What’s on my TBR?

When I decided to return to blogging, and hence reading, I never realised how quickly this little hobby of mine would take over my life again. I have been devouring books, reading up to 4 and 5 hours a day and absolutely loving it. Reading and blogging have once again become a much needed respite from everything else that has been going on in my life (switching jobs, building a house, empty nesting, new puppy training).

At the end of last year, I had a tiny TBR of only 5-6 books and I was happy plodding along, reading a book here or there, whenever the mood struck me. I was comfortable reading a book or two each month, maybe listening to an audiobook as I travelled to and from work. Now, having read 15 books in 8 weeks I think it’s safe to say I have crossed back over. Returning to something that I truly love to do, after underestimating how much I might have missed it.

Every day I find myself scrolling through Goodreads, NetGalley and other bloggers posts, adding new books to my TBR with such regularity I have no idea how I will ever keep up.

So with that all said, I have created a new page where I can document my 2023 TBR, updating it regularly with new books needing to be read. I’ll also be able to check off and rate books as I make my way through this ever growing list. But first, I’d like to share what was on my 2022 TBR list coming into 2023 and what has been added over January and February.

2022 TBR:

  • Atlas of Love by Laurie Frankel
  • Beard with Me by Penny Reid
  • Beard Necessities by Penny Reid
  • In a Thousand Different Ways by Cecilia Ahern
  • The Unusual Abduction of Avery Conifer by Ilsa Evans
  • Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Books added:


  • Big Chicas Don’t Cry by Annette Chavez Macias
  • Impossible to Forget by Imogen Clark
  • Before the Coffee gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Adelaide by Genevieve Wheeler
  • Who Do you Think You Are Maggie Pink? by Janet Hoggarth
  • The Magic of Found Objects by Maddie Dawson
  • Really Good, Actually by Monica Helsey
  • Happy Place by Emily Henry
  • Nobody Puts Romcoms in the Corner by Kathryn Freeman (ARC)
  • The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez
  • The Book Proposal by K. J. Micciche (ARC)
  • I Love You, I Hate You by Elizabeth Davis
  • Queen Bee by Ciara Geraghty
  • The Couple Upstairs by Holly Wainwright
  • The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins
  • Rent to Be by Sonia Hartl (ARC)
  • Practice makes Perfect by Sarah Adams
  • Lucy on the Wild Side by Kerry Rea
  • The House of Eve by Sadeqa Johnson
  • The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
  • Acts of Violet by Margarita Montimore
  • Never Ever Getting Back Together by Sophie Gonzales
  • The Mis-Arrangement of Sana Saeed by Noreen Mughees (ARC)
  • The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak


  • Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond your Wildest Dreams by Gabrielle Bernstein
  • Light is the New Black by Rebecca Campbell
  • Spare by Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex
  • I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy
  • Creative Visualisation by Shakti Gawain

Books removed: None

Total books: 37 books

So yeah…that’s a LOT!!

Admittedly many of these I have read since adding them to the pile, but as the list is backdated, they still remain listed until my March TBR post.

What state is your TBR in? Better or worse than mine?

Comment below. I’m always up for a bookish chat!

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