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

My Complete List of Books I Read in 2022

My complete list of books read in 2022. If you’ve read any, let’s chat about it! I wanted to write up my thoughts about every single book on this list, but then it would get too lengthy and no one would have time to read this post in its entirety. If you want to know more about a certain book, I am always open to talk about it and discuss. Reading books is my favorite hobby!Β If you want to learn more about how I was able to accomplish reading so many books, check out my last post.

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1. πŸ“˜Curvy Girls Can’t Date Quarterbacks by Kelsie Stelting

2. πŸ“˜Luna’s Rescue by Erica Richardson

3. πŸ‘‚πŸΌEducated: a Memoir by Tara Westover

4. πŸ“˜πŸ‘‚πŸΌSeven Perfect Things by Catherine Ryan Hyde

5. πŸ“˜He’s Just a Friend by Karly Stratford 

6. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

7. πŸ‘‚πŸΌNight Road by Kristin Hannah

8. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThat Summer by Sarah Dessen 

9.πŸ“˜The Orphan Keeper by Cameron Wright

10. πŸ‘‚πŸΌA Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

11. πŸ‘‚πŸΌGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

12. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Orphan Train Rider by Andrea Warren

13. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff 

14. πŸ“˜πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Anxious People Fredrik Backman 

16. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThings My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

16. πŸ‘‚πŸΌAmerican Royals book #1 by Katharine McGee

17. πŸ‘‚πŸΌMy Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

18. πŸ‘‚πŸΌForever Boy by Kate Swenson 

19. πŸ‘‚πŸΌMajesty: American Royals book #2 by Katharine McGee 

20. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Inheritance: American Royals by Katharine McGee 

21. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab 

22. πŸ“˜πŸ‘‚πŸΌ The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka 

23. πŸ‘‚πŸΌFish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt 

24. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Where the Deer and the Antelope Play by Nick Offerman 

25. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult 

26. πŸ“•The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen 

27. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida 

28. πŸ‘‚πŸΌReady Player One by Ernest Cline 

29. πŸ“•Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 

30. πŸ‘‚πŸΌReady Player Two by Ernest Cline 

31. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe One Hundred Years of Leni and Margot by Marianne Cronin 

32. πŸ‘‚πŸΌBook Lovers by Emily HenryΒ 

33. πŸ“˜He’s Just My Ex by Karly Stratford

34. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

35. πŸ‘‚πŸΌTo All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han 

36. πŸ“•P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

37. πŸ“•Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Jan

38. πŸ‘‚πŸΌTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

39. πŸ“•The Bodyguard by Katherine Center 

40. πŸ“• Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover 

41. πŸ“•28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand

42. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe Book Haters Book Club by Gretchen Anthony

43. πŸ‘‚πŸΌI’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy 

44. πŸ‘‚πŸΌTuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt 

45. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThirst by Scott Harrison 

46. πŸ“•In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It by Lauren Graham 

47. πŸ‘‚πŸΌThe Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand 

48. πŸ‘‚πŸΌPeople We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry 

49. πŸ‘‚πŸΌNine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty 

50. πŸ‘‚πŸΌHave I Told You This Already? By Lauren Graham 

51. πŸ‘‚πŸΌMaybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

52. πŸ‘‚πŸΌMy Oxford Year by Julia Whelan 

53. πŸ‘‚πŸΌ Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van PeltΒ 

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