Best books of 2023

📘 Books

In 2023 I read over 100 books - easily the most in a year so far, and the first time I've actually tracked my reading closely. You can see the full list here: Books Read in 2023.

I usually keep three books going at once: A classic, a modern fiction, and a fantasy / science fiction. I also had a few nonfiction books this year.

Below are my two favorite reads in each of these different categories for this year, excluding any rereads:


Modern Fiction


Science Fiction

Honorable Mentions

This is not all the five-star reads this year; nor is it a list of the objectively best books I read - instead it's a cross between quality and my personal enjoyment of the reading experience.

Bring on 2024, I'm looking forward to seeing what I can find out there.