Whether it is for personal growth, a 2023 New Year’s Resolution, or out of pure enjoyment, there is never a bad reason to start a new book.
After all, according to the 10th Doctor from the popular British TV series “Doctor Who” once said, “Books! Best weapons in the world.”
With all of the ways Apple Books can be accessed, whether it is through a device like the iPad or Mac, there is never a reason to not be reading something this year.
With that said, here are the 10 books I think you should be reading this year:
- “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky: It’s a great coming-of-age story and is personally my favorite book ever. I can easily say the book changed my life for the better and I relate to it as well. Once you have finished the book, you can stream the movie on streaming services like Hulu and Paramount+.
- “Harry Potter” by J.K. Rowling: I mean, who would not want to read this great series of books for the first time? Best of all, you get to have a great movie marathon either after each one you finish or watch them all after you have completed the whole series. All of the films are currently available to stream on HBO Max and Peacock.
- “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jeannette McCurdy: Last year, this book made quite the headlines across the country. The former “iCarly” star talks about her childhood, life growing up on that show, and how she was treated by her mother. I have not personally read this book myself, but have heard nothing but great and interesting things about it from other readers.
- “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” by Ned Vizzini: Mental health is a big deal for both children and adults, and this book has an excellent story about a young teenager’s struggle with his own mental health and how he overcomes it. Plus, once you finish the book, there is a movie on this book too.
- “I, Justine” by Justine Ezarik: If you have been wanting to learn about one of the most famous people on YouTube and social media in general, this a great autobiography and lets you in on the life of iJustine.
- “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson: Learning about the founder of Apple is pretty cool and important story, not just for the company’s history, but also makes for some great American history as well.
- “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing” by Matthew Perry: In this book, former “Friends” actor Matthew Perry talks about his life and upbringing, the big breaks from his acting career, and the struggles he has faced and overcome. Perry does additionally speak about his previous alcohol addiction too.
- “Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level” by Leander Kahney: If you’re wanting to learn more about Apple and its current CEO Tim Cook, and what he has done with the company since taking it over in 2011, then this would be the book for you.
- “The Target Story” by Bill Chastain: Target has without a doubt changed the way we shop, as it is a store and company that regularly competes with physical and online retailers like Walmart and Amazon, and between the three, is the only one that accepts Apple Pay. What you’ll be able to find out in this book is how the company was formed and how it does its best to stay unique, compared to the rest of the competition.
- “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis: The truth is there are so many great books out there to read, but let’s end this on this classic book series by C.S. Lewis. There are seven books total and Apple Books is currently selling all seven in a set for just $19.99.
Of course, if you are not interested or prefer reading physical books over digital ebooks, you can always buy any of the books listed above from a number of bookstores in-store or online. We have an article that will tell you all of the in-store and online bookstores that accept Apple Pay too.
What are your thoughts on our list? What books from this list or outside of it do you plan on reading this year? Comment below or let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.