Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is a freebie — we all choose our own topics!
I haven’t done a TTT post in a while and my brain cells are not feeling up for anything too challenging… so I’m keeping it simple. My book group picks our monthly discussion books for an entire calendar year ahead of time, and we’ve just finalized our selections for 2023!
So yes, that makes this a top 12 list — but I couldn’t decide which two to leave out, so I’m going for it.
Here’s what we’ll be reading in 2023:
- January – Miss Austen by Gil Hornby
- February – An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, #1) by Charlaine Harris
- March – The Heroine’s Journey by Gail Carriger
- April – Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
- May – Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein
- June – The Matchmaker’s Gift by Lynda Loigman Cohen
- July – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray
- August – Cotillion by Georgette Heyer
- September – The Measure by Nikki Erlick
- October – Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson
- November – Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal
- December – Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
As you can see, we aim for a mix of genres as well as a mix of newer and older books. I have to say, I think we’ve done a great job planning for next year! I’ve already read our March and November books, but I’m happy to read them again, and I’m excited for all the new books I’ll be reading and discussing with my amazing group.
Have you read any of these? What do you think of our choices?
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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: [FREEBIE TOPIC] Books my book group will be reading in 2023”
I hope you love all of them! And, wow, your group is organized.
My post: https://lydiaschoch.com/top-ten-tuesday-what-books-should-actually-be-about-based-on-their-titles/
We try :). We spend a LOT of time talking about options, but then we can plan ahead for a whole year, and it just work well for us.
Pleased to see Heyer on the list! And great set of picks overall.
I always enjoy Georgette Heyer’s books, and I’m excited we’ll be reading one next year — it’s been a while for me since I read one of hers, and this one will be new to me.
I have read this if i remember right but much too long ago to really remember. Must see if I have a copy around
I’ve read 4 of these! Great list!
Thanks! Which did you read?
I read Black Cake, Matchmaker’s Gift, Personal Librarian, and Small Things Like These
Awesome! I was already planning to read the first two of those, so I’m really glad my book group picked them. 🙂
Hope you enjoy your books 📚
Thank you! I’m excited about all of them!
I always love seeing what different book clubs choose to read. The only one of these that I’ve read is Shades of Milk and Honey, which I really enjoyed, and I want to read The Measure because it just sounds so interesting. 😀
Did you read the rest of the series (for Shades of Milk and Honey)? I loved them all! I’m happy to have an excuse to revisit that world. 🙂
Nice selections. I’ve only read Small Things. Personal Librarian is on my TBR. Good decision to share this today!
I was struggling to find a topic!
There’s a great variety here. I haven’t read any of them. I hope you enjoy the books and have some great discussions in the new year.
Thank you! Even when a book doesn’t work out for all of us, we still manage to have great discussion. 🙂
I loved reading The Matchmaker’s Gift!
Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!
I’m excited for that one! I had intended to read it this fall, but once I knew the group was considering it, I decided to hold off. I’ve really enjoyed her other books, so glad to hear that you loved it!
That’s a good idea to pick ahead and give people a chance to order/buy the book and the wait might not be so long at the library because they aren’t new releases. There are a couple of these on my TBR – it’ll be interesting to read your reviews.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Since we have some members who participate from outside the US, it’s always tricky to find books that will be available for everyone. We ended up (sadly) deciding against a really recent book because not everyone would be able to access it . Some of our members only want books that are available through the library, so we tend to wait a bit after a new release comes out.
Personal Librarian and Small Things are both great.
I’m glad to hear it! I remember your review of Personal Librarian — one of the ones I read that got me interested in reading it!
I hope your book club enjoys them all! I need to read Miss Austen. I’ve heard good things about it.