My TBR (To Be Read) Pile 2023
Reading has been my chosen source of escape since childhood. Through books I can live different adventures and be different people. I never stopped reading and I am the first to encourage others to take it up. I haven’t tried keeping track of what I read yet but thought I would attempt to this year. I read pretty fast so I can’t estimate how many books I will read by year end but I’m excited to find out!
The start of the year is often accompanied with the longing to improve and change. We look for inspiration while we focus on renewing our fitness, heath, goals and spirit. My TBR pile for January follows this trend.
- Breath by James Nestor
- The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times by Michelle Obama
- Marie Kondo’s Kurashi at Home: How to Organize Your Space and Achieve Your Ideal Life by Marie Kondo
- Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
- Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
- Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon
- Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin
This month’s selections include some subjects that deal with overlooked black history along with some relationship centered books and of course a good romance or two!
- Hades x Persephone Saga by Scarlett St. Clair
- Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl-A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship by Sherry Argov
- The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
- Set Boundaries Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
- Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley
- How to Not Die Alone: The Surprising Science That Will Help You Find Love by Logan Ury
March is Women’s History Month so my book choices were centered around strong female protagonists, historical figures and female authors.
- The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
- When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt by Kara Cooney
- The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
- Your Beauty Mark: The Ultimate Guide to Eccentric Glamour by Dita Von Teese
- The Golden Cage: A novel by Camilla Läckberg
- Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood
- Buy Yourself the F*cking Lillies: And Other Rituals to Fix Your Life, from Someone Who’s Been There by Tara Schuster
My TBR pile is growing! I spent plenty of time on my painting class last month and it took away from me reading. So I’ll be trying to catch up. This month includes Earth day and the focus on religion and resurrection with Easter so the titles I chose followed that theme. I’m hoping to catch up soon.
- Church of the Wild by Victoria Loorz
- The Enchanted Life by Sharon Blackie
I will be updating this list for each month throughout this year. If you have any suggestions for a book you think I should check out, leave it in the comments below! I am open to new genres and authors. And if you’d like to discuss any of these titles, head over to their review page and leave your thoughts.