Summer is here and so are the lists of the best books of the first half of 2023. With many great releases, book lovers and book critics have been busy reading. Keep reading to see the list of the best books so 2023 so far according to Vox!
The first half of 2023 has been fun to follow and I enjoy seeing different lists from different organizations. With that said, Vox’s list isn’t like most other lists and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. Maybe Vox wants to mix things up with lesser known books. You can see the full list below!
The Best Books of 2023 so Far According to Vox
- Big Swiss by Jen Beagin
- The Guest by Emma Cline
- Vintage Contemporaries by Dan Kois
- White Cat, Black Dog by Kelly Link
- The Everlasting Meal Cookbook: Leftovers A-Z by Tamar Adler
- All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me by Patrick Bringley
- Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma by Claire Dederer
- The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann
- My Hijacking: A Personal History of Forgetting and Remembering by Martha Hodes
- Flawless: Lessons in Looks and Culture from the K-Beauty Capital by Elise Hu
- Spare by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex
A Unique List
The list is divided with half the books being fiction and the rest nonfiction. That might be a big reason why this list is foreign to me I only recognize Spare by Prince Harry. I do not take pride in that. As someone that follows new releases, I don’t know what to make of this list.
While I may have come across a few of these books, I know very little about them. Vox is either focusing on books that didn’t get enough love from other outlets. It is impossible to track every book that releases. I will be keeping my eyes and ears open and see if these novels come across my path in the future. Happy Reading!