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I love writing book-themed blog posts, so I am excited to write my favourite books of 2023! I set my reading goal for 40 books, as I had read 51 the year before. However, uni kept me extremely busy and stressed so I ended up reading 29 books. I don’t like not completing a challenge, but obviously, this is all for fun. I also set a goal on my bucket list to read 10 books I already owned which I didn’t manage to do either. Most of the books I own that I haven’t read are non-fiction and they take me a while to read. Instead, I read 3 books that I already owned.
1. The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
I started off the year with a couple of books which I didn’t enjoy which led me to a bit of a reading slump! I’m always a bit sceptical of books that are very hyped up. But The Love Hypothesis was definitely one of my favourite books of the year. I really enjoyed this book, and would definitely recommend reading it if you haven’t already.
2. Love On the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
3. The Staycation by Cressida McLaughlin
4. Loathe To Love You by Ali Hazelwood
5. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
I really loved Book Lovers, I had previously only read You and Me on Vacation and hadn’t enjoyed it so much. But Book Lovers was just such a cute story. I read this book after I finished uni, so decided to take it at a slower pace than rush through which is what I normally do. It’s not on this list, but I went on to read Happy Place about a week after it came out, and I also really liked that book. Rushed down to the bookshop to get it!
Continue reading: My 10 favourite books of 2023
6. Love Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood
7. The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
I think The No-Show may have been my favourite book of 2023! Beth O’Leary is one of my favourite authors and I loved The Flatshare and The Switch. I didn’t massively enjoy The Road Trip, and I was unsure of reading 3 people’s points of view because I thought I would get confused. But the ending was just so far from what I was expecting! I loved it and couldn’t stop thinking about it.
8. Meetings With Moths by Katty Baird
As you probably know, I am very passionate about butterflies but I am also interested in moths. I’ve been to a few moth-trapping sessions, and I would love to learn more about them. I saw this book on Borrow Box and thought it looked really interesting, and I wasn’t wrong! It was such a useful book especially if, like me, you only really know some of the macro-moths. Katty Baird’s passion for moths comes across really well in the book, which I think is what made me enjoy it even more!
You can read my review here.
9. The Future We Choose by
My sister gave me this book 3 years ago, and I didn’t end up reading it until a few months ago… I wish I read it sooner because it is my favourite climate change-themed book that I have read. I feel like a lot have unrealistic actions for what you can do and sort of just create panic. I would really recommend picking this book up.
10. The Summer Seekers by Sarah Morgan
The Summer Seekers was one of the last books I read in 2023, but it was just so good that I had to include it here! I’m not very good at explaining books, but to summarise, Kathleen an 80-year-old and Martha, a 25-year-old go on a road trip together. Kathleen needs an adventure but can’t drive, Martha needs a job that she can leave home for.
Bonus 11. Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
What were your favourite books of 2023?