My to be read list for 2023 is longer than it should be seven months into the year.
August just started, and I haven't read nearly enough this year. I could blame it on the fly-by feel of this year, but that wouldn't be true.
Reading is a form of self-care for me, and I read at least a chapter every morning before I crawl out of bed. I am supposed to read at least a chapter before I fall asleep every night, but, complete transparency here, I have been playing games on my phone instead.
Talk about messing up my circadian rhythm…
I have also been answering texts and emails when it is supposed to be "no screen time" after 9 pm on the days I am not working late.
So much for self-care, that quest went right out the window. I owe it to myself to do better.
So let's get on with this, shall we?
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My List of Books to be Read for the Rest of 2023
Currently Reading: “The Age of Treachery” by Gavin Scott
Honestly, these are not in any specific order to be read. The books in a series will be read in order. That is a given.
“Night Over Water” by Ken Follett
“Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare
“Rhythm of War” by Brandon Sanderson
“Chain of Iron” by Cassandra Clare
“Servant’s Hall” by Margaret Powell
“Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors” by Christopher Fowler
“The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell
“Walk the Wire” by David Baldacci
“Looking Good Dead” by Peter James
“Find Them Dead” by Peter James
And Recently Acquired Books To Be Read
Despite getting them in May, I haven’t added these to my TBR shelf yet.
“Standing In The Shadows” by Peter Robinson. Sadly, this is the very last DCI Bank’s book.
Rest in Peace, Mr Robinson.
Which brings us to a book I have been missing since my neighbor's tree crashed into my roof, and I lost a lot of my collection! Book 5 of the DCI Banks series, found in a Goodwill store no less for $3.50.
Reading it again just because I can.
“Past Reason Hated” by Peter Robinson
“Murder at Sunrise Lake” by Christine Feehan
Breaking my Books To Be Read down….
….into manageable chunks
Including my current reading, “The Age of Treachery” by Gavin Scott, I have 14 books to read over five months.
My chunks for getting my reading list completed will be:
August 3 books
- “The Age of Treachery” By Gaven Scott
- “Servant’s Hall” by Margaret Powell
- “Standing In The Shadows” by Peter Robinson
September 3 books
- “Past Reason Hated” by Peter Robinson
- “Murder at Sunrise Lake” by Christine Feehan
- “The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell
October 3 books
- “Chain of Gold” by Cassandra Clare
- “Night Over Water” by Ken Follett
- “Walk the Wire” by David Baldacci
November 3 books
- “Chain of Iron” by Cassandra Clare
- “Looking Good Dead” by Peter James
- “Find Them Dead” by Peter James
December 2 books
- “Bryant & May: Hall of Mirrors” by Christopher Fowler
- I will end the year with “Rhythm of War” by Brandon Sanderson in all its 1025-page glory. Technically, this book is the same size as 3 books all on its own. Wouldn't that make it like, oh... 4 books for December? HA!
As 2023 winds to a close, I will work on my To Be Read for 2024 and use the reading spread I made in my bullet journal at the beginning of the year but forgot to fill in. See what I mean about self-care going out the window?
Over to you!
If you have read any of the books in my TBR list, feel free to share your thoughts.
What books are on your To Be Read List? Do you have any you want to read by the end of 2023, or are they TBR in general when you get time?
Let us know in the comments below!