Welcome to the world of 2023, where our idea of a good time is cuddled up with a good book! If you’re looking for the perfect book to kick off the new year, you need to look no further. January was a great month for me in terms of reading, with fifteen books completed, and several amazing finds along the way. While we all have different tastes, I’m sharing my unique and honest opinion of each book with you, so you can decide what books are best for you. In this January 2023 reading wrap-up, I’ll be uncovering the best and worst books of January 2023 using my Buy/Borrow/Pass rating system. With this guide in hand, you’ll be able to make the most informed decisions when searching for your next great read.
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A fun revenge thriller with lots of characters, drama, and murder.
Knot My Type
A super steamy romance with lots of disability representation but little else.
The Marriage Portrait
A great exploration of the lives of young women in medieval Europe.
A heartbreaking and poignant look at life, love, and loss during times of turmoil.
The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre
Everything you could ever want and more in a WWII historical romance.
A fast-paced murder mystery that explores privilege, race, and class.
Beyond That, The Sea
The story of a young English girl sent to the US to await the end of WWII.
The Mitford Affair
Exploration of the lives of the Mitford sisters and their ties to Nazi Germany.
How to Sell a Haunted House
A wild ride full of possessed puppets, family secrets, and sibling rivalry.
The House of Eve
Emotional and full of richly drawn characters, this historical fiction is one you won’t soon forget.
River Sing Me Home
A powerful novel about the strength of one mother and her fight to find what’s hers.
The House in the Pines
Predictable tale of an unreliable female narrator with a substance use problem.
The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone
Magical realism at its finest! A quirky love story full of magic and wonder.
Code Name Sapphire
The story of two cousins, the Nazi Resistance, and the man they both love.
Shrines of Gaiety
A dizzying tale of post-WWI London filled with too many characters and not enough plot.
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