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Top tens in 2023

Dec 31, 2023

Here are the top 10 new-to-me books I read in 2023, in the order I read them:

  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, & Being, by M. Shawn Copeland
  • Metamorphoses, by Ovid (translated by Stephanie McCarter)
  • The Body of the Cross: Holy Victims & the Invention of the Atonement, by Travis E. Ables
  • Bare Ruined Choirs: Doubt, Prophecy, & Radical Religion, by Gary Wills
  • Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of Our World, by Daniel Sherrell
  • Nothing Gained Is Eternal: A Theology of Tradition, by Anne M. Carpenter
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, by Ocean Vuong
  • Francis of Assisi: His Life, Vision & Companions, by Michael F. Cusato
  • Julian of Norwich: Theologian, by Denys Turner
  • Doppleganger: A Trip into the Mirror World, by Naomi Klein

& here are the top 10 new-to-me films I saw in 2023, in the order I saw them:

  • Tár (Todd Field)
  • The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh)
  • Women Talking (Sarah Polley)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
  • The Northman (Robert Eggers)
  • Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)
  • Barbie (Greta Gerwig)
  • High Life (Claire Denis)
  • The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Killers of the Flower Moon (Martin Scorsese)