What’s up y’all?! So, you all know that I had been reading like crazy last year, so much so that I really leaned on lists so I could share more of those reads because I do so love to share what all I read with you all. I shared the list of reads from last year so I had to do so again this year. This year was a bit rough at times but books really helped me to get through each day.

It is…unless you are asking me to borrow a book, then I’m not so caring, lol!

Like last year, I participated in The Free Black Women’s Library Challenge again…I believe this was year 4 for me (those books will be in bold). The books that I had written about or featured them in a post will also have links to them! Before I get to the list, here’s my stats:

  • Books Read For The Year: 287
  • Least books read in a month: 18
  • Most books read in a month: 32
  • Average amount read a month: around 20 (this answer tells you I’m not great at mathing, lol)
  • No slumps but times where books took me longer than usual to read for various reasons (emotional state, adulting, etc.)
  • I did actual re-reads, the e-ARCs then audiobooks, which was new for me.
  • I also listened to a lot more audiobooks this past year! I really enjoy them (especially adult romances that get really spicy, lol)
I’m pretty sure it’s 4 years, lol!

Here’s all the books I’ve read:

  1. Along For The Ride by Mimi Grace *adult E-Book*
  2. The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo E-Book
  3. The Red Palace by June Hur E-ARC
  4. Dream, Annie, Dream by Waka T. Brown *MG ARC*
  5. The Keeper by Guadalupe Garcia McCall *MG ARC*
  6. Loveboat, Reunion by Abigail Hing Wen E-ARC
  7. Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee *MG E-ARC*
  8. Black Panther: The Young Prince by Ronald Smith *MG*
  9. Black Panther: Spellbound by Ronald Smith *MG Sequel E-ARC*
  10. Cameron Battle & The Hidden Kingdom by Jamar Perry *MG E-ARC*
  11. Squire by Sara Alfageeh & Nadia Shamans ARC
  12. Omar Rising by Aisha Saeed *MG Companion e-arc*
  13. This Woven Kingdom by Tahareh Mafi ARC
  14. Required Reading For The Disenfranchised Freshman by Kristen Lee E-ARC
  15. Asking For A Friend by Andi Osho *adult ARC*
  16. Black Girls Must Be Magic by Jayne Allen *adult E-ARC*
  17. Cherish Farrah by Bethany C. Morrow *adult E-ARC*
  18. Black Love Matters edited by Jessica C. Pryde *adult E-ARC*
  19. The Great Mrs. Elias by Barbara Chase-Riboud *adult ARC*
  20. You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen E-ARC
  21. Shuri: Symbiosis by Nic Stone *MG sequel*
  22. A Comb Of Wishes by Lisa Stringfellow *MG ARC*
  23. Sunny G’s Series Of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon E-ARC
  24. Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie E-ARC
  25. Lulu And Milagro’s Search For Clarity by Angela Velez ARC
  26. Cold by Mariko Tamaki E-ARC
  27. Reclaim The Stars Edited by Zoraida Cordova E-ARC
  28. Only A Monster by Vanessa Len ARC
  29. The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh E-ARC
  30. Golden Girl by Reem Faruqi *MG ARC*
  31. Pilar Ramirez And The Escape From Zafa by Julian Randall *MG E-ARC*
  32. Loteria by Karla Arenas Valenti *MG E-ARC*
  33. The Lost Dreamer by Lizz Huerta E-ARC
  34. Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys E-ARC
  35. Traveler’s Along The Way by Aminah Mae Safi E-ARC
  36. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir ARC
  37. The Rumor Game by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton E-ARC
  38. Turning by Joy L. Smith ARC
  39. Love, Decoded by Jennifer Yen E-ARC
  40. Messy Roots by Laura Gao ARC
  41. Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros *MG ARC*
  42. Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore E-ARC
  43. Blood Scion by Deborah Falaye ARC
  44. Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron *adult E-ARC*
  45. Hot Girl Summer by Sonia Palermo *adult E-ARC*
  46. Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma *adult E-ARC*
  47. When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo *adult E-ARC*
  48. Working Through It by Kasha Thompson *adult E-ARC*
  49. Savvy Sheldon Feels Good As Hell by Taj McCoy *adult ARC*
  50. A Magic Steeped In Poison by Judy I. Lin E-ARC
  51. Her Rebel Highness by Diana Ma *Prequel E-ARC*
  52. Sir Fig Newton & The Science Of Persistence by Sonja Thomas *MG E-ARC*
  53. Star The Elephant by Remy Lai *MG E-ARC*
  54. Rainbow The Koala by Remy Lai *MG E-ARC*
  55. Karthik Delivers by Sheela Chari *MG E-ARC*
  56. A Walk In The Park by Rebekah Weatherspoon *adult Audio-Novella*
  57. You Are More Than Magic by Minda Harts E-ARC
  58. The Perfect Play by GS Carr *adult Audio-Novella*
  59. Sun Of A Beach by Mia Sosa *adult Audio-Novella*
  60. Nothing Burns As Bright As You by Ashley Woodfolk E-ARC
  61. The Blood Trials by N.E. Davenport *NA ARC*
  62. Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. Cooper *adult E-ARC*
  63. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa *adult companion E-ARC*
  64. The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa *adult E-Book*
  65. What A Match by Mimi Grace *adult E-ARC*
  66. Sari, Not Sari by Sonya Singh *adult E-ARC*
  67. Hope And Glory by Jendella Benson *adult ARC*
  68. An Arrow To The Moon by Emily X.R. Pan E-ARC
  69. The Five Year Hitch by Melissa De La Cruz *adult Audio-Novella*
  70. Shinji Takahashi & The Mark Of The Coatl by Julie Kagawa *MG E-ARC*
  71. My Sister’s Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel E-ARC
  72. Flirting With Fate by J.C. Cuervas E-ARC
  73. The Set-Up by Falguni Kothari *adult Audio-Novella*
  74. Half Light by Tayari Jones *adult Audio-Novella*
  75. Queen Of The Tiles by Hanna Alkaf E-ARC
  76. The Second Chance Of Benjamin Waterfalls by James Bird *MG E-ARC*
  77. The Wedding Setup by Sonali Dev *adult Audio-Novella*
  78. Unfadeable by Maurice Broaddus *MG ARC*
  79. In The Key Of Us by Mariama J. Lockington *MG E-ARC*
  80. Jennifer Chan Is Not Alone by Tae Keller *MG E-ARC*
  81. Winnie Zeng Unleashes A Legend by Katie Zhao *MG E-ARC*
  82. The Marvellers by Dhonielle Clayton *MG E-ARC*
  83. Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older E-ARC
  84. An Unreliable Magic by Rin Chupeco *Sequel E-ARC*
  85. By The Book by Jasmine Guillory *adult E-ARC*
  86. Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney ARC
  87. Rise Up, Burn Down by Vincent Tiredo E-ARC
  88. The AI Who Loved Me By Alyssa Cole *adult Audiobook*
  89. The Noh Family by Grace K. Shim E-ARC
  90. If I Don’t Have You by Sareeta Domingo *adult Audiobook*
  91. Freddie Vs. The Family Curse by Tracey Badua *MG ARC*
  92. Zachary Ying And The Dragon Emperor by Xiran Jay Zhao *MG E-ARC*
  93. Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas *MG ARC*
  94. Confessions Of An Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney Audiobook
  95. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas *MG ARC*
  96. Cafe Con Lychee by Emery Lee ARC
  97. Should’ve Been by Alexandria House *adult Audio-Novella*
  98. All I Want For Christmas by Michelle Stimpson *adult Audio-Novella*
  99. Hollow Fires by Samira Ahmed E-ARC
  100. The Summer Between Bitter And Sweet by Jen Ferguson ARC
  101. Nate Plus One by Kevin Van Whyte E-ARC
  102. The Lesbiana’s Guide To Catholic School by Sonora Reyes ARC
  103. Once Upon A K-Prom by Kat Cho E-ARC
  104. Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors by Sonali Dev *adult E-Book*
  105. Temper Me by Alexandria House *adult Audiobook*
  106. Recipe For Persuasion by Sonali Dev *adult series E-Book*
  107. Incense And Sensibility by Sonali Dev *adult series E-Book*
  108. The Emma Project by Sonali Dev *adult series E-ARC*
  109. A Proposal They Can’t Refuse by Natalie Cana *adult E-ARC*
  110. I Guess I Live Here Now by Claire Ahn E-ARC
  111. The Princess Game by Soman Chainani *Audio-Novella*
  112. Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle E-ARC
  113. Finding Jupiter by Kelis Rowe E-ARC
  114. All Signs Point To Yes Edited by G. haron Davis, Cam Montgomery & Adrianne White E-ARC
  115. Deep In Providence by Riss M. Neilson E-ARC
  116. The Merciless Ones by Namina Forna *Sequel E-ARC*
  117. Touch Me by Alexandria House *adult Audiobook*
  118. Flip The Script by Lyla Lee ARC
  119. My Mechanical Romance by Alexene Farol Follmuth E-ARC
  120. Private Label by Kelly Yang ARC
  121. Theo Tan And The Fox Spirit by Jesse Q. Sutanto *MG E-ARC*
  122. Fireworks by Alice Lin E-ARC
  123. Hazel & Gray by Nic Stone Audio-Novella
  124. Before Her by Jacqueline Woodson *adult Audio-Novella*
  125. Zyla & Kai by Kristina Forest E-ARC
  126. Love Again by Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm *adult Audiobook*
  127. The Signs And Wonders Of Tuna Rashad by Natasha Deen E-ARC
  128. Fibbed by Elizabeth Agyemang *MG E-ARC*
  129. Off-Script by Ashley Marie *adult E-ARC*
  130. Counterfeit by Kirsten Chen *adult ARC*
  131. Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher *adult E-ARC*
  132. Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey E-ARC
  133. The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim *MG Sequel E-ARC*
  134. Teach Me by Alexandria House *adult Audiobook*
  135. Onyeka And The Academy Of The Sun by Tola Okogwu *MG E-ARC*
  136. Hana Hsu & The Ghost Crab Nation by Sylvia Liu *MG E-ARC*
  137. The Loophole by Naz Kutub ARC
  138. This Wicked Fate by Kalynn Bayron ARC
  139. Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley *adult E-ARC*
  140. On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi *NE E-ARC*
  141. Lucie Yi Is Not A Romantic by Lauren Ho *adult E-ARC*
  142. The Final Strife by Saara El-Arifi *adult E-ARC*
  143. Good Morning, Love by Ashley M. Coleman *adult E-ARC*
  144. American Royalty by Tracey Livesay *adult E-ARC*
  145. The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon *adult E-ARC*
  146. Godslayers by Zoe Hana Mikuta *Sequel E-ARC*
  147. Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma *adult Audiobook*
  148. The Dream Runners by Shveta Thakrar ARC
  149. The Black Girls Left Behind by Juliana Goodman E-ARC
  150. Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola *NE ARC*
  151. Wash Day Diaries by Jamila Rowser & Robyn Smith *adult E-ARC*
  152. What Souls Are Made Of by Tashi Suri E-ARC
  153. The Charmed List by Julie Abe E-ARC
  154. Nura & The Immortal Palace by M.T. Khan *MG E-ARC*
  155. Be Real, Macy Weaver by Lakita Wilson *MG E-ARC*
  156. Symona’s Still Single by Lisa Bent *adult Audiobook*
  157. Graceful Burdens by Roxane Gay *adult Audio-Novella*
  158. How Maya Got Fierce by Sona Charaipotra E-ARC
  159. Sister Mother Warrior by Vanessa Riley *adult ARC*
  160. Lila by Naima Coster *adult Audio-Novella*
  161. Circling Back To You by Julie Tieu *adult ARC*
  162. Can’t Resist Her by Kianna Alexander *adult E-ARC*
  163. The Accidental Pin-Up by Danielle Jackson *adult E-ARC*
  164. Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola *NE Audiobook*
  165. Dauntless by Elisa Bonnin E-ARC
  166. Thirst by Varsha Bajaj *MG E-ARC*
  167. Team Chu & The Battle Of Blackwood Arena by Julie C. Dao *MG E-ARC*
  168. Have We Met by Camille Baker *adult Audiobook*
  169. Ravenous Things by Derrick Chow *MG E-ARC*
  170. Boys I Know by Anna Garcia E-ARC
  171. The Moment We Met by Camille Baker *adult Audiobook*
  172. Twice As Perfect by Louise Onome E-ARC
  173. Love Times Infinity by Lane Clarke ARC
  174. Nobody’s Princess by Erica Ridley *adult series E-ARC*
  175. West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras *adult Audiobook*
  176. Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson *adult E-Book*
  177. Knot Again by Kwana Jackson *adult E-ARC*
  178. After Hours On Milagros Street by Angelina M. Lopez *adult ARC*
  179. The Neapolitan Sisters by Margo Candela *adult ALC*
  180. Booked On A Feeling by Jayci Lee *adult E-ARC*
  181. The Stand-In by Lily Chu *adult Audiobook*
  182. Twice Upon A Quinceanera by Yamile Saied Mendez *adult E-ARC*
  183. Ben & Beatriz by Katalina Gamarra *adult E-ARC*
  184. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon *adult E-Book*
  185. The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon *adult E-Book*
  186. The Hook Up Plan by Farrah Rochon *adult E-ARC*
  187. Mika In Real Life by Emiko Jean *adult ARC*
  188. Office Hours by Katrina Jackson *adult Audiobook*
  189. Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak *adult E-ARC*
  190. Creep: A Love Story by Lygia Day Penaflor ALC
  191. Fault Tolerance by Valerie Valdes *adult ARC*
  192. Self-Made Boys by Anna-Marie McLemore ALC
  193. A Venom Dark & Sweet by Judy I. Lin *Sequel E-ARC*
  194. The Very Secret Society Of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna *adult E-ARC*
  195. Big Chicas Don’t Cry by Annette Chavez Macias *adult E-ARC*
  196. Almost There by Farrah Rochon ALC
  197. Three Kisses, One Midnight by Roshani Chokshi, Sandhy Menon & Evelyn Skye E-ARC
  198. Seton Girls by Charlene Thomas E-ARC
  199. The Curse On Spectacle Key by Chantel Acevedo *MG ALC*
  200. Amari And The Great Game by BB Alston *MG E-ARC*
  201. A Taste Of Magic by J.Elle *MG E-ARC*
  202. Serwah Boeting’s Guide To Vampire Hunting by Roseanne Brown *MG E-ARC*
  203. Shot Clock by Caron Butler & Justin A. Reynolds *MG ARC*
  204. Adrift by Tanya Guerrero *MG E-ARC*
  205. The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas ALC
  206. The Weight Of Blood by Tiffany D. Jackson ARC
  207. The Rules Of Engagement by Selena Montgomery *adult E-ARC*
  208. The Two Lives Of Sara by Catherine Adel West *adult ARC*
  209. The Boy With The Bookstore by Sarah Echavarre Smith *adult E-ARC*
  210. The Decoy Girlfriend by Lillie Vale *adult E-ARC*
  211. Bindle Punk Bruja by Desideria Mesa *adult ARC*
  212. Silver Under Nightfall by Rin Chupeco *adult E-ARC*
  213. To Win A Prince by Toni Shiloh *adult E-ARC*
  214. Vanessa Jared’s Got A Man by LaQuette *adult ARC*
  215. Drunk On Love by Jasmine Guillory *adult E-ARC*
  216. Rust In The Root by Justina Ireland ARC
  217. The Comeback by Lily Chu *adult Audiobook*
  218. Eternally Yours Edited by Patrice Caldwell E-ARC
  219. Seoulmates by Susan Lee E-ARC
  220. Well, That Was Unexpected by Jesse Q. Sutanto E-ARC
  221. The Christmas Clash by Suzanne Park ALC
  222. CeCe Rios And The King Of Fears by Kaela Rivera *MG E-ARC*
  223. Omega Morales & The Legend Of La Lechuza by Laekan Zea Kemp *MG E-ARC*
  224. Anisa’s International Day by Reem Faruqi *MG ARC*
  225. The Keeper Of Night by Kylie Lee Baker Audiobook
  226. Shad Hadid & The Alchemist Of Alexandria by George Jreije *MG ARC*
  227. The Empress Of Time by Kylie Lee Baker *Sequel E-ARC*
  228. Temporary Wife Temptation by Jayci Lee *adult Audiobook*
  229. We Are The Scribes by Randi Pink ALC
  230. A Scatter Of Light by Malinda Lo E-ARC
  231. Lucky Streak by Tif Marcelo *adult Audiobook*
  232. Everyone Hates Kelsey Miller by Meredith Ireland ARC
  233. If You Could See The Sun by Ann Liang E-ARC
  234. On The Hustle by Adriana Herrera *adult E-ARC*
  235. Partners In Crime by Alisha Rai *adult E-ARC*
  236. One Week To Claim It All by Adriana Herrera *adult Audiobook*
  237. Somebody I Used To Know by Dana L. Davis E-ARC
  238. Just For The Holidays by Adriana Herrera *adult Audiobook*
  239. Frizzy by Claribel A. Ortega *MG E-ARC*
  240. Drizzle, Dreams & Lovestruck Things by Maya Prasad E-ARC
  241. Marya Khan & The Incredible Henna Party by Saadia Faruqi *MG ARC*
  242. Marikit And The Ocean Of Stars by Caris Avendano *MG E-ARC*
  243. Picture Perfect by Jeevani Charika *adult E-ARC*
  244. The StandUp Groomsman by Jackie Lau *adult companion E-ARC*
  245. The Empress Of Time by Kylie Lee Baker ALC
  246. A Touch Of Moonlight by Yaffa S. Santos *adult E-ARC*
  247. A Lowcountry Bride by Preslaysa Williams *adult Audiobook*
  248. Rescue Me by Debbie Rigaurd *adult AudioShort*
  249. Strike The Zither by Joan He E-ARC
  250. Salt And Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho E-ARC
  251. Whiteout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk & Nicola Yoon E-ARC
  252. Kiss Me, Catalina by Priscilla Oliveras *adult companion Audiobook*
  253. Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn *sequel ARC*
  254. Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau *adult Audiobook*
  255. Briarcliff Prep by Brianna Peppins E-ARC
  256. Pride And Protest by Nikki Payne *adult E-ARC*
  257. We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds E-ARC
  258. The Many Dates Of Indigo by Amber Samuel *adult E-ARC*
  259. In It To Win It by Sharon C. Cooper *adult companion E-ARC*
  260. One Scott Deal by Lucy Eden *adult Audio-Novella*
  261. Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin *adult E-ARC*
  262. Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan *adult Audiobook*
  263. A Ghost In Shining Armor by Therese Beharrie *adult companion E-ARC*
  264. Reel by Kennedy Ryan *adult Audiobook*
  265. Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan *adult series Audiobook*
  266. Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin *adult E-ARC*
  267. Queen Move Bonus Epilogue by Kennedy Ryan *adult E-Novella*
  268. Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu *adult ALC*
  269. Where We End And Begin by Jane Igharo *adult E-ARC*
  270. A Million To One by Adiba Jaigirdar ALC
  271. A Sweet Lowcountry Proposal by Preslaysa Williams *adult ARC*
  272. Her Big City Neighbor by Jackie Lau *adult Audiobook*
  273. Valentine’s Kiss by Kema B *adult E-Book*
  274. A Singh Family Christmas by Nisha Sharma *adult E-Novella*
  275. Room For Three? by Katrina Jackson *adult E-Novella*
  276. Neighborly by Katrina Jackson *adult E-Novella*
  277. Sabbatical by Katrina Jackson *adult E-Book*
  278. Highly Suspicious And Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert E-ARC
  279. The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim E-ARC
  280. Breakup From Hell by Ann Davila Cardinal E-ARC
  281. Song Of Silver, Flame Like Night by Amelie Wen Zhao E-ARC
  282. Monarch Rising by Harper Glenn Audiobook
  283. Let Me Love You by Alexandria House *adult series Audiobook*
  284. Let Me Hold You by Alexandria House *adult Series Audiobook*
  285. Sincerely Sicily by Tamika Burgess *MG ARC*
  286. Let Me Show You by Alexandria House *adult Audiobook*
  287. Let Me Please You by Alexandria House *adult E-Novella*
I’m still a little shocked I read this many books…but also, that I fell short of 300…maybe this year!

Whew, I can’t believe that I read that many books…but also, I can! I constantly had my face in a book, eyes on my tablet or ears listening to an audiobook when I wasn’t sleeping, working or peopling. I really was on my bookish hustle/escape.

It’s the truth, I stay on my bookish grind y’all!

If these, 135 counted toward The Free Black Women’s Library Challenge! That greatly delights me because last year, I read 80, my intent was to read at least 100! This year, I would love to surpass 2022’s number. If you would like to join me, keep track of the books you read by Black Women & Non-Binary authors and if you post about those books, tag The Free Black Women’s Library & use the #TFBWLChallenge on whatever outlet you’re using!

This is my energy!

Alright y’all, I’mma end this post here because wordpress is playing in my face & moving slowly and I really want to get back to my current read! Have you read any of the same books as I did? Do you have any favorites in this list? Any you want to talk about? Let me know in the comments or on social media via Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can find me mostly in book centered clubs/rooms (primarily on Tuesdays and Fridays). Also subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already because it makes me feel like I’ve exceeded the number of books I’ve read in the previous year (which I did, woot woot)! Sending y’all bookish love and wishing you happy reading!


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I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them! My mission is to amplify their voices and work so this generation and all the others after them will have literature that will reflect them.

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