So every year around the halfway point I tend to check in with myself to see how my TBR list is going! I love to see what I ended up reading in order, what new books got added and bumped to the top, and what I still have to look forward to! So, let’s dive in!

What am I reading? Mid-Year 2023 Bookshelf Check in!

I like to share this list with every bookshelf update because I think it’s helpful to know what apps / devices I love to use no matter what “what am I reading” you land on!


  • 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!

HERE WAS MY BOOK LIST FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR (and which ones I ended up actually reading):

  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

PLUS – here are the books I ended up adding in:

  1. When We Were by Diana Elliot Graham
  2. Final Offer (Dreamland Billionaires #3) by Lauren Asher
  3. Just The Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica
  4. Rule Number Five by Jesse Wilder
  5. Secretly Yours (A Vine Mess #1) by Tessa Bailey
  6. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  7. Happy Place by Emily Henry
  8. The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard
  9. The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni
  10. The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni
  11. The Blood Traitor by Lynette Noni
  12. My Killer Vacation by Tessa Bailey
  13. Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros
  14. Unfortunately Yours (A Vine Mess #2) by Tessa Bailey
  15. The Book of Fades by Rachel Moore
  16. The Fae Princes by Nikki St. Crowe
  17. Pucking Around by Emily Rath

My total for the year so far is 27 books, which is great, considering I have had much less time to read than I had this time last year. I plan on bumping up the amount of books I’m reading per month once baby girl gets here and I take my maternity leave!

I’m excited to keep reading this year – especially because I have so many series’ that have more books coming out! I am STOKED to revisit some of my favorite character’s stories.

I will updated again at the end of the year, but you can always follow me on Goodreads to see my reading in real time – you can find me under Taylor Mobley!!

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