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Books To Start Off 2023

If you're like me, you've already set your Goodreads 2023 reading goal (and it might be a little ambitious). For the last few years, my New Year resolution has been to dedicate more time to reading. So I thought I would help you out and give you some recommendations that will either get you out of a reading slump, or are just fun reads to start the year off with! Most of these are recent favorites, or 2022 reads, and there's all different genres in this list.

Carrie Soto Is Back - Taylor Jenkins Reid

A powerful novel about the cost of greatness when a legendery pro tennis player, Carrie Soto, attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime.

I rated this book 5/5 stars! It's motivational, inspiring, and honestly a page turner. I'm a big fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid, so if you haven't read this one yet, I highly recommend. It's quickly became my favorite book of hers so far. If you're a tennis player, or enjoying tennis, then I FOR-SURE recommend it. But anyone would love this book.

True Biz - Sara Novic

Part coming of age story, part love letter to the deaf community, part tale of political outrage and awakening. This is an absolute must-read for so many reasons, but mostly to learn more about the deaf community and a better understanding on their struggles.

This book is so informational about American Sign Language and deaf culture. Focusing on a school for the deaf, you get an understanding of how being deaf affects someone from all ages of life. It's inspiring and informative and witty.

The Paris Apartment - Lucy Foley

Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem. When a journalist goes missing, his little sister will stop at nothing to uncover what happened to him, and she can't help but wonder if it has something to do with the eery place he's living.

Recommending this book for all Thriller lovers. It's a page turner with short chapters and an unraveling mystery that will keep you wondering what's coming next. The twists and turns are unique and unexpected, and the characters are all developed really well. Highly recommend!

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow - Gabrielle Zevin

Two friends, who are often in love, but never lovers, must contend with the fame, joy and tragedy that comes with success after they enter the world of video game design. Spanning three decades and multiple locations, this love story by The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry author is anything but predictable.

I haven't read this book yet, but I am recommending it because it was rated by Amazon as the Best Book of 2022, and it was also voted as one of the Book Of Year(s) for Book Of The Month. I can't wait to dive into this book and see what all of the hype is about. If you're a romance or drama reader, I think you will like this one.

These are my top four recommendations for books that you should start your 2023 off with! I hope you enjoy as much as I did. Follow us on Instagram for more reviews, recipes, and cocktails.

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