The first half of 2023 is over and there have been a lot of amazing books that were released. Today, we will be looking at the New York Times’ favorite books of 2023 so far. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!
You know it is a good year when various lists have different books on their list. The New York Times is no different. There are many familiar names but also books that didn’t make other lists. With so many standout books to choose from, the New York Times chose some of the most talked about books. You can see the full list below.
The New York Times’ Favorite Books of 2023 So Far
- Spare by Prince Harry
- I Have Some Questions for You by Rebecca Makkai
- Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
- Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
- You Could Make This Place Beautiful by Maggie Smith
- The Wager by David Grann
- Master, Slave, Husband, Wife, by Ilyon Woo
- King: A Life by Jonathan Eig
- Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
- Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitano
- Enter Ghost by Isabella Hammad
- Y/N by Esther Yi
- The Sullivanians by Alexander Stille
- My Search for Warren Harding by Robert Plunket
- In Memoriam by Alice Winn
- Don’t Look at Me Like That by Diana Athill
Many Great Books to Choose From
One of the most talked about books of 2023 so far has to be Spare by Prince Harry. Another nonfiction books that is drawing widespread acclaim is King: A Life by Jonathan Eig. I expect that book to make many end of year lists.
A novel that is made the various lists as well as the New York Times list is Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson. It follows three women in the same family that have different views of money and what to do with it.
I will say, I am surprised to see this list not include some big name novels that other lists included. That is one of the reasons why I like browsing various lists. This isn’t a complete list and I do expect the end of the year list to include books that didn’t make this list.
That ends our discussion of the New York Times favorite books of 2023 so far. What books on the list captured your eyes? Let us know in the comments below!