There are many lists of “best books” of the year out there, so we have compiled a selection of lists from popular sources. Please note: Many of the same resources below are also listed in print in the “Find your next great read” binder at the library.
From libraries and other book-focused experts:
From the best book covers to the top ten books of the year, you’re sure to find something good in this list. You can also grab a free print copy at the Milne Library.
This popular online book reviewer shares the titles found on the most lists, and also shares the best titles based on genre.
The most checked-out titles in 2023 in the BPL system.
Based on votes cast by the millions of Goodreads users (not just editors), in multiple genre categories.
LitHub has pulled together their staff's favorite books of the year, separated by genre.
From the third largest library in the world, find lists for adults, teens and children, which can be filtered by genre.
Note: This subscription-based, readers’ advisory database must be accessed through the Milne Library website, and it's free for any CWMARS account holders. Contact us if you’d like assistance with accessing Novelist.
In slideshow format, you can limit by many different categories, going as far back as 2010.