The Top 10 Must-Read Books of the Year – Don’t Miss Out!

Written: editor | April 27, 2023

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Books of the Year!


We’re in the middle of the holiday season, and if you’re like me, you’ve already started shopping for Christmas gifts. But if you’re still looking for last-minute gifts or things to put in stockings, the answer is books! Books are great gifts because they’re always in style, and they don’t even have to be about the holidays. I’ve put together a list of the 10 books I think everyone should read this year. So, without any more delay…

Kristin Hannah wrote The Great Alone.

Kristin Hannah wrote The Great Alone.

If you want a book that takes place in Alaska, this is the one for you! It’s about a family that moves into the woods and has to fight to stay alive. The main character is a boy named Leni who fights to protect his mother and sister from the hard world around them. Ada is the second main character. She is a young girl whose parents left her after they got a divorce. She now lives with her grandmother in Anchorage, which is the biggest city in the book. When she meets Leni at school, they become best friends and agree that all they want is peace on earth so that everyone can be happy again soon.

Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being”

Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being”

Ruth Ozeki was born in Canada, but she now lives in California. She is a writer and a Zen Buddhist priest. My Year of Meats, her first book, came out in 1997 and was nominated for an American Book Award and won the PEN West Award. This year’s book, A Tale for the Time Being, is about a Japanese girl named Nao Yasutani, whose diary is found washed up on the beach by the book’s narrator, Ruth. Nao goes missing after Ruth finds her diary. The diary is made up of entries written by Nao over several years, starting when she was 12 years old. These entries are interspersed with emails from her father and other characters, as well as philosophical musings from Ruth herself about how we can connect spiritually through our everyday lives, and what happens when we don’t.

Salman Rushdie wrote The Golden House.

Salman Rushdie looks at how the American Dream can be both a dream and a nightmare in The Golden House. It’s a book about refugees and what makes them who they are. It’s told from the point of view of a family that has lived in America for decades.

The book is set in modern-day New York City and follows the lives of four people: the famous author Henry Panther, his wife Renata, and their two kids, one of whom is born during Trump’s campaign. The family moves into a nice apartment building on Central Park West that becomes known as “The Golden House.”

Rushdie paints an intimate picture of this strange part of Manhattan society. He also uses it as a metaphor for America as a whole, where old money meets new money, social climbers compete with people they think are below them, and racism thrives even though liberals try to ignore it.

The Woman in the Window by A.J.

The Woman in the Window by A.J.

The Woman in the Window is a psychological thriller that will keep you thinking until the very end. Once you start reading it, you won’t be able to stop. This book has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon and a rating of 4.19 on Goodreads, making it a must-read for anyone who enjoys a good story.

Anna Fox is a child psychologist who lives alone in her New York City apartment. Her husband left her two years ago and she hasn’t seen him since. She spends her days watching her neighbors from her window and drinking too much wine. But when Anna sees something she shouldn’t have, she starts to wonder if what she saw was even real.

On the author bio page, it says that A.J. Finn was born in London, UK, but now lives in New York City, where he is a lawyer and writes books at night after work.

By Angie Thomas: On the Come Up

Everyone who wants to know how a young girl became a famous rapper should read this book. It takes place in a city and shows how she deals with the trials of growing up there, as well as with her family and school.

Sing, Unburied, Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing”

The family in Jesmyn Ward’s book Sing, Unburied, Sing is dealing with the death of their mother. It’s about Jojo and his mother, who just got out of jail and are trying to get from Mississippi to Florida, where they live. Along the way, they meet their cousin and grandpa, each of whom has a story to tell.

The book is so beautifully written about race, family, and forgiveness that it will stay with you forever if you read it.

by Celeste Ng, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Little Fires Everywhere is the book to read if you want to stay up all night. It takes place in the 1990s in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The main character is Mia Warren, and she has a daughter named Pearl who was given up for adoption. Pearl gets mixed up in an adoption case because she was born with Mia.

The author of this book, Celeste Ng, wrote it based on her own life as an adopted child. She wanted to find out what it means to be a family member and how parents define themselves through the lives of their children.

A Marriage in America by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage is a book about a young couple’s struggle to show the husband’s innocence after he is convicted of a crime he did not commit. An American Marriage, which won the National Book Award for Fiction, shows how Roy and Celestial, who just got married, deal with love, loss, and family in a country that is becoming more split.

Jones’ writing is sharp and vivid, but she also has a lot of sympathy for her characters, even when she doesn’t agree with them or they do things that hurt other people. This book will speak to people who want to know how racial injustice affects the lives of black Americans today. It’s also written in a way that makes it easy for people who don’t know much about these issues to relate to its themes, like love and loss (which sometimes happen at the same time!).

Sherman Alexie wrote “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me.” Alexie

Sherman Alexie’s “You don’t have to say you love me”

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me is a great book to read if you want to learn more about how important family is. This book is about a Native American family that has been broken up by a tragedy. It looks at things like love and forgiveness in a way that will make you think about them for years after you’ve read it.

It’s time for books!

Reading is a great thing to do in the summer. You can be outside and enjoy the weather, or you can read while sitting on a beach and drinking lemonade. We have some great book suggestions for you, whether it’s just for fun or part of your summer reading list.

The Book Thief is a historical fiction book by Markus Zusak. It is told from Liesel Meminger’s point of view as she steals books from people around her in Nazi Germany during World War II.

Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give: This book for young adults was based on what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in 2014. The shooting led to protests. Starr Carter has two lives: one at home with her family, where they worry about being targeted because Starr’s best friend Khalil was killed by police, and another at school, where she acts like nothing is wrong so she won’t be teased because she is black. When another unarmed black youth is killed by police who say they were acting in self-defense but witnesses say otherwise, Starr must decide if she will stand up to injustice like Khalil did before he died.


I hope this list of the top 10 books of the year was helpful and has made you want to read at least one or two of them. If so, please share this post on social media with your friends!