Happy 2023, my friends! It’s time for another book list. I have finally put together my list of must-read books for the first quarter of this year, so I’m going to share them with you! I’m also sharing what I use to read, my favorite book apps and more. I have 25 books on this list to start, and every quarter I will update with my next 25! I wanted to leave room to add other books that I find along the year. But here are my quarter one picks. Let’s jump right into it.


These are all the apps / websites I use when reading:


  • Kindle Paperwhite
    • This is how I read all my books!! I am OBSESSED with it. It has a matte screen so you can read even in direct sunlight, it’s extremely lightweight and it connects with my Libby, Goodreads and Amazon apps. I can hold hundreds of books and check books out directly from the library.
  • Libby (connects to my local library so I can check out books for my Kindle)
    • This app is amazing. Just upload your library card and then check e-reader books out directly from there! It reminds you when your books are due and keeps them all organized.
  • Goodreads
    • I have my goals set up in here, and it’s where I find new books to read and review.
  • Amazon
    • I buy all my books from Amazon if I can’t find them at my local library. They download directly to my Kindle.
  • Bookclubz
    • I actually am a part of a couple book clubs – and this app makes it so easy to message the group, create polls and keep track of the books you are reading!


  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy
  • Mystery
  • True Crime
  • FLUFFY ROMANCE! –> this is a new one for me.

Most of the books I read are similar to the ACOTAR / Percy Jackson / Red Queen / Hunger Games / etc. I LOVE anything that has to do with enemies to lovers, Greek or Roman mythology, and young adult / coming of age.

This past year, I dove into the world of fluffy romances and let me tell you: I’m obsessed. Think – Love Hypothesis, Book Lovers, The Spanish Love Deceptions, People We Meet On Vacation, etc. I am also surprisingly in love with hockey/sports romances (Icebreaker + Briar U, looking at you). 10/10 across the board for fluffy love stories with happy endings!


  1. Fairy Tale by Stephen King
  2. Sorrow and Starlight (Zodiac Academy #8) by Carolina Peckham
  3. Broken Face (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac #4) by Caroline Peckham
  4. Warrior Fae (Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac #5) by Caroline Packham
  5. Really Good, Actually by Monica Heisey
  6. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
  7. Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young
  8. Cover Story by Susan Rigetti
  9. The Family Game by Catherine Steadman
  10. Vengeance of the Pirate Queen by Tricia Levenseller
  11. The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean
  12. Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney
  13. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
  14. Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano
  15. Caraval Series (3 books) by Stephanie Garber
  16. Wicked Beauty (Dark Olympus #3) by Katee Robert
  17. Realm Breaker (2 books) by Victoria Aveyard
  18. The Family Plot by Megan Collins
  19. Belladonna by Adalyn Grace
  20. The Stolen Heir by Holly Black
  21. Haunting Adeline by H.D. Carlton
  22. Spring Tide by Ki Stephens
  23. Ocean View Series (3 books) by Morgan Elizabeth
  24. Embers (Phoenix Prophesy #4) by Cara Clare

TOTAL: 29 Books

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