2023 was a wonderful reading year for me. Kudos to Berthold Gambrel for recommending two of them to me. You know my taste in books so well. Or maybe we simply have very similar tastes in books.
Here are my favourite stories of this past year.
Links to my reviews have also been included as all of my answers this time also happened to belong to the genres and even the specific titles I discuss on this blog.
Isn’t it funny how that works sometimes?
Most years I would include at least a few other sorts of books I haven’t previously discussed here, but none of them struck me as favourites this time around. They weren’t bad reads or anything, just not top of the shelf ones.
There’s always next year, though.
Why I Loved It: The storyline had such a hopeful take on what the future could be like.
Why I Loved It: The last sentence of it clinched everything together beautifully. Yes, I know this is vague, but I’m trying to avoid spoilers.
Why I Loved It: I mean, the protagonist was a sentient snowflake. That sort of creativity and risk-taking are both huge pluses in my opinion!
Why I Loved It: It captures Elf on the Shelf culture perfectly!
Why I Loved It: I adore rabbits and books featuring them as characters even more.
6. Only the Living Feel Remorse – A Ghost Story by Ash Dena (My review)
Why I Loved It: Most ghost stories don’t scare me at all, but this one did. The protagonist was such a complex, deeply flawed, and memorable individual.