Best Books of 2023…So Far: Fiction

Welcome to another round of the Best Books of the Year so Far, where halfway through the year, I name the titles I read that I feel are the best of 2023 so far. Just like last year, I will be listing the books by different genre and format. So stay tuned every Thursday throughout the rest of this month, catch my favorite reads of 2023 that you want to keep your eye on!

Someone Else’s Shoes by Jojo Moyes

As always, Moyes hits this one out of the park. Full of warmth and wit, Moyes tasks readers on another ride full of complex life choices and self-exploration. Moyes is only author that has the ability to make me laugh and cry at the same time. I always learn so much about myself and the world after reading Moyes’ books. And “Someone Else’s Shoes” with its lovely writing and compelling storytelling is once again another favorite of mine by Moyes. If you are looking for an upbeat book to read right now, you can’t go wrong with this one!

The Gifts by Liz Hyder

Captivating and mesmerizing, The Gifts is a thrilling story that perfectly blends fantasy, literature and mystery genres. It is a breathtaking novel that I have never encountered before. Once you pick up this historical fiction, you will have a hard time forgetting the magical story you’ve just read.

Clytemnestra by Costanza Casati

As for queens, they are either hated or forgotten. She already knows which option suits her best…

You were born to a king, but you marry a tyrant. You stand by helplessly as he sacrifices your child to placate the gods. You watch him wage war on a foreign shore, and you comfort yourself with violent thoughts of your own. Because this was not the first offence against you. This was not the life you ever deserved. And this will not be your undoing. Slowly, you plot.

But when your husband returns in triumph, you become a woman with a choice.

Acceptance or vengeance, infamy follows both. So, you bide your time and force the gods’ hands in the game of retribution. For you understood something long ago that the others never did.

If power isn’t given to you, you have to take it for yourself. (Credit: Sourcebooks Landmark)

Stay tune for next week where I will give the best of 2023 so far in the Teen and Young Adult category!

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Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

2 thoughts on “Best Books of 2023…So Far: Fiction

  1. Oh, I’ve read Jojo Moyes’s Me Before You series. I just looked at my ratings and I liked 1&2 and ended up loving 3. I haven’t read anything else by her and now I’m wondering why. Someone Else’s Shoes sounds like a great read.

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