2023 Best of Shelf Predictions

Hello readers! Today’s post is another in my series of Bookish Lists – my predictions for which new releases this year will make it onto my 2023 Best of Shelf list. This post was technically supposed to go up last month along with my other start of year posts, but I couldn’t find a good slot on my posting schedule to fit it into, hence the delay. I suppose it’s not too bad, since I’ve only read one book from this list so far.

This set of predictions is based on the list of new books for the year I have as of right now. I fully expect more additions to the list around mid to late summer when we’ll know more about releases for October-December. Without further ado, here are the titles I feel have the potential to be on my best of shelf this year – it’s quite a long list, so it’ll be interesting to see how many actually do end up there!

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WWW Wednesday | February 8, 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Code Name Sapphire – Pam Jenoff – HTP Books Winter 2023 Historical Fiction Blog Tour

Hello readers! Welcome to my stop on the Harlequin Trade Publishing Winter 2023 Historical Fiction Blog Tour for Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff! Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing and the author for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.


Code Name Sapphire

Author: Pam Jenoff

Genre: Historical Fiction

Published: February 7th, 2023 (Park Row)

Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Blogiversary Survey Results

Happy Monday readers! Today I’m sharing the results from the survey I did for my 4th blogiversary back in October. Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill it out, it was my first survey, so I was really excited to see so many responses! Your feedback has been really valuable to me as I consider what direction to take in this, my fifth year of blogging. Without further ado, here are the results!

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Most Anticipated Books | February 2023

Hello readers! It’s time for this month’s Most Anticipated Books post. This February, there are a couple of sequels set to hit shelves for some promising series that started last year, along with some brand new series too. Let’s take a look!


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Mini Reviews #22

Hello readers, and welcome to Mini Reviews, where I talk about some of the books I don’t write full length reviews for. This installment I’m discussing Legendborn, The Undercover Secretary and Five Survive.

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Do You Read Reviews and Spoilers Before or After?

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today topic is: Do You Read Reviews and Spoilers Before or After?

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Monthly Wrap Up | January 2023

Hello readers and welcome to my first monthly wrap up post of 2023! January has just flown by, and I’m really glad to have started the new year with some amazing reads. In a change of plans, I have decided to pick up a couple of reading challenges for the year and will be including updates for them in these posts going forward. One of my new challenges is to read atleast one classic each month, and another is to read atleast two titles from my backlist each month. I’ve also changed the format of my book reviews and monthly wrapups this year, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on them. Let’s take a look at my January!


10 Books

4,547 Pages

Goodreads Challenge Progress: 10/150


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WWW Wednesday | February 1, 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Book Review: Nine Liars – Maureen Johnson

Nine Liars

Author: Maureen Johnson

Series: Truly Devious #5

Genre: YA, Mystery/Thriller

Published: December 27th, 2022 (Katherine Tegen Books )

Goodreads

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Looking back at 2022 – How did my most anticipated reads turn out?

Hello readers, after a long break, I have a Bookish Lists post today! Three times a year, I post a list of my ten most anticipated titles for the season. In this new yearly bookish lists post, I’m going to take a look at these books – whether I read them or not, and how they turned out to be if I did.

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Book Review: All of Our Demise – Amanda Foody & C L Herman

All of Our Demise

Author: Amanda Foody & C. L. Herman

Series: All of Us Villains #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: August 30th, 2022 (Tor Teen )

Goodreads

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Let’s Talk Bookish: Books That You’re Grateful For

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today is a freebie, so I’m going back to a topic from last November that I didn’t have a chance to do: Books That You’re Grateful For.

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ARC Review: Stardust In Their Veins – Laura Sebastian

Stardust In Their Veins

Author: Laura Sebastian

Series: Castles In Their Bones #2

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Published: February 7th, 2023 (Delacorte Press)

Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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WWW Wednesday | January 25, 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Book Review: Kingdom of the Feared – Kerri Maniscalco

Kingdom of the Feared

Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Series: Kingdom of the Wicked #3

Genre: Fantasy

Published: September 27th, 2022 (Little, Brown BYR )

Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Let’s Talk Bookish: Collecting Books

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today’s topic is Collecting Books.

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WWW Wednesday | January 18, 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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Let’s Talk Bookish: Problematic Inspiration

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @ Book Nook Bits where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts. Today’s topic is Problematic Inspiration.

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WWW Wednesday | January 11, 2023

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

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