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Best Books of the Year So Far

120 Top Titles of 2023

If you can believe it the year is already halfway through, and if you’re anything like us your TBR (to-be-read) list has become more of a mountain. We’re here to help you narrow that down, with the best books of the year so far to check out!


The 20 best Nonfiction books so far include history, memoir, biography, and science titles.

Book Riot's Best Books of 2023 (So Far)

Any Other City
Hazel Jane Plante

from: $15.49

Beguiling Her Enemy Warrior
Lucy Morris

from: $9.59

Bitter Medicine
Mia Tsai

from: $6.49

Chain-Gang All-Stars
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

from: $13.39

Chef's Choice
T.J. Alexander

from: $5.19

Jade Song

from: $21.41

Dust Child
Nguyen Phan Que Mai

from: $12.19

Gay Poems for Red States
Willie Carver

from: $16.67

How to Sell a Haunted House
Grady Hendrix

from: $8.39

Imogen, Obviously
Becky Albertalli

from: $7.59

El invencible verano de Liliana
Cristina Rivera Garza

from: $14.68

Love, Theoretically
Ali Hazelwood

from: $4.39

Once Upon a Book
Grace Lin

from: $11.89

Our Share of Night
Mariana Enríquez

from: $15.28

Some Desperate Glory
Emily Tesh

from: $9.59

Something Wild & Wonderful
Anita Kelly

from: $14.56

The Adventures of Amina al-Sirafi
S.A. Chakraborty

from: $16.69

The Daydreams
Laura Hankin

from: $9.89

The Mimicking of Known Successes
Malka Ann Older

from: $15.90

The Neighbor Favor
Kristina Forest

from: $13.49

The One
Julia Argy

from: $5.29

The Postcard
Anne Berest

from: $8.29

The Seven Year Slip
Ashley Poston

from: $14.76

R.F. Kuang

from: $22.73

The Haunting of Alejandra
V. Castro

from: $11.49

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