
How to Sell a Haunted House
How to Sell a Haunted House
Grady Hendrix
Buy*
The Only One Left
The Only One Left
Riley Sager
Buy*
China Rich Girlfriend
China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan
Buy*
Yellowface
Yellowface
R.F. Kuang
Buy*
I Have Some Questions for You
I Have Some Questions for You
Rebecca Makkai
Buy*
Glossy
Glossy
Marisa Meltzer
Buy*
The Club
The Club
Ellery Lloyd
Buy*
The Atlas Six
The Atlas Six
Olivie Blake
Buy*
The Lake of Dead Languages
The Lake of Dead Languages
Carol Goodman
Buy*
Divergent
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Buy*
The Writing Retreat
The Writing Retreat
Julia Bartz
Buy*
Getting over You
Getting over You
Leslie B.
Buy*
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
Brianna Wiest
Buy*
The Last Housewife
The Last Housewife
Ashley Winstead
Buy*
The Guest List
The Guest List
Lucy Foley
Buy*
Love & Misadventure
Love & Misadventure
Lang Leav
Buy*
Fake Accounts
Fake Accounts
Lauren Oyler
Buy*
Title
Author
Format
Page Count
Rating
Amazon link
After You
Jojo Moyes
Paperback
352
4.5
buy* ↗
Alone With You in the Ether
Olivie Blake
Paperback
288
5
buy* ↗
Writers & Lovers
Lily King
Paperback
324
5
buy* ↗
Lessons in Chemistry
Bonnie Garmus
Paperback
386
5
buy* ↗
Our Wives Under the Sea
Julia Armfield
Paperback
240
5
buy* ↗
Bunny
Mona Awad
Paperback
307
5
buy* ↗
M Train
Patti Smith
Paperback
256
4.75
buy* ↗
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
Paperback
352
4.5
buy* ↗
Still Me
Jojo Moyes
Paperback
469
4.5
buy* ↗
The Things We Do to Our Friends
Heather Darwent
Paperback
336
4.5
buy* ↗
The September House
Carissa Orlando
Paperback
344
4
buy* ↗
Wilder Girls
Rory Power
Paperback
357
4
buy* ↗
Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Paperback
369
4.25
buy* ↗
Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan
Paperback
527
4
buy* ↗
My Murder
Katie Williams
Paperback
304
4
buy* ↗
Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan
Paperback
398
4
buy* ↗
Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Audiobook
368
4
buy* ↗
Portrait of a Thief
Grace D. Li
Paperback
375
4
buy* ↗
Wrong Place Wrong Time
Gillian McAllister
Paperback
368
4
buy* ↗
The Rules Do Not Apply
Ariel Levy
Paperback
207
4
buy* ↗
Paris: The Memoir
Paris Hilton
Paperback
336
4
buy* ↗
Catching Fire
Suzanne Collins
Paperback
391
4
buy* ↗
Mockingjay
Suzanne Collins
Paperback
390
4
buy* ↗
Romantic Comedy
Curtis Sittenfeld
Paperback
309
4
buy* ↗
The Cartographers
Peng Shepherd
Paperback
392
4
buy* ↗
The Woman in Me
Britney Spears
Paperback
277
4
buy* ↗
The Pallbearers Club
Paul Tremblay
Paperback
278
4
buy* ↗
The Stranger
Albert Camus
Paperback
159
4
buy* ↗
None of This Is True
Lisa Jewell
Paperback
384
4
buy* ↗
Dark Places
Gillian Flynn
Paperback
424
3.75
buy* ↗
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Paperback
415
4
buy* ↗
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Paperback
374
4
buy* ↗
In My Dreams I Hold a Knife
Ashley Winstead
Paperback
345
3.75
buy* ↗
The Midnight Club
Christopher Pike
Paperback
216
3.75
buy* ↗
Just Like Home
Sarah Gailey
Paperback
344
3.75
buy* ↗
The Book of Cold Cases
Simone St. James
Paperback
344
3.75
buy* ↗
Vladimir
Julia May Jonas
Paperback
238
3.75
buy* ↗
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
Michelle McNamara
Paperback
352
3.75
buy* ↗
Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh
Paperback
260
3.75
buy* ↗
The Family Game
Catherine Steadman
Paperback
336
3.75
buy* ↗
How to Sell a Haunted House
Grady Hendrix
Paperback
419
3.5
buy* ↗
The Only One Left
Riley Sager
Paperback
385
3.5
buy* ↗
China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan
Paperback
378
3.5
buy* ↗
Yellowface
R.F. Kuang
Paperback
329
3.5
buy* ↗
I Have Some Questions for You
Rebecca Makkai
Paperback
438
3
buy* ↗
Glossy
Marisa Meltzer
Paperback
304
3
buy* ↗
The Club
Ellery Lloyd
Paperback
320
3
buy* ↗
The Atlas Six
Olivie Blake
Paperback
375
3
buy* ↗
The Lake of Dead Languages
Carol Goodman
Paperback
390
3
buy* ↗
Divergent
Veronica Roth
Paperback
487
3
buy* ↗
The Writing Retreat
Julia Bartz
Paperback
313
2
buy* ↗
Getting over You
Leslie B.
Paperback
144
2
buy* ↗
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
Brianna Wiest
ebook
450
2
buy* ↗
The Last Housewife
Ashley Winstead
Paperback
385
2
buy* ↗
The Guest List
Lucy Foley
Paperback
330
1.5
buy* ↗
Love & Misadventure
Lang Leav
Paperback
176
2
buy* ↗
Fake Accounts
Lauren Oyler
Paperback
272
0.75
buy* ↗