26 Books to Read in 2023

For the past two years, I’ve chosen 13 books that I’ve wanted to read throughout the coming year. This year I decided to double that number, and make it 26 instead! I guess I’m feeling a bit ambitious with my reading goals, though there was a time when I was reading 26+ books a month! How times have changed…

Normally I show photos of all the books I’m going to read, but this year I’m switching it up. I normally try to tackle books that I’ve had on my bookshelf for a certain amount of time, but this year I decided to split it between 16 books I already own and 10 being books I don’t own and will need to borrow from my local library or maybe eventually purchase if I come across them for a good price. Honestly, after the stinging disappointment of The Library of the Dead, I’m hesitant to buy any books without first reading them

So here are the 26 books I want to read in 2023! I’m going to put in parentheses whether I own them or not just so everyone sees that it is indeed an even split.

  1. Practical Magic – Alice Hoffman (Don’t own)
  2. Verify – Colleen Hoover (Don’t own)
  3. The Last Apothecary – Sarah Penner (Don’t own)
  4. The opposite of Butterfly Hunting – Evanna Lynch (Don’t own)
  5. The Art of Discarding – Nags Tatsumi (Don’t own)
  6. Hinch Yourself Happy – Mrs. Hinch (Don’t own)
  7. The Kingdom of Gods – N.K. Jemisin (Don’t own)
  8. The Unwanteds – Lisa McMann (Don’t own)
  9. Free to Focus – Michael Hyatt (Don’t own)
  10. Just Write – James Scott Bell (Don’t own)
  11. Reading Like a Writer – Francine Prose (Own)
  12. Line By Line – Claire Kehwald Cook (Own)
  13. Quiet – Susan (Own)
  14. Girl, Wash Your Face – Rachel Hollis (Own)
  15. Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis (Own)
  16. Didn’t See That Coming – Rachel Hollis (Own)
  17. Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs – Scott Cunningham (Own)
  18. Witches – Nigel Cawthorne (Own)
  19. Witches, Spells, & Magic – Dominic Alexander (Own)
  20. The Midnight Library – Matt Haig (Own)
  21. The Dictionary of Lost Words – Pip Williams (Own)
  22. The Book of Speculation – Erika Sawyer (Own)
  23. Bookmarked – Wendy W. Faire (Own)
  24. The Bookshop on the Corner – Jenny Colgan (Own)
  25. The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (Own)
  26. The Library – Andrew Pettegree (Own)

So these are my 26 books I want to read in 2023! How many books are you setting out to read in 2023? I would love to know! Have a great day everyone!



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