As we turn the pages of books ,we discover their immense influence on our imagination, emotions, and worldview. This year, a plethora of intriguing and captivating books have been released. From stories set during the Vietnam War to the Medieval Era war between England and France, each offers a unique journey. Notably ,Prince Harry’s memoir ,”Spare,” provides a raw and unfiltered account of his life experiences ,choices, and opinions. We’ve curated a list of the best books of 2023 for you to explore and enjoy. Happy reading! πŸ“šβœ¨

Best Books of 2023 You Can't Miss

“The Wishing Fame” marks Meg Shaffer’s debut fiction novel and stands as one of the standout books of 2023. Join Lucy Heart on her compelling journey as an adult, determined to fulfill her wish of adopting Christopher Lamb, a 7-year-old orphan. However, adoption laws demand a stable financial background, leading Lucy to search for a way to make her dream come true.

Wishing Game

The Wishing Game

As fate intervenes, her childhood favorite author launches a new book and a life-changing competition. “The Wishing Game” offers a heartwarming tale akin to a comforting hug, engulfing readers in its warmth and soothing narrative. Discover the power of wishes and the resilience of the human spirit in this captivating and delightful novel. πŸ“šβœ¨

Hello Beautiful

Renowned author Ann Napolitano, known for “Dear Edward,” presents her latest masterpiece “Hello Beautiful” this year. The novel delves into the intricate family narratives of the Padovano family, featuring strong and ambitious female characters.

As Julia Padavano marries her classmate and basketball player, William, their love faces unforeseen challenges. William’s past resurfaces, leaving scars that forever alter their familial ties. “Hello Beautiful” takes readers on an emotional journey, exploring themes of love, resilience, and the complexities of relationships. Get ready to be moved by the poignant and touching ending that may leave you in tears. πŸ“šπŸ˜’

Hello Beautiful



“Maame” marks Jessica George’s debut novel, offering fresh insights into the life and family of young and responsible Maddie Wright. With her father’s Parkinson’s disease, Maddie has put her ambitions on hold to graciously care for him. Beyond her duties and job, she has no life of her own. However, as her overbearing mother returns from Ghana after assisting her brother in the family business, Maddie sees an opportunity to move out and pursue her dreams. Yet, she remains unaware of the even greater challenges awaiting her on this new journey. Get ready to embark on a heartfelt and compelling tale in “Maame.” πŸ“šβœ¨


“Spare” is an intimate memoir penned by Prince Harry, with the talented ghostwriter J.R. Moehringer. Within its pages, you glimpse both the ordinary and extraordinary moments that have shaped Prince Harry’s identity. The profound impact of losing his mother and enduring the relentless intrusion of paparazzi left deep marks on him.

Years later, witnessing Meghan face a similar fate at the hands of paparazzi as his mother, compelled him to make a life-changing decision to step away from the monarchy. If you have an interest in the UK’s Royal Family, you will undoubtedly appreciate this unfiltered and candid account of Prince Harry’s life, offering a rare and honest glimpse into his journey and experiences. πŸ“˜πŸ‘‘


Victory City

In Salman Rushdie’s latest novel, the captivating tale unfolds as an orphan girl, Pampa Kampana, receives a divine boon, transforming her into a demi-god and a crucial figure in establishing the kingdom of Bisnaga in 14th-century South India. In a male-dominated world, Pampa strives to grant women equal rights, empowerment, and freedom alongside their share of power.

Salman Rushdie Victory City

However, as time passes, rulers, power dynamics, and loyalties shift, and Pampa’s story experiences its own upheavals. The novel seamlessly weaves together elements of myth, history, and love, making it a standout book of 2023. Dive into this enthralling narrative that explores courage, change, and the complexities of human relationships. πŸ“˜βœ¨

Β A Living Remedy


“A Living Remedy” is an impactful memoir penned by Nicole Chug, shedding light on her life as a Korean growing up in the US. Raised by adoptive parents, she navigated the challenges of fitting in, confronting prejudices, and forging her path forward. This powerful book delves into a flood of emotions, capturing the bittersweet experiences of Nicole, evoking sentiments that resonate with our own family and personal struggles. Prepare to be moved by her compelling journey of resilience, identity, and finding a remedy for life’s complexities. πŸ“–πŸ’«

A Living Remedy

Banyan Moon

In her debut novel, Thao Thai presents a compelling three-generation tale of Vietnamese American women: Ann, Huong, and Minh. Across generations, continents, and decades, the novel delves into how their experiences shaped their identities and outlook on life.

Sarah Pakkanen

Tragedy strikes with the passing of Minh, leading mother-daughter duo Ann and Huong to discover that she has bequeathed them her house. This unexpected inheritance offers a chance for them to mend their bond and navigate the complexities of their relationship. Join these remarkable women on a journey of healing, understanding, and the enduring power of family ties. πŸ“–πŸŒŸ

Gone Tonight by Sarah Pekkanen

“Suspense and surprises await in Sarah Pekkanen’s captivating novel, “Gone Tonight.” Ruth and Catherine Sterling, a inseparable mother-daughter duo, face an unexpected twist when Catherine discovers her mother may have Alzheimer’s. Determined to care for her, Catherine puts her plans on hold.

Sarah Pakkanen

However, as she delves into her mother’s past, she uncovers hidden secrets, as Ruth kept their family history veiled. This suspenseful tale takes an original and gripping turn, keeping readers engrossed until the very last page. Prepare to be enthralled by the unique plot and be taken on a thrilling journey that will leave you unable to put the book down!” πŸ“šπŸŒŸ

Essex DogsΒ 

In his debut historical fiction, Dan Jones transports us to July 1346, where 10 armed men, known as the Essex Dogs, embark on a daring mission to claim France for King Edward III. Set against the backdrop of the Hundred Years’ War between England and France, the novel follows their perilous journey, marching towards Paris and leaving a trail of destruction.

While witnessing the Essex Dogs’ brave exploits ,readers will be captivated by the individual stories and personalities of each man. The immersive and thought-provoking narrative will surely leave a lasting impression ,offering a delightful glimpse into the captivating medieval history. Get ready for an entertaining and enthralling read that brings the past to life in a way that will keep you engaged from start to finish. πŸ“šπŸ°

Dan Jones Essex Dogs

Homecoming by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s “Homecoming” stands as a truly captivating read. The story follows Jessica (Jess), a London journalist seeking a career breakthrough. However, her plans are interrupted when she receives a call about her grandmother’s accident in Sydney.

Kate Morton

As she tends to her family’s crisis, Jess stumbles upon a book recounting a true crime with a close connection to her own family. Through generations, the novel weaves an intricate tale of motherhood and the consequences of buried family secrets. “Homecoming” explores the lengths we go to protect our loved ones and the intricate web of lies we weave to safeguard those we hold dear. Prepare for an absorbing and poignant journey that will leave you spellbound until the very end. πŸ“–πŸ•―οΈ

Dust Child

Dust Child by Nguyen Phan Que Mai

Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s novel takes us on a poignant journey with Phong, one of the Dust children born to Vietnamese women and American soldiers during the Vietnam Wars. Seeking his parents and a brighter future, Phong’s mission unravels across two timelines: 1969 and 2016.

As we follow Phong’s quest, we are also drawn into the story of an American GI returning to Vietnam to confront his past and battle PTSD. The novel deftly weaves suspense and soulful moments, delivering a gripping tale that delves into the complexities of war, family, and the enduring search for identity and healing. Get ready for an emotionally charged and powerful read that will resonate long after you’ve turned the final page. πŸ“šβœ¨

Symphony of Secrets

Brendan Slocumb delivers another captivating read, following his acclaimed work “The Violin Conspiracy.” The novel centers around Professor Bern Hendricks, tasked with a mission to uncover the true origins of renowned music composer Frederick Delaney’s works.

As Bern delves into the investigation, he makes a startling discovery: the true genius behind the masterpieces was Josephine Reed, a young black composer. Determined to correct history’s injustice, Bern, once a devoted Delaney fan, now seeks to ensure Josephine receives the rightful recognition she deserves. Prepare for a compelling and thought-provoking tale that sheds light on forgotten talent and the complexities of music’s legacy. πŸ“–πŸŽ΅

Symphony Of Secrets