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Top Shelf: Books to Read in 2023

We've got a whole year of reading ahead! There are several already well underway, and so many more on our bookshelves and Kindles. Here's a few we're excited about this year:


Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

I'm already about halfway through this audiobook. I tagged it at some point last year after seeing it in a bookstagrammer's top reads, and it is really good. It's not a page-turner, but the main character is so rich and real, it's really unique!

My Hygge Home by Meik Weiking

This new release is on my nightstand, and I'm almost halfway through. I'll share highlights on the blog in weeks to come!

A few others on my list for this year include: finishing Caste by Isabel Wilkerson, Part of Your World by Abby Jiminez, some Michael Pollan, some J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl with my kids and some work reading. I'm all over the place! I'm sure I'll land on a new fantasy series at some point during the year as well.


I started this one last summer and I'm determined to finish it in 2023. I've enjoyed Sadie and Sam's unique and complicated relationship. The story is about video game design and offers bits of nostalgia — the book spans over 30 years.

The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani

I love Adriana's books. Her descriptive and elegant writing paints beautiful imagery. This book takes place in Italy prior to World War II. Like so many of her stories, this one is about the emotional complexity of families.

My list also includes Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood, Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood by Jessica Grose and It Starts with Us by Colleen Hoover.

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