Happy New Year! We’re so excited to share the books we’re reading with all of you in 2023. To start off this year, we’re sharing our reading goal for 2023 and some of the books on our TBR. We didn’t get to every book that we wanted to read in 2022, but we’re making our TBR a priority for this year.
We found this book tag on And On She Reads. Feel free to participate and share your responses in your blog. We’re excited to see what our fellow book lovers want to read in 2023. Are any of our picks on your reading list? Let us know in the comments.
1. How many books are you planning on reading in 2023?
Our goal is to read at least 50 books in 2023. While we wish we could read more, 50 is a realistic goal for us to achieve. Hopefully we can exceed this goal so we can enjoy even more incredible books this year. Have you set a reading goal this year? Let us know in the comments. And if you haven’t yet, send us a friend request on Goodreads. We love to see what our fellow bloggers are reading.
2. Name five books you didn’t get to read in 2022 but want to make a priority in 2023
1. These Twisted Bonds by Lexi Ryan
These Twisted Bonds is the sequel to the YA fantasy book These Hollow Vows. We enjoyed the first book in the series, which follows Brie’s journey to Faerie. These Twisted Bonds released in July and we’re hoping to read it near the beginning of 2023. The first book ended with a dramatic cliffhanger, leaving Brie to pick up the piece of her life. We’re curious to see what she plans to do next and if she can forgive the people who wronged her.
2. Loveboat Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen
Loveboat Reunion is the sequel to Loveboat, Taipei, except it follows Sophie Ha and Xavier Yeh. The two had some conflict during their summer together in Taipei, but things are different now. Both are facing difficult situations, so when they reunite at a reunion, they work together to secure their futures. We hope to read this sequel before the movie adaptation of Loveboat, Taipei releases in 2023. While we don’t have a release date yet, you can expect to see a book vs movie post on the blog.
3. Exactly Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs
Exactly Where you Need to Be is a book we received a few months ago and we still need to read it. It promises to be a romantic road trip adventure from Washington to California. Hopefully we get to this YA contemporary soon, which looks sweet, fun and swoonworthy. But it’s not only that, the description talks about dealing with parental mental healthcare. It’s always good to see this type of representation in young adult books.
4. The Witch Hunt by Sasha Peyton Smith
The Witch Hunt is the sequel to the 2021 release The Witch Haven. Sadly, we didn’t have the chance to read the sequel this autumn, but we’re planning on getting to it soon. We’re curious to see where this historical fantasy series set in NYC goes next.
5. Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
Never Ever Getting Back Together released in November and has great review. We totally regret not requesting this book on NetGalley, but our TBR was way too long. This romantic comedy is set on a reality dating TV show, which gives us major Bachelor vibes. We also love the fact that part of the plot is one of the contestants getting revenge on the star of the show.
3. Name a genre you want to read more of in 2023
We’d love to read even more mysteries and thrillers in 2023. It’s our favorite genre within YA and we’re always on the look out for books to surprise us. If you have recommendations, please let us know. Some of our most anticipate mysteries and thrillers of 2023 are from Karen McManus, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Diana Urban and Jessica Goodman.
4. Three non-book related goals for 2023
- Improve our foreign language skills
- Take a blogging course focused Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skills
- Be more active
5. What’s a book you’ve had forever and still need to read?
We’ve owned My Contrary Mary since 2021 and haven’t read it yet. Usually, we’re good about reading books within a few months of purchasing them. However, we haven’t had a chance to read this historical YA book that is sitting on a bookshelf. We have no idea why though because we’re so excited to read it. But TBH, it might be because we tend to be mood readers and favored contemporary/mystery/thriller books this year.