I read 204 books in 2023. The vast majority of them took place in the United States. Where were the rest of them from?

There are a few ways to interpret that. Let’s look at where the books were set.

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That not a great range – especially when I’ve been trying to focus on increasing my selections from South of the Equator. But, on the bright side, hello Uganda and South Africa! I also increased my Australian reading. That number doesn’t include books by Australian and New Zealand writers whose books were set in North America or England. I had several of those.

Like always I want to increase my South America reading. I read a bit more out of Africa than it appears but they tended to be set in outer space or fantasy lands.