Last year, I made a year-long book list for myself. It was actually a really nice change, so I decided to do that again this year. You can see my 2022 book list here and all the books I read in 2022 are here.
There were a few books that I didn’t finish last year that I still want to read. For years, I’ve wanted to read all of Jane Austen’s works. I’ve read Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Last year, I had Austen’s books assigned to the later months of the year. After tearing through the entire Harry Potter series, my reading energy was depleted in the second half of the year. I really hope that 2023 is the year I finally read the rest of Austen’s works. As far as the non-fiction choices for 2023, hopefully these will be better than last year. Most of them are parenting related, but there are a few that I’ve purchased here and there (either the physical book or the Kindle) that I just never got around to. One of those is A Year of Living Danishly. You’ll see that I put it in December. It seemed like a good book to end the year with, right before we head into next year’s January.
Another reading goal of mine this year is to go with the flow a little bit more. I want to read all these books on my list. However, if I get to a month and don’t want to read the books, I’ll just pick up a different book!
Here are the books I plan to read in 2023:
Happier Hour by Cassie Holmes
This one is part of Everyday Reading’s monthly book club.
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
The Danish Way of Parenting by Iben Dissing Sandahl
I saw this recommended somewhere … and now I can’t remember where! It sounded interesting, plus Scandinavian countries and the way they live are intriguing to me.
Emma by Jane Austen
What better Austen book to read in February?!
Raising Emotionally Strong Boys by David Thomas
This is another parenting book recommended somewhere, probably on Instagram.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Whole & Healthy Family by Jodi Mockabee
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Power of Showing Up by Daniel Siegel
Jane Austen’s shorter works
I don’t have a link for this book. I purchased this book of all of Jane Austen’s works , and there’s a section of her smaller works. Sadly, the kindle book is no longer available to purchase.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
This was on my book list in June last year and I didn’t get around to it.
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
This is another roll over from last year’s book list.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
I started reading this years ago, when I got it through my Book of the Month subscription. I started it and never finished it. Do you think I should restart it or pick up where I left off?
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
This is another Book of the Month purchase that’s been sitting on my shelf for years.
The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
Another Everyday Reading suggestion! I hope this is a good one.
Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
To be honest, I have been going back and forth about this. Her book Malibu Rising was very meh to me, and this is a spinoff of that world. Have you read this?
Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steven Sheinkin
Another rollover from last year! I’ve heard so many great things about this book.
The Trespasser by Tana French
Yet another Book of the Month purchase that I started and never finished! I just borrowed another Tana French book through Libby!
You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy
What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
I am so looking forward to this one!
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters by Priya Parker
This sounds like the perfect read during the month of November, before we head into the Christmas season.
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
Another book about Danish culture!
Christmas With Anne by L.M. Montgomery
I adored Anne of Green Gables when I was younger. Christmas With Anne just sounds like the coziest holiday read.
Thanks for checking out my book list for 2023! Like I said, it was a lot of fun to pick out books for each month, but my main goal is just to read more. If I feel like reading something different, I’ll just go with the flow. Do you have a 2023 book list?