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BEST BOOKS OF 2023

Here is a list of 55 books we loved in 2023

Boston Globe book critics give us their favorites from a year of great titles

The books we loved in 2023
WATCH: Acting books editor Francie Lin lists some of the titles that Globe reviewers enjoyed this year.

We at the Globe Books section believe that rivers may rise and empires fall, but a great book lives forever. And just as no two fingerprints are alike, everyone’s idea of “great” will be different — a difference celebrated here, in our highly idiosyncratic list of books our reviewers loved this year. Whatever your preferences, we hope you find something to surprise, delight, or soothe you among these titles. Wishing you all happy reading at year’s end and beyond!

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