Mid-Continent Public Library Best BooksPre-2023 Adult Fiction

Given by Mid-Continent Public Library (MCPL)

74 Works 309,758 Books 10,303 Reviews 4.1

It’s every reader’s favorite time of year. December rolls around and every media outlet from NPR to the New York Times shares their best books of the year. We can check off those we’ve read,

show more debate over the omissions, and add plenty of books to our to-be-read list for the following year!

This year, we surveyed MCPL staff about their favorite reads of 2023 and we’re sharing the results here and in our MCPL Readers’ Lounge Facebook group throughout the month of December and January. We’d love to hear your favorite reads of the past year—join us in the Facebook group and/or share your feedback on our website! If you’d like to see last year’s lists, check out our Best Books of 2022 page. show less

Categories:
Years:
All, 2023 (74)
Announced:
December 2023: 2023 Recent
WorkYear
The Heretic Royal by G.A. Aiken
2023
Our Wives Under The Sea by Julia Armfield
2023
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
2023
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2023
Happenstance by Tessa Bailey
2023
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
2023
Tender Is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
2023
Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom
2023
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
2023
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly
2023
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
2023
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
2023
Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke
2023
Float Plan by Trish Doller
2023
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni
2023
The Auschwitz Detective by Jonathan Dunsky
2023
A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw
2023
Love is an Illusion! Vol. 1 by Fargo
2023
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney
2023
The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher
2023
The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
2023
Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
2023
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
2023
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
2023
Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity by Kami Garcia
2023
Meant to Be by Emily Giffin
2023
River Woman, River Demon by Jennifer Givhan
2023
Dark Disciple: Star Wars by Christie Golden
2023
Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados
2023
Come Closer by Sara Gran
2023
Star Wars: The High Republic: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray
2023
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
2023
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
2023
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
2023
Find Him by Jake Hinkson
2023
A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror by John Hornor Jacobs
2023
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
2023
Bloomsbury Girls by Natalie Jenner
2023
A Hard Day for a Hangover by Darynda Jones
2023
Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan
2023
What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher
2023
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
2023
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
2023
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
2023
Babel: Or the Necessity of Violence: An Arcane History of the Oxford Translators' Revolution by R.F. Kuang
2023
Liebestrasse by Greg Lockard
2023
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
2023
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
2023
A Wish Upon a Dress: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
2023
The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna
2023
Apeirogon by Colum McCann
2023
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
2023
The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
2023
The Change by Kirsten Miller
2023
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
2023
The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery
2023
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
2023
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
2023
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
2023
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa
2023
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
2023
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
2023
The Maid by Nita Prose
2023
Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak
2023
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
2023
The Guncle by Steven Rowley
2023
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
2023
A Gilded Cage by Auburn Tempest
2023
Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots
2023
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
2023
One Woman's War: A Novel of the Real Miss Moneypenny by Christine Wells
2023
Band of Sisters by Lauren Willig
2023
White Horse by Erika T. Wurth
2023
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
2023

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