2023 Reading Plans

A few books to start with…

Instead of listing a whole swag of books that I might read this year, I’ve decided to start with those I’ve either started to read already or definitely hope to read this year. Although I hadn’t planned to join any reading challenges this year these two are a couple I’ve never joined in with before and they are in line with the books I’d like to read…

The TBR Challenge @ Rose City Reader (Read 23 books in 2023 so I’ll be adding more books as the year goes on) and the Historical Fiction Challenge @ the Intrepid Reader.

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer

The Child from the Sea by Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose by Alison Weir


Seeking God by Esther de Waal

Mary Queen of Scots: And the Murder of Lord Darnley by Alison Weir

The Classics Club

This is an ongoing challenge – 50 classic books in 5 Years. I’m onto my second listing which will be completed in 2024.

Poetry Anthology – last year I didn’t regularly read poetry and I want to remedy that this year. I have some lovely anthologies I either want to finish or begin, some by one poet and others a selection of poets.

12 thoughts on “2023 Reading Plans

  1. I really enjoyed I Capture the Castle last year. 😍 I also have enjoyed Esther de Waal in the past and Child from the Sea was different but beautiful. I still think about it sometimes. ♥️I’m also trying to dip into more poetry this year. Currently, Emily Bronte, Mary Oliver, and Denise Levertov. ☺️

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    • This is the first book I’ve read by Esther de Waal and I’ve had Child from the Sea for a while & look forward to reading it.
      Haven’t heard of Denise Levertov – will see if I can find some of her poems. I really like Christina Rossetti & Leon Gellert, who has written some of the best poetry that came out of WW1 and is generally considered to be Australia’s finest war poet.

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