Best of 2023: My Top Reads Published This Year

As always, it’s really difficult for me to look back and choose my favorite books of the year. I read a lot, so narrowing it down and constantly redefining what “favorite” or “best” means to me in that exact moment is tricky, especially when a lot of excellent material I read might have been released in previous years. I got my list whittled down to my ten Best of 2023, with a bonus eleventh title thrown in that was released in 2022 in its author’s native Australia but in the US in 2023, so it still works here! In no particular order and completely mixed genres, here are my picks.