Final Book List for 2023

My final number for books read in 2023 came in at 58 books. I always set a goal to read 50 books in a year, so accomplishing 58 felt great! Here is my list of books read. Please note that not all of these books will be appropriate for everyone. Please do your research on whether a book is right for you or not. Please also feel free to comment to ask about any particular book, I’d love to chat about it and give insight.


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1The Summer I Turned PrettyJenny HanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
2Crying in H MartMichelle ZaunerπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
3The Case of the Missing MarquessNancy SpringerπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
4The Hotel NantucketElin HilderbrandπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
5The Last Chance LibraryFreya SampsonπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
6House of GoldNatasha SolomonsπŸ“•
7A Court of Thorns and RosesSarah J. MaasπŸ“•πŸ‘‚πŸΌ
8Hiroshima DiaryMichihiko HachiyaπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
9It Ends With UsColleen HooverπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
10Thank You For ListeningJulia WhelanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
11Mad HoneyJodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney BoylanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
12HitchhikersBernard PoduskaπŸ“•
13Beach ReadEmily HenryπŸ“•
14A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and MayhemManda CollinsπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
15EdenbrookeJulianne DonaldsonπŸ“•
16The Beach ClubElin HilderbrandπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
17Maybe SomedayColleen HooverπŸ“•
18Maybe NotColleen HooverπŸ“•
19A Corner of the UniverseAnn M. MartinπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
20Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJ. K. RowlingπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
21The Tattooist of AuschwitzHeather MorrisπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
22It Starts With UsColleen HooverπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
23Maybe NowColleen HooverπŸ“•
24Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. RowlingπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
25We Were DreamersSimu LiuπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
26Tomorrow and Tomorrow and TomorrowGabrielle ZevinπŸ“•
27Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ. K. RowlingπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
28Enders ShadowOrson Scott CardπŸ“•πŸ‘‚πŸΌ
29We Were LiarsE. LockhartπŸ“•
30The Bookish Life of Nina HillAbbi WaxmanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
31The Revised Fundamentals of CaregivingJohnathan EvisonπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
32Turtles All The Way DownJohn GreenπŸ“˜
33Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ. K. RowlingπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
34The UnhoneymoonersChristina LaurenπŸ“•
35Britt Marie Was HereFredrick BackmanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
36Hello BeautifulAnn NapolitanoπŸ“•πŸ‘‚πŸΌ
37Beneath a Scarlet SkyMark SullivanπŸ“•
38A Place to Hang the MoonKate AlbusπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
39The Rent CollectorCameron WrightπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
40This is Your Life, Harriet Chance!Johnathan EvisonπŸ“•
41The Last Thing He Told MeLaura DaveπŸ“•
42The Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesSuzanne CollinsπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
43Good Man, DaltonKaren McQuestionπŸ“•
44The MeasureNikki ErlickπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
45The Pumpkin Spice CafeLaurie GilmoreπŸ“•
46Demon CopperheadBarbara KingsolverπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
47One For the Murphy’sLynda Mullaly HuntπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
48Tokyo Ever AfterEmiko JeanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
49Forever, InterruptedTaylor Jenkins ReidπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
50Tokyo DreamingEmiko JeanπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
51The Mostly Invisible BoyA. J. VanderhorstπŸ“•
52Counting the CostJill DuggarπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
53The Cheat SheetSarah AdamsπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
54The Statistical Probability of Love at First SightJennifer E. SmithπŸ‘‚πŸΌ
55Resting Scrooge FaceMeghan QuinnπŸ“˜
56Little Fires EverywhereCeleste NgπŸ“˜
57A Return to ChristmasChris HeimerringerπŸ“˜
58Found in a BookshopStephanie ButlandπŸ“˜

I cannot wait to see what 2024 has in store for my reading journey! What books would you recommend I add to my reading list for the year?

Chapter Books for Grades 10-12

Chapter books for high school aged! I love this question! 

It can be so tricky suggesting chapter books to this age range because it’s an age where reading gets a bad rap and required reading can take up a lot of time, leaving less for β€œfun reading.” (I put this in quotations because the texts that were required reading when I was in school were some of the best books I’ve ever read! But many dislike these stories simply because it was required.)Β 

Here are a few fun chapter books and series for the teenage reader in your life.Β 

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Also notable, To All The Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han

Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

The cool thing about the Harry Potter series is that the first few books are fantastic for late elementary/ early middle school, and then as the books go on they grow with the reader as the later books in the series are great for a high school reader.

Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow by Orson Scott Card

If you’ve ever found a friend who has also read both books, I’m sure you had a deep discussion on which book was your favorite too! In my opinion, I think Ender’s Shadow was better than Ender’s Game. And if you have a reader that is really into this series, there are plenty of books and side stories that Card has written in this universe!

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

It’ll make you laugh and cry within a matter of minutes.

The Rent Collector by Camron Wright

Also notable, The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

Chapter Books for Grades 4-6

I recently wrote a list of chapter books suitable for grades 1-3, whether that’s to read aloud in your classroom or to have the students read independently to themselves. Now it’s time to give those middle grades some love! 

I’m not going to lie, chapter books in the 4-6th grade range are some of my absolute favorites. There are so many great novels and series for this group specifically! Here are just a few of my favorites.Β 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

The first few books in this series are great for kids in this age group, and as they get older and become better readers, the books later in the series are more fitting.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

This book is a perfect introduction for kids into World War II. The storyline is captivating while still keeping a good reading level for grades 5 & 6.

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo

The Charlie Bone series is a great one for those who love Harry Potter and want a new fantasy world to read about.

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

This chapter book is great for those children who might be weary of reading chapter books. It’s easy to read and has a fun storyline.

Frindle by Andrew Clements

It is a classic for a reason! The influence this teacher had on her students! The ending of the book! It’s all incredible. An absolute must-read.