Winter 2023: What We’re Reading and Watching

It’s wintertime and wow does it feel like it. The past few days have been some of the chilliest in years. While the weather outside isn’t ideal, we’re planning on spending time reading and watching the latest shows/movies. There’s nothing like a cozy night in on the chilliest nights of the year. We’re sharing our winter reading and watching list with you all to provide some inspiration this season. Are any of these on your list? Let us know!


1. Dark Fae by Susanne Valenti and Caroline Peckham

For some reason, winter feels like fantasy season for us. Dark Fae is the first book in the Ruthless Boys of the Zodiac series by Susanne Valenti and Caroline Peckham. We found the book free on prime reads and thought we’d give it a go.

2. The Love Wager by Lynn Painter

Lynn Painter has become one of our favorite romance authors recently. We’re so excited for her newest release coming in early 2023. You can bet we’re going to be reading the Love Wager ASAP.

3. The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova 

On top of our non-fiction TBR is The Biggest Bluff, a psychology book by Maria Konnikova. Konnikova talks about her journey to learn how to play poker and how that impacted her life. However, this book isn’t a guide to play poker, it’s a reflection regarding confidence and decision making.

4. Atlas Six by Olivia Blake 

Atlas Six has become a popular book recently and we’re excited to see if it lives up to the hype. It’s about a secret society focused on maintaining knowledge and the dark year-long path to membership for six chosen individuals.

5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Moby Dick is a classic that Ben received as a birthday gift. He added it to his TBR because of its complexity and place in literature history. While it has a reputation for being dry and repetitive, he’s excited to give the book a chance.

TV Shows and Movies

1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery finally released on Netflix. As big fans of the original movie, we’re excited to see what happens in the sequel. We’re ready for something engaging and twisted to capture our attention.

2. Ginny & Georgia

Ginny & Georgia season two releases on January 5th, almost two years after the first season. The show gave us some major cliffhangers so we’re ready to get some answers from Ginny, Georgia and the rest of the characters. If you haven’t watched it yet, think a darker version of Gilmore Girls.

3. Emily in Paris

Emily is back and ready to continue taking on life in the City of Lights. After the disaster with her company and he love life at the end of season two, Emily desperately needs something to work out for her. Can she pick her dream job and finally decide which guy she is meant to be with?

4. Top Chef

While we don’t have a specific release date yet, we’re expecting season 20 to release in the first quarter of 2023. Padma, Tom and Gail are headed for a season in London, UK. It’s the first season to fully film outside of the United States. We’re ready to experience London’s food scene.

5. The Bachelor 

Zach Shallcross didn’t find love with Rachel Recchia. Now he’s back and ready to meet the love his life. While Zach wasn’t our favorite option for the next bachelor, we’re still excited to see how his season unfolds.

6. How I Met Your Father

It’s been almost a year since we left the cast of one of our favorite shows of 2022. Season 2 is coming back in January with double the number of episodes. We’re so excited for more stories and character development.

7. That 90s Show

So, Red and Kitty haven’t aged at all. We’re back in Wisconsin ready for the next generation of the basement group. Foreman and Donna’s daughter is spending the summer with her grandparents, where she makes new friends and gets into trouble. Most of the original cast is back.

17 thoughts on “Winter 2023: What We’re Reading and Watching”

  1. These look like some fresh new shows. I usually stick with the classics but sometimes watch new ones to keep things interesting. One can only watch a Seinfeld rerun so many times before it becomes a mindless experience LOL. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      1. That’s good to hear and thank you for the streaming network recommendation. That’s probably the most annoying part of streaming, not knowing which one it’s on. I’ll definitely be checking out That 90s Show but seems a bit desperate. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.


  2. The Love Wager sounds like a good book, and I hope you’ll like it. I loved Glass Onion and I’ve been watching season 3 of Emily in Paris and it has been interesting so far.


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