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Best Books 2023 – Some of BookManBookWoman favorites

BookManBookWoman 2023 Favorites

King by Jonathan Elg (FSG)
The Comfort of Crows – A Backyard Year by Margaret Renkl with Art by Billy Renkl (Spiegel & Grau)
Alabama v. King – Martin Luther King Jr. & the Criminal Trial that Launched the The Civil Rights Movement by Fred Gray & Dan Abrams with David Fisher (Hanover Square)
Opinions by Roxane Gay (Harper)
What an Owl Knows by Jennifer Ackerman (Penguin)
A Sense of Justice – Judge Glbert S. Merritt and His Times by Keel Hunt (West Margin Press)
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, Dion Graham, et al. (Doubleday)
The Six – The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts by Loren Grush (Simon and Schuster)
My Name is Barbara by Barbara Streisand (Viking)
So Long as It’s Wild – Standing Strong After My Famous Walk Across America by Barbara Jenkins (Dexterity)
Wild Girls – How the Outdoors Shaped the Women who Challenged a Nation by Tiya Miles (Norton)
The People’s Plaza – Sixty-two Days of NonViolent Resistance by Justin Jones
Three Wise Women by Dandi Daley Mackall (Paraclete Press)
Sisters in the Wilderness – The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk by Delores S. Williams (Orbis)
Sailing the Graveyard Sea – The Deathly Voyage of the Somers, the U.S. Navy’s Only Mutiny, and the Trial that Gripped the Nation by Richard Snow (Scribner)
The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies by Allison Goodwin (Berkely)

Tom Lake by Ann Patchett (Harper)
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby (Flatiron Books)
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store by James McBride (Riverhead Books)
Absolution by Alice McDermott (FSG)
The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries introduction by Michael Sims (Penguin)
The Last Devil to Die – A Thursday Murder Club Mystery by Richard Osman (Viking)
Hello Beautiful by Ann Napolitno (The Dial Press)
Holly by Stephen King (Scribner)
Blackouts by Justin Torres (FSG)
Bright Lights, Big Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin’s Press)
The White Lady by Jacqueline Winspear (Harper)
Resurrection Walk by Michael Connelly (Little Brown)
The Secret by Lee Child & Andrew Child (Delacorte Press)
Small Things like These & So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan (Grove Press)
Day by Michael Cunningham (Random House)
Light Bringer by Pierce Brown (Del Rey)
Do Tell by Lindsay Lynch (Doubleday)
The Bookbinder by Pip Williams (Ballantine Books)
The Cassandera Curse by Sallie Bissell (Atmosphere)
Atifice by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic Press)
Surrection by Will Martin
The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff (Riverhead Books)
The Trackers by Charles Frazier (Ecco Harper/Collins)
Let Us Descend by Jesmyn Ward (Scribner)
The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner (Park Row Books/Harper Collins)
The Golden Gloves by Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine)
Rebecca, Not Becky Christine Platt & Catherine Wigginton Greene (Amistad)
Friends Don’t Fall in Love by Erin Hahn (St. Martin’s Griffin)
Rouge by Mona Awad (Marysue Rucci Books/Simon &Schuster)
Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood (Holt)
Speech Team by Tim Murphy (Viking)
The Ferryman by Justin Cronin (Ballantine)
Fever Houseby Keith Rosson (Random House)
Brooklyn Crime Novel by Jonathan Lethem (Ecco)
The Secret Hours by Mick Herron (Soho Crime)
Black River Orchard by Chuck Wendig (Del Rey)
Liquid Snakes by Stephen Kearse (Soft Skull Press)
A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo (Knopf)
Time’s Mouth by Edan Lepucki (Counterpoint)
Wound by Oksana Vasyakina (Cajtapult.Co)
Digging Stars by Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Norton)
Red Rabbit-Wanted for Witchcraft Dead of Alive by Alex Green (Nightfire)
Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi Demeester (St. Martin’s Press)
Beholder by La Sala (Push)
The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut (Penguin Press)
Dark Ride by Lou Berney (Morrow)