As a new year begins so does all the grand ideas for goals and challenges – whether they’re to do with big life changes or more simple things like reading. I will be sharing a review of my 2022 reading goals and what my goals are for 2023 next week. In the meantime, as it’s been a while (late 2020 in fact) since I shared my complete TBR, thought I’d kick of 2023 with that. Especially as I’ve yet to pick up a book this year.
This list is divided between the physical books, the audiobooks and ebooks I own. The physical books will probably be the main priority going forward as I really am running out of space but all that talk will come next week.
I’d love to hear if you’d recommend any of these books and which ones should move to the top of my TBR.
– Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen
– Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
– Loveless by Alice Oseman
– The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan
– The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid
– Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale by Benjamin Cook and Russell T Davies
– Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez
– The Secret Fire by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld
– Making a Scene by Constance Wu
– Black and British by David Olusoga
– Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
– A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caleti
– Rafa Nadal: The King of the Court by Dominic Bliss
– What Would Boudicca Do? by E. Foley and B. Coates
– Jade City by Fonda Lee
– Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix
– Women vs Hollywood by Helen O’Hara
– Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
– City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
– One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus
– Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn
– Monstrous Design by Kat Dunn
– Glorious Poison by Kat Dunn
– The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden
– It’s Behind You by Kathryn Foxfield
– The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant
– The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
– The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan
– Common People by Kit de Waal
– The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood by Kristin Thomas
– The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven
– Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London by Lauren Elkin
– Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl
– Black Widow: Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl
– The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
– The Sisters Grimm by Meena van Praag
– Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
– Return to the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
– Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
– Escape from the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
– After the Crash by Michel Bussi
– The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
– The Beast Warrior by Nahoko Uehashi
– Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
– Alone with You in the Ether by Olivie Blake
– Babel by R.F. Kuang
– The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
– A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
– Nevermore by Rob Thurman
– Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
– A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson
– Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and other lies edited by Scarlett Curtis
– Movie Geek by Simon Brew
– We are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
– Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
– The Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
– The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
– Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
– A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
– A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
– Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
– Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao
– The Budapest Protocol by Adam Lebor
– Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
– Area 51 by Bob Mayer
– The Lie by C.L. Taylor
– Scarlet Odyssey by C.T. Rwizi
– A Hero at the End of the World by Erin Claiborne
– Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf
– The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
– The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
– Brilliance by Marcus Sakey
– Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
– Last Man Standing by David Baldacci (I have the physical book too but am more likely to read it via audio)
– The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Also, on audio I have the following Anthony Horowitz books which I’m not technically counting on my TBR as the majority of them will be rereads and my physical TBR is more my priority, but thought I’d mention them to be fully transparent. Ideally I’d like to reread/read for the first time the entire Power of Five series and Alex Rider series at some point over the next year or so as though I enjoyed them, I stopped reading them when I originally aged out of the books.
The Power of Five series (of which only Oblivion would be a first time read but I’ll need to reread the others in order to get to that point):
– Raven’s Gate
– Evil Star
Some of the Alex Rider series:
– Point Blanc
– Ark Angel
– Crocodile Tears
– Secret Weapon
Not including the Anthony Horowitz books, that’s 75 books on my TBR. That is the least amount of books I’ve had on my TBR since 2014 – nearly nine years ago! I am very good at unhauling books when I come to the realisation that I’m no longer interested in them and as I’ve embraced audiobooks from my library a lot more over the years, I’ve often borrowed the audiobook of a book I already owned and that helps me get through my TBR quicker. I tend to have a physical/ebook on the go and an audiobook at the same time (as long as the books are different enough) as I read the different formats at different times and in different ways. For instance I can listen to an audiobook as I walk to/from work or as I do chores around the flat but when I want to actually sit down and read in bed then that’s a physical or ebook.
Almost exactly three quarters of the books I own are by female authors so my reading over the next year or so will be pretty women-heavy which I’m not mad about. And the very broad categories I mark these books as show a very heavy fantasy leaning which makes sense. I’ve always been a fantasy reader, but due to my Read the World Project a lot of my fantasy reading has been put on the backburner for the last few years. I’ve still acquired fantasy books but I just haven’t read them so now I have a nice chunk to catch up on. I also find myself buying non-fiction books pretty often as there’s a lot of interesting stuff out there but then I don’t read them as often as I’d like.
Do you have any reccomendations from my TBR? I know it’s an eclectic mix of genres and ages so I don’t think I’ll be getting bored any time soon.
All of the V.E. Schwab and R.F. Kuang books, Jade City, A Heart in a Body in the World, Never where, The Republic of Thieves, Project Hail Mary, The Calculating Stars, The Grace Year, and Loveless are all fantastic. Enjoy them all!
Thank you for the recs! A few of them are definitely in my sorta mental priority TBR 🙂
City of Mirrors is GORGEOUS and was the most perfect end to the series. I hope you love it!
Oh that’s great to hear! It’s been so long since I’ve read the first two books that I’ll be rereading them before getting to the finale as I really remember very little now. I do remember not realising The Passage was the first book in a series when reading it and being like omg as I was getting closer to the end and nothing was getting solved 😀
That would be worrying! I’ve reread the series a few times now and just keep finding new things to love. Enjoy!
that’s quite a list. To me, my TBR is my list of books I’d like to read someday and that numbers over a thousand. Your post got me thinking, so I looked at my Kindle and I have about 220 books (quite a few freebies in there) and about 130 physical books scattered around the house. Way too many to put into a shareable list!
Of your list, the ones I’ve read and really recommend are Hail Mary, Calculating Stars, Spells for Forgetting (!), Jade City is different and pretty good but I’ve yet to read the third one, Bear and Nightingale not my fave. Many are on my wish list TBR so I’ll be interested to see what you think. Hope you make it through a chunk of the list this year!
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys (thanks for the connection to your Read The World List)