23 January 2024

books i meant to read in 2023 | top ten tuesday

hosted weekly by that artsy reader girl

happy tuesday!

so many books, so little time! here are a few of the books i had wanted to read last year (and fingers crossed, i can get to them this year).

dear henry, love edith by becca kinzer

"He thinks she’s an elderly widow. She’s convinced he’s a grumpy old man. Neither could be further from the truth."

happy place by emily henry

"Harriet and Wyn have been the perfect couple since they met in college—they go together like salt and pepper, honey and tea, lobster and rolls. Except, now—for reasons they’re still not discussing—they don’t.

They broke up six months ago. And still haven’t told their best friends."

heir of fire by sarah j. maas

"Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth... a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever."

hollowpox: the hunt for morrigan crow by jessica townsend

"Now Morrigan faces a new, exciting challenge: to master the mysterious Wretched Arts, and control the power that threatens to consume her."

a murderous relation by deanna raybourn

"A royal scandal’s connection to a brutal serial killer threatens London in this new Veronica Speedwell adventure from New York Times bestselling and Edgar® Award–nominated author Deanna Raybourn."

set the stars alight by amanda dykes

"Lucy Clairmont's family treasured the magic of the past, and her childhood fascination with stories of the high seas led her to become a marine archaeologist. But when tragedy strikes, it's Dashel, an American forensic astronomer, and his knowledge of the stars that may help her unearth the truth behind the puzzle she's discovered in her family home."

starling house by alix e. harrow

"Welcome to Starling House: enter, if you dare."

the unmaking of june farrow by adrienne young

"A woman risks everything to end her family’s centuries-old curse, solve her mother’s disappearance, and find love in this mesmerizing novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Spells for Forgetting."

the wolf and the dove by kathleen e. woodiwiss

"Noble Aislinn grieves as the Iron Wolf and his minions storm through her beloved Darkenwald. And she burns with malice for the handsome Norman savage who would enslave her. . . even as she aches to know the rapture of the conqueror's kiss."

you had me at hello by mhairi mcfarlane

"Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart."

what books did you mean to read in 2023, but didn't?


  1. I hope Emily Henry is happy that although a lot of people haven't yet got round to reading her book at least they very much want to!

  2. Wow, that first one sounds good and is now on my TBR! Thanks for that! :D

  3. Dear Henry, Love Edith sounds sweet. :)

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.


  4. I love the Veronica Speedwell series. So fun! I hope you enjoy all these when you get to them.

    Happy TTT (on a Thursday)!