Sunday, January 1, 2023

Books I've Read in 2023

For the past thirteen years I've kept track of the books I read and it's been quite a fun project. I read so much that everything tends to blend together in my mental library and it's fun to look back and see what I've I've read, loved, and want to re-read (and - on the rare occasion - want to avoid). Plus, it's great to share and compare lists with other book bloggers.

This list is only of books and novellas I've read and finished (though if I read an entire anthology, I list only the anthology title). The books are listed in the order I read them and if I write a review for a book I link it here as well.

There are sure to be many wonderful stories on the list, but the ones with a ** by them are ones I highly recommend.

1. You Had Me at Hola (Primas of Power, Book 1) by Alexis Daria
2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, Book 4) by Agatha Christie
3. Exes and O’s (The Influencer, Book 2) by Amy Lea
4. The Backup Plan (Sunrise Cove, Book 3) by Jill Shalvis
5. XXL by Kate Hunt
6. Pasties and Poor Decisions by Molly Harper
7. Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews
8. Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley
9. Secretly Yours (A Vine Mess, Book 1) by Tessa Bailey
10. Sleep No More (The Lost Night Files, Book 1) by Jayne Ann Krentz
11. One Duke Down (Rogues to Lovers, Book 2) by Anna Bennett **
12. The Wolf and the Wildflower by Stacy Reid
13. A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
14. “You Just Need to Lose Weight”: And 19 Other Myths About Fat People by Aubrey Gordon **
15. I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
16. The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen (The Doomsday Books, Book 1) by KJ Charles **
17. Encore in Death (In Death, Book 56) by J.D. Robb
18. The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by Ashley Schumacher
19. Never Fall for Your Fiancée (The Merriwell Sisters, Book 1) by Virginia Heath
20. Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens
21. Angels Fall by Nora Roberts (re-read) **
22. What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat by Aubrey Gordon
23. What Happens in the Ballroom (Designing Debutantes, Book 2) by Sabrina Jeffries
24. Playing it Tough (Sydney Smoke Rugby, Book 8) by Amy Andrews
25. The Lady Knows Best (Goode’s Guide to Misconduct, Book 1) by Susanna Craig
26. In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune
27. The Bride Wore White (Burning Cove, Book 7) by Amanda Quick
28. Highland Beast (Sons of Sinclair, Book 4) by Heather McCollum
29. Identity by Nora Roberts **
30. Emma of 83rd Street by Audrey Bellezza and Emily Harding **
31. The Duchess Takes a Husband (The Gilded Age Heiresses, Book 4) by Harper St. George
32. B’Nai Mitzvah Mistake (Last Girls Standing, Book 1) by Stacey Agdern
33. Unfortunately Yours (A Vine Mess, Book 2) by Tessa Bailey
34. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
35. The Sweetheart List (Sunrise Cove, Book 4) by Jill Shalvis
36. For the Love of the Bard (Bard’s Rest, Book 1) by Jessica Martin
37. Prince & Knight (Prince & Knight, Book 1) by Daniel Haack (Author) and Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)
38. The Dane of My Existence (Bard’s Rest, Book 2) by Jessica Martin
39. Business or Pleasure Rachel Lynn Solomon
40. Psycho-Cybernetics: Updated and Expanded by Maxwell Maltz
41. What’s a Duke Got to Do With It (Synneful Spinsters, Book 2) by Christina Britton
42. Resonance Surge (Psy-Changeling Trinity, Book 7) by Nalini Singh
43. Not That Duke (Would-Be Wallflowers, Book 3) by Eloisa James
44. The Fatal Flying Affair (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries, Book 7) by T.E. Kinsey
45. Ghosted by Amanda Quain
46. Codename Charming (Palace Insiders, Book 2) by Lucy Parker **
47. Home for the Challah Days (Holidays, Heart and Chutzpah, Book 1) by Jennifer Wilck
48. The Highlander’s Secret Avenger (The Brothers of Wolf Isle, Book 4) by Heather McCollum
49. Curves for Days (Big Love from Galway, Book 1) by Laura Moher
50. Witches Get Stuff Done (Starfall Point, Book 1) by Molly Harper
51. A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel (The Doomsday Books, Book 2) by KJ Charles
52. My Rogue to Ruin (The Wild Wynchesters, Book 4) by Erica Ridley
53. Bare Essentials by Jill Shalvis and Leslie Kelly
54. Body at Buccaneer’s Bay (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 5) by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
55. Lament at Loon Landing (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 6) by Josh Lanyon
56. Death at the Deep Dive (Secrets and Scrabble, Book 7) by Josh Lanyon
57. Never Rescue a Rogue (The Merriwell Sisters, Book 2) by Virginia Heath
58. Highland Surrender (Sons of Sinclair, Book 5) by Heather McCollum
59. Payback in Death (In Death, Book 57) by J.D. Robb
60. Legacy by Nora Roberts
61. Plot Twist (The Hollywood Series, Book 2) by Erin La Rosa
62. Inheritance (The Lost Bride Trilogy, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
63. Do Your Worst by Rosie Danan **
64. There Should Have Been Eight by Nalini Singh
65. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (re-read) **
66. Born to Be Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles, Book 5) by Shelly Laurenston
67. A Lady’s Rules For Ruin (The Lions and the Lilies, Book 2) by Jennifer Haymore
68. A Questionable Client (Kate Daniels, Book 0.5) by Ilona Andrews (re-read)
69. A Very Sexy Christmas by Karen Erickson
70. Judgment in Death (In Death, Book 11) by J.D. Robb (re-read) **
71. Knowing Zip (Cyborg Sizzle, Book 8.5) by Cynthia Sax
72. Zena’s Zing (Babes in Toyland) by Brynn Hale
73. The Dickens with Love by Josh Lanyon (re-read)
74. Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher
75. On the Plus Side by Jenny L. Howe