I had a resolution to read more in 2023. As you will be able to see in the below list, there were many fits and starts until I found that I really love a good audiobook. My eyes get tired, and I love to be able to walk, cook, or clean while I listen. This habit bundle has cut down my time on social media and watching TV while I couple a few healthy habits together.
I have always been a fan of Nora Roberts. She is my guilty pleasure and helped me finally kick off this journey. I was trying for a mix of my fallback romance novels, mysteries, self-help, and organizing books. I had never tried memoirs before, but they turned out to be among my favorites this year which was a nice surprise.
I use an app called Headway to preview self-help books to decide if I want to spend the time on the content. My goal for 2024 is to do one preview daily on Headway to add books to my reading list in Libby or Audible, so I always have my next book lined up. I have a secondary goal of finding a few podcasts I can add to the mix for when I am driving.
Nightwork – Nora Roberts
February – March – kept taking things out and the loan would be due before I began – I needed a better system for when I am super busy and can’t read.
Signal Fires – Dani Shapiro
The Awakening – Nora Roberts (first audio book ever!)
The Becoming – Nora Roberts
The Choice – Nora Roberts
Hideaway – Nora Roberts
Identity – Nora Roberts
Happier Human – SJ Scott, A Amit
Untamed – Glennon Doyle
8 Rules of Love – Jay Shetty
Greenlights – Matthew McConaughey
Tell Me Everything – Minka Kelly
Counterfeit – Kristin Chen
Spare – Prince Harry
Tiny Beautiful Things – Cheryl Strayed
The Spectacular – Fiona Davis
Lucky – Marissa Stapley
Remarkably Bright Creatures – Shelby Van Pelt
Firekeepers Daughter – Angeline Boulley
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
The Untethered Soul – Michael A Singer
No Filter – Paulina Porizkova
The Other Woman – Sandie Jones
Atlas of the Heart – Brene Brown
Happiness Falls – Angie Kim
Year of Yes – Shonda Rhimes
Shoe Dog – Phil Knight
Mother Daughter Murder Night – Nina Simon
I am pleased with the progress made on this goal. I feel a little smarter, happier, and more productive! I get the newsletter from Reese’s Book Club and add all the books that appeal to my reading list. I also joined a book club that takes place inside the Roslyn Salt Cave so my January read is already lined up!
I am always looking for suggestions, so please share your favorite reads of 2023 and check out this list ranked by authors!