The Finest Books We Learn in 2023


If there’s one factor the LIY Group did loads of in 2023 [besides hit checkout on Amazon a few too many times 😉 ] it was learn! And with the assistance of our LIY Reads Digital E book Membership – be part of 32K members right here! – there was no scarcity of nice suggestions to get via this 12 months. In the present day we’re sharing our favourite reads of 2023! Snuggle in, listed below are the most effective books of the 12 months – in accordance the the LIY Group.

All Your Perfects

I learn this e-book whereas we had been within the midst of our infertility struggles and whereas it was somewhat bittersweet to learn, it additionally had an important message that I might resonate with [reminding me to not stop living during the journey]. Whereas it had some more durable subjects, I loved the completely different views and classes that it offered!

Lizze Blake’s Finest Mistake

I needed to choose this e-book up after my girlfriend advised me it made her snigger out loud [I love a good comedic relief now and again]! Lizzie is a spunky, humorous, unpredictable character who finds herself ready she didn’t envision with a person she additionally didn’t envision! I loved following their journey and the laughs it offered alongside the way in which! That is a simple, lighthearted learn!

Completely happy Place

This was one in every of our books in our LIY Reads E book Membership [let’s be real – I could have put every single book we read this year in our Book Club in this lineup of favorites, I’ve loved them all!] and I beloved it! I’m a sucker for a very good romance and this one was no exception!

The Summer time of Songbirds

One other nice LIY Reads E book Membership alternative – this follows the storyline of three finest girlfriends who’ve grown up collectively since going to summer season camp. Now of their higher 30’s they’re every dealing with completely different life challenges and alternatives – I beloved the friendship that they’d developed and held on to for all of those years, serving to one another do the arduous issues and laughing alongside the way in which! A e-book that may make you wish to seize your girlfriends and take a weekend getaway collectively asap!

Seaside Learn

Give me a e-book referred to as “Seaside Learn” and I’m offered. The right e-book to accompany your subsequent seaside vacay. A romance about two neighbors who’re each authors however confronted with author’s block. They assist one another get via their block whereas *possibly* falling in love on the similar time 😉 A enjoyable lighthearted e-book to learn!

E book Lovers

E book Lovers was the most effective gentle learn I’ve learn in a very long time! It wasn’t arduous to determine what was going to occur, and but I beloved each web page of watching this love story unfold! An ideal gentle learn for trip!


I’m an enormous Colleen Hoover fan, however after studying MANY of her books the earlier 12 months, I used to be letting them take a again seat in 2023. I got here throughout Confess when searching for a brand new audio e-book and it was the most effective shock! It was a bit completely different than the tempo of CoHo’s more moderen books (which I nonetheless love) and supplied such a contemporary fashion of hers to learn. I additionally actually beloved the poetic manner the principle character finds inspiration for his artwork and I want somebody native would open a gallery like this for me to wander!

Meet Me on the Lake

In the event you had been a fan of Each Summer time After, you’re going to like Carley Fortune’s newest! The lakeside resort setting + the nostalgic romance storyline = the proper summer season learn!

Similar Time Subsequent Summer time

One in every of my favourite romances of the 12 months – up to now! I like the oceanside setting and the bittersweet, nostalgic storyline about first loves. Sam and Wyatt grew up spending summer season’s on the seaside collectively, and finally [not so surprisingly 😉 ] fell for one another, however break up earlier than faculty. Quick-forward 14 years and Sam is engaged to Jack. The 2 go to the household seaside home, solely to search out Wyatt staying subsequent door, bringing again allllll the feels for Sam. A fiancé + a primary love + every week on the seaside, what might go unsuitable?! Followers of Each Summer time After by Carley Fortune will devour this one!

Float Plan

This e-book isn’t new by any means, however why oh-why was I dragging my ft to learn it for therefore lengthy?! It was SO good. It has every little thing I need in summer season seaside learn from the Caribbean setting to the extremely lovable characters. 5 stars!

Georgie, All Alongside

I ADORED Georgie, All Alongside. It has every little thing I like in a romance; force-proximity trope, anybody?] I beloved the banter between Georgie and Levi and located myself laughing out loud usually. That is one in every of my favourite romances of the 12 months!

The Final Letter

TW: childhood most cancers, dying of a kid. You’ll need waterproof mascara & tissues helpful for this one. Despite the fact that I cried my eyes out, I beloved this story! Simply beware, you’re signing your self up for heartbreak. Hold the Kleenex helpful!

The Golden Couple

The Golden Couple saved me engaged via each chapter determining the twists and turns, and making an attempt to learn via the traces to decipher the true intention of every character.

The Maid

I borrowed The Maid from a pal and skim it in a day or two on trip! I simply beloved the principle character Molly, and I can’t watch for the second one!

Birdie & Harlow

It actually doesn’t damage that I completely love following and working with the creator, Taylor Wolfe – however all of that apart, Birdie & Harlow had me laughing out loud and crying, which is not any simple feat! It’s a fantastic story and one I like to recommend to all mothers and canine loves alike! In the event you don’t but, give Taylor a observe – you received’t remorse it!

The Girl in Me

Whether or not or not you’re a fan of Britney, her story is one price studying. She has been via a lot at such a younger age and confronted her scenario with an unbelievable quantity of resilience. A robust learn!

ACOTAR Collection

2023 was the 12 months of Fantasy for me! I haven’t prepared this style since highschool in my Twilight period [Claire here!], and fell again in love with it because of this collection! It has romance, humor, woman energy, and a girl who doesn’t want a person to avoid wasting her, however vice versa. Full Disclosure: the primary e-book has loads of world constructing and is a bit sluggish at instances. Keep it up, and e-book #2 could have you hooked on the collection!

Throne of Glass Collection

After studying the ACOTAR collection, I used to be totally invested in Fantasy [thank you Sarah J. Maas!] Much like the collection above, the primary e-book has loads of world constructing, however will get higher for those who can commit! You may count on a badass feminine major character, humor, romance, motion [and of course magic, dragons, witches… the usual ;)] !

Fourth Wing + Iron Flame

One in every of my favourite reads of the 12 months! Harry Potter meets Starvation Video games with a resilient feminine lead, romance, motion, and dragons – clearly. 😉 Word: this collection shouldn’t be full but, so be ready for a significant cliff hanger. Right here’s to hoping for e-book #3 in 2024!

The Nightingale

Over the Summer time I attended a cocktail party and obtained to chatting with a fellow e-book lover. We determined to commerce titles of the “finest e-book we’ve ever learn” and every learn the opposite particular person’s suggestion. The Nightingale was the one I used to be tasked with studying. Warning – it’s VERY lengthy, however I listened to the audio e-book and it was price each minute of my time! I beloved following the story of those two sisters, and Kristin Hannah has a manner with phrases that paints a touching image of what it was like residing throughout WWII.

The 4 Winds

After studying The Nightingale I used to be in love with Kristin Hannah’s writing and wished to expertise a few of her different books. I listened to The 4 Winds on my native library’s app and beloved it! On this story in regards to the Mud Bowl and Nice Despair, Hannah once more has such a fantastic manner of regarding the characters whereas additionally giving an general view of what life was like on the time.

Remarkably Vibrant Creatures

I noticed rather a lot about Remarkably Vibrant Creatures on-line, and to be completely sincere – I used to be skeptical that it will dwell as much as the hype. I actually beloved this e-book! I actually loved listening to the angle of every of the characters, and seeing how the tales intertwined.


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