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Updated: Apr 11

What was the best book you read in 2023? We asked, and you answered! The following are the books submitted by your friends and neighbors as their favorite reads. The titles they couldn't put down, that make them laugh or maybe even cry. Here's what Fauquier Recommends.


The Littlest Library by Poppy Alexander

The House is on Fire by Rachel Beanland

The Windsor Knot by S. J. Bennett

All the Broken Places by John Boyne

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by S. A. Chakraborty

Morning Sun in Wuhan by Ying Chang Compestine

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

All the Sinners Bleed by S. A. Cosby

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Measure by Nikki Erlick

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Weyward by Emilia Hart

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan

The Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler

Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

A Good Year by Peter Mayle

Absolution by Alice McDermott

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Homecoming by Kate Morton

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters

 Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley

The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz

Lady Tan’s Circle of Women by Lisa See           

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Good Night, Irene by Luis Alberto Urrea

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros



Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Mother Culture by Karen Andreola

Strangers to Ourselves by Rachel Aviv

American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

The End of Night by Paul Bogard

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck

The Gifts of the Jews by Thomas Cahill

The Return of the Gods by Jonathan Cahn

The Art Thief by Michael Finkel

From West to East by James S. Gibson

The Wager by David Grann

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

If This is a Man by Primo Levi

I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

And There Was Light by Jon Meacham

Over My Dead Body by Greg Melville

 Radium Girls by Kate Moore

A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

The Creative Act by Rick Rubin

Robert E. Lee and Me by Ty Seidule

Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Accountable by Dashka Slater

My Name is Barbra by Barbra Streisand

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

To Dye For by Alden Wicker

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

Reader Come Home by Maryanne Wolf

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