New year, New Book

With everyone still in New Year’s resolution mode, let’s talk about books. A popular post of Facebook right now is the “12 Book Challenge”. For those unfamiliar with the post it is one book for every month with people commenting on books that they recommend.

So if you are like me and trying to get back into reading here are a few books you can start with. And with any luck you have all 12 books picked out for the year! So let’s jump right in:

1. Colleen Hoover Books

Colleen. Colleen. Colleen. If you have not hopped on the Colleen Hoover bus by now – you need to stop what you are doing, drive to your nearest Barnes & Noble, and pick one. She literally had Tik Tok in a chokehold over her books. I’ve read a handful and I have yet to be disappointed. Some of the most recommended books:

  • It Ends With Us
  • Ugly Truth
  • Verity
  • It Starts With Us
  • November 9th
  • All Your Perfects

2. Frieda McFadden Books

Next on my list is Frieda. She’s been popping up a lot on recommendations. She has a few good books, but the one that stands out the most is The Housemaid.

Some other books of hers to check out are The Inmate & Never Lie.

3. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. Under The Whispering Door by Tj Klune

5. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris

6. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

8. A Court Of Thrones & Roses by Sarah J. Maas

This book is actually the start of a series followed by: The Court of Mist & Fury, The Court of Wings & Ruin, The Court of Frost & Starlight, and The Court of Silver Flames.

7. The Last To Vanish by Megan Miranda

9. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

10.We Are All The Same In The Dark by Julie Heaberlin

11. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

12. The Silent Patient by Alex Michelaides

Some promising reads and some great choices to start the year with. Since I have already read a few off this list I have already set aside my books for this year.

My personal 12 books for 2023

I’ve already started this year off with Emily Leys’s When Less Becomes More. Personally, I wanted to start my year off by simplifying my house as well as my mind and so far it’s been a great read.

And remember mamas, reading is self-care. Make sure you are taking time out of your busy schedules to focus on something for yourself. Whether that be reading or another hobby, taking the time can help reset after taking care of the babes.

If you have any must-reads to share with the mamas, feel free to leave a comment! 😀

XOXO – A Busy Mama

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