2023 Reading List

2023 Reading List

2023 Reading List

This is just the beginning of the list of books I’m planning to read in 2023. Check back as I update this list often! Just about every week, I add new books I’ve accepted for review or titles I can’t resist as well as squeezing in a few backlist titles where I can.

Some of the backlist titles on this list are books I’ve already read and written up my review for, but my calendar has been so… well, booked… that I’ve had to wait to post about them. There are some great titles on here that I can’t wait to share my reviews about.

Like last year, I’m breaking up my list into three categories:

Young Adult Fiction (12 and up)

Middle Grade Fiction (8-12)

Graphic Novels/Nonfiction

Nonfiction

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Young Adult Fiction

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Long Run by James Acker

The Long Run by James Acker

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler

Going Bicoastal by Dahlia Adler

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli

Imogen, Obviously by Becky Albertalli

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Only on the Weekends by Dean Atta

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron

My Dear Henry: A Jekyll and Hyde Remix by Kalynn Bayron

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Cover to Come

You’re Not Supposed to Die Tonight by Kalynn Bayron

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Clementine and Danny Save the World (and Each Other) by Livia Blackburne

Clementine and Danny Save the World (And Each Other) by Livia Blackburne

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Secret of the Moon Conch by David Bowles and Guadalupe Garcia McCall

The Secret of the Moon Conch by David Bowles and Guadalupe García McCall

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Reggie and Delilah's Year of Falling by Elise Bryant

Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton

Sing Me to Sleep by Gabi Burton

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Breakup from Hell by Ann Davila Cardinal

Breakup from Hell by Ann Davila Cardinal

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


All Alone with You by Amelia Diane Coombs

All Alone with You by Amelia Diane Coombs

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Pledge by Cale Dietrich

The Pledge by Cale Dietrich

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Rebel, Brave and Brutal by Shannon Dittemore

Rebel, Brave and Brutal (Winter, White and Wicked #2) by Shannon Dittemore

ReviewAmazon | BookshopGoodreads


That's Debatable by Jen Doll

That’s Debatable by Jen Doll

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


A Song of Salvation by Alechia Dow

A Song of Salvation by Alechia Dow

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


How We Ricochet by Faith Gardner

How We Ricochet by Faith Gardner

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Better Must Come by Desmond Hall

Better Must Come by Desmond Hall

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton

My Imaginary Mary (Mary #2) by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan

The Buried and the Bound by Rochelle Hassan

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

The Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never (The Complete Series) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Review to Come | Amazon | Goodreads


Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones

Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Don't Ask If I'm Okay by Jessica Klara

Don’t Ask If I’m Okay by Jessica Klara

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Last One to Fall by Gabrielle Lepore

The Last One to Fall by Gabrielle Lepore

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Swift the Storm, Fierce the Flame by Meg Long

Swift the Storm, Fierce the Flame by Meg Long

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


All That's Left to Say by Emory Lord

All That’s Left to Say by Emery Lord

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Begin Again by Emma Lord

Begin Again by Emma Lord

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Beauty Reborn by Elizabeth Lowham

Beauty Reborn by Elizabeth Lowham

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Spell Bound by F. T. Lukens

Spell Bound by F. T. Lukens

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu

I Will Find You Again by Sarah Lyu

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Take a Bow Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden

Take a Bow, Noah Mitchell by Tobias Madden

ReviewAmazon | BookshopGoodreads


Minus One Club by Kekla Magoon

The Minus One Club by Kekla Magoon

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Ophelia After All by Raquel Marie

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


You Wouldn't Dare by Samantha Markum

You Wouldn’t Dare by Samantha Markum

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley

All the Dead Lie Down by Kyrie McCauley

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Gilded by Marissa Meyer

Gilded (Gilded #1) by Marissa Meyer

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O'Clover

The Seven Percent of Ro Devereux by Ellen O’Clover

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Last Sunrise in Eterna by Amparo Ortiz

Last Sunrise in Eterna by Amparo Ortiz

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success by Jessica Parra

Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success by Jessica Parra

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price

Sense and Second-Degree Murder by Tirzah Price

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Castelon by Alyssa Roat

Castelon (Wraithwood #3) by Alyssa Roat

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


No Perfect Places by Steven Salvatore

No Perfect Places by Steven Salvatore

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by Ashley Schumacher

The Renaissance of Gwen Hathaway by Ashley Schumacher

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Running for Shelter by Suzette Sheft

Running for Shelter: A True Story by Suzette Sheft

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


The Other Side of Infinity by Joan F. Smith

The Other Side of Infinity by Joan F. Smith

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

See You Yesterday by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


If Tomorrow Doesn't Come by Jen St. Jude

If Tomorrow Doesn’t Come by Jen St. Jude

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Architect by Jonathan Starrett

The Architect by Jonathan Starrett

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


This Place is Still Beautiful by Xixi Tian

This Place is Still Beautiful by Xixi Tian

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Always the Almost by Edward Underhill

Always the Almost by Edward Underhill

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Brighter Than the Moon by David Valdes

Brighter Than the Moon by David Valdes

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Severed Thread by Leslie Vedder

The Severed Thread (The Bone Spindle #2) by Leslie Vedder

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Stateless by Elizabeth Wein

Stateless by Elizabeth Wein

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

Borrow My Heart by Kasie West

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Hunt for Eden's Star by D. J. Williams

The Hunt for Eden’s Star by D. J. Williams

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Greymist Fair by Francesca Zappia

Greymist Fair by Francesca Zappia

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia

Katzenjammer by Francesca Zappia

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Cartographers by Amy Zhang

The Cartographers by Amy Zhang

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Middle Grade Fiction

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Flip Turns by Catherine Arguelles

Flip Turns by Catherine Arguelles

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Elvia and the Gift of Passion by Ruthy Ballard

Elvia and the Gift of Passion by Ruthy Ballard

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Swallowtail Legacy 2: Betrayal by the Book by Michael D. Beil

The Swallowtail Legacy 2: Betrayal by the Book by Michael D. Beil

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Raven Throne by Stephanie Burgess

The Raven Throne (Raven Crown #2) by Stephanie Burgis

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Rise of the School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


It's Boba Time for Pearl Li by Nicole Chen

It’s Boba Time for Pearl Li by Nicole Chen

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The House Swap by Yvette Clark

The House Swap by Yvette Clark

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell

How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate by Cressida Cowell

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory

Nowhere Better Than Here by Sarah Guillory

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


My Name is Hamburger by Jacqueline Jules

My Name is Hamburger by Jacqueline Jules

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


37 Days at Sea by Barbara Krasner

37 Days at Sea by Barbara Krasner

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca

Mirror to Mirror by Rajani LaRocca

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Kelcie Murphy and the Hunt for the Heart of Danu by Erika Lewis

Kelcie Murphy and the Hunt for the Heart of Danu (Academy for the Unbreakable Arts #2) by Erika Lewis

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

The Lost Year by Katherine Marsh

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


When Sea Becomes Sky by Gillian McDunn

When Sea Becomes Sky by Gillian McDunn

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby

The Science of Being Angry by Nicole Melleby

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Paper Daughters of Chinatown by Heather B. Moore and Allison Hong Merrill

The Paper Daughters of Chinatown (Adapted for Young Readers) by Heather B. Moore and Allison Hong Merrill

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


What Happened to Rachel Riley by Claire Swinarski

What Happened to Rachel Riley? by Claire Swinarski

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

Finally Seen by Kelly Yang

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Graphic Novels

I don’t consider myself a big graphic novel reader, but already this year, there are a number of graphic novels in my post queue and on my reading list. Time for them to have their own section, I believe!

Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas

Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The Librarian of Auschwitz: The Graphic Novel by Antonio Iturbe, Salva Rubio, and Loreto Aroca

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Stonekeeper - Amulet 1 - Kazu Kibuishi

The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Heartstopper: Volume 4 by Alice Oseman

Heartstopper: Volume Four by Alice Oseman

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Lightfall The Girl and the Galdurian by Tim Probert

The Girl and the Galdurian (Lightfall #1) by Tim Probert

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Lightfall: Shadow of the Bird by Tim Probert

Shadow of the Bird (Lightfall #2) by Tim Probert

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Victory. Stand!: Raising by Fist for Justice by Anyabwile, Barnes, and Smith

Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie Smith, Derrick Barnes, and Dawud Anyabwile

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Maus I - A Survivor's Tale - My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Maus II A Survivor's Tale And Here My Troubles Began

Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads

Nonfiction

I try to read and review at least one nonfiction title per month. These are the ones currently on my reading list and review calendar for this year.

How to Go Anywhere and Not Get Lost by Hans Aschim

How to Go Anywhere (And Not Get Lost) by Hans Aschim

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Don't Sit on the Baby by Halley Bondy

Don’t Sit on the Baby, 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting by Halley Bondy

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Secret Life of Bees by Moira Butterfield

The Secret Life of Bees: Meet the Bees of the World with Buzzwing the Honeybee by Moira Butterfield

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Notorious RBG by Irin Carmoun and Shana Knizhnik

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Outdoor School: Tree, Wildflower and Mushroom Spotting by Mary Kay Carson and John D. Dawson

Outdoor School: Tree, Wildflower and Mushroom Spotting by Mary Kay Carson and John D. Dawson

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Black Ballerinas by Misty Copeland

Black Ballerinas: My Journey to Our Legacy by Misty Copeland

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Total Garbage by Rebecca Donnelly and John D. Dawson

Total Garbage by Rebecca Donnelly and John Hendrix

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson

The Forest Feast for Kids by Erin Gleeson

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


All Boys Aren't Blue by George M. Johnson

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto by George M. Johnson

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


A Song for the Cosmos by Jan Lower

A Song for the Cosmos by Jan Lower and Gary Kelley

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell

Josephine: the Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Cover to Come

Into the Winds by Carrie Ryan

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Make This Book Wild by Jo Shofield and Fiona Danks

Make This Book Wild by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks

Review to Come | Amazon | BookshopGoodreads


Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Dark Testament by Crystal Simone Smith

Dark Testament: Blackout Poems by Crystal Simone Smith

ReviewAmazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Pauli Murray by Rosita Stevens-Holsey and Terry Catasus Jennings

Pauli Murray: The Life of a Pioneering Feminist and Civil Rights Activist by Rosita Stevens-Holsey and Terry Catasús Jennings

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


Milk Bar: Kids Only: A Cookbook by Christina Tosi

Milk Bar: Kids Only: A Cookbook by Christina Tosi

Review to Come | Amazon | Bookshop | Goodreads


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