MARIA MAGDELEINA

writer, podcaster, artist, child of God

Books I Want to Read in 2023

Every January, I set my reading challenge goal for the year. In 2022, I read 40 books, and this year, I am planning to read 50. Here is a list of the books I want to read this year. What do you think? What books do you want to read?

  1. A book with more than 500 pages: We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live by Joan Didion
  2. A classic romance: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  3. A book that became a movie: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  4. A book published this year: Happy Place by Emily Henry
  5. A book with a number in the title: 12 Notes: On Life and Creativity by Quincy Jones
  6. A book written by someone under 30: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  7. A book by a female author: Reading Like a Writer by Francine Prose
  8. A thriller: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  9. A mystery: All Her Little Secrets by Wanda M. Morris
  10. A book with a one-word title: Quiet by Susan Cain
  11. A book of short stories: The Best Short Stories 2021
  12. A book set in a different country: The Cairo Trilogy by Naguib Mahfouz
  13. A book written by a celebrity: Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson
  14. A nonfiction book: Single. Dating. Engaged. Married. by Ben Stuart
  15. A popular author’s first book: The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  16. A book from an author you love that you haven’t read yet: Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  17. A book a friend recommended: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
  18. A book your mom loves: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  19. A book based on its cover: Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
  20. A book in line with what I studied: Don’t Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language by David Shariatmadari
  21. A memoir: Becoming by Michelle Obama
  22. A biography: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  23. A book in French: L’effet Malik #1 by Jean-Francois Vinet
  24. A book from your childhood: Le Palais japonais by José Mauro de Vasconcelos
  25. A history book: A Little History of Poetry by John Carey
  26. A book with a colour in the title: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  27. A book by an author you’ve never read before: In a New York Minute by Kate Spencer
  28. A book you own but have never read: The Way of a Pilgrim and the Pilgrim Continues His Way by Anonymous
  29. A book that takes place in your hometown: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
  30. A book that was originally written in a different language: The Days by Taha Hussein
  31. A play: The Plays of Anton Chekhov by Anton Chekhov
  32. A banned book (to read during banned books week): Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  33. A book you started but never finished: Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
  34. A book on feminism: Last Days at Hot Slit: The Radical Feminism of Andrea Dworkin by Andrea Dworkin
  35. A poetry book: Mummy Eaters by Sherry Shenoda
  36. A book read in a book club: All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks
  37. A book that has a book on the cover: Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  38. A book you picked because it caught your attention: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
  39. A book published the month of your birthday: The Emma Project by Sonali Dev
  40. A book by or about a journalist: Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan
  41. A book with a pink cover: Here for the Drama by Kate Bromley
  42. A book I meant to read last year: Take Care of Your Type: An Enneagram Guide to Self-Care by Christina S. Wilcox
  43. A book by a prolific author: Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  44. A book by a Latinx author: Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
  45. A booktok recommendation: When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal by Brianna Wiest
  46. A book by a BIPOC author: Poems by Maya Angelou
  47. A book about a band or music: Once Upon a Time in Shaolin: The Untold Story of the Wu Tang Clan’s Million-Dollar Secret Album, the Devaluation of Music, and America’s New Public Enemy No. 1 by Cyrus Bozorgmehr
  48. A different book by an author you read last year: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  49. A duology: Vango by Timothée de Fombelle
  50. A book with two points of views: Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez

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