Books I read in 2023


Jason Collins


January 18, 2024

These are the books I enjoyed the most in 2023, although they were published in different years:

The book I invested in the most was Douglas Hofstadter’s, Godel, Escher, Bach. It was a good book to work through during 12 days of surfing on an isolated island. Too much clever for the sake of being clever and an unclear thesis (even after reading the 20-year anniversary foreword that stated what the thesis was), but enough interesting ideas to keep me going.

Below is the list of books I read in 2023 (with a star if I have read them before). For the first time in a few years, the volume of my reading of books cover-to-cover has increased, with 36 total (23 non-fiction, 13 fiction).



Previous annual book lists: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022