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New Year, new reading goals. But first, let’s chat about 2023 books and the ones that stood out to me. I set a goal of 40 books to read for 2023 and I read 56 books. A lof of my books are dark romance books or spicy romances. 


best books I read in 2023

All the books I like to read do have some trigger warnings. If you’re someone who can’t handle don’t read them. A lot of the books are also on Kindle Unlimited. Which is a super affordable membership and you can read any books for free that are available. 

Dark Romance: 

  • Killswitch by Penelope Douglas
  • Conclave by Penelope Douglas
  • Nightfall by Penelope Douglas
  • Fire Night by Penelope Douglas
  • Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
  • The Sacrifice by Shantel Tessier
  • Carnage by Shantel Tessier
  • Hate by Tate James
  • Liar by Tate James
  • Fake by Tate James
  • Kate by Tate James
  • Hawke by Jescie Hall
  • God of Pain by Rina Kent
  • God of Wrath by Rina Kent
  • God of Ruin by Rina Kent
  • Chasing Love by Kat T. Masen
  • Chasing Us by Kat T. Masen


  • The Late Hit by Alexis Buxton
  • The Christmas Scramble by Alexis Buxton
  • Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey
  • The Summer of Broken Rules by K.L. Walthers
  • Say Your Swear by Meagan Brandy
  • Every Summer After Carley Fortune


  • The Maid’s Diary by Loreth Anne
  • The Inmate by Frieda McFadden
  • The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden
  • Don’t Let Her Stay by Nicola Sanders

Spicy Romance:

  • Your Dad Will Do by Katee Robert

  • Praise by Sara Cate

  • Eyes On Me by Sara Cate

  • The Frat Boy Nikki Sloane

  • Seducing by Guardian by Katee Robert

  • The Christmas Toy by Krista Wolf


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