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    10 Actually Good Books To Read In 2023

    If you're itching to read more this year, we've got you covered!

    New Year's Resolutions. We all make them, very few of us manage to keep them. And with the creation and growth of BookTok, I'm sure lots of people have decided their resolution is going to be to take up reading. But with so many different books flying around, how do you know which ones are good? Which ones live up to the BookTok hype? Which ones are actually "5-star reads"??? Don't worry babes, I've got you. Here, in my opinion, are 10 of the best books from the past year (and beyond) that are actually really good, from the mind of a Seasoned Reader™ (me).

    1. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

    cover for "the unhoneymooners" which includes drawings of a toucan, palm leaves, and hibiscus

    2. The House In the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

    cover for the book, which is a tall cliff that gets skinnier the higher and closer to the water that it gets. atop the cliff sits a large house.

    3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman

    cover for "A Man Called Ove" which is a man facing away from us. a cat is at his feet and they stand on grass

    4. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

    cover for "Vicious" which is a triangle made of skeleton bones. a silhouette of a person stands atop it

    5. The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

    cover for "The Bodyguard" which is two drawn people, one man and one woman, standing facing away from each other with arms crossed

    6. Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

    cover for "Maybe In Another Life" which is a woman in a dress with her hair in a high bun, facing away from us. her arms are crossed.

    7. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa

    cover for "The Wedding Crasher" which is a drawn man being pulled by his tie by a drawn woman, while standing in a church. a priest stands at the end of the aisles of pews, arms shrugging

    8. Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

    cover for "Sometimes I Lie" which is a woman falling from the sky, wearing a t shirt, long skirt, and gym shoes

    9. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

    cover for "The Great Alone" which is a forest with a long, winding road through it.

    10. And Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

    cover for "Finlay Donovan Is Killing It" which is an animated woman who wears round sunglasses and a turtleneck. she is pulling the turtleneck up above her chin.

    Welp, I hope you got some recommendations from this list!

    I love to read, but i love forcing my favorite books down people's throats even more 😂 

    Did I forget any good ones? Leave your own recommendations in the comments below! Happy reading!