Reading goals: Series to read in 2023

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2023 brings joy and health for one and all!

As is my annual tradition, rather than setting a bunch of reading goals that I probably won’t actually try to achieve, I prefer to limit my bookish goals to series reading. There are so many series out there that I want to get to!

I absolutely recognize that I may end up changing my mind on some or all of these, but as of now…

My priority series to read in 2023 will be:

A bunch of carry-overs from 2022:

Children of Time series by Adrian Tchaikovsky: I own two of these books, and the 3rd comes out in January. I meant to at least start these last year… hoping to do better this year!

The Locked Tomb series by Tamsyn Muir: Another carry-over. I’ve read the first book (Gideon the Ninth), and have books 2 & 3 on my shelves, ready to go!

Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers – I finished the first two in 2022, and definitely plan to read the remaining two ASAP.

The Lady Janies series by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows: I read My Lady Jane in 2022, and want to read the next two in 2023.

Plus, some new additions to the list — series to start (and maybe even finish!) in 2023:

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon: My daughter recommended these to me, and so far, I haven’t had any romance series on my annual series lists.

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper: This is an older fantasy series that I really should have read by this point in my life! I read the first book years ago with one of my kids, but I think it’s about time that I give the series a shot, just for me.

Regency Faerie Tales by Olivia Atwater: This series slipped past my radar, but then I started seeing a lot of positive reviews. I think I need to give these books a try.

And finally…

A couple of series that I’ve been meaning to get around to for a while now. Who knows? Maybe 2023 will finally be the year that I give them a try. My “maybe” series for this year are:

  • The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn
  • Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny

Are you planning to start any new series this year? If you’ve read any of the series on my list for 2023, please let me know what you thought and if you have any recommendations!

12 thoughts on “Reading goals: Series to read in 2023

  1. I definitely recommend Inspector Gamache and the Wayfarer series. I don’t have any new series to start but I’m always interested in looking at what other people recommend.

  2. What a fun way to set a reading goal for yourself. Several of these series look really good…I’m especially intrigued by the first two. I need to catch up on several series that I’ve been reading this year, and finish a couple of sequels to first books that I read and loved last year. Good luck reading all of these! 😀

  3. I started Children of Time in December, and then I came down with a nasty cold and my brain said “nope!”. I want to get back to it soon. The Dark is Rising sequence is fantastic! The second book, The Dark is Rising, was recently adapted as an audio drama by the BBC, and I think is available through whatever podcast app you might use.

  4. I have some series I’d love to start, but I can’t think of any I’m trying to get through, unless I’m waiting for the next book to come out. This looks pretty ambitious, good luck!

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