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Books to Read Before 2023 Ends


Today I’d like to share with you the list of books I want to read before 2023 ends. 

So far, I’ve managed to read a total of six books, and I’m hoping to add more to my list. I made a similar post in 2020, and I thought it would be a great idea to do it again this year. 

Sharing my reading goals with others not only motivates me to read more but also helps me discover new books that I might have missed otherwise. 

Here they are the books on my To Be Read (TBR) file for the rest of the year. 

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

This is the current book I’m reading as of writing this post and it’s so good so far. After watching the movie, Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorsese, I was motivated to read the book it’s based on. 

I'm particularly interested in learning more about Mollie and the Osage history.

David Grann's book is a detailed account of the FBI's investigation into a series of murders that took place in Oklahoma in the early 1920s. The victims were wealthy Osage people, and the book gives us insight into how the FBI cracked the case and convicted cattleman William King Hale as the mastermind behind the crime.

I’m so excited to finish this book and add it to my reads this year. 

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann

This is another book from David Grann and his latest work published in April 2023. 

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder recounts the story of HMS Wager, a British naval ship that met its end along the coast of Patagonia. The survivors of the wreck eventually returned to England, where they faced a court-martial and gave contradictory accounts of the events that occurred.

I'm excited to read and finish "The Wager," a non-fiction book similar to "Killers of the Flower Moon." Both books are true stories that I'm eager to delve into.

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    My Big Bad Wolf 2020 Experience

    Lazy Rainy Day Reading List

The Employees by Olga Ravn

I'm only 40% through The Employees but I'm thinking about starting it again since it's been a month since I last read it. 

The Employees by Olga Ravn is a science fiction book that explores the interactions between human and android crew members on a futuristic spacecraft as they come across mysterious alien objects. The story is told through a collection of reports from the crew members, which are gathered by mediators from the corporation running the ship.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I have had the pleasure of reading two books by Taylor Jenkins Reid, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Carie Sotto is Back, and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed by her writing style and storytelling abilities.

In this fast-paced work of fiction, Malibu Rising will take you on a thrilling ride through 24 hours in the lives of four famous siblings as they plan the party of the summer. I have no doubt this will be a great read. 

Forrest Gump by Winston Groom

I have another book that I started reading, but I keep getting sidetracked by another captivating read. 

Forrest Gump is a tale about Forrest and his escapades, which include shrimp boating, ping pong championships, and reminiscing about his childhood sweetheart. It was adapted into a movie featuring Tom Hanks, so I am quite familiar with the plot, but I am eager to see how the book differs.

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    All the Books I Read in 2020

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

I've had this book on my TBR list since the beginning of 2023, but I haven't had the chance to read it yet. 

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow’s story spans 30 years and explores the relationship between two intelligent friends who are deeply in love, but never become romantic partners. 

It received quite a great review on Goodreads at 4.21 points and even won for Best Fiction. 

That’s it for my books to read before 2023 ends. Six books that I hope to finish in less than two months. It's definitely doable, and I'm excited to find more inspiration to read even more. 

Do you have any books on your own reading list?

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