Best Reads - Librarians' Choice 2023

Posted on 28 November 2023

This year’s list of Best Reads according to our Librarians' choices is many and varied.

Non-fiction items, teen books and junior fiction also feature in amongst the list of the usual fiction items. The year of publication also varies widely.

Best Reads 2023 - Librarians' Choice

Adult fiction unless stated otherwise

Once We Were Home, Jennifer Rosner
The Sister : The Extraordinary Story of Kim Yo Jong, The Most Powerful Woman In North Korea, Sung-Yoon Lee (951.93 LEE)
Sisters Under The Rising Sun, Heather Morris
Wayward, Chuck Wendig
All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr
Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty
A Keeper, Graham Norton
The Little Girl who could not Cry, Lydia Maksymowicz (940.5318 MOR)
Gwendy's Final Task, Richard Chizmar
A Fish, A Watermelon, and A Bible, Christy Lefteri
The Keeper of Hidden Books, Madeline Martin
I am Autistic, Chanelle Moriah (616.85882 MOR)
Kāwai, Monty Soutar
Infinity Gate, M. R. Carey
One of The Girls, Lucy Clarke
City of Last Chances, Adrian Tchaikovsky
Atlas: Story of Pa Salt, Lucinda Riley
An Evil Heart, Linda Castillo
Dust Child, Nguyen Phan Que Mai
Cold The Night, Fast The Wolves, Meg Long (Teen Fiction)
Witch King, Martha Wells
Bonesmith, Nicki Pau Preto (Teen Fiction)
Yumi and the Nightmare Painter, Brandon Sanderson
Love and Autism, Kay Kerr (616.85882 KER)
Wolfe Island, Lucy Treloar.
Beyond the Wand, Tom Felton (791.43 FEL)
Kings Of the Wyld, Nicholas Eames
The Woman in Me, Britney Spears (780.92 SPE)
The Binding, Bridget Collins.
Genesis, Chris Carter
The Hike, Lucy Clarke
Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice For Murderers, Jesse Sutanto
I Will Find You, Harlan Coben
The Singles Game, Lauren Weisberger
A Narrow Door, Joanne Harris.
Nevermoor, Jessica Townsend (Junior Fiction)
Did I Ever Tell You This? Sam Neill (791.43 NEI)
The Teacher’s Pet, Hedley Thomas (364.1523 THO)
Clarke, Holly Throsby
The Last Library, Freya Sampson
Six Wicked Reasons, Jo Spain
The Last Goodbye, Tim Weaver
Friends, Lovers And The Big Terrible Thing, Matthew Perry (791.45 PER)
Dick the Delightful Duck, Kaye Umansky (Junior Fiction)
Bookbinder Of Jericho, Pip Williams
Mad Honey, Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Boylan
Keeping Up Appearances, Tricia Stringer
The Empire, Michael Ball
Her Majesty’s Royal Coven, Juno Dawson
A Home Like Ours, Fiona Lowe
The Survivors, Jane Harper
Firefly: Big Damn Hero, James Lovegrove
Beyond Burnout: A New Zealand Guide, Suzi McAlpine (Non-Fiction 158.7 MCA)
The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Faith Hicks (Junior Fiction)
Seven Skins of Esther Wilding, Holly Ringland
Staked, Kevin Hearne
Duckling, Eve Ainsworth

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