Things I Read in 2023

I like to read, and I read quickly. This is a list of all the things I read in 2023, by order of when I finished them. In August, I began to keep track of short-form works (journal articles, short stories, and so forth) as well.

A checkmark (✓) indicates a reread.

  1. Ann Leckie. Ancillary Sword. New York: Orbit, 2014. ✓
  2. Ann Leckie. Ancillary Mercy. New York: Orbit, 2015. ✓
  3. Hannah Fry. Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
  4. G. K. Chesterton. The Wisdom of Father Brown. Project Gutenberg, 1995.
  5. Orson Scott Card. The Lost Gate. New York: Tor, 2010. ✓
  6. Orson Scott Card. The Gate Thief. New York: Tor, 2013. ✓
  7. Nicholas Kotar. The Son of the Deathless. New York: Waystone Press, 2022.
  8. Sergei Hackel. Pearl of Great Price: The Life of Mother Maria Skobtsova 1891–1945. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1982.
  9. Robert Graves. I, Claudius. New York: Vintage Books, 1989. ✓
  10. Rex Stout. Champagne for One. New York: Random House, 2010. ✓
  11. Monica Marier. Must Love Dragons. Self-published, 2023.
  12. Philip Kerr. The Lady from Zagreb. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2015. ✓
  13. A. S. Byatt. Possession: A Romance. New York: Vintage Books, 1991. ✓
  14. Philip Kerr. The Other Side of Silence. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2016. ✓
  15. Philip Kerr. Prussian Blue. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2017. ✓
  16. Roger Zelazny. Nine Princes in Amber. Published in The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1–10. New York: Avon Books, 1999.
  17. Philip Kerr. Greeks Bearing Gifts. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018. ✓
  18. Roger Zelazny. The Guns of Avalon. Published in The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1–10. New York: Avon Books, 1999.
  19. Philip Kerr. Metropolis. New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. ✓
  20. Lois McMaster Bujold. Ethan of Athos. New York: Baen Books, 1986.
  21. J. R. R. Tolkien. The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. ✓
  22. Roger Zelazny. Sign of the Unicorn. Published in The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1–10. New York: Avon Books, 1999.
  23. Steven Brust. Tsalmoth. New York: Tor, 2023.
  24. C. S. Lewis. The Horse and His Boy. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. ✓
  25. H. G. Wells. The Time Machine. Project Gutenberg, 2004. ✓
  26. Peachy Keenan. Domestic Extremist: A Practical Guide to Winning the Culture War. Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 2023.
  27. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Letters to Atticus, vol. 2. trans. E. O. Winstedt. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.
  28. Charles Dickens. A Tale of Two Cities. New York: Knopf, 2003. ✓
  29. P. G. Wodehouse. The Pothunters. Project Gutenberg, 2004.
  30. P. G. Wodehouse. A Prefect’s Uncle. Project Gutenberg, 2004.
  31. Alexander Afanasyev, et al. Russian Tales: Traditional Stories of Quests and Enchantments. trans. Jeremiah Curtin, et al. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2021.
  32. Lord Dunsany. The King of Elfland’s Daughter. New York: Del Rey, 1999.
  33. Lauren Kessler. Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
  34. Judy H. Tucker, ed. Growing Up in Mississippi. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2008.
  35. H. Rider Haggard. Allan Quatermain. Project Gutenberg, 2004.
  36. Maggie Estep. Diary of an Emotional Idiot. New York: Harmony Books, 1997. ✓
  37. Nin Harris. “Violets on the Tongue." Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, April 2018.
  38. Iain M. Banks. Consider Phlebas. New York: Orbit, 2008. ✓
  39. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Stories and Prose Poems. trans. Michael Glenny. New York: Penguin, 1973.
  40. G. K. Chesterton. The Innocence of Father Brown. Project Gutenberg, 2008. ✓
  41. Gennady Andreev-Khomiakov. Bitter Waters: Life and Work in Stalin’s Russia. trans. Ann E. Healy. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997. ✓
  42. Howard Andrew Jones. The Desert of Souls. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2011. ✓
  43. Hisam ibn al-Kalbi. The Book of Idols. trans. Nabih Amin Faris. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952.
  44. Carrie Frederick Frost. Church of Our Granddaughters. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2023.
  45. Willa Cather. Death Comes for the Archbishop. New York: Vintage Books, 1971.
  46. Howard Andrew Jones. The Bones of the Old Ones. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2011. ✓
  47. Howard Andrew Jones. The Waters of Eternity. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2011. ✓
  48. Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Misenchanted Sword. NPP: Wildside Press, 2013. ✓
  49. A Que. “Farewell, Doraemon.” trans. Emily Jin and Ken Liu. Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine 140 (May 2018).
  50. Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty. “Cold Comfort.” Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine 140 (May 2018).
  51. Michael F. Flynn. “In Panic Town, on the Backward Moon.” Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine 140 (May 2018).
  52. Shaun Stalzer. “The Piazza Brothers: From Italian Immigrants to Industry Leaders in Mississippi, 1853–1914.” Journal of Mississippi History 85, no. 1 and 2 (Spring/Summer 2023): 65–94.
  53. Michael B. Ballard. “Wrong Job, Wrong Place: John C. Pemberton’s Civil War.” Journal of Mississippi History 75, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 3–9.
  54. Xing He. “Your Multicolored Life.” trans. Andy Dudak. Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine 141 (June 2018).
  55. Karin Lowachee. “Meridian.” Clarkesworld Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine 141 (June 2018).
  56. Gary D. Joiner. “The Naval War in Mississippi.” Journal of Mississippi History 75, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 11–19.
  57. John F. Marszalek. “Ulysses S. Grant and the Strategy of Camaraderie.” Journal of Mississippi History 75, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 21–25.
  58. Rudyard Kipling. Plain Tales from the Hills. Project Gutenberg, 1999.
  59. C. S. Lewis. A Grief Observed. New York: Harper Collins, 1994.
  60. Rudyard Kipling. Captains Courageous. Project Gutenberg, 2000. ✓
  61. D. J. Butler. Witchy Eye. Riverdale, NY: Baen, 2017.
  62. Victoria E. Bynum. “Newt Knight and the Free State of Jones: Myth, Memory, and Imagination.” Journal of Mississippi History 75, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 27–36.
  63. Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Wizard Lord. New York: Tor Books, 2006. ✓
  64. Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Ninth Talisman. New York: Tor Books, 2007. ✓
  65. Lawrence Watt-Evans. The Summer Palace. New York: Tor Books, 2008. ✓
  66. A. Lee Martinez. Gil’s All Fright Diner. New York: Tor Books, 2005. ✓
  67. A. Lee Martinez. A Nameless Witch. New York: Macmillan, 2007. ✓
  68. A. Lee Martinez. The Last Adventure of Constance Verity. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2016. ✓
  69. Ursula K. Le Guin. A Wizard of Earthsea. New York: Bantam Books, 1975. ✓
  70. Corey J. Stephan. “Catechisms, Communion, and Latin Scholastic Reception of Byzantine Thought: St. John Damascene’s De fide orthodoxa in St. Bonaventure’s Breviloquium.” Nova et Vetera, English Edition, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2021): 1215–1235.
  71. K. E. Mills. The Accidental Sorceror. London: Orbit Books, 2008. ✓
  72. K. E. Mills. Witches Incorporated. London: Orbit Books, 2009. ✓
  73. K. E. Mills. Wizard Squared. London: Orbit Books, 2010. ✓
  74. K. E. Mills. Wizard Undercover. London: Orbit Books, 2012. ✓
  75. Alice-Mary Talbot, ed. Holy Women of Byzantium: Ten Saints Lives in English Translation. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 1996.
  76. Michael W. Lucas. PAM Mastery. Detroit: Tilted Windmill Press, 2016.
  77. Glen Cook. Sweet Silver Blues. New York: ROC, 1987. ✓
  78. Glen Cook. Bitter Gold Hearts. New York: Signet, 1988. ✓
  79. Henry Winterfeld. Detectives in Togas. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and World, 1965.
  80. Glen Cook. Cold Copper Tears. New York: ROC, 1988. ✓
  81. Glen Cook. Old Tin Sorrows. New York: Penguin, 1989. ✓
  82. Glen Cook. Dread Brass Shadows. New York: Penguin, 1990. ✓
  83. P. G. Wodehouse. Right Ho, Jeeves. Project Gutenberg, 2004. ✓
  84. Glen Cook. Red Iron Nights. New York: New American Library, 1991. ✓
  85. Glen Cook. Deadly Quicksilver Lies. New York: ROC, 1994. ✓
  86. Glen Cook. Petty Pewter Gods. New York: ROC, 1995. ✓
  87. Glen Cook. Faded Steel Heat. New York: ROC, 1999. ✓
  88. Cyril Gary Jenkins. “The Wasteland of Tolkien’s Disenchanted World.” Amid Weeping There Is Joy: Orthodox Perspectives on Tolkien’s Fantastic Realm. Emmaus, PA: Basilian Media & Publishing, 2021: 9–35.
  89. Michael Haldas. “Seen and Unseen: Choice, Free Will, and the Guiding Hand of Providence in Tolkien.” Amid Weeping There Is Joy: Orthodox Perspectives on Tolkien’s Fantastic Realm. Emmaus, PA: Basilian Media & Publishing, 2021: 37–57.
  90. Glen Cook. The Tyranny of the Night. New York: Tor, 2006. ✓
  91. Glen Cook. Lord of the Silent Kingdom. New York: Tor, 2007. ✓
  92. Glen Cook. Surrender to the Will of the Night. New York: Tor, 2010. ✓
  93. Ross Macdonald. The Moving Target. New York: Vintage Crime, 1998.
  94. P. G. Wodehouse. Jeeves in the Offing. London: Arrow Books, 2008.
  95. Ross Macdonald. The Drowning Pool. New York: Vintage Crime, 1996.
  96. W. Jardine Grisbrooke. “The Eastern Rite in the Western Parish.” St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1965): 75–82.
  97. Thomas D. Cockrell. “Unionism in Civil War North Mississippi.” Journal of Mississippi History 75, No. 4 (Winter 2013): 57–69.
  98. Leonid Turkevich. “Theological Education in America.” trans. John Meyendorff. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1965): 59–67. Originally published (in Russian) in Russian Orthodox American Messenger, Vol. XVII, No. 19 (1913).
  99. Jonathan Pageau. The Tale of Snow White and the Widow Queen. Illustrated by Heather Pollington. Dallas, TX: Symbolic World Press, 2023.
  100. Dumitru Stǎniloae. Orthodox Spirituality: A Practical Guide for the Faithful and a Definitive Manual for the Scholar. trans. Jerome Newville and Otilia Kloos. South Canaan, PA: St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, 2002.
  101. Cyril Hovorun. “For the Life of the World and Orthodox Political Theology.” Theology Today, Vol. 78, Issue 4 (January 2022): 347–356.

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