Top 5 Tuesday: Books to Read in 2023

Top 5 Tuesday is a fun, weekly meme that asks you to pick 5 books that fit that week’s theme. It was created by Bionic Bookworm and is currently being hosted by Meeghan Reads. You should check out their wonderful blog for more details and the list of prompts!

Hello, reader!

Happy Tuesday, y’all! I hope everyone is having a good start to another week. I’m counting down the days til my next day off because I’ve been working a bit of overtime and I am a tired bean 😴 For now, though, it’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday! This week, we’re focusing on our top five books to read in 2023! I have quite a few books that I would like to prioritize this year, quite a few of which I’ve talked about recently on the blog, so I thought I’d focus on five that I’m eager to read, but don’t talk about as much.

With that said, let’s get to the list!

#1. Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

That’s right, y’all. I’m gonna give this DNF another go. I was so disappointed that I had to set this one aside when I tried to read it the first time. I just could not get into the story, but I’ve heard that it gets more interesting in the second half of the book. I want to actually make it there this time 😂 Thankfully, I’ve gotten my hands on the audiobook, so I’m hoping that helps to immerse me into the story more.

#2. Sword & Pen by Rachel Caine

I’m mad at myself for putting off finishing the Great Library series for so long! What was the reason? Probably because I’m just not ready to let go of Jess and company! I’m sad that this is the last book in this incredible series, but I can’t let that stop me from finally reading the freakin’ book! I’m ready to sink back into this world where the Great Library of Alexandria never burned down and has turned into the most powerful organization on the planet.

#3. Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

I own so many of this author’s books and I haven’t read a single one 😅 So I thought I’d start with the first book that I put onto my TBR. After all, I’m a fan of fairytale retellings and even more so if the lead is Black. Besides, the cover is incredible and it deserves a read, right? I’m excited to finally dive into Bayron’s work and see if all these purchases will be worth it, haha.

This is why I’m on a book buying ban…

#4. The Burning God by R.F. Kuang

I think I have emotionally recovered enough to finally pick up the last book in the Poppy War trilogy. I know R.F. Kuang is going to prove that statement wrong and leave me a wreck, but I need to finish this series! I need to know what happens with Rin! She’s a disaster but I love her and I’m worried. I gotta make sure to read this when I don’t have any other big reading plans right after because I know the book hangover is gonna be intense.

#5. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

This is a non-fiction following the rise and fall of Theranos, a start-up that claimed it had the next big thing in the medical industry. Except it was all a big lie. I followed this story closely because I work as a medical laboratory technician and Holmes ‘invention’ would have directly affected my job. Now I really want to read this non-fiction to get more into the details of how this all happened.

What are your top five books you want to prioritize in 2023? Do you have any recommendations? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


8 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Books to Read in 2023

  1. I’m pretty sure Cinderella is Dead was on my “definitely” list in 2021. I wish you so much more luck than I used in reading it!! I hope you enjoy these when you get to them!! Thanks for joining this week 💕

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s