Hello all! Can you believe it is already 2024?!??!

 

My book filled mind simply cannot seem to wrap around it! *still processing the shock that 2023 is over* *lays in bed in agony* *stares at TBR*….

 

That being said I did read some FABULOUS books in 2023 and I must say it might be one of my most successful reading years!!! I read 87 books this year and found sooo many new favorites that it was hard to narrow down this list: But here are a few that really stood out to me and made a memorable impact (aka live in my mind rent free ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

 

Still beating by Jennifer Hartman 

One of the most HEARTBREAKING books I have ever read – please please read this you will not regret!! It will stay with you long after you read it – it is simply breathtaking and will leave scars on your heart. 

Forever Never by Lucy Score

OMG this book has some of the most unique characters that make the page come to life!! Plus the chemistry is off the charts in this one and I LOVED the small town elements but really it was the unique way art is portrayed and incorporated in this book that made it an all time fav – so good!!

Fractured Sky by Catherine Cowles

This book is everything I love in a book and more!!! Two of the most broken characters finding solace in one another plus it takes place on a horse ranch – need I say more?!!! 

Down London Road by Samantha Young 

This book has a special place in my heart. I just really relate to both the main characters the romance in this is beautiful. 10/10 recommend.  

Yours Truly by Abby Jimenez 

THIS BOOK IS AHHHH SO GOOD ALL TIME FAV. I love how eye opening this book is and I love the way anxiety is portrayed in this. The romance is so soft and I loved how they were both doctors and understood one another in a way that is truly unmatched. This was such a nice surprise and I literally recommend it to everyone I know. So good. 

Duke Most Wicked by Lenora Bell

Such a quality historical romance. I don’t remember much but I do remember she is a music teacher and he hires her to teach his sisters. The sweet moments between the two and the angst in this is just pure perfection!!! 10/10 recommend. 

 

One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig

This one totally took me by surprise in the best way. Not only is this one of the most unique fantasys I have ever read but the ROMANCE in this is so surprisingly good that it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And the ENDING?!?!  Don’t even get me started – so freaking good. 

Thorne Princess by LJ Shen

Another win from my favorite author of whole time. I feel like this book really pushed boundaries and I love how unique and complex LJ Shens characters are. I need to read more from her because I am behind lol. 

Rule by Jay Crownover

AHHHHH A comforting bad boy romance I am OBSESSED with. Rule is a tattoo artist and Shaw is the girl he always thought of as belonging to his brother until everything changes and his whole world is turned on his axis. I just love the way Shaw sticks through it with him and the way they both connect and understand what the other needs. The friend group in this is also amazing but most of all I just love the way this book makes me feel. So amazing. 

Heartless by Elsie Silver

Are we surprised this is one the list? No we are not. Small town romance perfection. Top tier banter. Great steam. Lovable characters. This book is just great all around and I cannot recommend it enough. Another series I need to catch up on. 

A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME. Jacks in the enigmatic love of my life book boyfriend  I need in my life and I am so SAD this series is over!!!! SOOOO good. I just love this series with my whole heart. 

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros 

I LOVED THIS! I read the sequel too and the dragons, the action, the knife edged tension filled plot was PERFECTION and the romance did not disappoint either!! SO GOOD!!!

 

What were some of your favorites this year?? Do we have any in common? Lets chat in the comments below!

-BubblyBooks

 

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