The New York Times is one of the most respected news organizations in the world. They have also become a reliable organization when it comes to books. That is why we will be looking at the New York Times’ best books of 2023 so far.
Ignoring the fact that most books seem to be a New York Times best seller, many people have a lot of respect for them. They have earned it over the decades and even when it comes to books, they are diligent. This year, they have reviewed thousands of books and have a good inkling of what goes on in the book industry. You can see their picks below!
New York Times’ Best Books of 2023 So Far
- King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
- Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey From Slavery to Freedom by Ilyon Woo
- Pageboy: A Memoir by Elliot Page
- Bottoms Up and the Devil Laughs: A Journey Through the Deep State by Kerry Howley
- Poverty by America by Matthew Desmond
- The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann
- Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
- The Best Minds: A Story of Friendship, Madness, and the Tragedy of Good Intentions by Jonathan Rosen
- Lives of the Wives: Five Literary Marriages by Carmela Ciuraru
- The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese
- All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby
- Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
- Lone Women by Victor LaValle
- Every Man a King by Walter Mosley
- Victory City by Salman Rushdie
- Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
The Best Books of 2023
This list contains some of the biggest books of 2023 as well as books that I haven’t seen on other lists before. Everyone seems to agree that King: A Life by Jonathan Eig is an amazing book. It might end up being the best nonfiction book of the year come December.
But Eig isn’t the only author that has made a splash this year with his book. The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese is another book that seems to be in the run as one of the best books of the year. Salman Rushdie’s novel Victory City is also going to end up on many end of year lists.
This list chose their best books of the year for certain categories. That may have left other great books to not make this list but expect them to be on the final list by the New York Times. Not seeing Yellowface by R.F. Kuang and a few other notable novels makes me wonder what else this year has in store for us!