Book Talk! Our Favorite Reads from 2023

In this episode we share our favorite books from 2023 (both running and non-running). Plus Trevor attempts to relate Socrates to marathon training!

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Book Talk 2023

Authors we Interviewed on the Podcast from this Year

My Top 10 Non-Fiction Reads

I read a total of 250 books in 2023 (105 fiction and 145 non fiction).

  1. In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park
  2. River Flow: New and Selected Poems by David Whyte
  3. Good Inside- A Guide to Becoming the Parent You Want to Be by Dr. Becky Kennedy
  4. All My Knotted Up Life by Beth Moore
  5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  6. Dopamine Nation- Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence by Anna Lembke
  7. Ultra Processed People- The Science Behind Food That Isn’t Food by Chris van Tulleken
  8. Life in Five Senses- How Exploring the Senses Got Me Out of My Head and Into the World by Gretchen Rubin
  9. Sure, I’ll Join Your Cult- A Memoir of Mental Illness and the Quest to Belong Anywhere by Maria Bamford
  10. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents- How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

My Top 5 Fiction Reads

  1. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  2. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
  3. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
  4. The Running Grave by Robert Galbraith (book 7 in the Cormoran Strike Series)
  5. The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean

Trevor’s Top Non-Fiction Reads

Trevor read a total of 60 books in 2023.

  1. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael Singer
  2. Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals by James Altucher
  3. Why the Dutch are Different: A Journey into the Hidden Heart of the Netherlands -Ben Coats
  4. Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter by Ian Mortimer
  5. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery
  6. Rescuing Socrates, How the Great Books Change My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation by Roosevelt Montas
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