I endeavor to read 40 - 50 books per year. I am woefully behind this year, but that doesn't mean I'm not reading. My scouting job has me speed dating books often - reading just enough to get an accurate impression - so I start a lot of books I don't get to finish. Not in my personal life, though. I still haven't mastered the art of DNF when I book isn't worth it (to me). 

My 2023 Top Twelve

Voice of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice, Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

The Violin Conspiracy, by Brendan Slocumb

All Her Little Secrest, by Wanda M. Morris

Instructions for Dancing, by Nicola Yoon

What Is Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Hell of a Book, by Jason Mott

The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry, by Dr. Gwen Adshead and Eileen Horne

Black Bird in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Masacre, by Brandy Colbert

The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson

She Came to Slay: The Live and Times of Harriet Tubman, by Erica Armstrong Bunbar

I Put a Spell on You, Nina Simone

Finding Me: A Memoir, by Viola Davis