Top Ten Tuesday

My 12 Favorite Books of 2023

20240102 My 12 Favorite Books of 2023

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Hi everybody, happy New Year and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today we’re highlighting our favorite books of 2023. I have 12 favorites, since narrowing it down to 10 was just too hard. Also, please note that there are my favorite books that I READ in 2023, meaning they were not necessarily all released in 2023. And also, these are in order that I read them by, not by preference because that would have made this even harder. So without further ado, let’s go!

Hell Bent by Leigh Bardugo
Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
The Serpent and the Wings of Night by Carissa Broadbent
Happy Place by Emily Henry
The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston
New Adult by Timothy Janovsky
Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
The Right Move by Liz Tomforde
The Fragile Threads of Power by V.E. Schwab
With Love, From Cold World by Alicia Thompson

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Tell Me:
What’s your favorite read of 2023? Do we have any favorites in common?

Lindsey xoxo


  1. I always look at Ashley’s books but haven’t ever read one. I see readers give her books rave reviews though. 🙂 Glad you discovered some great reading in 2023! Hope 2024 brings you more good ones.

    1. I’ve been really loving all of Ashley’s books so far! Thanks, Rissi, hope you’ll have an amazing 2024 too!

  2. I loved Belladonna as well! 😍 Excited to see Fragile Threads of Power and Seven Year Slip on your list. I’m hoping to read them in 2024. Great list! Hope you have an amazing reading year in 2024!

    1. Belladonna was amazing indeed! And I hope you’ll love Fragile Threads of Power and Seven Year Slip as well 🙂 Happy New Year! 🙂

  3. The Happy Place made the top 20 novels of the year according to my calculations.

    Happy New Year!

    My Favs of 2023

    1. I think it definitely deserves a top spot 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. I have so many of these on my TBR!! Great list! Happy New Year!

    1. Great, I hope you’ll love them all! Happy New Year!

  5. One of my goals for 2024 is to catch up with the Shades of Magic series as I read A Darker Shade of Magic when it first came out and then never carried on with the series so hopefully I’ll manage to read The Fragile Threads of Power soon.
    My Favourite Books of 2023

    1. I think a read of the Shades of Magic series before diving into The Fragile Threads of Power is a perfect way to experience the story!

  6. The Serpent and the Wings of Night was excellent and cleared a massive reader’s block for me at one time. I think I’ll read more of Broadbent’s backlist in ’24. Happy New Year!

    1. Yes, The Serpent and the Wings of Night was indeed such a great slump cure! I’m also planning to read more of her backlist. Happy New Year!

  7. Its good to see that Hell Bent is a favorite. I’ve been a little hesitant to pick it up even though I really liked the first one.

    1. I was hesitant at first too because I loved Ninth House and didn’t want to end up disappointed, but I ended up really loving Hell Bent!

  8. I have The Seven Year Slip on my TBR, I think I might have to move it up the list based on your recommendation! My TTT:

    1. I loved The Seven Year Slip, hope you’ll love it too!

  9. We have Fourth Wing in common!!

    1. I think Fourth Wing will be on many lists today, and well deserved 🙂

  10. Fourth Wing has been on so many lists this week!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. It’s definitely been a popular and well-loved read this year 🙂

  11. What a fun list! I still have to try Lucy Score and also catch up on the newest Christina Lauren release!

    1. I hope you’ll love the Lucy Score and new Christina Lauren books!

  12. I also loved Fourth Wing, Right Move, and The Seven Year Slip. I hope your 2024 reads are just as good as these.

    1. Thanks so much! Fourth Wing, Right Move, and The Seven Year Slip were so good indeed! 🙂

  13. I love Fourth Wing, Hell Bent, and Happy Place too! The Seven Year Slip is on my TBR and I’m excited to read it!

    Haze @ The Book Haze

    1. I hope you’ll love The Seven Year Slip too!

  14. Fourth Wing definitely made my list, too. I’m determined to read something by Tomforde soon!

    1. I hope you’ll love the Tomforde books!

  15. I really enjoyed Happy Place by Emily Henry as well. The Seven Year Slip sounds very interesting!

    1. Happy Place was amazing indeed!

  16. So many books on your list are on my TBR! I’m glad to see that you loved them. I need to read HELL BENT. I loved NINTH HOUSE and Rebecca Yarros’ series looks amazing! I hope 2024 is a fantastic reading year for you! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. Thanks! I hope you’ll love Hell Bent and Fourth Wing!

  17. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    Hell Bent, Happy Place, Belladonna and Fourth Wing are on my list as well Lindsey!

    1. Glad we have those in common, Sophie!

  18. Mine were all books I read in 2023 as well, I didn’t even think about when they were published as I made my list. At least I hadn’t read any from 2024 yet, LOL!

    1. Haha so true! 😀

  19. This is a great list. I have only read Hell Bent. All Emily Henry books are must reads for me. I am also looking forward to get my hands on The Fourth Wing

    1. Emily Henry’s definitely must-read for me too! Hope you’ll love Fourth Wing.

  20. masterspj says:

    I tried reading Happy Place, and I got annoyed with the characters. I think I got about 15% through. I may give it another try in 2024.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

    1. I often feel the same way when reading second chance romances, but weirdly with Happy Place I didn’t 🙂

  21. Happy New Year!

    Belladonna looks so good. And Cold World does too! 🙂

    1. Happy New Year! I loved both those reads so much 🙂

  22. Interesting list. I haven’t read any of these but I’m familiar with some of them as they are pretty popular. I may have to read some of these.

    1. Thanks! Hope you’ll love any of these you decide to try!

  23. I’m glad you found so many books to love in 2023. I hope you find many more in 2024!

    Happy TTT!


    1. Thank you!

  24. I got The Fragile Threads of Power for Christmas. I’m looking forward to it. Happy 2024!

    1. Happy New Year! Hope you’ll love The Fragile Threads of Power!

  25. Happy Place was a top read for me, and The Seven Year Slip is on my TBR. Happy New Year!

    1. Happy New Year! Hope you’ll love The Seven Year Slip!

  26. We have several favorites in common – The Fragile Threads of Power, Fourth Wing, and The Seven Year Slip. I got a copy of Belladonna for Christmas so I’m excited to see that one on your list. 🙂

    1. Yay, I hope you’ll love Belladonna!

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