Whether you’re looking to gain valuable knowledge, improve your overall health, or simplify your life, here are 12 inspirational books to add to your 2023 reading list to help you have a year filled with joy.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “New Year, New Me.” With the New Year, always comes an intense need to make life changes whether that’s to lose weight, pick up a new hobby, or crush financial goals. But, that’s what I love most about the New Year. It’s a new opportunity to start fresh regardless of any obstacles you may have faced in the previous year or two.
What’s on my 2023 reading list?
One of my personal goals for 2023 is to read at least one book a month. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but since becoming a mom, it’s taken sort of a backseat. But, I’d love to spend less time browsing social media before bed and more time reading to help me dive deeper into my walk with God, simplify my life, and rejuvenate my soul.
I love non-fiction books. Don’t get mean wrong. I’ve enjoyed a good John Green novel in the past and I definitely cannot forget the chokehold that the Twilight series had me in. But as I’ve gotten older, I realized that I mostly enjoy inspirational books based on real life. A few of the titles I’ve included below, I started last year but never finished. I’m also re-reading a few to help me get back on track in some areas.
Note: Don’t feel pressured to run out and buy all these books today or ever. Check your local library first to see if any of these titles are available. You can also listen to them for free through your local library via Hoopla if audiobooks are more your thing.
If you need inspiration as you draft your reading list for the next 12 months, see my list of picks below.
Women Evolve by Sarah Jakes Roberts
When Women Pray by T.D. Jakes
Bamboozled by Jesus by Yvonne Orji
Forgiving What You Can’t Forget by Lysa TerKeurst
It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst
Becoming Us by Jeff McCord and Beth McCord
Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels
Be Unapologetically You by Adeline Bird
Broke Millennial by Erin Lowry
Declutter like a Mother by Allie Casazza
More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth
What’s on your 2023 reading list?