Our Patrons' Favorite Reads in 2023

Our Favorite Books in 2023 

We asked our patrons to name the best book they read in 2023. 

Here's what they said...



Fiction (adult and YA)

Long Shadows, Baldacci

The Postcard, Berest

Jayber Crow, Berry

Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury

Horse, Brooks (2 votes)

Save What’s Left, Castellano

The Concrete Blond, Connelly

The Hidden Child, Fein

The Running Grave, Galbraith

Lessons in Chemistry, Garmus

Sam, Goodman

The Weaver and the Witch Queen, Gornichec

Marvelous, Greeley

Silver Arrow, Grosman

Wellness, Hill

The Invisible Hour, Hoffman

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, Hoffman

Verity, Hoover

The Finkler Question, Jacobson

News of the World, Jiles

The Night Ship, Kidd

Demon Copperhead, Kingsolver (3 votes)

In the Lives of Puppets, Klune

The Bear, Krivak

The River We Remember, Krueger

Yellowface, Kuang

Babel, Kuang

North Woods (2 votes), Mason

Absolution, McDermott

The Silent Patient, Michaelides

Everything Sad Is Untrue, Nayeri

Resistance, Nielsen

Tom Lake, Patchett

Inspector Gamache series, Penny (2 votes)

Take My Hand, Perkins-Valdez

The Huntress, Quinn

Killers of a Certain Age, Raybourn (2 votes)

The Ministry for the Future, Robinson

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women, See

The Violin Conspiracy, Slocumb

Sadie, Summers

Lincoln Highway, Towles

The Covenant of Water, Verghese (2 votes)

In the Company of Witches, Wallace

Project Hail Mary, Weir (3 votes)

Seven Days in June, Williams

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, Zevin



The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest, Egan

Man’s Search for Meaning, Frankl

The Upstairs Delicatessen: On Eating, Reading, Reading About Eating, & Eating While Reading, Garner

The Wager: A Tale of Ship­wreck­, Mutiny and Mur­der, Grann (2 votes)

Shadow Divers: The True Ad­ven­ture…to ­Solve One of the Last Mys­ter­ies of WWII, Kursen

Underland: A Deep Time Journey, Macfarlane

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, Macfarlane

Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries, Melville

This Is Chance!: The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together, Mooallem

Beaverland: How One Weird Ro­den­t Made Amer­i­ca, Philip

The Comfort of Crows: A Backyard Year, Renkl

The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World's Oceans, Trethewey



Ten in the Den, Butler

The World’s Greatest Detective, Carlson

The Inflatables (series), Garrod

Wonder, Palacio

The Lost Hero, Riordan

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Rowling

Chez Bob, Shea

Digger, Dozer, Dumper, Vestergaard

The Trumpet of the Swan, White

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