Best Books of 2023
Book lists abound at this time of year. One of my favourites is Goodreads’ “Your 2023 Year in Books.” The list comes as a display of covers that reminds you visually of some of the titles you rated highest.
This photo shows me one summer day early in my reading life.
These are some of the books I gave 5 stars to this year:
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
The Book of Rain by Thomas Wharton
Homecoming by Kate Morton
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Foster by Claire Keegan
When We Lost Our Heads by Heather O’Neill
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylen
Somebody I Used To Know by Wendy Mitchell
The Canadian Girl by Shannon Stewart
Links to all of them can by found on my 2023 “Year in Books.”
There’s still time for me to add another 5-star read to the list so please feel free to recommend a title you think is a good candidate!
Wishing my readers the best of the holiday season. Hope to see you here, and maybe even in person, in 2024!
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Kathy Stinson is the author of the classic Red Is Best and the award-winning The Man with the Violin. Her wide range of titles includes picture books, non-fiction, young adult fiction, historical fiction, horror, biography, series books, and short stories. She has met with her readers in every province and territory of Canada, in the United States, Britain, Liberia, and Korea. She lives in a small town in Ontario.