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52 books I read in 2023

While going to the gymnasium and focusing on physical health are common around this time of the year, I'd like to speak of an easy tip to resolve to take care of one's mental health: making time for reading in our busy lives. If reading more books in 2024 is one of your goals, here is some inspiration for you! As much as I would have liked to remember every book I read, I cherish the fact that somewhere in between, I lost track of how many and which ones I read — but here are the 52 I managed to recall and put down in a list. Much like how many of us forget the many series we watch on OTTs and struggle to remember! But this 'book forgetfulness' is a gift to myself; I wish more of it!

  1. Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay

  2. Burial at Sea by Khushwant Singh

  3. There is no God by Khushwant Singh

  4. Don’t sweat the small stuff… by Richard Carlson

  5. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

  6. French Grammar in Context by Annie Rouxeville

  7. Two Sisters by Blake Morrison

  8. Games and Rituals: Stories by Katherine Heiny

  9. The really useful creativity book by Dominic Wyse

  10. One More Day by Emma Heatherington

  11. Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

  12. Mrs Van Gogh by Caroline Cauchi

  13. Almost French by Louis Jansen Van Vuuren

  14.  Not Quite Mastering the Art of French Living by Mark Greenside

  15. Au Revoir by Viv Groskop

  16. Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin 

  17. In the Land of the Lovers: A Punjab Qissa by Sakoon Singh

  18. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

  19. 1 mix, 50 cakes

  20. NW by Zadie Smith

  21. Swing by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

  22. 12 Days by Shelley Silas

  23. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

  24. All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg

  25. Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart by William Alexander

  26. Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai by Todd Reisz

  27. Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh by Shrayana Bhattacharya

  28. Around the World in 80 Cocktails by Chad Parkhill

  29. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

  30. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  31. Stuff Dutch People Like by Colleen Geske 

  32. We'll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light by John Baxter

  33. In the Times of Love and Longing by Amrita Pritam and Imroz

  34. La Belle au Bois dormant (Sleeping Beauty)

  35. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

  36. The Illustrated Biography of Pablo Picasso

  37. Delhi by Khushwant Singh

  38. Disappear by Mai Elsayed

  39. Indlish: The Book for Every English-speaking Indian by Jyoti Sanyal 

  40. Khayaloon Ke Darmiyaan by Rashmi Kotriwala

  41. Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking by Marissa A. Ross

  42. Miss Burma by Charmaine Craig by Lillian Li

  43. The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody

  44. Leaf Storm by Gabriel García Márquez

  45. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

  46. Twenty-One Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks

  47. Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

  48. Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More by Haleakalā Hew Len

  49. The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

  50. Becoming: Michelle Obama (again)

  51. #icouldhavebeenaninstapost by Purva Grover (read ten times, releasing in 2024)

  52. Currently reading Two Sisters by Blake Morrison


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