Books Read in 2023

Charles Lincon
4 min readMay 5, 2023

This is the book list of books that I have been keeping up of the books that I have read so far in 2023. I am currently reading two books — at the bottom of the list.

Books Read in 2023

1. Take Arms Against A Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind Over a Universe of Death — Harold Bloom. Started Wednesday December 28, 2022 at 6:28AM. Finished Sunday January 1, 2023 at 10:11PM.

2. That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell & Universal Salvation — David Bentley Hart. Started Sunday January 1, 2023 at 10:11PM. Finished Monday January 2, 2023 at 6:47PM.

3. The War of Art — Steven Pressfield. Started Monday January 2, 2023 at 6:47PM. Finished the same day at 8:22PM.

4. War & Peace — Leo Tolstoy. Started Monday January 2, 2023 at 8:23PM. Finished Monday January 16, 2023 at 3:53PM.

5. Klara and the Sun — Kazu Ishiguro. Started Monday January 16, 2023 at 3:53PM. Finished Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 8:42AM.

6. The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont — Shawn Levy. Started Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 8:43AM. Finished Saturday January 21 at 12:04PM.

7. The Elements of Style — Strunk & White. Started Saturday January 21 at 12:04PM. Finished Sunday January 22, 2023 at 9:50AM.

8. The Sun Also Rises — Ernest Hemingway. Started Sunday January 22, 2023 at 9:50AM. Finished Monday January 23, 2023 at 4:27PM.

9. The Immigrants — Howard Fast. Started Monday January 23, 2023 at 4:45. Finished Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 6:57PM.

10. The Analysis of Mind — Bertrand Russel. Started Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 7:01PM. Finished Thursday January 26, 2023 at 6:59PM.

11. Giovanni’s Room — James Baldwin. Started Thursday January 26, 2023 at 6:59PM. Finished Saturday January 27, 2023 9:12PM.

12. Notes of a Native Son — James Baldwin. Started Saturday January 27, 2023 9:13PM. Finished Sunday January 29, 2023 at 11:27AM.

13. Paradise — Abdulrazak Gurnah. Started Sunday January 29, 2023 at around 11:29AM. Finished Friday February 3, 2023 at 5:32PM.

14. The Plague — Albert Camus. Started Friday February 3, 2023 at 5:32PM. Finished Thursday February 9, 2023 at 8:34AM.

15. Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin — Stephen Jay Gould. Started Thursday February 9, 2023 at 8:50AM. Finished same day at 2:34PM.

16. America is in the Heart — Carlos Bulosan. Started Thursday February 9, 2023 a5 2:44PM. Finished Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 5:09PM.

17. Lord Jim — Joseph Conrad. Started Wednesday February 15, 2023 at 5:09PM. Finished Tuesday February 21, 2023 at 6:06PM.

18. The Cherry Orchard — Anton Chekov. Started Tuesday February 21, 2023 at 6:07PM Finished Wednesday February 22, 2023 at 7:20PM.

19. On The Nature of Things — Lucretius. Started Wednesday February 22, 2023 at 7:31PM. Finished Sunday February 26, 2023 at 8:48PM.

20. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern — Stephen Greenblatt. Started Sunday February 26, 2023 at 8:48PM. Finished before Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 8:40AM.

21. The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus — Christopher Marlowe. Started on Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 8:40AM. Finished the same day at 12:05PM.

22.The Misanthrope — Moliere. Started Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 12:08PM. Finished same day at 3:51PM.

23.Moby Dick — Herman Melville. Started Tuesday February 28, 2023 at 3:56PM. Finished Monday March 6, 2023 at 5:07PM.

24. The Origins and History of Consciousness — Erich Neumann. Started Monday March 6, 2023 at 6:11PM. Finished Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 8:14AM.

25.Crime and Punishment — Fyodor Dostoevsky. Started Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 8:19AM. Finished Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 10:55AM.

26. Emile or On Education: Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Started Wednesday March 15, 2023 at 11:51AM. Finished Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 6:48PM.

27. Righteous Anger at the Wicked States: The Meaning of the Founders’ Constitution — Calvin Johnson. Started around 6:25AM on the train in Austin on March 22, 2023. Finished at 3:44PM on Saturday April 1, 2023.

28. The Brothers Karamazov — Fyodor Dostoevsky. Started March 28, 2023 at 7:58PM. Finished Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 4:36PM.

29. The Last Temptation of Christ — Nikos Kazantzakis — translated by P.A. Bien. Started Tuesday April 4, 2023 at 4:56PM. Finished Monday April 10, 2023 at 11:38AM.

30. The Way of A Pilgrim and The Pilgrim Continues His Way — Anonymous. Started Monday April 10, 2023 at 12:04PM. Finished Tuesday April 11, 2023 at 5:17PM.

31. Zorba The Greek — Nikos Kazantzakis. Started Monday April 10, 2023 at 11:40AM. Finished Wednesday April 12, 2023 at a bit before 4:03PM.

32.Report to Greco — Nikos Kazantzakis. Started Wednesday April 12, 2023 at 4:12PM. Finished Greek Orthodox Holy Friday April 14, 2023 at 3:53PM.

33.Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power — Jon Meacham. Started Monday April 17, 2023 at 7:18AM. Finished Wednesday April 19, 2023 at 5:19PM.

34.Athens: City of Wisdom — Bruce Clark. Started Monday April 17, 2023 at 8:19AM. Finished Thursday April 20, 2023 at 5:03PM.

35.John Adams — David McCullough. Started Thursday April 20, 2023 at 7:12PM. Finished Wednesday April 26, 2023 at 7:46PM.

36.James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation — Jeff Broadwater. Started Wednesday April 26, 2023 at 7:46PM. Finished Friday April 28, 2023 at 5:32PM.

37. Philosophical Investigations — Ludwig Wittgenstein. Started Thursday April 20, 2023 at 5:06PM. Finished Sunday April 30, 2023 at 8:04PM.

38. The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero — Peter S. Canellos. Started Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 7:35PM.

39.Don Quixote — Miguel de Cervantes. Started Sunday April 30, 2023 at 8:06PM.

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Charles Lincon

Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Hegelian dialectics, Attic Greek, masters University of Amsterdam.